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 up and noticed the life in a Tree? It’s so wonderful to see the sun shining down upon the green leaves. It never fails to happen . . . when I look up into those leaves . . . really look. . . and breath . . . and become present in the moment as I look . . . a gentle breeze comes forth and THOSE leaves begin to move. It’s like the leaves are waving to me . . maybe even applauding. At that VERY moment, I know that I am NOT alone. My heart fills with love and peace. I thank the Lord for being by my side and loving me . . . even with all of my faults.