Law of Attraction blog. Releasing Dead Wood…
The Dog, my brother and I were out for our morning walk around the local roads and lanes. ‘Walk’ is a loose term you understand, because its pace is entirely dependent on how many interesting things The Dog wishes to explore.
However, on this particular morning, there wasn’t much to capture The Dog’s attention or delight my brother’s camera and we were walking quite briskly. On this route there is a very large, established Ash tree. We were only about 20 yards from it when there was an almighty cracking sound and this huge branch crashed onto the road.
Releasing dead wood
As you can see it not only is a very large branch, it was a sizeable portion of the tree.
After we had walked around it; discussed it from every angle; taken photographs and cleared the smaller bits of wood from the road, we set about moving the branch to the side of the road. No easy task! Even with the two of us tugging and pulling; it was extremely heavy and difficult to move.
Photographs taken: the tree moved: job done. And as we continued our walk, my thoughts naturally turned to the philosophy of the incident.
The branch was dead. The weight of the dead branch was obviously too heavy for the tree to carry – so it ‘dropped’ it.
You know where I’m going with this don’t you?
We are like trees. Every experience; every thought we’ve had and every feeling we’ve felt has grown the branches of our lives and created where we are today.
However we are inclined to hold onto our hurts long after the events have passed. These experience become a dead-weight and are heavy for us to haul around. They become dead wood.
Do you know that in spring, when the sap rises, there will be new growth? A host of new fresh green shoots and young branches will grow in place of the huge dead branches.
When we release our dead wood, let go of our hurts, fears and anger: when we let go of our limiting beliefs about life and ourselves, the ‘sap’ rises in us too. Our creativity flows and we are flooded with fresh new ideas and possibilities. We start new projects and life just gets better and better.
The moral of the story is releasing the unwanted creates space for the new.
PS: I thought you might like to meet The Dog – Isla.
If you’d like help releasing your dead-wood so you can move on with your life, then have look at The 30 Day Diary. I designed this to give you a fail safe strategy and some proven tools to help you release the unwanted so you can embrace the new.