If you would draw tree, what would it look like?
If you would think about a tree, what tree do you think of?
If you were a tree, what tree would you be? Where would you stand? How deep are your roots? Do you shed your leaves in the fall, or are you an evergreen?
Deep is the fascination and the historical mythology of trees. Long before the Bible wrote of The Tree of Knowledge, trees have supported and accompanied mankind. In the Garden of Eden, the snake convinced Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit from the tree. Eve ate the apple and thus choose consciousness. In the mythology of the Bible, humans were able to partake of the inherent wisdom provided by the tree, and yet, are we grateful to the tree?
For many of us, trees continue to be a symbol of transformation, hope, and vitality. Others may see trees as a commodity of financial support, with no regards for the consequences of deforestation. Yes, it is heartbreaking to read about the rapid increase of deforestation worldwide. Here are just a few facts:
- Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s land.
- One and a half acres of forest is cut down every second.
- The rate of deforestation equals to loss of 20 football fields every minute.
- If the current rate of deforestation continues, it will take less than 100 years to destroy all the rainforests on the earth.
- There are more than 121 natural remedies in the rain forest, which can be used as medicines.
Well, these are just a handful of facts and we can only hope and pray that the original wisdom offered in the Garden of Eden will be manifested. Maybe Eve simply did not eat enough apples!
A young woman painted this image of a tree. If this was your tree, or your dream, what do you see in this tree? Take out your notepad and a pen and write freely and creatively for 20 minutes nonstop about your tree.