Copyright March 2008 by Judith Hirst
I was flipping through some pictures and I found this picture that I’d taken in the early spring. The silhouette of the tree against the sky and the bleakness around it makes the tree seem dead. Yet, it is very active, and as one walks the path near it, the smell of sap beginning to rise fills the air.
In my musing, I realized that each of us is similar to this tree at the moment the picture was snapped. We come into this world, and we grow and learn. As people pass us by, they see the form or shape of us, a silhouette of what we look like against the background of a busy world. Yet, they fail to see who we really are. Like the poplar, our sap may be rising, but from all appearances we are not active, not productive, and not following our path.
I think about Eckhart Tolle who writes about himself sitting on a bench. He must have been a silhouette for many people that simply walked by him. How could they know what his potential was, and how much he would help shift the consciousness of millions of people around the world?
I remember a verse that someone once wrote in my autograph book. It goes like this….
Don’t worry if your jobs are small; Or if your rewards are few.
Remember that the mighty oak, was once a nut like you!
I think we are all much like the acorn. We are just starting out. It will be a while before our silhouette is big enough to contemplate. When we are ready, however, we too will change lives!
May the moments of frustration in your life lessen as the days pass and you grow more content.
May you walk in peace.
AUTHOR – Judith Hirst has been writing spiritual and technical blogs for the last thirteen years. She is a non-traditional shaman who has studied with shaman teachers from different lineages. As well, she has studied and uses Dowsing, Body Talk, EFT, Reiki, Quantum Touch, Hypnotherapy, Angel Karma Techniques, Angel Therapy, and has taught Star Talker Training classes. She is a seer and medium. Judith joined Questers in 2007, and now serves on the Questers Board as secretary and blog master.