Spirituality In Nature

We can be more like trees opening our crown to the Universe and rooting down deep with our feet into mother earth. A tree that is beginning to grow sends roots down into Mother Earth even as it reaches and opens to the sky above, seeking nourishment from the sun and the moisture in the air and in the rain that falls.

In the same way, we can envision ourselves as treelike beings, imagining that we have roots reaching down into the earth, energetic strands that keep us connected. At the same time, the crowns of our heads lift and open to receive nourishment from above. Just like a tree, we seek the sunshine and water we need to survive and thrive.

Both trees and people serve as conduits for the intermingling of the opposite and complementary elements of air, water, sun, and earth. We also share creative ways of growing, regardless of the challenges we come up against in our environments. Trees will even grow through rock, shattering it, i