Many years ago when I first began my formal spiritual education, my then teacher, a wise old bird by the name of Janet instructed me and a group of fellow meditatees (not sure that’s even a word but I like it) to plant a seed symbolically in our minds that each time we entered a visualisation we should water, nurture, care for and tend. After several weeks most of the group had grown various beautiful flowers but me, I managed unintentionally to grow a mighty tree. Now you might imagine it was a sturdy oak as that’s an obvious statement of strength, health, longevity and ancient wisdom but no, mine was a pear tree.
This tree grew strong and contained many messages for me, for example often I would visit the tree and a ribbon would be tied around the trunk, the colour of which, as a colour therapist, had varied and poignant meanings. Wildlife used the tree as a haven and they too provided wisdom through their totem interpretations, all of which helped to shape and guide my growth and development. The most significant symbol within that sacred tree though was one solitary pear… the idea that my hard work would pay off and bare fruit.
The health, strength and even the survival of that magnificent pear tree were totally at my mercy in those early days and this week the tree has shown up for me again, bearing a single pear and asking for me to nurture its growth. It’s roots are strong, its grown exponentially in stature and that singular fruit is my only true goal… but to bring that fruit into reality I now have to mirror the techniques of watering, caring, nurturing and tending first for myself and then for my goal, that it too may bare fruit.
That pear has always been the symbol of my success.
This week I’m intending to let the pear be my guide as I explore with you simple steps to Self-Full Living, that you may also be watered, nurtured, cared for and tended… refuelled and ready to bring your goals into the light.
Are you ready for a week of exploring Principle 6: I AM Self-Full?
Watch for the pear… x