As I removed the snow, the tree branch began to bounce up, and it became easier to remove more of the snow from the upper branches. Just watching the tree come to life and reach once more for the sky above, I resonated with the possibility that I too have much more to reach for and be. These judgments, limitations and expectations that I heap on hold me down. Like the tree, I can receive assistance in removing the judgments that keep me from standing tall and vibrant in being all that I truly BE? And I am grateful that I have people that I can and do turn to when I know that I am falling under the weight of my own limitations. They assist me in breaking through those bottom or root beliefs that I hold onto that keep me from busting through the other beliefs. Once the process begins it opens up to reaching into different lighter possibilities.
Although there were many branches that were out of my reach, once the snow from the lower branches was removed the movement of the tree began to loosen up the snow I couldn't reach. Getting started where I could offered an immense contribution to the tree in being able to let go of more of the weight of the snow was all that was required. So too in my life, it is in making a choice to do something different or ask for assistance that gets things moving. Otherwise I fall into the pit of not doing anything to change and remove all that holds me down. Making the choice to start is where the change begins.
The question I ask every day now is, "What can be or do today to be all that I truly be?" I acknowledge that what I may need to do is to ask for some assistance and be willing to receive from any source. I appreciate being able to assist the trees yesterday to create more ease for them. Gifting and receiving is a win-win situation when it is done freely without any expectation or obligation. At any time I would like to be willing to gift when it is of benefit and to receive freely from anyone or anything. Thank you Nature for all you offer.