Foundations provide a solid base giving stability to many things from buildings to concepts and beliefs. Foundation members of a club or organisation create amazing flow on opportunities. Then there are foundation principles we live by. How strong are your foundations?
My nature example this month looks at the mighty tree’s root structure. The tree has to withstand all elements from the earth’s cyclical rotation of continual change. The many species of trees have a variety of root systems depending on the chosen site of growth, whether rocky ground, wet swampy ground, sandy soil or dry gravel.
We can learn a lot from these amazing root structures. Some trees have one big long tap root that reaches down to source water giving much strength with other roots widely spread for stability. Do you have a strong tap root for your source of nourishment?
Other trees may have very shallow roots that catch the moisture dripped off the leaves. However these trees in very wet and windy conditions will not be strong enough to stand such forces. What foundations do you have for stability?
My question this month is how strong is your foundation? When life throws you a curve ball that undermines your roots, what strategies do you have in place to hold yourself high? What is your choice of site? Is it solid? I am talking physical, conceptual and spiritual. When you are hit hard emotionally how do re-establish your equilibrium?
What is your belief system? Maybe a fresh look at all areas of your life to find those that don’t serve you well. Be open minded and send out your root system to test, add or discard what is not suitable. Do not to hide behind same old same old. Step out and try something new, have the adventure you deserve and lift your being up another level.
The Words that Shine essential oil this month is developed from a strong conceptual foundation. By introducing a variety of concepts sourced from nature’s teachings, I hope you can add strength to your own wonderful foundations.
Living life with passion
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