Turtle Medicine, by Stephanie Filardi
Something magnificent happened last Friday morning. I don't usually get up early to be on the beach running before 6am. Today was different. I was up and out! Also, usually my sister Christine is on the beach before me with her dogs. Today she wasn't. It was only me and the surfers and... So... I was almost done with my run and I see a turtle. A turtle! Then I see it is caught in a tarp. I immediately panic. I start to cry. Gosh I am so sensitive!
First thought is- where is my sister the animal whisperer (author and owner of BowMeowRaw) when I need her! Second thought is, I need to ask for help because I am frozen. I ask a lovely girl, Jessica, who was walking her dog to help me (Jessica is on the left in photo and Christine is on the right). As Jessica bravely began to investigate how we could set the turtle free, I called Christine and told her to bring scissors. Mind you Christine decided to sleep in. She was in bed. Needless to say, she was there in 10 minutes to help.
I stood by and watched. It was magnificent.
There are many lessons in what happened that day including what turtle medicine has to tell me about the connection with cosmos. Right now I'll say - we live on a beautiful earth and we are ONE. When we open our eyes , our hearts, and we look-- we will see it.
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