The Tree of Life – Time for Renewal -In the Eye of the Storm-An individual response to the Global Crisis
June 26, 2020
The tree appears frequently in the medieval chemical tests and in general represents the growth of the arcane substance and its transformation into the philosophical gold (or whatever the name of the goal may be). (Jung, 1967, p. 274)
When I see buds on a tree, I still have a childlike response, “How did you figure out when to show up?” (I do understand from the botanist point of view, there is a lot of plant physiology that makes it happen.) The leaf buds show up very dark, deep purple. As they grow, the shape is “pinched” in the middle, as though it is two leaves in one, then turn green. Next, the miracles of the tree trunks, branches, leaves, buds, and blossoms (and bees) are all cooperate to have the tree bear fruit. Once again, in my imagination, I wonder if the fruit appreciates the combined effort of its existence as the “gold” of the tree. It is the harvest.
In this time of the pandemic numbers climbing and the social justice movement, something will blossom and bear fruit. It will take time, effort, and societal chemistry to ensure a bountiful harvest. There is no guarantee what the outcome will be, especially since there are so many ingredients needed to bring about change. We also have working definitions of health, our constitution, moral and ethical guidelines to assist the process. We have a responsibility as citizens of this country to better/transform ourselves and nation. We will need to make harvest choices of what is the best outcome for all.
The night before I was planning to compose this Blog, I had the following dream. I offer it to my readers as a gift, […]