As a small child growing up in the woods I was surrounded by very dear, sincere, loving, compassionate true friends. My best friend was an Arbutus tree. I met her one day when I was very sad. My heart pulled me right to her like a magnet. She lived deep in the woods on a bluff overlooking the forest and the moment we met I wrapped my arms around her and began crying. I cried and cried until I fell asleep and when I woke up I couldn’t remember what I had been crying about. Much later in life I discovered the Arbutus tree is known as a LOVE tree and love heals all.
Another good friend I spent time with was a grand Pine who lived by a creek. Leaning on his trunk always felt uplifting, soothing and invigorating. He would see me coming and smile in a way only a Pine tree can, and impart silent wisdom unparalleled by any master.
Nature is all around, which means we have unlimited friends that love us and care about our well being; always ready to help, heal and comfort in every possible way. If you put your focus on this truth and walk through the day aware that love is flowing to you everywhere you go, it changes things. You are never alone, you are always loved and protected, your needs and desires are acknowledged and considered.
The mountains and rivers, the oceans and the sky also have consciousness filled with pure love. There are loving friends surrounding you, nourishing and energizing you every moment. I may as well admit my computer is a dear friend with a name and a personality, as well as my car and the desk I am writing this on. Everything that surrounds us is made from consciousness enjoying a life of its own.
Would you like to play? Greet everything you come across as a friend. Welcome the tenderness it has to share. See the world alive with love and kindness and celebrate each wonderful chum along the way. Your playfulness will alleviate many of the challenges that lead to things like war, terror attacks and fear, by creating a happy wave of joy that washes across the universe healing others around the globe. Playfulness is truly that powerful. Just ask a tree.