This morning I woke up with clear direction, very specific instructions.  It’s time for us to return to the regular rotation around our card altar.  And, that this would be our main focus today.

             When I realized which deck was up next and what the message was about, it made perfect sense.

“You just look around, look into the eyes of a child, or into the eyes of your beloved, your mother, your best friend – or just feel a tree.

Have you ever hugged a tree?  Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know that it is not only that you have hugged the tree but that the tree also responds, the tree also hugs you.

Then for the first time you will be able to know that the tree is not just the form, it is not just a certain species the botanists talk about, it is an unknown god – so green in your courtyard, so full of flowers in your garden, so close to you, beckoning you, calling you again and again.”

             This is JUST what we’ve been discussing with our messages of relationships and being more than our physical shells.

fire suit

“Experiencing  ~  3  ~  Fire: Action

An ‘experience’ is something that can be filed away in a notebook, or captured on film and pasted into an album.

‘Experiencing’ is the feeling of wonder itself, the thrill of communion, the gentle touch of our connectedness with all that surrounds us.

The woman in this illustration is not just touching the tree, she is in communion with it, she has almost become one with it.

It is an old tree, and has seen many hard times.  Her touch is gentle, reverent, and the white on the inside of her cape reflects the purity of her heart.  She is humble, simple – and that is the right way to approach nature.

Nature doesn’t bang any drum when it bursts forth into flower, nor play any dirges when the trees let go of their leaves in the fall.  But when we approach her in the right spirit, she has many secrets to share.

If you haven’t heard nature whispering to you lately, now is a good time to give her the opportunity.”

Today’s Resources:

Osho Zen Tarot


6 thoughts on “Our Connectedness

  1. Nature is awesome. Yesterday a baby bunny was by my front porch (camera shy – but with patience I got pics!) and I realized the small critters are returning to my yard. While I miss my elderly neighbors, the best neighbors I ever had, I don’t miss all the cats that ran loose. And you know I love cats. They decimated all the small animal populations, even the snakes. But now with the cats gone, Mother Nature is balancing herself again. I love it. No, I don’t love the ‘eat all the plants’ thing you can get with bunnies, but it is a sign that things are balancing out. That I’ll take. It’s nicer with balance. More peaceful. Who knows, maybe I’ll get lucky and the snakes will come back this year as well!

  2. I did hug a tree, many years ago in a forest in Devon England, and I could tell that the tree hugged me back! I’ve never forgotten that feeling. We shared a moment and my perception of the life around me began to change. I still haven’t come to fully understand it, but I’ve never doubted it was real. The tree acknowledged my presence. The tree will, indeed, hug you back.

  3. Besides hugging a tree (which I have done a lot of, especially in the redwoods…I think I was one, once, btw) there is another connection which is called grounding. Bare feet on the grass, or dirt. We do this in Mary’s yard after our walks, sometimes. Just take your shoes and socks off, and let your feet be in the grass for a while. Really powerful!

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