Happy Thoughts – A Lesson from the Trees

Yesterday I went to Wandlebury Country Park, here in England, with a group of people. And we did a spiritual exercise, walking amongst the trees and listening for a message from nature.

I noticed that many trees were covered in ivy. One tree was even split open straight down the tree, because of the ivy I was told.

There was a carpet of ivy on the ground. I have never seen so much ivy.

I felt sorry for the trees because it look like the ivy was choking them. But then I noticed there was some new growth growing through the Ivy, above it and around the trees.

And I felt like that was the message that I was looking for.

Even if we feel bogged down, stifled, and we can’t move ahead, the possibility for growth still exists. There is still room for something new to grow in our lives… to move us out of that situation… out of that feeling of oppression.

The sun continued to shine even through the leaves in the trees, down to the ground where the new growth was taking hold.

Even on the same ground as the ground covered with ivy there were patches of tiny beautiful blue flowers growing.

Sometimes we can feel like we’re being crushed or at least squeezed quite tightly.

We can feel like there’s no room to grow so why should we keep trying.

But if the desire is still there, it is like that crack of sunshine that was shining through the trees giving new life to the greenery on the ground, the undergrowth.

Even if we feel like we’ve tried everything, don’t give up. New knowledge can come to us if we are open to finding it, and to it finding us… just like that small green plant that found its way over the ivy, around the tree. There were many little buds and shoots coming off of that new little bit of green growth. That little plant was making its own way through the barriers around it.

If we’re feeling squeezed, if you’re feeling a bit crushed… take a rest, regroup, think what you can do that is new or different, and give it another try. Reaching for the sun works for the little plants in the undergrowth to keep them moving ahead and upwards. For us reaching for the sun could be finding a coach, more marketing, more different kinds of marketing, multiple streams of income… let’s just keep moving ahead… moving up inch by inch… step-by-step… day by day…

Let’s just do it! Happy days ahead. 😊

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(All photos taken by myself. All photographs copyright 2018, S.Lintonbon)


About stefsvoice

Hi! I'm an American voice actress based in England. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of positive thinking, meditation and positive affirmations. I'm also a meditation/affirmations teacher on Insight Timer. That is why I started "Happy Thoughts", the Positive Affirmations and Audio stories podcast/blog. It's a quick burst of positive energy to help keep us on the right track. I've also have recorded affirmations, meditations andstories on Bandcamp - https://stefanialintonbon.bandcamp.com - for on-the go/anytime encouragement.
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