"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

Let's between us make the world a better place.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

A Tree Blessing

May you be like a tree whose roots quarry deep
Into the earth’s wisdom,
so that your mind is filled with vision and inspiration.
May you grow strong like a tree knowing your growth,
however slow and painful, is not just for yourself.
but for this lovely planet.
May you pause like the tree to feel the gentle winds of heaven upon you, 
    and the heart of the Creator warm and golden within you.
May you be wise as the tree who taps the centre of its
being for truth,

so that amidst every storm that shakes your roots
you will know that all is well.
Within your still centre may you know the magic
of love that opens all doors and heals all pain.
May you always be strong and firm and beautiful as a tree.

Stephanie Sorrell

I think that is so beautiful. It is in Stephanie's lovely new book, Nature as Mirror: an Ecology of Body, Mind and Soul.
Nature is a mirror, she explains, reflecting back at us the fractures and chasms within our own psyche. Because of this, nature can also be used as a powerful healing tool, and this book explains how to use nature’s own natural cycles and patterns to heal our own souls. Also, and importantly, until we develop an intimate sense of our union with nature, we will continue to work against the natural environment, with all that this implies in environmental destruction. If we do not heal our relationship with nature it will destroy us. Here are her links to Amazon, and do check out her poetry whilst you are there.

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