One night I dreamt I was a turtle, a turtle without a shell. So frightened and vulnerable, I hid in a shoe box. What a relief it was when I found that I had a shell after all.
"The turtle, a symbol of Mother Earth, has always provided us with abundance. As the turtle moves easily from water to land, it helps us to manifest our dreams and bring them into material reality."
Power Animals by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D