BY MADISYN TAYLOR
I subscribe to a site, DailyOM, which provides multiple options to help and/or heal our Mind, Body and Spirit through comprehensive Courses, or simple daily emails.
I received this today and found it so beautiful that I wanted to share.
A new view of a situation is just what we need to answer a difficult question, or see something we’ve been missing.
There is no greater way to escape the troubles of daily life than to ascend into the welcoming embrace of a tree house. Like a bird in its nest, we feel held and safe in the branches, cloaked within a curtain of green leaves. Here we can breathe more freely and think more clearly, our hearts and brains fed by the oxygen released by the leaves. We float above the everyday world of the ground, enjoying a bird’s-eye view of all that remains below.
We may choose to be alone or we may invite a special friend to join us. Either way, this is our private world in which we get to decide who comes and goes. It is our haven where we can fully be who we are, shed the masks required by the world below, and reveal our most hidden secrets, dreams, and desires. It is also an ideal vantage point on the life that continues below the branches. Often, a new view of a situation is just what we need to answer a difficult question, solve a challenging problem, or see something we’ve been missing. It is as if we have ascended into the heavens and are able to tap into a higher awareness. We can draw on this airy energy to revitalize us, relax us, and feed us new ideas. When we descend, we are ready to enter the world again, cleaner, clearer, and often more inspired.
If you haven’t been in a tree house for a while, now may be the time to make one for yourself or find one you can borrow. If you can’t find or create an actual tree house, think of other venues that could provide the same experience–a rooftop perch, a quiet spot in a grove of trees on a hilltop, a light-filled attic. Or just close your eyes and visualize yourself ensconced in your perfect home in the branches of your favorite tree.
Welcome to My Treehouse
Just before my 3rd, most invasive and totally unexpected brain surgery that lasted over 12 hours, I backpacked across Costa Rica with my BFF who is really like a sister. Our major splurge was staying in a Tree House! It was unbelievable. Pictures cannot even capture the overwhelming feeling of it. Waking up to the monkeys screeching all around, the sweet music of various kinds of birds, sipping my morning coffee surrounded by a jungle practically untouched by human life! It was worth every penny.
I came back from Costa Rica a new, revitalized person. I surfed for the first time and even caught a wave on my first try! I slept in simple cabins and wore breezy, comfortable clothes. I stayed miles from a volcano. I went zip lining through a majestic national park. I even grabbed the massive rope swing and flew through the jungle pure Tarzan-style!
And then… weeks later I was back in New York City, a totally different jungle! Yet, I laid in the hospital awaiting a massive surgery. I suffered a horrendous seizure the night before on top of it all. Boy, how life can change so quickly.