I Am The Tree and The Tree Is Me
By Guest Blogger Jewels Edwards
I used to wait on people hand and foot,
I used to wait on people to have time for me,
I used to wait for a moment to do anything for anyone,
Outside of myself, and what I may have needed, or what I may have wanted. Unknowingly to me I was loving, from the outside in.
Today I love, from in inside out.
I know what I want and I know what I need.
I am not afraid to say it out loud, nor do I make excuses for anything.
I feel what I feel and I know what I know.
I share my truth, and I have lost many of the ones I did anything and everything for… out the door.
When I became first for myself, I have witnessed the relationships in my life fall away, like the leaves in the fall.
Only to become fertilizer to the ground beneath my very own tree.
You see, I am the tree and the tree is me.
My roots are firmly rooted in the earth, and my branches reach high into the sky.
It’s the in between that gets messy.
Where do I, as the tree depend on nature to nurture my soil?
Where do I, seek when my roots loose their soil?
Where do I reach when my branches have been broken?
How do I mend the earth terms unspoken?
Where do I love when they are clearing my forests?
Where do I breathe, when my bark has become polluted?
How do I be, when my surroundings change and I no longer can provide shade? Where do I trust, when I am feeling separate from the earth?
How do I recover what has taken years to destroy?
It is I, who will water and nurture your roots,
It is I, who has heard your cry, yes… pull on your baby boots.
It is I, the one you have walked with for so long, here to guide you, shelter you, you the strong.
Give me your worries and let go of your cares…
It is I, the still one,
I am always here.
Reach for the stars reach for the sky,
Your soul is like the tree… always connected it can never die..
You are eternally connected to me.
The appearance of separation is only and illusion.
Breathe the air of life, our connecting life’s fusion.
One with one, we shall rise…
You have taken the first step, I hear your cries.
Allow me dear one to shelter your fears, it is I dear one that holds your tears.
Like rain to the earth your tears are to me…
A cry for life just like the tree.
We share the same soul both you and I.
We share the same heart, it breaks open so we can fly…
Open your wings spread them far and wide…
Releasing all shame, and guilt, including your stubborn pride.
For it all has become transmuted shadows and all…
Trust with all you are… Feel the fall.
The new earth will rise lite as a feather,
The storms are here lets not be deceived by the weather.
Focus on your heart mind, and see the love in all…
You are on the right track… you have answered the call.
Be as one, united in my cause.
Be as one united, no time for pause.
I lift you now to a vibration of love,
Be as you will, and I will come from above.
Reach dear one as high as you might, I will be there to grab hold, don’t give up the fight!
I have dispatched my angels to open the doors;
This is the new earth, no one has to do it alone anymore.
Be as the tree no reason is needed.
Being you is all I ask, be not depleted.
Trust in the process and know I am here…
Ask for what you need and have no fear.
Jill Thomas CCHT
Soul Connect Hypnotherapy
Encinitas, CA 92024