Tree Elders Dreaming

 I created this with Toolwiz and a Pixabay image. I dithered for ages with the images created in a Toolwiz overlay as the other images were much clearer and brighter. But I decided in the end that I liked the more blurred image here because it made me think of trees dreaming into the universe and invoking galactic healing for Planet Earth.

Anthem: Song of the Moon, Song of the Trees (AEDM18)

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A tribute to Leonard Cohen and a reminder of his words that, whatever happens, “the light gets in”.

Never give up. Never give up. Never give up!

“Anthem”

The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government —
signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
and they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring …

You can add up the parts
but you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

 

Cathedral of Light

Cathedral of the Trees

Sometimes you can fiddle for ages with a photo until it feels right. The above image, on the other hand, emerged with only a bit of playing around with the gizmos on PicMonkey.  To me it represents a Cathedral of Light, a gift to humanity from the tree elementals which were part of the original image of an avenue of trees.

Blessing of the Magickal Tree Spirits

Magickal Tree Blessings

I have a photograph of a magic tree where you can clearly see the tree spirits within the trunk and branches.  As I created this piece of digital art, I felt strongly that the tree spirits were/are sending out blessings to humanity, radiating kindness and compassion when times are so challenging.

And then I thought of “Blessing” by that wonderful Irish poet, John O’Donohue. It’s well-known but it seemed particularly relevant to the magickal tree and its good thoughts for human beings.

“Beannacht / Blessing

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.
And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.”

John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

StarTalker

StarTalker

I created this from a photo I have of an ancient tree merged with an image of stars. It reflects the tree stretching its branches into the sky, communing with the stars and acting as a transformer to bring their energy and song to earth.

In creating this I was reminded of a workshop I went to at Mt Barney in the Scenic Rim of southern Queensland to learn how to see auras.  I never actually got to see a human aura but I did have the awesome opportunity to sit among the majestic trees on the farm where the workshop was held, see the auras of trees and then see the huge energy projections into the sky. Absolutely awesome!

For Love of Trees

Love of Trees

This piece of digital art was created from a photo of a very mossy forest. I used to the Mirror Effect gizmo that PicMonkey’s just introduced, then adjusted the colour with the “Sweethearts” section of Themes which are found right down the bottom of the menu on the left-hand side.

Then I remembered “Trees” as sung by Paul Robeson, the great African-American activist and singer which seemed to fit the artwork (and because I love Robeson’s deep bass voice).

The poem was written by Alfred Joyce Kilmer, who published as Joyce Kilmer. Here are the words:

TREES
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.