Monday, October 20, 2014

tree whispers

it was a healing weekend for me.
a wonderful healing gorgeous fall weekend.

on saturday i got to go sit with my goddess tree.

she's a huge old white oak.
thick and gnarled and full of wisdom.

i actually brought my stethoscope with me.
and it never even occurred to me to listen to HER heart.
(next time for sure!)
after greeting her, talking to her a bit,
touching her trunk, admiring her leaves,
i sat down, leaned my back against her, and listened to my heart.
i felt the breeze and soaked up her energy and some words of wisdom
that she whispered my way.
way wonderful.

and it seemsed to be the start of some much needed shift inside me.
the next day i spent almost the entire day outside.
that in itself did me a world of good.
add a much needed healing conversation in the sun,
and it was just what i needed.

i'll be workin' with the thoughts from my tree today.
thought i'd share them here to start with .


'how do i be me?' she asked the tree,
and she heard its whisper -
'listen to the beat of your heart,
stand tall in your roots,
with your arms stretched to the sky
as you claim your presence.
and you'll know there's nothing else
for you to do but to be you.'


diane in ar said...

Love this ter, love it!

margy said...

When I become an artist with fused and stained glass trees in four seasons, terri's poem above is going to be part of it all somehow! Thank you more than you know for the words and thoughts in your small poem about how to be myself in this world.

terri st. cloud said...

smillin' ladies. and margy! that would be the coolest combination!! :)

diane in ar said...

Love your plan Margy...what a combination that will be!

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