The stress if life can push us into isolation; as discussed in my previous
entry about Parenting. Building positive ties in the community can
pull us out of our own personal vortex. An intense desire to believe in
something outside of ourselves can bond us to one another in a positive,
healing relationships. People in our lives play specific roles in our lives;
some move us closer to our true selves. We always seek to find others
that share our faith and belief systems. We are always trying to hang on
to things that make us feel closer to our inner spiritual selves. The idea
of creating a Spiritual Family Tree came to me when I was thinking of
topics to discuss. Throughout my research I have come to realize that
there are variations of The Spiritual Family Tree in faiths and cultures
throughout the world.
Creating your own Spiritual Family Tree will be a personal and
self reflective process that will raise your awareness as to what
brings you closer to your core sense of being.
For me trees have always symbolized strength, spirituality, connection,
growth…Even at the age of forty I still feel an intense connection to trees
and will climb or hug them at will. So I thought, what better symbol
to create a road map of positive living and connection for today’s
Today we will focus on discovering the things, people and
beliefs that give your life meaning and make you unique.
Morning Meditation: Connecting with Your Root Chakra-Tree Meditation
Art Journal Activity: Creating Your Own Spiritual Family Tree:
1. Select and Print one of the Spiritual Family Tree Templates
one the attached PDF document. Or create your own original artwork.
2. Write in the names of all of the people, places, things,
books, activities you feel connect you to your higher self.
3. Frame and place in a sacred location in your home.
Physical Activity: Do the following Tree Yoga Poses with Adrienne
Walk amongst the trees in nature or even a lovely tree-lined street. Pay
attention to how connected you feel to them.
Inspiring Video: Infinite Waters-Diving Deep-Drawing Life:
Relaxation Music-Birds, Trees and the Forest:
(As I play this, my birds are calling back to the birds singing in the video)
Enjoy Creating Your Spiritual Family Tree
Much Love, Peace & Namaste