When I was about 8 years old, and going through my parents divorce, a beautiful soul gave me a book. In it a little girl had a weeping willow in her backyard. When she needed to escape she’d go hide beneath the long wisps of branches allowing the curtain to shroud and cradle her. This was a safe and healing space for her and I often sought out similar opportunities.
When we moved here, to Boulder County, it turned out we inherited a 100+ year old crack willow complete with a treehouse nestled within her many branches. My heart soared and I giggled with joy knowing I had my own safe space to hold and protect me.
It was kind of like I had magically come home and everything was exactly as it was supposed to be.
So, let me ask, when was the last time you were in a treehouse? When was the last time you let yourself be cradled by the branches and leaves, above the ground and hidden away?
Chances are, it’s been a while.
Children recognize the magic. It’s a peaceful escape where they create their own world as they connect with the wind and the sky while being nestled in the protective canopy.
Why do we stop those activities that brought us joy as a child? Coloring, drawing, climbing, playing, having fun without a care in the world. All of that magic is still accessible for adults. I honestly think we just forget it’s there.
Today I encourage you to embrace your inner child. What is something you can do today (or this weekend) that will bring you boundless joy?
If you’re struggling to allow yourself that fun, come on by The Beam and Bell and embrace your inner child in our treehouse. Allow the rolling clouds and rustling leaves to mesmerize you as you take a nap in the treehouse hammock hanging over the creek below.
Your journey of healing and transformation is your own, and I help facilitate it at The Beam and Bell. The meditation garden and our many healing spaces were designed to support that journey for you. Close your eyes and let your spirit guide you toward the ones that will best serve your growth, inner peace, and clarity. Contact me when you’re ready to embark; I’ll be waiting for you.