The turtle has special meaning for many people. In ancient myths the turtle’s back was the base where the world was resting. In the Far East culture the turtle was important for their lives; it signified the union of Earth and Heaven: the turtle’s back represented Heaven and its underside symbolized Earth.
When in turmoil or danger, the turtle naturally goes within his shell withdrawing from the world. This quality is essential for the Life Balance Institute because the turtle teaches us the value of focusing inward and learning about our nature. The turtle is generally associated with wisdom and longevity. It is also regarded as a symbol of the primal mother and is believed to be related to the lunar cycle. Amazingly, sea turtles were the first vertebrate animals to exist on earth.