Tree came into being one day in late Spring.

Tree doesn't have a "name" as we mobile beings tend to have, because Tree doesn't have a separate identity.

What we call Flora are part of a collective Whole. These rooted beings are connected through their roots to the Earth and each others.

All the Knowledge and Wisdom of Nature is shared through this connectedness.

Remember the Apple in the Garden of Eden? How do you think that Knowledge got into the Apple?


Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest. The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with leaves...But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkness underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean’s bottom.
— William James

 

Tree was blessed to be in a place that had a good supply of sunshine and rain and was sheltered from strong winds by Those-That-Came-Before.

 

 

Over the course of the years, these blessings allowed Tree to grow tall and help other trees hold up the Sky for all other Life on Earth.


What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree?
The purpose of the giant sequoia is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.
— Edward Abbey

 

For all life, there is a finite time for our physical form, and ultimately that day came for Tree.

 

 

When Tree's physical form failed, Tree fell to Earth.

 

All the cumulated sunshine and rain and nutrients that had nurtured Tree through the years were returned to Earth.

You see, Tree had only borrowed these resources. As with the physical resources, the Life Energy that made Tree "Tree" was also returned to that collectiveness that is Nature.

For Nature wastes nothing and recycles everything...that which is of the Earth, returns to the Earth.

 

So that on a day in late Spring, another Tree comes into being.

This parable was shared with me one early summer evening by Those-That-Came-Before.