From meditation: what arises is image of a tree, and the feeling of being a tree? What can we learn from one another? Hello Tree! We are alive sentient beings. We are connected to earth and sky. My breath becomes food for the tree, and tree makes breath for we. An infinite flow of giving and receiving between us and them, the trees on earth as a collective. A feeling of gratitude arises for breath and trees. We are indeed connected and dependent upon all life. Seeing this earth stripped of the manmade, the technological and what remains is life and a feeling we always have what we need. What we need is given. Step into infinite giving and receiving. In the center of the tree is the heartwood. It is the core. What you share can be from this core, which is love and heart and life force. Give from there, not from the surface, the bark which is devoid of heart essence. Let your arms or limbs reach out from that heart core. And while you are being a tree, close your eyes. Feel the connection with the earth. Burrow your roots into her substance and feel her, and appreciate that which gives you sustenance. Bring Mother Earth's energy up into your own heart. Feel your sap rising as it is doing this springtime. Feel the life force of her come up into your body. And now, shift your feeling to the tip top of the tree. See all of those leaves taking in sunlight. Take in sunlight and celestial energies into your crown chakra on the top of your head. Bring them into your heart and mix them with the earth energies. Bring alchemy in your heart, and let the heart shine fully with this feeling of connection to earth and sky.
Celebrate the elements and elemental beings. Celebrate Mother Earth, feeling rootedness and groundedness. Feel the sun on your body and drink it in. Feel the water inside you and give thanks and appreciation for you and flow and water. Breath the air and know that plant life made it for you, and take it in. Rest knowing you have a body and are breathing now. You are alive. You are blessed for having a body no matter what you make of it, and the Earth is blessed for having you. The tree is merged over you as one being, and celebrate your connection with a tree, and see what else you notice and how it feels to be, in this holy now.
Thank you for reading and connecting with a tree,
Shannon Luminance River