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Julie graduated from Creighton University with a major in dance and Theology and taught for several years at an inner-city school in Milwaukee. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and completed a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the years, her quest to merge diverse religious beliefs and practices through the commonalities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal source of love in all people.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Life of a Tree

Consider the life of trees.

Aside from the axe, what trees acquire from man is inconsiderable.


What man may acquire from trees is immeasurable.


From their mute forms there flows a poise, in silence,

a lovely sound and motion in response to wind.

What peace comes to those aware of the voice and bearing of trees!


Trees do not scream for attention.


A tree, a rock, has no pretense, only a real growth out of itself,

in close communion with the universal spirit.

A tree retains a deep serenity.


It establishes in the earth not only its root system but also

those roots of its beauty and its unknown consciousness.

Sometimes one may sense a glisten of that consciousness and with

such perspective, feel that man is not necessarily the highest form of life.

~CEDRIC WRIGHT, 1899-1959

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