Sunday, May 20, 2012
HUMANS AND TREES
Trees; we love them, we have worshiped them; they are universal symbols found in the mythologies of all peoples around the world; they are ancient symbols of growth, unfolding shelter, nurture. They are seen as gatekeepers to the next world and to other realms. They are touted as the keepers of higher vision and the absorbers of its higher knowledge and wisdom.
The correlation between their life cycle and humanity’s is seen as a bridge between us and the Earth and the Heavens. And, to further intertwine us with the trees, our environment depends upon them and theirs upon us....we share breath and because of this, the tree is a wonderful metaphor for our condition of growth and health.
Trees and humans can be broken down into “like” parts. A humans physical foundations correspond the the trees lower trunk and roots. Like a tree we must pay attention to what we are growing in, our soil, air and water (what type of environment are we creating with our thoughts, perceptions, judgments and responses). We have to be pruned (loss and renewal) in order to achieve growth.
Just as a tree is open to damage from outside sources such as insects and pollution, we are too. If we are not aware about keeping out spiritual, mental and emotional energies balanced, the imbalance will work its way into our physical body and show up as illness. This is why learning that we truly operate on different levels within us is very important.
Learn to take care of your balance of body, mind and spirit so that as you grow and evolve into the wonderful person you are meant to be, your path will be a joyous and blessing filled one.
Bright Blessings, Love, Light and Laughter , Chessie
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