They call me Turtle Island.
Look to my back for your support
Look to my sides for your nurturance
My eyes are your friends
My wisdom is your learning
When I stand you are steady
When I lay my eggs you are welcome
When I swim you are free
When I grieve you are forsaken.
Call me to you, call me to your heart
I will be with you as you let me
I will be there for you as you know me
I will be around you as I am in you
I will be in you as you are in me.
Seek not the swamp of your fear
Lift not the paddle for protection
Open to the light that shines
The wind who blows
Take with you the courage
Of your everyday Truth