I was gifted a beautiful cone from a 3000-year-old giant seqouia tree in California, a few months ago. It has been sitting on my altar, and it just felt magical to know of its ancient background and feel the connection to this part of me that is my mother and earth.
When I was doing a meditation connecting to nature the other day, I held the cone in my hand, and intertwined my energies with its dry, light earthiness. Much to my surprise, I started getting very clear messages and pictures from it which truly were so poignant and powerful that it touched me deeply. And in such a gentle, steady and welcoming voice, the beautiful life-spirit of the tree pointed me towards a lighter, easier and more heartfelt way of living.
It was just what I needed.
So I wanted to forward its gift to you too.
Yes – I come from age and I have no age. I am ageless as I keep repeating the cycle of life.
I fall – I let myself fall and there is tremendous joy in falling as I know that this is my destiny. This is my nature - I am nature and my destiny as I fall from the stem and towards the earth.
Are you afraid to fall? You seem to be afraid of falling – and yet – it is in falling that you are LOVING your nature and your life! How can I live my nature and my life if I don't fall from the trunk? How can I decompose and return to mother if I don't fall? How can I be reabsorbed and sprout to life yet again if I don't fall? It is the cycle of life that gives it the beauty and the power.
I am here. I don't challenge. I don't ask - I don't want. I don't judge. I am in my bloom – I am from and to my mother. I am life.
By living my nature – I find true joy. True meaning. If I am gnawed by a squirrel – is it not love? Is it not life? I am changed, yes, and I understand that you are so afraid to be changed. This is strange to me. I have my joy in changing, in finding the change of the cycle of life, as you will call it. If I am eaten and broken apart by a squirrel – I am turning in to food, nourishment and love for that being. Is it not love? Is it not life? It is ecstasy in living and being changed by life – in letting yourself be lived and loved by mother life herself.
You are concerned by staying intact. By staying “complete” as you say it. I don't know what that is. I am not complete if I am not eaten. I am not complete if I stay the same, stay in my place on my branch and do not let myself fall. I have no sense of wanting to be other than I am – I have no sense of wanting to be something else. That is because I feel safe – I feel complete trust and safety in nature. I feel completely loved, and whole, in whichever state or shape I am. I just am, as life just am.
So this is what I will give you as my message today; Let life change you! Let yourself be lived and be loved, let yourself be changed by life! Because life is love. As you call it. You call it so many words – and you speak and think so many words. Come, stay with me a little, and just rest. Just be. Just let yourself sway in the wind, changing and moving within that which is life.