Our Sea Turtle design is made completely out of tiny, positive affirmations relevant to turtle symbolism!
Here are some of the most prominent themes associated with sea turtles and turtles in general that we included in this design:
A turtle’s most prominent and mesmerizing feature is its shell. A strong shell protects the turtle from most predators and hazards of life in the slow lane. Shelter is one of the universal principles for being a human being. The turtle carries its home with it wherever it goes symbolizing feeling at ease even in new surroundings. Being able to relax even in situations that would normally make us uncomfortable, like a job interview or handling a stressful but important task, is an ability that serves a positive thinker.
Turtles move slowly and breath slowly. There are times when urgency is important. There are other times when slowing down is the key to success. The turtles’ speed is renown for being slow and steady. Consistent and persistent eventually crosses the finish line. When we are hurrying through tasks we are prone to make more mistakes. When we move at our own pace, we are more likely to be successful. When it comes to tasks, the appropriate speed may always be changing as our abilities and techniques improve. However, when it comes to taking time for relationships and connecting with another, there is always benefit and space to slow down even more.
SET YOUR OWN PACE
Setting our own pace may be challenging at times. It is important to be aware of what pressures are attempting to get us to go at a different speed. Are they worthy? Or are we simply feeling rushed from outside pressures that are really about inside pressures? Like trying to impress someone else? The turtle always goes at its own pace. It sets the trend for those that want to jump on and ignores the trend of those that don’t. By being patient with ourselves we can allow ourself to move at the appropriate speed for the task at hand.
With 4 strong legs, a wide base, and a low center of gravity, turtles are known for their sturdy nature and relative strength. Many cultures look to the turtle as as symbol of support and a strong foundation. Several cultures hold beliefs that involve a turtle supporting the entire world on its back. It is known as the Cosmic Turtle, World-bearing Turtle, or Great Turtle. The turtle will not let you down. It will help guide you safely to where you are going. How can you tap into this truth about yourself to support someone else in some way today?
Moving at a slow, steady pace is associated with tranquility and peace. Making peace implies changing war-like energy and requires slow, careful planning and persistent movement towards the end goal. Turtle symbolism implies strength used to carry the armor shell and therefore implies protection. As compared to say a Lion who’s strength is used to drive fangs and claws in attack. From a strong protected state and with steady persistence. Some Native American cultures look to turtles as symbols of the peace-maker.
GOOD LUCK / GOOD FORTUNE
In many human societies throughout time you will find a Turtle associated with good luck and good fortune. In several mythologies a turtle either created the Earth, supports the Earth, or saved the day from a disaster like a flood. The notion of being protected seems intertwined with having good luck.
Beyond the association between having good luck and protection with good health; turtles have other connections to this positive ideal as well. They live on average for 100 years and can live up to 150 years which specifically ties turtles symbolism to longevity and in turn good health. On a grimmer note turtle shells were commonly used to mix medicines and turned into musical shakers for spiritual dances. This is in part why turtles are associated with mystical and spiritual symbolisms.
Turtle symbolism comes back to the stories from many cultures that turtles helped create the world and/or support it. Called the Cosmic Turtle, World-bearing Turtle, or Great Turtle, the turtle is associated with Mother Earth, creation, being grounded, and connectivity.
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Here are all of the affirmations we used to make this turtle design. Each one rotates through the expansion of “I am”, “You are”, and “We are” statements.
They are all true about you. We have all been all of these truths before and can be them again. Hopefully, the perfect ones jump out at you at the perfect moment 🙂
Affirmations used in our Sea Turtle Design
You are adapting. You are lucky. We are walking gently. You are safe. We are strong. I am making peace. You are understanding. You are strong. You are a peacemaker. We are overcoming. We are gentle. We are organizing. You are patient. I face the unknown. You are creating. You are succeeding. You are in order. We are kind. You are comfortable. We are healing. I am grounded. You are leading. You are calm. You are free. We are supporting. We are peacemakers. You are supporting. We are guided. You are gentle. You are the world. I am adapting. I am fertile. You are happy. We are given safe passage. We are proceeding. We are connected. I am fortunate. You are innocent. I am supported. You are steady. We are supported. We are navigating. We are purposeful. I am blessed. I am resolute. I am free. We are setting the pace. We are looking within. You are connected. We are pacing ourselves. We are in order. I am walking gently. We are finding. You are walking gently. We are innocent. We are adapting. We are free. I am finding. You sustain. You are capable. We are healthy. I am guided. I am continuing. You are trusting. We are resolute. I am looking within. I am persistent. I am enduring. We are gliding. I sustain. I am resilient. I am kind. You are floating. We are protecting. We are home. You are guided. You are kind. You are on course. I am happy. You are eternal. I am understanding. I am gentle. We are creating. I am healing. I am slowing down. We are carrying on. We are determined. We are happy. I am peaceful. I am the world. We are resilient. I am on course. I am steadfast. You are home. You are grounded. You are protected. We face the unknown. I am pacing myself. We are understanding. You are protecting. We are safe. You are at ease. You are ready. You are fertile. We are protected. I am trusting. I am strong. You are stable. We are comfortable. We are lucky. You are traveling. I am a peacemaker. I am protecting. We are good luck. You are overcoming. You are given safe passage. You are looking within. We are the world. I am good luck. You are adaptive. You are slowing down. You are setting the pace. I am eternal. You are fit. We are self paced. I am connected. We are grounded. I am safe. I am at ease. You are resolute. You are proceeding. I am leading. I am supporting. We are steady. We are persistent. You are steadfast. We are peaceful. You are enduring. I am proceeding. I am setting the pace. We are fit. I am steady. We are calm. We are stable. I am sure. I am calm. We are making peace. I am in order. I am lucky. We are succeeding. I am floating. We are slowing down. You are healthy. We are continuing. I am ready. You are true. We are on course. You are finding. You are blessed. We are steadfast. We are floating. You are healing. We sustain. We are blessed. You are carrying on. You are resilient. You face the unknown. I am protected. We are true. You are gliding. I am given safe passage. I am healthy. I am patient. We are ready. You are peaceful. I am home. I am capable. You are wise. I am creating. You are organizing. I am determined. I am self paced. I am organizing. You are supported. You are persistent. You are purposeful. You are surviving. We are adaptive. You are making peace. We are surviving. You are navigating. I am innocent. I am true. I am adaptive. I am comfortable. I am wise. We are capable. You are continuing. You are sure. We are leading. We are fortunate. We are enduring. I am carrying on. We are fertile. I am overcoming. I am fit. We are at ease. I am traveling. I am navigating. We are patient. I am surviving. I am gliding. I am purposeful. We are trusting. We are traveling. You are self paced. We are wise. You are fortunate. I am stable. You are determined. You are good luck. We are eternal. We are sure. I am succeeding. You are pacing yourself.