Early Spring is a time to re-imagine how our core essence will blossom.
Here is what we know about Trees. We know that when the blossoms have blown away, and the leaves of the Tree have fallen to the ground, that the Tree is not dead. Rather the Tree has withdrawn into the core of her being. She has drawn inward to the essence of the Tree that she is, allowing that essence to rest during the time when it is dark and cold.
The Tree is not dead. She is conserving her energy .... She maintains all of the connections that are not seen by those of us who inhabit this middle world, the connections deep below the Earth.... the connections to clear and ancient Waters, to Grandmother and Grandfather Stone beings, to other plants, other roots, the Mycelial Network .... ....
I’ve learned from Tree that stripped of blossoms
and leaves is not stripped of self,
But released to the very core of being
that it is held within
Here is what we know about Trees. In the very early Spring as the light begins to lengthen in the days and the days track a little bit warmer, she notices and begins to wonder what Spring will bring, And puts those wondering it out in buds to gently feel the air, to taste the wind .... To feel that warmth that will soon course fully through her ....To greet the light as it begins to return ....
I'm watching outside our door from the shelter of the kitchen. The buds begin to form and to plump up even now, long before the time when we would plant a garden, long before the time when these buds will blossom either into flowers or leaves. I note that she is making preparations, gentle tender ones, moving towards greeting old friends again, like the Sunbeam and the Rain, but staying contained for now knowing that it's not time yet ....
One thing I’ve learned about Tree, that I learn from Tree, is that stripped of blossoms and leaves is not stripped of self, But released to the very core of being that it is held within the trunk and the branches of herself, that continues to connect deeply with the Earth and continues to reach up to the Divine .... And I have watched her all Winter and watch her now, and take a moment to turn into myself, to turn inward .... The energy is not out in the blossoms, it allows us to connect to that deep wisdom below the Earth, without distraction. And so I’m called to make that connection, to listen deeply, And hold that in the core of my being as we prepare for Spring and the coming forward With what we call new life But is simply a re-imagining of the life within that is already there ....
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