Throughout February, I have been spending part of each week on Vancouver’s north shore and I will continue to do so indefinitely. The tree in this photograph is a tree I met many years ago. It is just a few blocks from my Grandma’s house.
The last time I visited this Cedar tree, I had my child with me. It was the around the time my mother had died and we were also caring for Grandma. I stumbled upon this spot and received so much grounding and strength.
Throughout the years I have been told to sit with my back against Cedar trees. Each time I do, the support of the trees brings me strength, cleansing and clarity. This past weekend — mid-February 2019, I was at this tree again. This time by myself.
The message I receive from the tree was the same as I received three years ago: “bring the children here.” While the work I have done up to this point in regards to bringing children outdoors is acknowledged, I see that it is bigger than this. Bringing kids outdoors is going to be ‘normalized’ again. I am to bring all the children outdoors. While my linear mind wonders, “how can I get all the children outside?” — My Spirit already knows. So, I simply let go, because I know that all the beauty ahead of us is nothing we can imagine in our human minds.