Julia Butterfly Hill lived in Luna, a 1,000-year-old ancient redwood, for 738 days. The original purpose of her epic stay in the tree was to stop the practice of clear-cutting ancient forests. Over time Julia came to view Luna as a living being.
Learn here the wisdom that Luna imparted to Julia to help her survive a deadly and harrowing El Nino storm, in which Julia thought she was going to die:
“Julia, think of the trees in the storm. They don’t try to stand up straight and tall and erect. They allow themselves to bend and be blown with the wind. They understand the power of letting go. Those trees and branches that try too hard to stand up strong and straight are the ones that break.
“Now is not the time for you to be strong, Julia, or you, too, will break. Learn the power of trees. Let it flow. Let it go. That is the way you are going to make it through this storm. And this is the way you make it through the storms of life.”
–From The Legacy of Luna, by Julia Butterfly Hill (Harper San Francisco, 2000).