This week I talked with a tree.
Trees are master healers. Any time you'd like some help, approach a tree that attracts you.
Stand (or sit) with your back against the tree, ask for support, and thank the tree when you leave.
This time, I was guided to ask for a message from the tree.
I stand with my back to the tree, looking out on the snow-capped landscape.
The tree showed me that while on the surface it looked lifeless that underneath (hidden from view) tremendous growth was occurring. I couldn't see visibly see it, yet it was happening.
The tree showed me an image of her roots, the soil, the inhabitants in the ground (under the snow) and I felt the energy of this growth coming from the underground.
There was a flash...
... a simultaneous awareness, that this event parallels the process of our inner growth.
On the surface, it may not look we're changing, yet beneath the surface - out of sight - is where the real growth takes place.
It was an affirmation that indeed growth starts from within.
Inner growth may shift, and alter, our outward interaction with the world, once the transformation has taken place.
I felt so very grateful to the tree for this awareness, teaching and wisdom. The tree reminded me of the importance of the inner landscape, and allowing for growth from within.
And I thanked the tree.