A life lesson learned from my tree
Earlier this year I had the fortunate opportunity to speak with a room full of women who were attending a health retreat. I was sharing about seeking and creating sanctuary. During the session I reflected on my experiences of learning from nature and specifically about shedding in order to be refreshed. Each December I'm reminded of the lessons I've learnt from my beautiful tall Spotted Gum, Corymbia maculata. During December it sheds its bark creating its wonderful spotted appearance with soft hues of greys, pinks and creams. It sheds its bark at that time each year which is its natural cycle and I had a moment where this observation taught me something. It prompted me to think more deeply about reviewing and shedding the experiences of the year, to acknowledge them, but then to "shed" them in order to prepare for the year ahead.
I wrote about it for the GardenDrum. Enjoy the read.