The strength of a tree grows with time, shaped by winds, rain and it’s natural surroundings. Branches grow left, right and above as roots stabilize and feed from below in the earth. They grow and reach new heights as they adapt to the environment, and renew themselves over time. The tree can be a part of a large forest or it may stand alone. Lean against a sprawling, fully-grown oak, maple, or any of the many stately trees in your area, and feel its peace envelope your body.
In Greek mythology, the oak tree was a symbol of Zeus, the God of Thunder. The commanding power of these trees symbolize physical strength and morale. The vitality of trees can affect our mental, emotional and spiritual energy. Both beautiful and symbolic, trees are formidable and can influence our spiritual lives. Take a moment to experience the spirituality of the tree. Take the time to appreciate the spiritual strength of trees and their part in soothing the human spirit.
The roots, trunk and branches of the tree represent the underworld, earth and heavens. Feel the joy and excitement of sitting under a beautiful tree on a glorious spring day and say a prayer or send positive intentions for the health of both the tree and yourself. Everyone loves trees, how could they not.
“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farm boy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.” ~ Hermann Hesse, Wandering ~
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