In Praise of Trees

This is part of the Animist Blog Carnival issue TREES, hosted by Naturebum.

As we breathe out, they breathe in, and as we breathe in, they breathe out. They are a vital part of Gaia’s ecosystem and without them, we could not exist. This is a post to show reverence for our brothers and sisters…the Trees…

Advice from a Tree by Ilan Shamir

“Dear Friend…
Stand tall and proud
Sink your roots deeply into the earth
Reflect the light of your true nature
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The energy and birth of spring
The growth and contentment of summer
The wisdom to let go the leaves in the fall
The rest and quiet renewal of winter
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!”

tree blog pic

If you are interested in helping to save some trees, without any great cost, consider bookmarking the Ecology Fund website and visiting it daily to click the “save the trees” button. Every time you do so, it saves 70 sq ft of the South American rainforest. If you are more ambitious, why not try planting a tree in your garden or donating money to a charity that does like the Woodland Trust.


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