weathering storms

When Trees Fall – Life Cycles

Embracing Life’s Cycles Through Dryadic Wisdom

Last wAfternoon Tree Shadoweek I released from my life, a former partner of 20 years. He was one of those people that filled space with his eclectic presence while sharing darting glimpses of an impish nature. Although we differed in taste of a variety of things, we did share a unique perspective of life; it’s bigger than you experience, while small in your mind. Our life experience is where we gather the bricks we lay to define our perspective, to limit interaction, and create the windows and doors for future experience.

As I reminisce over events passed, determine the destiny of possessions no longer needed, I see the culmination of an individual’s evolution of philosophy, expressions and dreams. Spread throughout a realm of personal domain, books, music, art and day-to-day living provides a macrocosmic viewing of a person. And yet, each piece offers a microcosmic viewing of the individual inside themselves.

The process of cathartic release through cleaning and clearing of once prized possessions, has brought to my attention, the way I gather and collect the ‘things’ of my mind’s desirous habits; my music, art, foods and belongings; all things to adorn my castle of being. And I have begun to question the truth of my choices. Not a judgement of its beauty, but of my intention for obtainment. Why this? Why that?

One of the great lessons of living and walking on our Celestial Mother’s belly, is to remember that ourFern Growth on Tree organic avatar, the form we wonder about in – that truthfully belongs to her – isn’t the one that collects, gathers and possesses anything; it is our mind-personality. Our body could care less about that Andy Warhol poster, Sprig-green wall color, or the style of furniture and fixtures we proudly show to friends and family. It has no concept of whether this food is trendy, tastes good or looks nice; again it is the mind-personality that discerns. For somewhere at some time, we experienced something, gave it value and gathered into our realm of living.

Our mind, divinely woven into a three pound collective of cellular weaving and winding, is divided into two halves joined with a dance hall in between. Here is where we learn to merge the dance steps with the feeling of dancing; the form with function, the linear with organic. It is the library of our life, carefully catalogued into various sections and departments, an on-demand system for the personality to reach into at a moment’s notice to respond and discern the ‘what happens next’ part of our life. Our fiber-optic network which we rely upon for lightning-fast response, streams as much as possible and as fast as possible, all sensory input associated with the summoning issued. Problem is if the file is empty it, grabs the next option available, leaving us with a bewildered expression.

Tree Rings wit MossHis passing also brings into focus the cycles of our life. We are born into freedom and it slowly recedes from us through that pavlovian process we acquiesce into from preschool onward. If we are lucky, if our friends and family allow our individuality to freely expand and express, we grow wings of empowerment and soar to our Soul’s content.

Tonight is a night of tarot, where I meet my adopted family on the earth-realm, and embrace the spiritual family of my past life connections. While we divine and intuit through the cards, I wonder if he will share his reclaimed freedom and offer insights from the realm of Source’s mansions and gardens. Will I see the major arcana of Death/Rebirth? Or will the Priestess appear showing a return straight up the Tree-of-Life back to Source? Will one of the minor arcana appear such as two-wands, mastery of personal domain, or an archetype such as one of the Thoth Princes showing Tiphareth is his destination and return to that Buddha, Christ, Zen energy of the Solar Son presence. Either way, I am excited to see the outcome; to use the cards as a tool to learn more, experience deeper, and celebrate that joyous cycle of returning to the IAM before returning back for a new ME.Sun Rays thru Trees

So, to all who are walking through transition, are helping those in transition or consider what the winter of life holds, worry not my friend…here is some dryadic wisdom to help.

We are the human trees that walk the Earth, and as such we they are kindred souls of the four
elements; we are of the fifth. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Enlil referred to trees as ‘divine beings’ for they are as close to holding a soul as the Natural Order can conceive. We are the Solar presence of the human-tree; four forces using the four elements for expression, powered by the Sun of the Son of Source. We are the Sons and Daughters of the Cosmos, also divine beings.

So remember….

