There’s something about a willow tree that just stops me in my tracks. It is so majestic with so many long hanging branches. It’s leaves are gentle and soft. The willow tree sways with the wind as if to dance. It’s mass . . . so broad and wide. My soul stirs with comfort and peace. It’s as if my grandmother is holding her arms open to me and saying, “come to me child and let me hold and protect you.” Some cultures hold the willow tree as a spiritual symbol. Others describe it as a weeping. I just feel it’s amazing energy of protection and grace. Another sign that we have been blessed with beauty and that we all have the inner strength of a Willow Tree . . all connected . . all stable . . and never ending.
Have you ever looked into the sky and seen rays of light beaming down upon the earth? Have you ever wondered why? I’m certain a meteorologist could explain from a scientific standpoint the causes of these rays. To me . . . no explanation is needed. I accept those rays as a message- a message from a Being more powerful than I. When I see these rays, my soul fills with peace and I breathe. I know that the Grace of the Lord is with me and that I am never alone. God graces us with beauty in all that he touches. These beautiful rays of light coming from the gorgeous skies above, many times through wondrous clouds, brings hope to all of us. They are absolutely breathtaking. . . .