DAY SIX of our walking challenge…..Turtles


The number six has more meanings than you think.

Writing is like walking, when you start, you never quite know where you will end up.

I have been engrossed with our walking challenge, 10,000 steps every day to start a new habit. I have featured it on my blog in the menu, September Challenge. However, scrolling down the same page everyday can get a little tedious.

Some of you may have noticed I have used a number every day and used the significance of the number as a guide for some mindfulness. It has been a while since I practiced some mindful meditation, well that is what I have told myself. If you think about it, a lot of us unknowingly practice it without thinking. Whenever I walk alone, I cannot help but be in the moment. Walking allows you to do that.

On our last walk I had asked you to think about the five senses. My first was seeing. Taken back with the view of the church roof in Jalon. It stood out so blue against all the greenery after the rain. You see more when you are mindful of what you see.

Jalon Valley, Esglesia Santa Maria, Costa Blanca.

Walking in a group, a challenge group like this one, I am hoping some of you will have used the number guide for some discussion along the way. I know I have. This challenge has given me a lot to think about which has inevitably given me some great thoughts and new writing material.

Number 6 in the number of our next walk and on researching I discover that SIX, may be considered not only a symbol of a man, but also a symbol of a man-animal. Number 6 is also used as a symbol of sin so be careful before you go rushing off thinking you can eat cake. Number 6 is also used in the Bible as a symbol of work, because a man was supposed to work 6 days and to sow the earth during the period of 6 years.

Where are your thoughts taking you?

Man Animal? As I dig into what this means I look into what animal signifies good health especially as my writing has a theme of good health and lifestyle,

The meaning of the Turtle symbol signifies good health and long life. The meaning of the Wolf Symbol was to symbolize direction and leadership and embodied both protection and destruction.

I am drawn to the turtle because as you know I love the ocean. I learn it is linked to the spirit of the water and the fluid nature of emotions. Other associations to the turtle are Mother Earth, also the ability to stay grounded, to slow down and pace yourself, but still be able to retain determination and persistence. The turtle also signifies emotional strength and understanding. Native American Indians believed the turtle was linked to creation.

So on your next walk, maybe think about the turtle and pace yourself. Your determination will keep you on this challenge and your persistence will prove to you how you can improve your health and be glad that you kept going. If you relate to the wolf, than show your direction and leadership. Probably not me, I usually get lost.

Turtle, symbolising good health, and linked to creation.
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