  • All seeds carry the unabridged blueprint from time immemorial, so do you through your genetic material and more importantly your Akashic records ~
  • All saplings reach for the sun, embrace the moon, dance in the wind, and weather storms, they are built for living, so are you, you just might have forgotten how powerful and wondrous you are ~
  • A tree or forest does not compete with itself or each other, they weave and reweave for stability and continuity, so can you be the master-weaver of your life-fabric of expression ~
  • Trees honor their presence through the lust to express, without question, without worry, the final outcome is the gift they share when they release, so know you die daily and rebirth in each morning – a new day of potential presence ~
  • When a tree falls, they actually surrender to the Great Mother, it is a celebration and all of its knowing, recorded in the cellular structure of its heartwood, is released into the archives of the grand matrix of Earth, so will you share your archived experience with Source and the grand matrix of the Hue-Man forest ~
  • All trees are connected through the network of expressive presence, they do not understand separation, only connection, so remember, none of us are alone, ever; your Soul will never abandon you – sing to it, dance with it, wake it up and shout IAM together!

Grace Sequoia ~

Dryad of the Mother Tree, now in the Hue-Man Tree of Life

Storm Walking….

photo by Benjamin Von Wong

STORM WALKING…

I don’t know about any of you in your life experience walk, but there are so many who are suffering through some serious life storms. Whether by conscious choice, friendly or familial connections, or through the connections of chance, we meet and see others with heavy hearts and saddened eyes. This is in part due to what we are collectively are walking through, but also what each of us are reaching for individually.

There is a universal symphony in play that is energetically in motion. Each movement, each crescendo followed by the lull of soft sounds, creates and weaves the newness of what is to come for us all. This also means that those of us, striving for a higher understanding of connection, purpose, and depth of heart and soul, are now an instrument in this great symphony of sound and magic. Those of you who knowingly reach for the stars and planets, are watching the movements and charting the ebb and flow of energies for the rest of us sailing this cosmic sea of life. Some of you are listening to the subtle complex language of the soul. Whether by angelic, galactic or earthly, these sounds, colors and insights are keenly offering guidance in unique ways.  But how do we help those, who don’t have this unique understanding of the stars, elements, and means of magical divination?

This is the heart of my message. I too am walking through a series of storms, of which I am constantly dropping anchor to find focus, and once grounded and aware of my surroundings, I can chart the next choice of action. Whether to lilt along or drum harder, I feel better attuned to what is happening around me and lucky at the same time. But there are others I know who are struggling and in despair. How do you help these people, those who you meet briefly? By being the lantern of hope and focus in your own life.

It is not for us to deny another of their choice consequences. Each storm we weather, each journey we make, offers us valuable lessons for future journeying. For you Shamans out there, I know you understand this metaphor. It hurts to see so much suffering, but unless we are asked for assistance, we are denying them the right to own their experience. This is entirely separate from the support and loving presence one can offer. Much like watching a child playing and knowing the next event is a bump on the head or scraped knee, you allow the opportunity of knowledge to be ‘experienced’, rather than teaching fear of falling or fear of experience.

Does this mean someone physically suffering from an ailment should not be healed? Au contraire’, it means that you can walk with them but not for them. You can hold the umbrella, but not keep them out or away from a storm. It can be heart breaking to watch someone traverse chasms of experience in stormy weather, but they become wizened by their experience and may even offer some unique tips of storm walking.

So, to bring this full circle – this month is about to transition into August, the month of finishing off the pregnancy of the summer, and sidling up to September where harvest is finished and the sap slows going into October. Here we finish a quarter and prepare for the next Equinox. Another ‘super’ moon is coming also (did you get your abundance check written). This is a powerful time and the push and pull of energies is going to increase the level of energetic activity. What doesn’t work will be washed away in preparation for what will work. Those of you who are weathering current storms, batten down the hatches and apply a heavy dose of mirth and all will be well. For those that don’t have the skill sets you do, show them by example the ability to be calm, focused, grounded and why mirth is key to both healing and spiritual sailing. Love and light transcend all boundaries, and it shines forth by example. Be the beacon of light in the storm. A lighthouse doesn’t go out and rescue, but it meets its purpose by remaining steadily focused on being true to itself, shining forth consistently, and offering sighs of relief that there is indeed someone out there besides the vessel weathering the storm. Be the light house in the human lighthouse, mobile, loving, and shining forth from the deepest heart and soul of who you are.  You may change the life of someone by random kindness. I did. I found about it much later, but it was just by being there, not judging, and not saving or healing them. They did it on their own; and it was wonderful.

Be the light you are ~ let it shine forth from all you are.

Ho’pono pono link ~ About purpose, and shining forth your love.

Grace LeFae’