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Spiritual Success Teachings from Trees

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What are you feeling ready to stop hanging onto in your life and just let go? I’m feeling the Earth pulling us a little here, with a little insistence. It’s a pulling off of what we need to release. She’s trying to help us get rid of our limitations! Beautiful.

So just go with it and imagine your limiting beliefs, thoughts, behaviours, all of it, just being magnetically pulled away from you in all directions, absorbed into the Earth’s atmosphere, and sent down to her core for recycling.

I posted that message from Mother Earth on Facebook last week as it was coming through me.

Now I’m getting why I received that message…

We humans are a clingy bunch. We really are. We want to hang onto what we’ve got, and it’s mostly out of fear of what will happen if we let go.

What if we behaved like trees?

Trees know exactly what they’re doing.

They are flexible and bend in the wind, so they don’t have to fall down every time they get pushed. They continuously reach up to the Sun and into the Earth with their whole being in order to receive the light and nourishment they need. And when Fall comes along… for most trees, letting go of their leaves is just another part of the cycle of life. Or for evergreens, they have their own cycle of letting go.

Something must fall away in order for something new to fall into place.

Look at how stunningly beautiful the letting go of a tree really is.

First, they create the most incredible displays of colour. Then one by one, the tree releases its leaves and each leaf swirls to the ground in its own time. Even after they hit the ground, leaves continue to produce beauty. As I walk down my street in the Fall, I am always reminded of the sweetness of letting go as I smell the fragrance of the decaying leaves on the roadside.

We can get so caught up in the expectation and manifestation of pain from letting go, that we often forget we can actually create remarkable beauty and sweetness through letting go.

One important note. Do not confuse letting go with quitting. Quitting goes against the natural cycle of life. Quitting is resistance, giving up, a way of bringing us back into our dis-comfort zone. It is about stopping the flow of something that was about to move us into more of who we are, while letting go is about allowing more flow.

So pay attention to what you are wanting to let go and why. Is it truly no longer serving you? Or are you looking to quit something that is actually taking you into more of who you are… and therefore bringing up fears for you?

My challenge to you this week is to look at your life and your business, see what you might need to let go, and explore how you can create something beautiful in the process of letting go of something that is no longer working for you.

Love & Blessings,

Brenda MacIntyre, Medicine Song Woman



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About Brenda MacIntyre

About Brenda MacIntyre

Known by her indigenous name Medicine Song Woman, Brenda MacIntyre has shared her evocative melodic voice and fusion of reggae, rap and indigenous hand drum healing music with appreciative audiences of 30 to 3,000 across North America. The Toronto-based Juno Award-winning singer has been featured nationally on MuchMusic, CTV, CP24, APTN and most recently, Global and the front page of the Toronto Star.

Powered by her grief from losing her son to murder in 2016, Brenda MacIntyre pours her soulful voice over a confluence of indigenous hand drum healing, soft rap and conscious roots reggae in her album “Picking Up the Pieces,” released in September 2019.

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