From the website Inward/Outward: In Old Turtle by Douglas Wood, we read a story about what the wise Old Turtle says to creation before humans come into the world, who will be reminders of all that God is.
“But now the Old Turtle began to speak. “God is indeed deep,” she said to the fish in the sea; “and much higher than high,” she told the mountains. “He is swift and free as the wind, and still and solid as a great rock,” she said to the breezes and stones. “She is the life of the world,” Turtle said to the willow. “Always close by, yet beyond the farthest twinkling light,” she told the ant and the star. “God is gentle and powerful. Above all things and within all things.” “God is all that we dream of, and all that we seek,” said Old Turtle, “all that we come from and all that we can find.” “God is.””
-Douglas Wood, Old Turtle