The Tree of Life consists of seven parts:
1.The Roots – your history and ancestry: Where do you come from?
2.The Soil – your values and soul-forces: What do you ground yourself in? Where do you draw strength from? What feeds your spirit?
3.The Trunk – your influences or sources of information: Who or what has shaped or is shaping you?
4.The Branches – your creations and partnerships: What are you manifesting in the world? What organizations are you a part of?
5.The Leaves or Fruit – your accomplishments: What do you feel proud of?
6.The Blossoms/Buds – your dreams: What do you hope for, now, and in the future?
7.The Dead Branches – things you are trying to unlearn: What do you want to let go of in your life?
This week I invite you to reflect on these questions, then draw your tree putting your words on the tree. Then bring, or email your tree, to church next Sunday. We ’ll create a gallery of trees. Please don’t put your name on your tree; we’ll have some fun figuring out whose tree is whose by the words!