Try for a moment to imagine what it feels like to be a tree. To be a life form of such solidity, yet able to dance your branches in the wind. To be able to give a home to so many different creatures.
Imagine how it feels to have your roots sinking into the earth, being fed by the minerals and water there.
Imagine loving the interdependence of that relationship. Loving the stones who dissolve into soil, the other plant beings who do the same. Loving your own roots and leaves because they receive what you need to thrive with such gentle elegance.
Can you imagine that much love in your life?
Can you imagine that much trust? Can you imagine that much wholeness and thriving?
Oh, dearest one. We believe you can. Perhaps not in this heartbeat moment. Perhaps you will find it in the next…or the next…but you will find it. This we know.
Two Sycamore trees
A note about the words
For over twenty years I have had what can best be described as conversations with the earth.
Stones, trees, and other more-than-human beings have shared their textured lives with me in words and images, scents and sounds. We shared stories, exchanged vibrations, and celebrated, as synergies of human and more-than-human creativity were born. As I listened and learned my life was immeasurably transformed.
I’ve recorded a good many of these conversations, writing in countless journals and computer files over the years. Sharing them in blogs, newsletters and conversations. (Some of the best are held in the Alchemy From The Earth Guidebook.) My conversation partners want me to share their stories with you.
May their cadences bring you learning and transformation of your own.