The majestic Beech tree is often called The Lady of the Woods. I came upon this gem nestled amongst a forest in Ireland. The Lady of The Woods note card shows all things are possible and you are on the right path. I decided to offer these cards on a larger scale since many of you have requested prints and cards of my photography and artwork. I am also available for family photo shoots. You may contact me here.
“When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.”
– William Blake
This is all such a metaphor for the paths we find ourselves on in our lives.
Talking about “your path” has become almost a cliche in the world of spirituality. But there’s no denying the impact our choices regarding right or wrong paths (some would say there is no right or wrong path – only the one meant for us) make in our lives.
I’ve learned that when faced with a big decision or life change looming ahead, turning to Mother Nature for answers can be just the ticket. Sometimes I do it consciously, but more often than not it just happens. Like being on the path.
That’s why when I’m stuck, or sad, or anxious, I nudge myself outside to be with the trees, the sun, the moon, the clouds, the water, the earth.
When you live in the city, it’s all too easy to hole up inside. I’ve been guilty of it this year and have had to make a conscious choice to fight against that becoming a bad habit.
And each time I step outside it’s like a veil is lifted and answers start to come to me. Almost the same as in a dream or a meditation.
There’s a correlation with everything in our life and Nature. Both the good and the bad. This is a polarity planet, after all.
The sun can illuminate us, give us energy, but it can burn us, too. We say things like “She has a sunny disposition” or “He’s burned me too many times.”