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Monday, October 14, 2013

This Blog is dedicated to the Ones who attended (The Return To Atlantis event, both in person and via live stream web): ON the early AM hours, the day after the event, me and my friend awoke in the same hotel that the event was held. My friend awoke early and went across to, Lido Key Beach, to her SURPRISE, she encountered the MAIN STREAM NEWS MEDIA, and a rescue group releasing a big turtle, this turtle was rescued 6 months earlier, and NOW being released to FREEDOM! Blessings of Love Peace & Joy turning to Bliss!! elizabeth DIamond

This is a SIGN and a WONDER, makes YOU Wonder, as i see it. I see these signs all the time, this was a sign of THE RETURN TO ATLANTIS EVENT...and the meaning of..... the story of the meaning of..., if you will. This IS to encourage all of YOU, that YOU were NOT there by accident, and for all others this WAS a MICRO sign, for the MACRO!!, and that includes ALL of US. Glory!!!! Elizabeth Diamond (my comments, are in blue, thrughout this writing).

 First, the story of "Murph" the turtle.......then below this story, is the sign of The Return to Atlantis Event, comments on this blog welcome, share YOUR thoughts, of this sign and wonder, with YOUR experience of the Atlantis Event. Love, Peace, Joy turning to Blisss!! Elizabeth Diamond

Longboat Key-'Murph' the turtle released from Lido Beach

"Murph," an adult male loggerhead turtle weighing in at nearly 300 pounds was released yesterday off of Lido Beach after rehabbing at Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Mote-Rescued and Rehabbed Turtle to be Tagged and Released Monday Morning, Oct. 7, 2013
“Murph” will be the first male loggerhead turtle on Florida’s west coast to be tagged with a transmitter that will tell us about his diving behavior at sea.
Published Friday, October 4, 2013

Release Details
  • Media should arrive at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Release location is the SECOND walkway once you round the bend at Lido Beach. Once the road turns to the left, go past the Holiday Inn; the beach access is the second handicapped access on the right.
  • Release is expected to take place between 8:30-9 a.m.
  • RSVP to: Nadine Slimak at 941-302-4997, or (Your RSVP will allow us to update you if plans change.)
  • Note: If you can't make it to the release, email me for video/photos.
  • When he is released, Murph will outfitted with a type of satellite transmitter that will provide insight on male turtle behavior in the wild. We believe that he is the first male loggerhead on Florida’s west coast tagged with a transmitter that provides information about temperature and depth, in addition to location.
  • Mote Marine Laboratory’s goals go beyond just helping individual animals. The fact that Mote is invested in rescuing, providing critical rehabilitative care and doing scientific research, allows us the unique ability to  combine information from multiple sources about the lives and deaths of individual animals like Murph and apply it to help restore and protect whole populations of endangered and threatened species. Few organizations nationwide can claim such a comprehensive effort for sea turtles, let alone the numerous other species that Mote works with.
  • Declines in funding put programs like this in jeopardy. That matters. According to a recent study from the Florida Ocean Alliance, ocean-oriented tourism generates $8 billion for the state’s economy. Without organizations like Mote Marine Laboratory focused on the health and conservation of our marine animals and habitats that draw visitors to our shores, Florida’s economy will suffer.
Murph’s Story

When Mote’s Stranding Investigations Program got a call about a sea turtle that looked to be tangled up in line earlier this summer, they sprang into action to check out the report and rescue the turtle if needed.

What they discovered off Turtle Beach in south Sarasota County was a large loggerhead that appeared to be tethered to something underwater. While the turtle could surface for air, it couldn’t get free. Unfortunately, the wind whipped up and drove the Mote team off the water before they could rescue the animal.

A few days later, after the wind died down enough for Mote Stranding Investigations Program Manager Gretchen Lovewell and Biologist Rebeccah Hazelkorn to safely rescue the turtle, they enlisted the help of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement Marine Patrol and helicopter, Sarasota County and Longboat Key marine patrols to help.

With the helicopter hovering above and providing a much-needed set of eyes to spot the turtle, the rest of the team motored out to the right spot and found a whopping 300-pound adult male loggerhead — one of the largest turtles ever rescued by Mote. “Once we cut the line, we quickly realized that he had to come back to Mote’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital,” Hazelkorn said. “It just wasn’t possible to disentangle him on the scene — the entanglement was too severe.”

At the hospital, Rehabilitation and Medical Care Coordinator Lynne Byrd assessed the situation, finding that the turtle had fishing and crab trap line tangled around his neck and flippers and even had two large shark hooks caught in his shell. “His entanglement was pretty severe and we know he was stuck in one place for nearly a week,” Byrd said. “But he’s made a great recovery and we’re ready to send this big guy home.”

