"Pay attention to the trees that you pass when you go about your day: whenever you're out walking, or cycling or driving." - Holly Worton from the book, If Trees Could Talk.
This session’s guided meditation will spend time exploring the magical possibility of wish trees.
On travels you may have encountered wish trees; which span the globe going back to ancient times.
Traveling to Ireland, I had the opportunity to spend time on the Hill of Tara, where I found a Hawthorne adorned with a mixture of wishes on fabric hung by locals and travelers.
Wishes are written on “Clooties, which is a Scottish word meaning “Cloth”
Clooties are torn bits of fabric, paper or ribbon. Sometimes they can simply be a silent prayer or wish held while tying some ribbon.
This simple act combines the emotions and intentions inside a personal and sacred act to inspire the desired outcome. Wish trees are often found near sacred wells, but they can be found anywhere.
The Mantra anchor this week
We can be trees in order to calm, drop our worries, reach to the sky with our dreams and wishes, and breathe deeply for our own life experiences and to process the world around us.
Breathing in: Earth
Breathing out: Sky
I love this mantra. We are infinite beings, so yes we can imagine sending our energy into the earth and up into the clouds, and we can realize we are actually able to. It’s just a shift and an openness of Being.
A Journaling Prompt for any willing writers:
Make a list of clooties; wishes, hopes, intentions and desires to place on your wish tree.
What would you like to send to the year past?
What would you like to send to all the loved ones, and to yourself sitting right here
in the present moment?
What would you like to send to the year ahead? What thoughts are you stirring up in a pot of future experiences?
Applegate, K. (2017). Wishtree. Feiwel and Friends NY
Davies, M. (n.d.). Be Different to Trees. (Published in 924) Www.Poetrynook.Com. Retrieved October 20,
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