I am a tree hugging, flower sniffing, grass rolling kinda girl. I feel a connection with all of nature’s delightful creatures. Today a tree-trimming crew appeared outside my office window, ready to take down a few of the old eucalyptus trees across the street. They had been slated for removal…considered diseased.
I said a prayer of kindness and thanks for these majestic beings who were giving up their lives. It was difficult not to feel grief for their passing….but when I tuned into their spirits, I could sense they knew this day would come and were humbly ready to give up that space so other trees, grass, flowers could grow in their spot.
When we respect and have reverence for all life, be it trees, people, animals, clouds… something in us shifts. We become soft, gentle, grateful. We become complete.