Totem or Spirit Stones are totem animals and / or other symbols which are carved into polished tumbled gemstones with metaphysical properties. This unites the inherent power of the symbol with the healing property of the crystal or stone. It is believed that by combining the symbol of the totem animal or symbol that these spirit stones will guide, protect and teach us.
The turtle’s message of protection is to remind us to strengthen our spiritual shield to help protect us from harmful influences and negativity. Its reminder is that sometimes when pushing too hard and too fast we may miss opportunities and that patience brings us what we need when we need it.
Enjoy the journey of your life and the different paths it will take you on. Another reminder is one of longevity – live your life well, taking care of your body, mind and soul to enjoy each day.
When truly practicing or experience patience, it should be effortless, an enjoyment of the moment, an acceptance of what is now is ok, and what will come, will come.