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.
Same as what I received three years ago, the insight I received while at this tree was, “bring the children here.” While I have been taking children outdoors regularly, and this work to bring 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 them all out here… While my linear mind wonders, “how can I get all the children outside?” — My Spirit already knows. So, I simply let go… I know that all the beauty ahead of us is nothing we can imagine in our human minds.