seat of the week

This seat represents the times we feel like we’re caught under a rain cloud, getting poured on, beat down by the outside world or even by the inside self. It can be challenging to get through the storm. We keep our heads down. Our clothes are wet so we feel heavy. We’re completely consumed by how cold and droopy and sloppy we feel.

Sometimes, like a tree, we can welcome the storm and the growth it invites. Other times, what we experience is a true tragedy that we cannot change. And that’s not something we should run from or fight. Tragedy and loss are natural parts of the human experience, and if we don’t allow ourselves to feel those lows, then we’re stopping up our human flow. We’re creating blockage.

Be reminded that the storm passes. Afterwards, we find a new freshness: the air is calm; the trees are extra green. We’ve dried off or changed clothes so we feel lighter. We feel a sense of perseverance and remember that the water is nothing to be afraid of.

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tree housing

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“The rotting trunk now becomes home to a complex living community. Wood ants move in and chew the moldy wood to make their paper nests. They soak the nest walls with honeydew, the sugary excretions of aphids. Fungi bloom on this substrate, and their fibrous web stabilizes the nest. A multitude of beetles are drawn to the mushy, rotten interior of the cavity. Their larvae can take years to develop, and therefore they need stable, long-term accommodations.”

The Hidden Life of Trees | Wohlleben | 2015