Plant Helper: Oak
For millennia, indigenous wisdom has taught us that the green growing things offer healing.
OAK comes to us today to remind us of the importance of deep roots. After the holidays, it can be grounding to give some thought to the inner qualities that help you to feel rooted, stable, and secure. Our culture teaches us that amassing things and making more and more money is the key to security, but that path only seems to make us exhausted and depressed. What actually nourishes you?
Oak also offers the generosity of its abundant acorns that provide food for many animal species, reminding us of the power of abundance-thinking rather than the fearful sense of scarcity. If you need help here, try reading Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, or Your Money Or Your Life, by Joe Dominquez and Vicki Robin. Spend a little time hanging out with an oak tree to feel its serene, deeply-rooted, and abundant energy.
By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.