NOTE: The description of the positions and totems and their meanings given on these pages is meant only as an introduction, and not a complete explanation. Meditate and study further for a more complete understanding.
and the Element Earth
This is an "Ornate Turtle" photo that I found thru /Heartland/Pointe/2171
The Stone for Turtle is placed in the Center Circle about halfway between West
and North directions. It is the Fifth Stone of Seven in this inner Circle.
You will find Cattails throughout Turtle Island, just about anywhere "there is standing
shallow water for at least part of the year." Please click on the photo for a few more
interesting facts about Cattails. That page will come up in a new window, to be closed,
so you can continue here.
In "Dancing With The Wheel," Sun Bear and Wabun Wind say that "cattails
have strong earth energy that grounds, balances, and stabilizes people." Using
cattails in any way will give you strong physical energy, help with balance
of any kind, and give you a closer connection to Earth. Especially if you ask them
for this assistance as you use them.
Petrified Wood is the member of the Stone or mineral kingdom for this elemental
clan. This "mineral" is wood from trees of long ago that has been turned into stone
by our Earth Mother. Working with this stone will connect you to both the plant and
the mineral, or earth, kingdoms. Petrified wood comes in many colors, showing the
great variety of our Earth and All Her Children. Sometimes there are scenes that
show mineral or plant life in different stages of our Planet's cycle of life. This Stone
brings us messages from the distant past, bringing home the long cycle of life of
Mother Earth as well as the knowledge that many changes are a natural part of
this cycle (and all life cycles).
This is a picture of the famous "Stevenson Tree," a giant petrified Redwood in the Petrified Forest of California. This is a site well worth visiting for information on how this forest was formed, its history, and for links to other Petrified Wood sites. I, for one, would also love to visit this place in person. I long to actually see this ancient Redwood being, now also stone, and perhaps even be able to touch him.
Please click on the Photo to the right to view several different kinds of Petrified Wood featured at Royal Scepter Gems and Minerals of Silver City NM, the people who so kindly allowed the use of this Palm Trunk image.
Please visit Rain Siverhawk's site.
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