Searching For Truth: A Blog by Sherri Smith
This ancient oak tree is said to be 1500 years old. I am drawn to its magnificence, its power and what I feel is its wisdom. What has kept this beauty alive through all the changes? So much can be learned through quiet observation. Every tree has roots, and they continue to grow deeper to support the growth above soil. This immense connection to earth is necessary in order for it to survive; it draws upon its nourishment from the earth, its stability, and its strength. What appears to us above ground as strength is a mirror of its internal work. We so often have that concept contorted in today’s world. We seek outwardly for strength, for growth and for magnificence when it is our roots that create that create that environment for lasting change.
I think of the gentle slope of the earth and how it eventually creates a whole, a complete circle. This gentle but continuous grade or slope is much like the life of this tree; subtle extensions of its root system to reach for more, only when more outward growth is detected. One cannot manage and survive by standing out on a limb without the resources below or within us for support. Our connection to earth, our groundedness, must first be established and continually nourished.
We are raping our foundations. We are destabilizing our footings. It is with a reconnection to the source that has supported our existence that we will thrive once again. I often become disheartened that it is too late. Change begins with one; one ripple, one thought, one action. I pledge today to establish my roots. To honour the ground beneath me, so that I too can find my magnificence. I pledge to do this in a fashion that shows continual respect to my source of sustenance.
Sherri Smith from A State of Bliss has trained extensively and globally with ancient modalities and traditions to combine the wisdom these teachings into her own unique therapies. We are deeply connected to the natural world and many of the ills of society today are a result of our separation from this. Sherri's commitment to her own journey keep her immersed in teachings, experiences and advancement, in turn providing rich and rare content to her offerings. There is a yearning within each of us to live a greater life. Discover your power, your gifts and your truths.