Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tree of life

We carry a lot of burdens. We hold on to them because we think it is up to us to sustain their weight. We don't realise there is a way to set them down and walk a little lighter. Take some time today to visit a tree, maybe in a park or your yard. Observe its outstretched branches and solid trunk. That tree you approach will have strength that you will feel and sense inside. Then, take each worry of the day (I shouldn't have had fries with my meal, I should've remembered my friend's birthday), imagine it being lifted off your shoulders (picture the words in 3-D if your mind allows it) and then place each worry on a different branch and watch to see if the weight damages the tree. It won't, but you will wonder how on Earth you were holding on to such a heavy load.Let your friendly tree allow you freedom and energy to play, to laugh, to dream. You may want to revisit your tree tomorrow and thank it for carrying your worries. All things love to be appreciated.


  1. 2014 has not been my year of blogging as you have noticed. But wow, the energy I receive from being creative and imagining positive outcomes and the idea of maybe helping others who are struggling is like warm sunlight on my soul. Thank you for sticking with me and not giving up!

  2. i love your insights, and i have missed you dearly. happy to see you around here again :)

  3. I'm glad you're back blogging!! We've missed you Vanessa.

  4. I've learned that I need to take care of myself first, before I can help others. To do otherwise is codependency
    . I am the only person on earth who can make my welfare my number one priority. If I don't, no one else will.

    I'm not asking you to agree, but I find giving my burdens to God
    works better than giving them to a tree. The One I know is loving, patient, kind and gracious, not to mention a Higher Power that has a sense of humor and is incredibly supportive.

    Hope to see you over at my place soon. And, I still invite you to a Skype chat. Let me know when you want to do that. :-> It's been too long since we have.

    We do not get our healing in isolation or by staying within our head. Nope, that doesn't work. It is through relationships, healthy ones, that we find the emotional constancy we need.