Timeless Presence** (Part One)

It was a graceful willow tree that called to me. When the world got too confusing and too noisy, I would sit in the open hand of my tree to feel its comfort and to feel connected to something bigger than myself. The rustling leaves offered soft approvals and I would feel a presence I could not name. The tree became my regular go-to for prayer, strength and guidance. But it was inevitable that I would grow up and soon my encounters with my tree became less and less frequent.

Then one memorable evening I recall lingering a bit longer enjoying a bright starlit sky. Silhouetted against the night sky, my tree stood taller than I remembered. A summer breeze rippled through the air and my willow tree swayed low. It seemed to nod reverently to me.

I nodded back.

It felt like a farewell . . .

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Tomorrow: Part Two of Timeless Presence

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Today’s post is in honor of trees, lovely and steadfast.

THINK LIKE A TREE

Soak up the sun
Affirm life’s magic
Be graceful in the wind.

Stand tall after a storm.
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice.

Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers.
Hang tough through a cold spell.

Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky.

Be still long enough to
hear your own leaves rustling.

-------W Jacobs, K Shragg, Tree Stories: Collection of Extraordinary Encounters 
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And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  
         -----Genesis 2:9
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And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.  
       ------Genesis 3:22-24

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**Timeless Presence is an excerpt from my book, The Nature Whisperer: Seasons of Light.

The Nature Whisperer: Seasons of Light: Inspirational Messages Where Gardens Grow: Hill, Dr Gloria: 9781644682050: Amazon.com: Books

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See Also:

Tree, Tree Of Life, Frame, Spiritual

One Comment Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    such imagery Gloria- and the beauty of the pictures! thank you

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