Monday, September 17, 2007

I dream of turtle



i usually don't remember my dreams.... but this happened to me last week as i dozed...

i was swimming in a gorgeous lake, enjoying the lush surroundings, the cool water and the sun on my body. suddenly a large turtle swam up to me and said (of course turtles talk in dreams!):

'why don't you swim to the bottom of the lake? it's beautiful down there!'
'i can't hold my breathe that long,' i replied.
'take this shell, put it to your mouth and you'll be able to breathe for as long as you like.'

so i did! he swam alongside me, and pointed out the wonders of the lake bed - the fish, the coral, the silence...

suddenly, he pointed out a large clam shell, 'take it,' he instructed.
'i can't take something from the lake bed!' i exclaimed, 'it's theft!'
'no, it's for you - take it!'

i scooped up the shell, and as suddenly as he appeared turtle swam away and i was aware i was being drawn up to the surface...

when i emerged, i realized i was much closer to the shore, so i swam and pulled myself up the bank. as the sun dried me, i found a stone and prized open the clam...

inside was not a single pearl, but a whole necklace!!! i immediately put it on, and laid back to feel the sun's warmth and try and fathom what i had just experienced...

when i woke up in my chair, i was convinced i had a necklace on... and knew i had to get a turtle!!! i found this little fella on ebay straightaway, and he arrived next day...

i just love his face, i know he's asking me so many questions: to look deeper in my soul, to learn to breathe underwater without fear, to expect and find real, beautiful treasures, to share these pearls of wisdom...

i also found a lot of info on turtle medicine... and i know i'll be seeking and finding turtle's wisdom for me throughout the days and weeks to come...

wow!! what a blessed dream!!!

13 Comments:

At 1:46 pm , Blogger Mary Timme said...

Ah! There is the hint of which story I should use in my Writer's Island this week with the prompt of the "The Gift." For I know how to breathe water, really.

 
At 4:48 pm , Blogger Beverly Keaton Smith said...

Powerful dream Claire. Love your turtle and that you are embracing the message and guidance that turtle and your dream brings to you...Bev

 
At 10:20 pm , Blogger mrsnesbitt said...

Oooooooooooooh ! i thought you were going to break into song there Claire!

Dxx

 
At 11:41 pm , Blogger Abbey of the Arts said...

Claire, I absolutely love dreams and yours is so beautiful, feels very prophetic, like a dream that could ripple through your whole life. Blessings, Christine

 
At 12:05 am , Blogger KaiBlueCreations said...

oh that's brilliant!! A turtle or Honu is my amakuna or spirit guide, I have one tattooed on my back :)!!

It's a brilliant dream!!
PEace, Kai xx

 
At 10:27 am , Blogger Fuchsia Girl said...

He looks so lovely and wise Claire - a welcome addition to your family I'm sure.

 
At 10:44 am , Blogger Journey Through Life said...

What a beautiful dream. I'm so glad you shared the guidance that you have received!
I have been having the most vivid dreams all week. It's been amazing, disturbing, releasing, scary, cleansing - all at once!
Annie
xxx

 
At 3:23 pm , Blogger Angela said...

I usually don't remember my dreams either. Anymore anyhoo... :) I think that it means that purhaps those dreams that we dooo remember just mean more? Do you think that? Love your turtle! *HUGS*

 
At 8:35 pm , Blogger Kikipotamus said...

That was indeed a powerful dream. For me, going deep underwater means going into the unconscious. And for me, turtle means slow down. This is the kind of dream you could mine for meaning for a long time. It is so rich! What a blessing.

 
At 3:50 pm , Blogger mrsnesbitt said...

Amazing Claire!
The Power of Dreams!

 
At 7:06 pm , Blogger zorana said...

What an amazing dream! I love the way you understood the message. I used to carry two tiny glass turtles in a decorated match box with me everywhere... Love the face of your turtle!

 
At 11:40 am , Blogger one little acorn said...

What a beautiful dream. It's amazing how sometimes things can be felt (and remembered) so clearly upon waking.

 
At 8:41 am , Blogger Goddess Findings said...

Claire,

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get to your blog....now that Im here I'm going to come back and catch up a bit. This dream is amazing, and it's another connection between us! I have an amazing real life turtle story- I'll post it on the blog in a bit, but it
s very significant....the pearls in your dream help me understand the pearl necklace you bought recently....and thats a terrific picture my dear! Is that the Goddess of the Intellect necklace you are wearing per chance???????????WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic! And I Love your groovy and chic glass too. Hope you post again soon, would love to hear some of your recent thoughts as well as past!
Cheers dear spirit!
Janice

 

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