Meditation with a Tree


Advice From a Tree

Dear Friend,

Stand Tall and Proud

Sink your roots deeply into the Earth

Reflect the light of your true nature

Think long term

Go out on a limb

Remember your place among all living beings

Embrace with joy the changing seasons

For each yields its own abundance

The Energy and Birth of Spring

The Growth and Contentment of Summer

The Wisdom to let go like leaves in the Fall

The Rest and Quiet renewal of Winter

Feel the wind and the sun

And delight in their presence

Look up at the moon that shines down upon you

And the mystery of the stars at night

Seek nourishement from the good things in life

Simple pleasures

Earth, fresh, air, light

Be content with your natural beauty

Drink plenty of water

Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes

Be flexible

Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!

by Ilan Shamir


Embracing nature feeds us the way nothing else can.  When I am feeling ungrounded or out of sorts sitting with a tree has a very powerfull and healing effect.  Try this simple meditation when you need to overcome an obstacle or just simply need to get back to your roots after travel or another life event that has you feeling unstable.

Sit with or your back up against a tree.  Find a simple, comfortable cross-legged position and sit up straight and tall.  Place your left palm over your low back and your right palm over your low abdomen.  Palms should line up with one another from front to back.  Close your eyes and connect to your breath.  Breathe in through your low abdomen and breathe out through the low back releasing everything into the tree.  Spend several moments here inhaling fresh energy from the tree into your right palm and exhaling through the left palm releasing tightness, tension or pain toward the tree.  This meditation very quickly increases your sense of well-being.

Give it a go and let us know!

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