...a person lovely as a tree. Of course, that's not how the poem goes, but I like to think my version is true, too. I was joking today to a friend that I must have been a druid in a former life. I have respect and awe for trees, and I wonder what these giants would say to us if they could speak our language?
One time many years ago in LA., I was in a park, sitting on the ground reading, leaning up against a tree, when an earthquake occurred. Though I had been through quakes before, I had never been so closely connected to the earth during one. The tree and my upper body were in direct contact as were the earth and my lower body. I felt totally at one with both of them, and I was quaking with them. The quake felt organic as the tree and the earth and I vibrated together.
Is it possible that we can consciously live at one with the earth and all living things? Perhaps if we cultivated that connection we wouldn't fear all the cataclysmic acts of nature that now feel like disasters.
Spirit of this Planet, let me be a fully functional part of your Creation as I love all the elements of that Creation. May I acknowledge my oneness and strive to be a partner and a friend to all of Nature.