It's tree-pruning time in New England and I recently spent an afternoon with Jim, our gardener, learning about how to support the trees we've planted in our yard. As it turns out, the care and nurturing of trees can teach us a few things about the care and nurturing of our lives.
I know life requires us to be present to everything – the success and sadness, the peace and pain. Learning to be with all of our feelings is fertilizer for growth and healing. It’s just not that easy.
In February of this year I gave my husband Michael a special Valentine’s Day gift. I arranged a private salsa lesson with Piotrek, the owner of a local dance studio. Piotrek is a spiritual teacher disguised as a salsa instructor.
There is a force of nature that co-creates with you. It is a transformative force. Transformation contains within it the co-creative aspects that create new form. You are beginning to learn your own co-creative force and discover its limitations and freedoms from your perspective.
I am encouraging you as well to do some targeted weeding in your own life, and the thought patterns you have developed over the years. Look at where you stopped growing, and when you have allowed some big tumbleweeds to crowd your mind, and your space.
Be a blessing to yourself. Make the world easy and brilliant for you today. Truly, make every day a day of rest. As it is, you seldom make Sunday a day of rest. Perhaps We want to define rest. Here it is: Resting means letting go.