Spirituality: Growth Rings. The Magical Lesson About Trees!

"These trees are magnificent.
But even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them,
as though with their growth it too increased.”
― Gaston Bachelard

I have an avid fascination with trees. My latest inner mantra is: Be like a Tree. Trees are just that; trees. They do not “think” about being a rock or a bird, or anything else. A tree is itself and it is a great lesson for us. Like a tree, we should just BE.

There is another lesson we can learn from trees, but it will take you down a more scientific path. Have you ever looked at a tree that has been cut down and sawed in half and looked at the rings in the trunk of the tree? Those rings are called growth rings and dendrochronology is the scientific method of dating these rings. It is fascinating way to study the tree and how it has grown and how it has been affected by the environment over time. We can learn a lot from this process and apply it to our lives.

Every single thing in this universe has a starting point and grows outward. Your spirit emerged from a Source and has been learning and expanding for eons. Trees tell us an important clue that our lives are not just limited to this physical plane, but far beyond that. We have been creating our growth rings for many lifetimes. Some of us can recall and remember some of that information. But for the most part, many are only aware of the current life-ring they are creating. Can you imagine what it would be like to recall all the lives and lessons you have traveled through to get you to where you are today in life?

In dendrochronology, a scientist may observe sections of a tree that tells a story of some ecological disturbance that happened during its growth. They can go back in history and see what happened in nature to create such a demarcation. And here is another lesson for us to learn. Our souls will have these same instances also.

As you look back on your life you may see times of great change, challenge or adjustment. There will be distinct makers for those events. When I look back on my life I know where my growth rings are on my life path. If you were to cut my soul asunder you’d see some deep spots of change and growth.  

And like that tree, I have survived spiritual disturbances and continued to grow from those events. Some trees are strong, just as some spirits are strong. They continue to grow, survive and flourish despite whatever storms or diseases they face.

It will not be surprising that many people in this point of the Universal Journey will have a very interesting growth ring. Individually people are growing spiritually and collectively we are shifting. This growth ring has been slowly forming for over the last twenty years and is increasingly accelerating. What took many years to shift in people’s life is now taking a considerably shorter time-frame, due to all the non-physical assistance and increasing Light that is bombarding our planet.

For example what would have taken a person fifteen to twenty years to achieve thirty years ago, is happening in less time because of a strong sense of self-awareness and a desire to SHIFT. It is happening because of consistent and INSISTENT spiritual connection to Source thus being constantly watered and nourished. We are in essence growing into strong spiritual oak trees!

The beautiful part to this whole experience is that at some point we will be able to reflect on our growth and see the evolutionary leaps we have taken over infinity.  Every ring we create is an amazing marker. We are growing from spiritual novice to apprentice, and in essence eventually we will be living in our truth as co-creators. Our spiritual tree rings will go on growing forever.

So be like a tree, just be. And then open up to wonderful opportunities to create the most beautiful growth rings of your life!  It’s a great time to be alive in the Infinite Universe Forest.

Have an amazing week!

Live in Spirit.



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