Not Just A Blonde

We are "Not Just" who we seem to be on this Earthly plane, but so much more. We are ALL children of a loving God who is calling us home to Love. This blog is dedicated to those of us on that journey together…

Sometimes we just need a place to get away and think. Nature is a wonderful place to do just that! Away from the noises of the world without it’s stressors and distractions, we are able to center ourselves. Spending time in nature can calm the mind and open our ears to God’s promptings.

Find yourself a thinking tree or a special thinking place you can go to relax and retreat. Doing this is one way to care for yourself and to connect with the Divine. With the hectic nature of our lives, it seems we could use all the help we can get.

❤️Ann ‘Not Just A Blonde’

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Thinking Tree

Find yourself a Thinking tree.
A place to rest
A place to breathe
Rest there alone
Or sit there with me
A thinking tree for you and me.</

Sitting by the Thinking tree
I wonder about history.
What have I done?
What is to be?
A thinking tree, a place to Be.

~Ann L. McPherson

Photo credit: Dan Grayson (2014)

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3 thoughts on “Thinking Tree

  1. Chas says:

    A tree is the record of its history. Its many branches were once buds, then twigs. It bears the scars of damage done to it in the past. Each year it evolves by the addition of new buds and new leaves and twigs, growing gradually from a seed, through being a sapling, until it becomes a mature tree.

    We evolve from birth in a very similar way, branching out through our experiences and relationships, gathering the scars of damage done to us, both physical and emotional, until we too reach maturity. If the damage in certain areas is too great, then the maturity in those areas will be curtailed, leaving us in a childlike state there. We see this in what we term ‘immature’ behavior, e.g. in adult tantrums; incontinence, e.g. in alcoholism and drug addiction, and bullying. Every action of damage leaves its scars.

    Sorry if that sounds sad, but it is true, and it helps us to understand both ourselves and others.

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    1. Thought-provoking analogy Chas. The good news is that one day our scars will be fully healed! Even trees that are scarred can reach their arms up to Heaven and enjoy the company of the forest! As trees mature and begin to decay they become the homes for small animals and then finally enrich the soil for future trees and green-life to come! Thank you for your comment! ❤️Ann

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      1. Chas says:

        On a more optimistic and practical plane, high winds during the spring here, which came after a wet spell, knocked down at least 30 mature trees within a mile radius of here. However, this was followed by more wet weather and some of these trees are still alive, because they have enough roots left in the ground to provide them with water on which to live. Even what seems to have been catastrophic damage might not be terminal.

        Also I liked your example of recycling in nature, because new life is created out of destruction. Even in the cosmos, where suns die and explode, they provide stardust from which new planets come into being.

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