Because the turtle was rescued on Memorial Day, he was nicknamed “Murph” in honor of Navy Lt. Michael Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. Every Memorial Day, Crossfit gyms nationwide host a “Murph” workout — which Hazelkorn had done the morning of the rescue and so thought the name was a fitting tribute to a fallen officer.

Murph the turtle also turns out to be a great candidate for additional research because studies involving adult male loggerhead sea turtles are rare, said Kristen Mazzarella, manager of Mote’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program.

That’s because the elusive and nomadic lifestyles that sea turtles live makes it extremely difficult to know where the males spend their time in the wild. Sea turtles spend their entire lives at sea. While females return to shore to nest, the males never come ashore again — unless they happen to be sick or injured and are rescued by an organization like Mote. That means it can be difficult for resource managers tasked with protecting this threatened species to enact rules to save them.

“Thanks to Mote’s efforts to tag adult females over the years, we’ve been able to develop a pretty good picture of where they travel and the threats they face at sea,” Mazzarella said. “But much less is known about what the males do in the wild. That would be like us studying only women and not men — you can’t get a really good understanding of the entire species.”

In the past, Mote has been able to tag four adult male hospital patients with satellite transmitters that have provided location information about the animals’ travels in the wild. But the tag Mazzarella is putting on Murph will also show information about his diving patterns — giving a better indication of what he’s doing. The transmitter will also give temperature readings for the waters he travels through.

“Typically, the transmitters we’ve used have merely provided a GPS reading — meaning we have an idea of where the turtles went,” she said. “But this tag will also give us information about Murph’s depth. Information about his diving and surfacing behavior can give us an idea of what the turtle is doing. Is he diving? Resting on the bottom? Or even breeding with females? This tag will give us some insights on that knowledge. We can also compare the information we gain from this tag to information from healthy male turtles that were tagged with similar transmitters on the east coast of Florida to gauge his recovery.”

Helping to rescue, rehab, tag and release Murph will teach us many things about loggerhead lives at sea. But doing this work comes with a price tag ($5,500 just for the tag and satellite time for follow-up monitoring).

“Mote’s ability to rescue, rehabilitate and return Murph to the wild, as well as provide the follow-up scientific monitoring needed to learn about turtle habits at sea, showcases the breadth and depth of our commitment to conservation,” said Dr. Michael P. Crosby, President and CEO. “However, we can’t undertake efforts to help keep our oceans healthy or save threatened and endangered species without support from the community. Our birth, growth and impact has been in great measure through the generous commitments of our donors, and I hope efforts like the one we undertook to help Murph will continue to receive such support.”

Thank You

Mote thanks the following individuals and organizations for providing the funds to tag Murph and supporting the satellite time so we can collect the data:

  • The Sara Roberts Foundation
  • Stephen and Tabitha King
  • The Wooster School
  • Barbara Brizdle
  • Ann Anderson
  • West Coast Inland Navigation District
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Animal Symbolism:
Meaning of the Turtle

Symbolic Turtle Meanings

Symbolic Turtle Meanings
Those with the turtle as their animal totem can relate to the "sure and steady" message this creature brings to our lives. (the releasing of the  sure and steady message of OUR Awakening, our Activation. The sure and steady message of our Declaring in Word and Action, of OUR Sovereignty, OUR Freedom!, the challange we all heard, to release all our information for free, and go viral!!!, and ramp your efforts, for the good cause of All.)Ediamond
It is also a powerful totem for protection as withdrawing into it's shell is an amazing self-defense mechanism. (saying, that we will be protected, go ahead and be free to release, and go with your creativity, do not be afraid, you are protected)Ediamond
The turtle has few predators, which gives it an innocent energy. This also increases its lifespan, and so holds the symbolic meaning for longevity in many cultures.
Did you know the turtle is one of the oldest living animal ancestors walking on the earth today? (well, well, well,....We were the FIRST Atlantians to RETURN TO ATLANTIS!!)Ediamond The oldest fossils of turtles are dated at over 200 million years old. This is highly symbolic. It indicates the turtle is a symbol of longevity, endurance, persistence, and the continuation of life (sometimes against incredible odds). (ok, NOW YOU see Not to be Afraid, to "ramp up"...)Ediamond
-Ever hear of the old adage "slow and steady wins the race."? Not only is the turtle's walking pace sure and steady, but so is its insistence at being a part of biological life on this earth. Something to consider when connecting with the turtle as a guide and mentor in living a dynamic, long life. (Insistence!!, of informing of OUR awakening, activation. Encouraging of Declaring and Standing UP for Our Sovereignty, Our Freedom!!, from the domination controll matrix) Ediamond

