On Earth Day last week, I watched a news report about a community that had decided to plant trees in a grass-filled park to help with climate change. Progress!
Living in the mountains, I am surrounded by trees. I have learned to listen to their profound, albeit silent, teachings. Trees have hidden, mysterious complexities that we are only beginning to understand.
These majestic beings survive by adapting to seasons of scarcity and plenty. They are social creatures with an underground network to share water and nutrients as well as send warning signals to each other. They emit a high frequency distress sound when undergoing environmental stress, a measurable ultrasonic scream when their stems are cut.
They teach us about healing, how they rebuild their strength after trauma. Rather than ignoring their wounds, they embark on a protective response to prevent further damage. They initiate a slow, long-term adaptation that scars over and closes off the injury, knowing that premature closure of a wound would be catastrophic.
Healing in this way leads to growth of new branches and leaves, and their gnarled scars become part of their autobiography.
This wound response offers lessons for us about recovering from trauma, a guide for our own healing.
Covering wounds too soon to keep our pain hidden leads to festering. Feeling the depth of our pain, providing it with oxygen, taking time to heal, is empowering. Attempting to rapidly return to normal provides a superficial fix, broken in the first winter storm.
Sometimes wounds are trying to lead us to an unknown path, one that allows for complete life transformation. Other times we are led to pursue further possibilities as we continue along a familiar path. Or perhaps we are meant to stand strong, trusting our resilience as the seasons change.
Real healing is the construction of deeper roots, new branches, authentic strength.
These wise tree teachers present enlightening lessons that can transform our consciousness. Hear them.
Royce Morales is a renowned spiritual trailblazer who has been teaching her innovative approach to inner transformation for decades. She developed Perfect Life Awakening, a spiritually-based program that takes you from triggered to empowered!
Perfect Life Awakening provides tools to discover and resolve sources of subconscious, self-sabotaging inner programming. This profound work brings enlightenment down to earth, and unlocks the door to your highest potential.
If you are struggling to find joy, meaning and self-love, this inner adventure can shift your consciousness, awaken you to a life of deservingness, and connect you to your authentic self.
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Here are some fascinating, informative recent videos:
The Power of Intention
"Listen Up with Royce Morales!" is Royce's monthly radio program that focuses on listening to your intuition, your spiritual, heartfelt knowingness!
She interviews fascinating people who have listened and trusted their intuition in big ways. Airing the fourth Monday of every month at 9:00 a.m. PST on HealthyLife.net.
Click to listen to a recent interview with Reverend Arlene Hylton from Agape International Spiritual Center where she talks about her 47 day fast and how she trusts her intuition to guide her in life!
Royce is the author of three fascinating books about her teachings:
“Want: True love, past lives and other complications” explains the eternal connection of soulmates and the lessons that arrives from them.
“Know: A Spiritual Wake-Up Call” details in a step-by-step way, Royce's profound teachings that help you get in touch with who you really are by getting to the root of self-sabotage.
“Back: Rebirth After Stroke” is Royce's personal spiritual journey after her husband's stroke that will help you through any traumatic event.
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