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Turning over a new leaf...

It's June and the greens are stunning! I am fascinated by just how many varieties of green there actually are right now. The trees are a work in progress at the moment. You can often find several different shades of green on the same tree at the same time. It is bizarre and beautiful to see the layers of life unfold in such a haphazard way...


Trees are masters of change. They have no investment in appearances; and they are humble enough to simply let go when the time comes. The delicate flush of spring blossoms effortlessly gives way to the burgeoning presence of summer leaves. Those leaves are all shapes, all sizes, all different shades of green. There is definitely logic and utility in the arrangement, but I shy away from trying to explain it in any meaningful totality...

I am not very interested in explaining anything these days. I find experiencing to be more important. Perhaps experiencing is actually what feeds the potential for growth. Maybe all of the explaining is holding us back from making meaningful and necessary changes. I do not want to hear any more explanations of gun violence, food shortages, and climate crises. I want to experience the changes we are willing to make in relationship to these realities...


If we really want to change, we must be bold. Our greens may not all be the same shade- that is a natural and needful diversity. New leaves push out between old leaves so that the tree can seek the life-giving sun with both wisdom and tenacity. Eventually all of the leaves will fall. This is an essential part of survival and evolution. If we want to make real changes we have to let go, start fresh, and commit to turning over a new leaf...


Ever green.


Valarie


Cultivate more comprehensive meaning with this embodied practice: DISCERN




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