Right in front – on the river plane – there is an amazing tree.
A huge dead one, lying on the ground.
Like a sleeping giant.
I can only imagine how this tree once stood in its magnificence.
Three big trunks from one root – spreading their branches tall and wide.
Providing shade and habitat.
Now – cracked apart on the ground and hollowed out – still providing habitat.
And providing for new life.
Another tree has grown out of its centre. Perhaps the same root.
Again with three trunks.
Again providing shade and habitat.
A metaphor for the cycle of life – for renewal.
We all have a sleeping giant in us – waiting to be of service.
Everything we have done so far – and experienced – forms the root for something new to happen.
Sometimes we have to re-invent ourselves – like the tree on the flood plane.
What may look like failure is just a phase.
It just depends how we use it – and the step we next take.
And – as always – if you feel you would like some assistance in taking that next step, I’m here to help you make it a good one.
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