The Two Trees (12 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]On the Hill we sit ...How we got here, we’re not quite sure. Yet, thankful we be. For some odd reason, it seems that we’ve been sitting here ‘neath the Tree on the Hill ... staring off into space. And, oddly enough, this seems all right.We remember that in the Garden we were clothed as royalty. Here, we sit in the shade of redemption -- naked -- with a cross. The man who led us here told us that we had to bear it if we were to … [Read more...]

Believing the Best of People

In my secular work, the clinical team shares a daily reading during their staff meetings. Today's, June 17th, caught my eye. Thus, we interrupt the series of Two Trees meditations for the following ... meditation:The desire to believe the best of people is a prerequisite for intercourse with strangers; suspicion is reserved for friends. -- Mary McCarthyHow often we find ourselves treating our acquaintances with exquisite courtesy, while … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (11 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]In the Garden ...Knowledge.Eating of the fruits of the Tree in the Garden, we find that we can’t get our fill. “More, more, more!” we passionately cry. Though we tire of anger, it seems to be a constant, consistent, emotion in our dominion.Lust, we find, leads to action. The deed being done, we lie alone wasted with grief and remorse. The cure for which we also seek upon the Tree in the Garden. For the beautiful creature claim … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (10 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]In the Wilderness ...It seems that every day we awake in the Wilderness. Then we must choose to either spend our time in the Garden or on the Hill.Decisions, decisions, decisions ...“I cannot do it alone.” It was just a thought. Or did it come from deeper within? Whatever it was, it landed us on the Hill! But, immediately upon our arrival, we found that we were surrounded by blood. Just before we cried “No!” ... our souls were … [Read more...]


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