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Spirit of Nature

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.

 

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

 

A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.

 

A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.

 

When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.

 

A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one's suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother.

 

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.”

― Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

 

Some favorite quotes

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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

― Albert Einstein

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

― Pablo Picasso

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

― Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

“Sometimes people are beautiful.

Not in looks.

Not in what they say.

Just in what they are.”

― Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenge

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

― Albert Einstein

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Chakras

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Because the human body is an energy system, we can use different energy forms to interact with the functions of that system.Understanding the human chakra system is the key to understanding how to use color as part of the healing process.

 

Chakras are the primary mediators of all energy coming into and radiating out of the body. In other words, they mediate the impulses of our energy system. Although not part of the physical body, they link the subtle energy fields surrounding the body to the activities of the body itself. This is often thought of as metaphysical "mumbo jumbo," but modern science has shown that in the areas of the body where chokras are traditionally located, the electromagnetic emanations are higher.

 

Chakras help the body distribute energy for its various physical, emotional, mental and spiritual functions. Each chakra is connected to functions of the physical body, primarily through the endocrine glands and spinal system. Chakras mediate energy inside and outside of the body through the various spinal contacts. This energy is distributed throughout the body by means of the nerve pathways and the circulatory system. In this way, all of the organs, tissues and cells receive the vibrational energy accordingly.

 

One of the most effective means of restoring balance is through the use of color. Individual chakras and the related organs and systems in the body will respond to different colors. If there is an imbalance, we can use colors or combinations of colors to restore homeostasis (balance) to a chakra and, thus, to those systems and energies of the body; more specifically, color vibrations are transmitted to the vertebrae of the spine, where the vertebrae transfer the color frequencies along the nerve pathways to the organs and systems of the body, restoring balance. This applies also to those emotional and mental imbalances that can cause or aggravate physical problems."

 

Information taken from :

How To Heal With Color


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