What trees can teach us (What trees can teach us) — High Country News

Growing up , I don’t recall trees on Walnut , perhaps

many had been cleared , as is more normal in rental

property .

Ah, but the farms of both grandparents , family and friends

who did have trees , and forest to explore . The disconnect

began around age 9/10 , from those natural habitats, with

history , of trees .

Moved to great trees in front yard and cow pastures and

haunted mansion we dared walk to which is now a sports

complex !

Winters we sled on fields , hitting hidden cow plies , glee.

I don’t recall exploring at the farm of FGF and his 2nd wife

and that was cut , completely after years of abuse , efforts

and continued shame, with his Father .

I personally did not care for him as a child , visited , but

no picture of the 2 of us or in group exist to my knowledge.

Grandmother , was disposed of , after years of Domestic Abuse

1 year after I was born. Minnie Zola ,adored trees . For years

she rented a simple home , with a large lot full of Mimosa

Trees , which she dug and gave to us for our new built country

home. She sent 3 fruit trees , which I am sure stretched her

very meager budget , and it wiped me out , when I visited

the 3 acers , and saw they had been cut down for ease of

mowing for the new owners . It hurt my soul and still brings

me to tears .

MG, sold their farm , to Smith Mountain Lake to APCO

for electric protection . Vast amount of trees , and exploring

which was lost as pond was reached , when I was 12.

Family lots , were designated , GP lot was cleared for

the most part ..Farming was extinct .

I have tried very hard to plant myself in rentals , fresh out

a condo , then a home that had delicious trees and plants

and house neglect that was more than I could afford .

Wisteria grew to the 2nd floor , twisted trunk Maples ,

Camilla Bush’s . The new owner cut down the Camilla’s

right away .. 😖

Nature has so much to teach us..I am eager to learn

I plan to join in Forest Bathing with a group this

month as well, until I move to a home with access

to trees , walking , I’m pushed to connect , a Truth

I have not tried to deny for many years , has been

challenged overlong .

So I am def into trees , I will be cremated with a tree , planted

in my ashes …Weeping Willow perhaps ? Thirsty buggers !

A perfect tree for this water sign 😘


Blessings & Peace ,

Doña Luna

Community and relationships are an integral part of arbor life.
— Read on www.hcn.org/issues/51.7/books-what-trees-can-teach-us/

Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

I have joined with many parents affected with the surreal , yet accepted issue of child abuse via Pathogenic Parenting / Domestic abuse. As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, denial abounded that 3 sons were not affected. In my desire to be family to those who have found me lacking . As a survivor of psychiatric abuse, therapist who abused also and toxic prescribed medications took me to hell on earth with few moments of heaven. I will share my life, my experiences and my studies and research.. I will talk to small circles and I will council ; as targeted parents , grandparents , aunts , uncles etc. , are denied contact with a child for reasons that serve the abuser ...further abusing the child. I grasp the trauma and I have looked at the lost connection to a higher power.. I grasp when one is accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like discrimination.. Shame and affluence silences a lot of facts , truths that have been labeled "negative". It is about liberation of the soul from projections of a alienator , and abuser ..

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