Animal Symbolism of the Turtle

  • Order
  • Creation
  • Patience
  • Strength
  • Stability
  • Longevity
  • Innocence
  • Endurance
  • Protection

( These all listed above and below, describes the attributes of ALL those who attended, in person and via live stream. This group is a Catalyst to push this to a never returning again mode!! Never, Never, returning again to a domination and control matrix, and on to Sovereignty, Freedom = LIMITLESSNESS!!  GLORY!! ) Ediamond

Furthermore, the turtle takes its wisdom one day at a time - not reacting, simply accepting and moving on in its natural methods. Again, this is a powerful analogy for humankind, and we would benefit from adopting the same behavior pattern.
Tutles share an association with water, which lends meanings of motion, intuition and emotion to the myriad of more symbolic meanings of the turtle.
Avia and Turtle Totem
Avia with Turtle Friend

Other Symbolic Meanings Associated with the Turtle

In China and Japan the turtle is a symbol for longevity. Furthermore, in Asian myth the turtle represents cosmic order.

Cosmic Orders of the Turtle

  • Its shell is symbolic of the heavens
  • Its body symbolic of the earth
  • Its undershell represents the underworld.
Furthermore, it is considered to have brought about the creation of the universe from its parts.
What's more, the turtle is a symbol of motherhood and creation. You can read more about that here.
Divination or foretelling has been known to be conducted by reading a turtle's shell and underbelly. These parts of the turtle are said to depict a map of the stars and sacred writings. Furthermore, most turtle shells are divided intothirteen sections which is associated with the thirteen phases of the moon in a year.
I hope you have enjoyed this page on symbolic turtle meanings. Be sure to check out the links at the end of this page for more articles on animal symbolism.

                                symbolism of Motherhood (us the mothers?)ediamond

Common Symbols for Motherhood

Symbol for Mother
Motherhood Symbols

symbol for mother

Symbols for Mothers and Their Meanings
Although there is no single universal symbol for mother, the meaning of mother as absolutely universal.
This is largely due to the fact that we all have a mother and each of us has our own distinct idea of what mother means to us; each impression is more different than the next. Because of vastlyvarying perception of the mother concept - the symbols for her are endless.
From the Madonna to Doves, and from the Lioness to Gardens, the symbol for mother is only limited by the perceiver's perspective.
I've said it time and again, and still maintain that symbols are unique and personal to each of us. What one might deem as the ultimate mother symbol, another will scoff at its implication.
That said, below are a few common cultural symbols for mother. However, bear in mind if a platypus conjures a powerful mother vibration within you - then a platypus is your symbol for mother. It is our own personal experience and preference that is the final judgment of a true symbol. And don't miss my page on mother bird symbolism here.

Common Symbols for Motherhood

goddess symbol, symbol for mother goddess symbolMother Goddess: The three aspects of the goddess are The Maiden (Greek Persephone), pure and a representation of new beginnings; The Mother (Greek Demeter), wellspring of life, giving and compassionate; and The Crone (Greek Hecate) wise, knowing, a culmination of a lifetime of experience. These aspects may also represent the cycle of birth, life and death (and rebirth). Neopagans hold this symbol as a representation of the goddess in all her forms (including that of mother).
symbol for mother, kachina mother crowCrow Mother Kachina:While kachinas are walking upon the earth during the winter and summer solstices, The Crow Mother makes her appearance with a basket of sprouts symbolizing the miracle of seed germination in the midst of winter. She is the nurturing kachina, the loving mother, and comes to offer her abundance in the form of warm earth and flourishing crops. click here for more kachina properties
laksmi symbol,symbol for motherLakshmi Yantra: Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess representative of fortune, light, luck, and beauty. She herself is beautiful and benevolent - the mother of all kindnesses. Associated with the lotus, her yantra facilitates spiritual progress, enlightenment, and overcoming internal discourse. When focused upon, the Lakshmi energies are engaged and said to expedite abundant wealth, harmony, and tranquility to our lives. click here for more Yantra symbols
symbol for motherTapuat: The Tapuat (or Hopi symbol for mother earth or labyrinth)is often viewed as the symbol for mother and her child. The lines represent stages of life, umbilical cord, and the path of moving - always within the watchfulness of the Mother. The center symbolizes the amniotic sack - the center of life - the beginning. This piece is also referred to as the Journey symbol.
turtle symbol, symbol for motherTurtle:The turtle represents the earth mother and she is honored for saving mankind from the Great Flood in many Native American folk legends. She is the immortal mother who stoically, silently carries the heavy burden of man upon her thick back. Many species have thirteen sections to their underbelly some sources say this represents each of the thirteen moons, and moons are a celestial symbol motherhood. click here for more Native American symbols
symbol for mother, triple spiral symbolTriple Spiral: As a Celtic symbol for mother and her many aspects, the triple spiral represents the various phases of womanhood, the passing of time, and the unity of these diverse dimensions. This symbol also represents the three phases of woman-ness: Mother in her compassion and nurturing state, Maiden in her innocence and pure state and Crone in her wise and experienced state. See also triskelion meaning here.
I hope you have found this symbol for mother page meaningful and helpful.Check out the links at the end of this page for other articles mother symbolism and more. Thanks for reading!

