Time spent with a tree is never time wasted.

This is my tree….well it’s not my tree obviously, it’s in my local park. And it’s not just my tree, I have seen numerous people hug and ground themselves under the spread of this great Oak.

There is a benevolent energy around this tree and I have spent many a moment talking to and listening to this tree.

Today, I asked it for help, to lend me some strength and take some of the hurt, pain, anger and stress I am carrying away.

With my eyes closed and my forehead against the trunk, I pleaded with the Oak. After a few moments I realised my racing thoughts were slowing and my focus was being redirected towards the sounds of children laughing and squealing in the primary school down the way a bit, I could hear and identify the sounds in the tree above me, the chattercliffe of annoyed squirrel (as I had the dog with me), the different chirps and calls of the different birds in the branches……..for a few moments there was calm………and then the dog barked at the squirrel he could see but not reach!

The moment had passed, but not before the tree did what I had asked and helped.

I am now carrying about the park, my load a little lighter…..time spent with a tree is never time wasted!

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Grey mizzly rainy days

Hi, how are you all?

Samhain is nearly here and I am starting to get excited, there is an energy building and I can feel it. I haven’t had lot to get excited about recently but I can feel the anticipation in the air!

Anyway back to grey mizzly days….it was time to take the dog out for his walk so we went to one of the two local parks by where we live. I prefer this park to the other more popular one, it has a slightly more wild untamed unmanicured feel to it, it calls to me more.

Once inside the park (even with it being an inner-city park) the sound of local traffic drifts away, Mother Nature is wearing her soft grey cloak muffling all sound and muting her glorious Autumn colour palette,

Her cloak decorated everything it touched, from making leaves appear like they have been varnished,

to berries and hips being polished,

to some leaves and the blades of grass all bedecked in their diamonds,

The only sounds I can hear are  the gentle peeps of small winter birds and the steady drips from the wet leaves still attached to their trees.

A bit further around our walk I got to spend time with my favourite Oak (the one the dog managed to tie me to last time).

You can see that he is beginning to change his greenery for yellows and browns and standing under his magnificent boughs you could hear the different drips and see the leaves bounce with each drop, like the keys of a piano being played.

We carried on (after thanking the Oak for allowing me to spend time with him by tidying up any litter left beneath his great spread) I laughed at the antics of local squirrels  doing their stuff with the autumnal abundance, much to the annoyance of my canine companion!

The carpets of golds and browns that were laid out for all to stroll through brighten the dullest of tarmac surfaces

All in all, a soul soothing stroll hardly meeting another soul, thoughts wandering to the turning of the wheel, the seasons, the darker part of the year approaching and to Samhain – sheer bliss.

Do you have plans for Samhain, are you prepared already?

Whatever your plans, I wish you a blessed Samhain!

Talk to you again soon, x

The benefits of a windy day

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It is quite breezy about here today (although other parts of the country are being battered about a bit more!) and I had to take the dog out for his lunchtime stroll before I go back to work.

I am still under a fair amount of stress at the moment but walking in the wind cheers me up.  The sun is out and there is a good wind blowing so with my face to the sun, I stood out on the grass and opened myself up to allow the wind to blow through and around me, taking with it some of the negativity that I am carrying.

It has helped a little (normally it would help more) and I do feel a bit lighter across my shoulders than I did before I took the dog out.

So if you are feeling a bit low, a bit weighed down with emotional stuff, go for a walk on a windy day and allow the healing power of Air to remove some negativity, can highly recommend it!

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