What the Trees Said – Our Bellies
We have missed you
What I know of the divine sciences and the Holy Scriptures,
I have learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters
than the beeches and the oaks. Bernard of Clairvaux
Spiritual Practice – Find a tree you like. Place both palms upon its bark. Feel the rough bark surface against your hands. Listen. Lean your weight against the tree. Look.
Last night coyote,
on the highway,
midst the gnarled
of grandfather oak
tucked his face
beneath his tail
and slept til dawn
May we all find among the trees resting places for our sorrow.
Go out among trees today.
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As I am in you be
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery. Galations 5: 1, NEB
I am off to spend some time listening to trees. Perhaps I will bring back messages. In the meantime, you might consider what you are trying to fix, hanging onto, or hungering after, that, in truth, you have already been set free from, or possess in great fullness. At least that is what I aim to do.