I could have put a picture of a tree here, I suppose, that would have been “more on the nose” and what you might have expected! This shot, taken at last Summer’s “Nidderdale Show,” does something for me, I really like it. I don’t know why, I think maybe it’s that glimpse into another person’s life as they, for a fraction of a second, connect to me with the camera. The natural light captures their emotion, in this case the farmer’s pride. It’s a candid shot, it’s not art, it’s just a snapshot, but in it we see as in all photographs a moment of a person’s life caught in time.
Look behind him and you will see a tree standing alone and probably as proud as he is. That’s what I want to talk about today. Not that tree in particular, (clearly), but the analogy of a tree as it refers to the path of our lives here on the earthly plane.
A tree is often used in spiritual circles to represent one’s life. We wander down one branch, but it leads nowhere, it is a dead-end. So we return to the trunk and start down another branch in the hope that maybe this is the one that will be our destiny or will reveal, this time, the things of certainty that we are searching for in life…
Hmmm… yes, well, maybe… but that’s not the way I see it.
On two very separate occasions when contacting spirit, I have been shown a very clear tree analogy. On both occasions spirit has ‘said’ that my life is the tree that I see. The tree in my mind’s eye represents my life, they say.
What I gather they mean is that life in all its dimensions for each of us, if we could see it in a dimension that is independent of time and space (i.e. in “no-time” and “no-space”) each life is laid out with all its possibilities in the shape of a tree. The things that could be done, the events that could happen, in all their scope of all possible possibilities, all of that, all of that potential and possibility forms the shape of a tree. Our life map in potentiality.
So if we were to do the impossible within the realms of our dimension which would be to live all the possible possibilities of each and every moment of our lives we would eventually cover all of that tree shape.
It’s not science, don’t get me wrong! This is nothing more than a philosophical fancy. But the image serves as a symbol for us to consider. It enables us to say that whatever is happening is absolutely the right thing to be happening because it is imprinted somewhere for it to possibly happen. Therefore it is right and good: I may choose to change it, at the very next second, but for now this is where I am. I can change with a change of heart. I am not a slave to destiny, there is no destiny that I need to latch onto or chase or feel that I am running out of time to ride. This is my life. It allows us to understand I have been given this life and I will enjoy it how I wish to enjoy it, in all its possibilities that are presented to me at each moment.
Of course, we can’t see this tree- shape, but The Management and the Angelic Realms, those who have input into our realities can see it as a form in no-space. We are a part of that no-tree in no-space. We exist as a point of awareness ANYWHERE on that tree at any given moment. We can leap from one branch to another with a ‘mere’ change of heart. At one point we can be an aspect of the trunk and the next we can be out there, way out there, as a leaf on the edge.
Where, then, is destiny?
Wherever you want it to be.
What, then, is the point of life?
The point is to watch and observe and simply be: to acknowledge one’s own existence.
We are that tree (that “no-tree”). Our lives may well be mapped out and shaped as the “no-tree” in “no-space” but we can never know it. We can never see it.
We are a part of it. We are simply a moment of awareness feeding back its existence to the forest… a snapshot in time.
Reprinted by kind permission of Tim Walter at www.knightsrose.com. Writing scripts, making television programmes and producing conferences since the early eighties, Tim’s life changed dramatically when he and his family moved to a large Georgian townhouse in the Forest of Dean, England. There were many strange things that occurred in that house as it transpired all that was required were the services of a dowser, something Tim had never heard of at the time.
Tim was fortunate to work with the great late Hamish Miller who became Tim’s mentor during the last 7 years of his life before passing in 2010. Today Tim lives in North Yorkshire and is a transformational life coach using Personal Subtle Energy Management, a Geomancer and EFT practitioner. He uses these intuitive tools to help people change their realities so they live as their fullest selves at peace in their own worlds.
Tim runs workshops on psychic development, dowsing, meditation and mindfulness, and gives talks on the power of our subjective realities to heal the self.