Sedona’s beauty is breathtaking and powerful. It doesn’t take long to leave the crowds of tourists and head out into the desert and stand in awe and honor the red rocks that rise from the earth. I enjoyed the Boynton Canyon Trail, which I hiked barefoot on soft red pebbles and sand. It was soothing to open my foot channels and let warm, grounding earth energy flow and energize my legs.
One thing that struck me about Sedona (aside from the obvious magnificent red rock formations) was the juniper trees. The junipers were really dynamic and sometimes stood twisted and bare in the sun. The trees were remarkable to sit by, with their warm, dry bark. In this picture, I am sitting with a peaceful twisted juniper, and feeling an immense sense of joy.
Placing the heart against a tree is a humbling experience.
I love this Gaia Oracle card “Intuitive Communication,” illustrated by intuitive artist Toni Carmine Salerno. Notice the tree has a heart radiating. I love the choice of heart centered, intuitive communication, because it realizes the relationship we can have with trees, plants, and other beings if we just open our hearts and listen. The woman in this illustration can sense the tree’s radiating heart, with her eyes closed. This card resonates deeply with me and my calling for 2013.
As the new year approaches, I reflect on the trees that have touched me during the 2012. All the wisdom I have received from the trees I have immense gratitude. Thank you trees!
Looking towards 2013, I am being called to bring more tree people to the trees and practice intuitive listening with trees and in nature. This is a purely heart-centered act that I am guided to facilitate in the next year, and beyond.
There are so many ways we can connect to the earth and at the same time, to our wisdom and intuitive guidance. Starting with a heart centered practice is a way to ensure that future actions are centered in the heart, with intentions of loving and peaceful connections.
There is a young alaskan cedar tree right outside our bedroom window.
At first, this cedar was not very open to communication.
But when I got to know it better, I realized this tree has spent most of it’s young life battling himalayan blackberry bushes above and under ground. There is evidence that someone must have trimmed the bushes that were tangled into the cedar’s lower branches right before we moved into the house
The cedar still feels a bit like it’s on the mend. I created a healing circle around it, and placed an amethyst cluster at the base of it’s trunk. I’m also keeping an eye out for those blackberry bushes.
Now it peeks in the window every morning to say hello. I look forward to spending more time with this tree while living here.