Advice From a Tree
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
Earth, fresh, air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
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!