My sister sent me an amazing blog about trees that beautifully expressed the reasons I love our steadfast friends. You can read it here. Trees are beautiful, yes, but they also provide us with food, medicine, improve our air quality, provide shelter, prevent encroaching sand, and temper storms. They teach us to be still, think more than act, can literally hold us upright, have the same requirements as us to sustain life, they are models on how to just BE, and more importantly they teach us how to pray.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
A tree that looks at God all day,
The closest I have ever felt to God is in the arms of a tree. I have never seen someone stand beside one without looking radiant, magical, receiving and transmitting love much like any human in a loving relationship would. Ultimately, communion with trees is the first step to repairing and preventing damage to our tall and not so tall friends. Let’s stop and appreciate our Guides. This also allows us to also tune in to God, our spirit, and each other.