On my trip to Palm Beach Gardens, I had the unique pleasure of watching a Loggerhead turtle lay her eggs. As many of you already know, I am a marine bio junkie and will go to pretty extreme lengths to spend time in nature with these magnificent creatures. I feel like the sea is my home and that seems to be deeply rooted in this life and many many past lives. So, it's natural that I experience comfort returning to the seas and spending time with its creatures.
Much to my surprise and astonishment, it is the high season of sea turtles migrating onto the beaches and laying their eggs. I was delighted by the idea of seeing these beautiful, large female turtles go through the birthing process and I knew I'd get to witness this magic.
So, on a beautiful night at about 11:10 pm, with a group of about 10 others, I witnessed a female turtle dig a chamber, lay about 120 eggs while grunting and contracting, bury the eggs and then cover her nest. After an hour or so, she made the long trek back to the sea, pulling all 250 pounds of herself, resting to breathe every few steps. (And it turns out, she will complete this whole process 3-5 times per summer and won't eat the whole time.) When she was deep enough into the water, I let out a huge sigh of relief.
Witnessing her birthing process and feeling the magic of the divine female energy that this sea turtle possessed really got me thinking about consciousness and power.
Females so often create themselves into warriors, knowing they are survivors, overcoming the odds and literally DOING IT ALL. I see these women in my practice every day and somedays, I too, am this woman. This woman is characterized by tight strong shoulders that she is holding her world upon. But what I observed is that, just like this massive loggerhead turtle, when we remain in pure consciousness, we have pure power.
It doesn't come from a physical place alone (although labor may be an exception), it comes from our authentic self, the emotional, spiritual and intellectual parts of us, supporting the physical being.
In this place of pure consciousness, we do not need to physically create power, POWER IS WITHIN US.
I want to encourage each and every one of you to look closely at your own strength and your own truth. If we can all find a way to remain in a state of consciousness, true to our beings, then we literally have everything we need. And from this place, everything we desire is so easily achievable.
Below is a video taken of a loggerhead turtle laying her eggs somewhere in FL. Its a little graphic, but it sure is inspiring.