Listening to Trees :: surrender is the new strategy

  1. Krista says:

    What a lovely story and image you’ve shared with us, Francesca. Isn’t it weird (or completely not weird) how subtle beauties are so much more moving when we are in despair? You might like my post, titled Nervous Breakthough, as well: http://www.kristaarias.com/nervous-breakthrough/

    ~ Krista

  2. Francesca E says:

    This was just the thing I needed to read this morning. I remember one time being in Santa Monica, was being evicted from apt and was having difficult time finding a new apt. It was frustrating and I was looking non-stop for a place. I finally ended up in Rustic Canyon (in Santa Monica mts.) in the middle of a grove of eucaliptus trees, lying on my back in tears just looking up into their “arms” then a flock of monarch butterflies, many hundreds of them, started flying overhead. I was astounded with their beauty and joy and watched them many minutes – an hour- until they retreated and I was left with the undeniable sense that I would be fine. We would find our new home and it would be beautiful and filled with grace.

    We were fine, we landed in Venice, very close to the beach and I was able to start a community garden there a block from the ocean, where I could start my morning with Tai Chi, a short jog and the sense that I was where I needed to be.

    Many thanks for your blog which brought this memory back to me giving me energy for this next challenging chapter of my life.
    In love and grace,
    Francesca E

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