The trunk of the great tree is connected

To its branches that are connected to its leaves

The trunk connects to the roots

Who are embedded in the earth

that drinks the rain that has fallen from the clouds

Who are highlighted by the sun

that warmed the wind

That rustles through the leaves

attached to the branches

which hold the nest that houses the bird

who flies down in the warm wind

To land on the rain soaked earth

To pluck from it a worm that has

Been living in its home in the roots

Of the great tree


The tree is connected to everything around it

Like we are connected to everything around us

We are shifting


Moving toward a transformation

Of self

That will lead to a transformation

Of all

We are open to all there is

Reaching out with all we are

Like the branches of the great tree

And as our connection grows

Each branch grows

Nurturing new branches from each bow

The tree that is Life

Expands and Evolves

In never ending possibility

Our connection spreads

Our branches flourish

And the branch that is me

Touches the branch that is you

Your branch touches another

And another until our tree is

Thick and full

Warmed by the light of a world of hearts

Nourished by the falling of a world of tears

Rooted by the trunk of a world as one

And like the Great Tree is Connected

Within itself

But also connected to the earth and sky

As we are connected to Our Inner Self

But also to others and Life



© M/Gatlianne 2010

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Comment by M. Gatlianne on February 20, 2012 at 2:47pm

Thank you for that support, Lori! I will definitely let you know when it's complete.

Comment by Lori Glier on February 20, 2012 at 8:20am
Marianne,I look forward to seeing your tree,go create...
For me I have found that my life got so busy that I lost that ability to go in the direction that my soul was yearning for ...I have had to change my ways of living life so I can listen to the calling of my path.Each day is a new day , a new challenge , yet if I do not take the time to create in my healing way.
Chaos surrounds me.
Send me a note when your work is done, I look forward to that day...
Love , light
Comment by M. Gatlianne on February 19, 2012 at 12:27pm

Thank you very much, Z. I love how you put it "below as above."

Comment by M. Gatlianne on February 19, 2012 at 12:27pm

I haven't, Lori. More from lack of solid time to invest to it and not from lack of desire. I have a canvas for it!

Comment by Lori Glier on February 19, 2012 at 7:34am
I went through a whole process of healing within nature and also it was by a great grandfather tree.Marianne have you painted this tree?
Z,your words ring loud an clear for me!
Comment by Z on February 19, 2012 at 1:59am

I have an appreciation for trees to me they are mysterious, honest,  and loving they are below as above.  Beautiful, magnificent, and our friends.

I enjoyed this piece very much.

Comment by Lori Glier on February 18, 2012 at 10:33pm
I am sure your spiritual gatherings are very powerful , and inspiring!
Comment by M. Gatlianne on February 18, 2012 at 8:40pm

Thank you, Lori! I read this piece often during outdoor spiritual gatherings where people can really connect with each other and their surroundings. It has a powerful effect!

Comment by Lori Glier on February 18, 2012 at 8:30pm
Love this piece! I can just imagine The Great Tree...

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