Turtle Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, Editor
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The turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity. Slow moving on earth, yet also incredibly fast and agile in water, those who have the turtle as totem or spirit animal may be encouraged to take a break in their busy lives and look around or within themselves for more grounded, long-lasting solutions. Traditionally, the turtle is symbolic of the way of peace, whether it’s inviting us to cultivate peace of mind or a peaceful relationship with our environment.

Turtle Symbolism

The turtle symbolism is characterized by the association with the Earth and earth symbols ofgroundedness and patience:
  • Symbol of the world, of the Earth
  • Ability to stay grounded, even in moments of disturbances and chaos
  • Slowing down, pacing yourself
  • Determination, persistence
  • Emotional strength and understanding
  • Ancient wisdom
The turtle is also linked to the spirit of the water and the fluid nature of emotions.

Turtle totem teachings for walking your path

The turtle totem symbolizes our peaceful walk on this earth. It represents the path we take as we embark on our journey through life.  In contrast to emotional or spiritual development occurring in bursts, the way of the turtle anchors our personal unfolding in a slow, more grounded series of steps and longer cycles of transformation.
The turtle is associated with our physical and embodied evolution on the earthly plane. Call this spirit animal for help to be more grounded. You can also get help slowing down and pacing yourself, so you can take your next step with more confidence.

The turtle and ancient wisdom of the Earth

The American continent is referred to as “Turtle Island” in the Native American folklore. It is said that the Turtle carried the weight of the land of that continent on her back. This image is also present in Hindu and Chinese cultures, where the turtle is the animal carrying Mother Earth  and holding the world in balance.
Having the turtle as totem means that you have an affinity with the ancient wisdom of the earth. You are naturally tuned into the elements, land, plants, people and animals. You carry your home on your back figuratively speaking and feel at ease wherever you are.

The turtle totem and determination

The wisdom of the turtle totem teaches us about determination and staying strong despite obstacles or distractions. This animal encourages those who have it as totem to listen deeply to their guidance and trust their path no matter what.
It is a great helper for those who need to provide a steady effort and persistence. You can call on the wisdom of the turtle when you need help to sustain your efforts and succeed in a long-lasting endeavor. By analogy with the biological attributes of this animal characterized by a long life, this spirit animal is also associated with longevity.
If you have the turtle as spirit animal, you may be inclined to base your decisions on a deliberate process of reviews and considerations. It may sometimes take you longer than most to make your move, but the results tend to be long-lasting and solid.

The turtle and the way of peace

The turtle represents the way of peace – whether it’s external or internal. It is considered as the Peace-Maker in Native American traditions. This animal is also often associated with the feminine principle or feminine energy, which foster peace and harmony with all things.
Being inspired by the wisdom of the turtle totem, you can slow down when you feel you are getting overwhelmed by a situation or emotions and rest to gain a more grounded perspective. This spirit guide can assist you in taking time for yourself to better integrate all the aspects of a given situation or issue.

Turtle Symbolism

Turtles seem to possess an enviable and god-like resistance to aging, and so they came to symbolize longevity. Their link to heaven and earth made them a natural for use in divination. Turtles are also symbols of immortality and are considered temporary dwelling places for souls making their way through a series of lives on the path to Nirvana. The turtle is considered to be the second incarnation of the powerful god Vishnu in the Hindu religion. After a great flood, which occurs every four billion years and dissolves the earth, Vishnu transforms himself into a great turtle. On his back, he carries a vessel in which the gods and demons mix the elements necessary to re-create the globe. After a thousand years, when the earth has been reborn, the turtle remains in place, and on his back stands a large elephant, which support the planet.

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