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Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by emily83, Sep 11, 2013.

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  1. emily83

    emily83 Well-Known Member

    isn't this lovely?

    kind of reminds us of our parents huh

    A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it every day. He loved the tree top, ate the apples, took a nap
    in the shade... He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him. Time went by...

    The little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree everyday. One day the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad. "Come play with
    me," asked the tree.

    "I am no longer a kid, I don't play around trees anymore." The boy replied, "I want toys. I need money to buy them."

    "Sorry, but I don't have money... but you can pick my apples and sell them. Then you will have money." replied the tree.

    The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy never came back after he picked the apples.

    The tree was sad... One day the boy returned and the tree was so excited. "Come and play with me" the tree said.

    "I don't have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?" asked the boy.

    "Sorry but I don't have a house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house." So the boy cut all the branches off the tree and left happily.
    The tree was glad to see him happy, but the boy didn't come back.

    The tree was lonely and sad. One hot summer day, the boy returned and the tree was so delighted. "Come and play with me!" the tree said.

    "I am so sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?"

    "Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy."

    So the boy cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a very long long time.

    Finally, the boy returned after he left for so many years. "Sorry, my boy, but I don't have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you..." the tree

    "I don't have teeth to bite" the boy replied.

    "No more trunk for you to climb on" said the tree.

    "I am too old for that now" the boy said."

    "I really can't give you anything... the only thing left is my dying roots" the tree said with tears.

    "I don't need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years." The boy replied

    "Good! Old Tree Roots is the best place to lean and rest on. Come, come sit down with me and rest"

    The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears...
  2. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    How beautiful! Thank you for sharing this tale with us. With love - Aquarius
  3. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    ‘The concept of a tree of life as a many-branched tree is an illustration of the idea that all life on Earth is related. It has been used in mythology, religions and philosophies, as well as science. A tree of life is a motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. It is a mystical concept that points out the interconnectedness of all life on our planet and a metaphor for the common descent of all life from the One in the evolutionary sense.’ From The Mythology Of The Tree Of Life

    The tree of life of the Norse religion is called Yggdrasil. It represents the world and is sometimes considered to be a yew or an ash tree. Extensive lore surrounds this tree. Accounts have survived of Germanic tribes who honoured sacred trees within their societies, for example Thor’s oak, sacred groves, the sacred tree at Uppsala and the wooden Irminsul pillar. An 1847 depiction of the Norse Yggdrasil appears in the Icelandic Prose ‘The Edda’ by Oluf Olufsen Bagge.

    I am the root, I am the tree.
    I am the soul of harmony.

    I am the leaf. I am the flower.
    I am the moment and the hour.

    I am all-life and transient death.
    I am the all-sustaining breath.

    I am the Spring. I am the Fall.
    I am the One, the source of all.

    And though the Ash of Earth declines,
    The wind of changes screams and whines,

    My Will is limitless and strong.
    My say: Eternal Summer’s song.

    Pauline Brehony

    From ‘Words Of Wisdom & Healing From The Tree Of Life

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  4. emily83

    emily83 Well-Known Member

    thanks for sharing all that info with me- it's actually quite interesting
  5. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    I was hoping you would find it interesting. That's why I posted it. With love - Aquarius
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