Stay the Course

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From its lofty position above the tops of most other trees, the pine reminded ancient peoples of the importance of taking the overview, encouraging objectivity and farsightedness. We are advised to cleanse ourselves of negativity, neither dwelling on mistakes nor apportioning blame. Pine is a symbol of the elevated mind and the birth of the spiritual warrior.   ~Jane Gifford, The Wisdom of Trees

In hushed tones

She whispers,

The Goddess

Of the forest,

‘Stay the course,

It is time

To be

Your own

Master

Amidst the chaos

Cleansing

Your soul

In the

Great stillness

Of

Winter

Solstice

Resting in

The sacred

Heartbeat

Of the forest

Embracing

The healing presence

Of inner light

And

Peace.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

*this post was inspired by the following documentary:

https://www.facebook.com/forestethics/videos/10153503154834221/?theater

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6 thoughts on “Stay the Course

  1. Great verse and video.

    What resonated for me were these lines, and I quote:

    “It is time
    To be
    Your own
    Master
    Amidst the chaos…”

    To be able to do this is to achieve a strong self-belief and an inspiring vision. That in a nutshell is Leadership..So what path could you follow to achieve that?

    Shakti

    Liked by 1 person

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