Can you be patient like a tree?
Can you stand steadfast when the storms rage? Can you set forth leaves blossoms and fruit when the season is right?
Grandmother Cottonwood, dormant
Can you let go of the old, the superfluous, last year’s leaves when they no longer feed your heart and soul? Can you rest and sleep and pull your attention inward during the long winter, gathering strength for the growth to come?
Can you feel the magnetic pull of mother earth in your roots, allowing them to be pulled into the soil and subsoil so you will be anchored deeply to your home? No matter how high and wide your reach, your deep roots will keep you secure through all seasons and all weather.
Can you allow your branches and leaves to reach and turn to the sun, to soak up and absorb the life giving light and warmth? These precious gifts are freely given to you! They are your birthright!
When you stand tall and steadfast, when you live according to your life’s rhythms, you bless this earth with your presence; you know you belong here, a vital element in life’s tapestry. You will endure!
Dear ones, do not put yourself down for getting nothing done today!
You breathed the cool autumn air, took delight in the crimson and golden fall color so beautiful right now. You allowed yourself to be, with no agenda, no worries, no second thoughts.
Red and gold maple leaves
You felt your heart beating and the blood moving through your body, the air flow in and out of your lungs as they expand and contract. You felt cool water flow into your throat and filter through you.
Did you heard a flock of crows calling to each other as they flew from tree to tree? Did you open your eyes to the bright deep sky, the wispy clouds moving lazily with the wind, dissolving and re-forming? Did you enjoy watching the scarlet and amber leaves raining down in the breeze?
You took part in this great web of life today, no matter what you checked off on your to-do list. Simply by being here in a physical body, you have chosen to cast your lot in and belong to the great throng of life here on this earth.
Do not fool yourself, there is no test for admittance here. There is nothing you need to prove! You belong here.