We went on a hike this weekend and my kids could not get enough time playing with the tree sap that was spilling out of many trees along the way. Some was soft, most of it was hard, but they were fascinated by the amber liquid that could flow out of such a sturdy being.
Much of the area through which we were hiking had burned in a recent forest fire. While the canopy was still intact and green undergrowth flourished all around us, the trunks of most of the trees bore burn scars and told the story of trauma that had been endured. My youngest wondered aloud at one point, "Mama, is the sap like their blood? Are they bleeding?".
We had such a good discussion about how, yes, sap is like a tree's blood. We talked about their cycles of growth and change, and, even, how they had recently been found to have a heartbeat! "They aren't so unlike us, are they!?" he said. Nope, no they aren't.
And, that's just it. The more we can identify with nature, to see ourselves as an integral part of nature, the more in tune we become with the true needs of our being. It's our attunement with nature that that helps us connect more deeply with the ancient wisdom within each one of us.
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Nature is not something that is outside of us. We are nature and connecting to that knowing is at the root of what helps us find greater health.
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