Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Dream of Sea Turtles Swimming...

Do you have an animal that you consider your spirit guide or that you feel particularly connected to ?

For me that animal has been the sea turtle for a long time.

When I used to have trouble sleeping

or when I feel anxious,

I would visualize swimming on the back of a sea turtle

in the undercurrents of blue under the sea.

That gentle swaying flight felt so calming and quiet. Imagining it gives me strength some how.

I also loved the image I had of the turtle carrying its home on its back.

It could travel far and wide yet always feel at home.

I just love those beings so much and the symbolism they evoke.

This morning, I read this and listened to this and saw these,

and my heart is broken a million times over.

It just makes me feel so powerless...

How could we have let this happen ?

I know there are still miraculously beautiful and wonderful things happening in this world and I really am trying to keep the focus of my life on that.

But sometimes, it is just too much...

Here is my art for today...

Black sludge is covering my heart like it is covering their fins and their eyes and their mouths...

Today, I need to cry for my dream creatures and all the inhabitants of the ocean that we are destroying.


Deep sigh....

Maybe tomorrow, HOPE will fill me up again,

and cleanse the sludge away like DAWN Dish Washing Liquid...

Thank God there is always HoPe...

13 comments:

Cheri said...

Your page is beautiful and heartfelt. And I feel so sorry for the pain we are all feeling from this destruction.

Kimber said...

That is so heartbreaking...
Sea Turtles are also my animal symbol. I love them.
Your page is very powerful.
Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

me too!

Kate said...

I heard about this today too and was disgusted about what is happening. Its hard not to be depressed about something you can do nothing about. Journaling helps and you've done that. Tomorrow will look brighter I hope. You are right there is always hope.

I too have an affinity for turtles, I have a small collection of them some ceramic some knitted, some stone they male me happy just to see them. Plus the turtle is the symbol of the Goddess according to the Medicine Cards. She must be crying right now.

Kate

patti said...

It's terrible to feel so powerless in the faced of this. My animal is the fish and they are swimming down there in the murk too.

Powerful journal page Kim!

Love your new blog look BTW - 'With love you and I can change the world' - beautiful!

stacy kathryn said...

Turtles are awesome and amazing creatures. I really feel for the sea turtles and all the animals effected by the oil :(
I've always felt connected to turtles ever since my family got a box turtle when I was a kid and it's still alive and kicken! (it's turning 41 this year)

Love those Hope cards too! Your rockin the art!!

Kimmie said...

I bought some Dawn the other day instead of the "cheapest cruddiest doesn't work too good dish soap" out there. Now I say a prayer for the pelicans when I do the dishes.

Karin Bartimole said...

I am so with you on this Kim. I simply cannot take in the news, see the images anymore. It rips at my soul, as it does for so many - and the powerlessness of the situation does equate itself with hopelessness, for me.
I don't have hope about this situation, but I do have faith in the power of nature and the earth's ability to heal itself, in spite of the amount of human greed and selfishness that exists. Do I have hope that people will be willing to sacrifice their own life styles to make our demand for oil drop, so that off shore drilling ceases? no. So I pray that another crisis isn't necessary for that change to occur - that world wide alternative resources will be created asap, and that the healing energies sent out by hearts like yours will power up the forces of nature to mend this world before it's too late...

Keep your creative self creating, making your beautiful art, expressing your pain and sorrow, healing yourself and the planet as you go. Much love, Karin

Dawn said...

yeah it is so sad...but this is a gorgeous spread despite the sadness in it. i love your new blog header.

Elena said...

Oh my heart broke. I hate the sense of helplessness. There just has to be something we can do.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

This post popped into my head when I did today's post on my work blog... http://cabinetcottage.blogspot.com/

Tam

Bethany said...

you are really brave to let yourself feel this and draw it and see what's going on. i am refusing to look at any of it because i feel like my heart can't bear the realitiy of it. i love your green eye and turtle inside. maybe we need to keep them all there with us, in our dreams and images, swimming cleanly and free, maybe somehow that can help them, their spirits anyhow.
thank you for sharing this.
for your big, beautiful heart.

Melissa said...

It's so terrible. I can't believe that people still don't get it. Where do the people who create such pollution think they (and their kids and their kids....) will live when our Earth is destroyed beyond repair? I guess they think their money will save them.

I know it's difficult to witness this crap, but we can only know ourselves by comparison. We know who we are and who we are not.

Dying is not a bad thing. Their spirit goes on.

~squeezies~
Melissa