We are being called into action – be the cheetah! Swift, efficient and graceful. Run effortlessly through the tangle of mundane, grassy thoughts that impinge on having plentiful energy and focus. Fearlessly leap into life with a list of dreams and goals tucked close at hand. After having arrived and conquered, create time to rest and relax, thoroughly, unapologetically under the protective embrace of the Banyan tree. Being children of the Earth and stars we need to remember our roots. Banyan has her roots deeply in the ground while her limbs stretch far and wide to nurture our tired bodies and minds under her shady canopy. Banyan tree tells us the stories of others like us who need our nurturing, our warm embrace, our kindness, and how easy it is to offer this support without fostering co-dependence.
Crow, the winged messenger, has found a luscious, red jasper stone and placed it near the edge of the great Banyan tree’s trunk. A reminder to create healthy boundaries, pay attention to our root, the base of our spine, the energy center related to stability, release of fear, meeting our own emotional needs, and letting go of people and situations that no longer serve our health, growth and happiness. When we feel overly fatigued and drained of joy it’s an opportune moment to imagine our very own root dropping from the base of the spine deep into the Earth. On each inhale we draw forth all the energy, support and peace our hearts, bodies and minds are needing in that moment. Such a simple, yet powerful act of reconnecting to our genuine state of being.
“Be like a tree. Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Enjoy your unique, natural beauty. Keep growing!” — anonymous