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Practice Turning People Into Trees

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When you go out into the woods and you look at the trees,

you see all these different trees. 

And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight,

and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. 

And you look at the tree and you allow it. 

You see why it is the way it is. 

You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. 

And you don’t get all emotional about it.  You just allow it.  You appreciate the tree.

  The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. 

And you are constantly saying, “You’re too this, or I’m too this.” 

That judging mind comes in. 

And so I practice turning people into trees. 

Which means appreciating them just the way they are. 

– Ram Dass

I love this quote that I found today and so I had to share it with you.  I think it’s such an easy way for us to all get along, isn’t it?  In this world, connection and harmony are most important, as is appreciation of all people.  It’s inherent in us to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature, so why not enjoy the beauty of each other?  Instead of condemnation or criticism, let’s employ Ram Dass’ practice of looking at people as trees and appreciating them.  Isn’t it time we spread more light and love in this world?  I can see your heartlights sparkling dear friends!

Shine On!

xo

Nature Heals

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,

places to play in and pray in,

where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. 

~ John Muir

Do you feel grounded?  Do you feel a kinship with the Earth?  Do you ever open your arms to the wide beautiful planet we live on and look up to the skies at the sun, the moon, the stars and the planets which surround us and embrace the experience of this life around you?

Today, for a few moments, I’d like you to try.  Take a moment, plant your feet on the earth, open your arms wide and look up, left, right, down and all around you.  Turn yourself around, only one spin is necessary as you allow yourself to really see the world around you, feel the air, the ground and the beauty which surrounds you.  Breathe in the air.  Notice the sky’s colors.  Feel the pull of the earth and allow yourself to feel grounded in Mother Nature’s beauty pageant.

Feel the healing strength which comes from the experience.  Allow yourself the spiritual high which emanates from your soul as you commune with nature today.  You may have to indulge yourself a few times in order to embrace a glimpse of the healing possibilities which are yours to take as needed.  Spiritual love, nature and healing are all here for you.  You only need to notice and to embrace the beauty which we sometimes take for granted.

May you experience the healing power of nature today and always.

Shine On!

xo