What are you ready to let go of?

Trees have great wisdom. They know in which direction to grow branches to reach for more light. They know in which direction to expand their roots to maintain balance. 

Trees know when to sprout new buds as temperatures warm in the spring. They know when to conserve their energy and no longer send valuable nutrients to the leaves in the autumn as temperatures cool. 

The falling of leaves happens naturally after the tree makes the decision to focus its energy elsewhere. What is it in your life that no longer serves you? And is it not time for you to focus your energy on what matters the most?

Difficult times

I remember when a grasshopper visited me.

I was stretched out on the grass enjoying the sun on a warm autumn day, when I felt something on my arm. As I turned my head to look, I nearly jumped when I saw an enormous grasshopper on my forearm.

After I calmed down, I began to take a close look at the enormous bug still perched on my arm.

The thing was gigantic. It was bright green, with red eyes, and powerful appendages.  I could feel the weight of it on my skin.  And then I noticed one of its rear legs was missing in what must have been a brutal incident.

Grief spilled over me. This poor grasshopper could no longer hop as he once did. How was this grasshopper going to make its journey across the tall grass field?

As my mind continued to spin in worried thoughts, it spread its wings and flew away.