Category Archives: Turtles

Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 6 June 2020; published on 3 January 2021
Location: Ojai, California

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Dear Ones,

Here is a short film of a red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans). It was the only turtle I have ever seen on my Southern California rambles in the woods, and it was startlingly large: about 8 inches across by about 11 inches long.

It was right stand-offish, and most likely ancient and wise, I feel. If you run across it on your walks in the woods, please treat it nicely, as life in the wild, while granting wisdom, takes its toll on the slow-moving philosopher.

As there are no words, there is no Summary …

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Astral Reptilian: Lizard Man . a drawing by Alice B. Clagett

Drawn on 29 September 2020 ; published as a separate blog on 1 November 2020

Link: “Astral Reptilian: Lizard Man,” a drawing by Alice B. Clagett, drawn on 29 September 2020 ; published as a separate blog on 1 November 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-kpO ..

Dear Ones,

Here is the lizard man drawing I made as a free sketch from a sculpture I saw imaged online. The sculpture was much better, but the sketch can be published on my website. Here it is …

Drawing: “Astral Reptilian: Lizard Man,” by Alice B. Clagett, 29 September 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Drawing: “Astral Reptilian: Lizard Man,” by Alice B. Clagett, 29 September 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

This image I placed with a poem I wrote some years ago …

Link: “The Clink of a Reptile’s Toes,” a fanciful poem by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 11 February 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8lU ..

That poem had to do with a ‘lizard man’ I met in Durango, Colorado … a man perhaps overshadowed by an astral reptilian of the lizard clan. As well, the term ‘lizard man’ it applies to a certain type of human being, perhaps recently separated out from the Group Soul of the Reptile Kingdom. Thus the drawing reminds me of a man I met in Los Angeles, California, as well, and of other men I have seen on the physical plane or psychic plane over the years.

By way of note, I see that the Reptile Kingdom includes turtles, lizards, snakes, crocodilians, and maybe the extinct dinosaurs. I feel the above drawing applies best to lizards, crocodilians, and snakes; also to dinosaurs that were of predatory nature. Turtles are reptiles, and some people class amphibians with reptiles, but I feel the above drawing does not apply to them.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

PS: I cannot find the original statue online, but here is a tiny image of the image of the statue, which most likely will only be online temporarily, as I put it in Google Images as a search (which came up with no results) … https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tSopsXo2ijPxzIRqZ02onVjk3U2I4K58pVk9teEUNMfXPAoZa3eoNRQunk4_dOgIII-w8A=s85

See also … Link: “Astral Thuggees,” a drawing by Alice B. Clagett, drawn and published on 9 January 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-lbt ..

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The Life of a Pond Turtle . a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 24 September 2019; published on 30 September 2019; revised on 31 May 2020

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  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • “The Life of a Pond Turtle,” a Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
    • Credits

Dear Ones,

The shortest of poems: “The Life of a Pond Turtle.” A Summary follows the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

“The Life of a Pond Turtle”
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
24 September 2019

 

Oh, the life of a pond turtle is
Sits in the sun, and swims with fishes

Oh, the life of a pond turtle is
Better than, better than anyone’s biz

Credits

“The Life of a Pond Turtle”
Directed by Alice B. Clagett
Filmed on location: Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden – UCLA
Soundtrack” “The Life of a Pond Turtle” by Alice B. Clagett

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Signs in the Clouds: The Sea Turtle . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 19 February 2016; published on 22 February 2016

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  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

A new cloud readings: maturity, wisdom, and laid-back living. There is a Summary after the video …

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SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have a cloud reading for you, out here in the desert. It is one of the more unusual cloud readings, and it goes along like this …

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Here is the same photo of the clouds, taken in two halves: left, then right …

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

It looks like the tracks of a giant sea turtle in the sky, going along through the sky, and disappearing off through the mountains [to the right] …

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image Markup: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image Markup: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Here is the same photo of the clouds, including the markings, taken in two halves: left, then right.

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image Markup: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image Markup: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image Markup: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image Markup: “Cloud Reading: Sea Turtle Tracks 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Well, sea turtles are old and wise, and they take it easy. Maybe it is time for the maturity and wisdom of laid-back living.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Stream Turtles and Samskaras . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed on 5 July 2013; published on 6 July 2013

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  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

A video on noticing, rather than acting on samskaras when they pop up from the subconscious mind into conscious awareness. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones.

Today I am over at the UCLA Botanical Gardens, and I’m looking at a little man-made stream here, with a lot of turtles in it. And I noticed, about the stream, first, the water’s pretty muddy. And then, these turtles are popping up into the Light, and sticking their noses out of the water. And then they just go on back under the water … they dive back down again. And you can’t see them very well if they do that.

And it reminded me of my subconscious thoughts … my ‘samskaras’, as they call them. in the “Aphorisms of Patanjali” …

Citation: “How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali,” translated with a commentary by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, copyright 1953, 1981 by The Vedanta Society of Southern California

Link: “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Raja Yoga – Ashtanga Yoga,” explanations by Swami Jnaneshvara and Abhyasa Ashram … http://swamij.com/yoga-sutras.htm ..

… that just pop right out … right out of my mind, sort of like the turtles in the stream … or popcorn. And sometimes they pop up so strongly that I act on them … and sometimes with very unfortunate consequences.

And then, without my even knowing why, they just sort of disappear back down into the turgid waters of my heart … [laughs, as two turtles sink down into the water] … very obligingly, in this case.

So I had a thought about that. I noticed I have two tendencies, when these thoughts come up ,,,

  • One is to shove them back down into the water … and make them angry, and hungry.
  • And the other thought is: To say that they’re somebody else’s turtle; not mine; to disown them.

So just now, when I was walking, I was thinking:  Maybe if I just make friends with them … notice them … this muddy water in my heart will eventually clear up, and become more like a pure mountain stream. That’s what I was thinking about the turtles.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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