TRUTH. The Turtle
Truth is to know and understand all the seven teachings given to us by the Creator and to remain faithful to them.
TRUTH is defined as:
● Sincerity in action, character, and utterance
● Real things, events, and facts
● A judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true
● The quality or state of being true
The Turtle represents TRUTH because it is one of the oldest animals on our planet, and is said to have witnessed Creation. The Turtle is grounded, methodical, careful, and pays attention to details, which are important qualities for those who speak the truth.
The laws of time and life are recorded on the back of the Turtle. It is said that Grandmother turtle carries all teachings with her because if you count the markings on her back you would find 13 inner markings and 28 outer markings. These represent an old calendar of the days where the moon was followed as a guide. During this time there were 13 months with 28 days each. It also helped represent the cycle of a woman’s body. The turtle reminds us the cycles of the moon, the sun, the body and all of creation.
Be truthful at all times, and under all conditions. Learn what truth is, speak the truth, and walk the truth.
You are role models for everyone around you. It is your choice as to the kind of role model you wish to be. When you live your truth, you become a positive role model for others to follow. Living the truth is living the Seven Sacred Teachings, living from the heart.