#Backpacking in the #redwoods for a few days was exactly what I needed to slow my roll and #gowithin 🌲🧘🏽♀️. While nothing about the #adventure went according to plan, I made a conscious decision to remain optimistic, follow my #intuition , and believe that everything would work out...and it did! In fact, each pivot led my partner and I exactly where we truly needed to be . Ultimately, we ended up in a coastal redwood #forest that was filled with lessons and blessings . Giant trees, like the ones in this picture, show burn marks from fires that occurred dozens, if not hundreds, of years ago. A good reminder that healing takes time and pain can leave a mark, but it need not hamper our growth or magnificence . Further, the most interesting trees in the forest were the ones that had been through some challenging times, and had striking lumps, scars, and growth patterns to show their unique paths to the light that awaited them at the top of the canopy. We may feel like we’re growing sideways at times or like we’ve lost a limb when we lose something or someone we hold dearly, but eventually we too will reach the light at the top of the canopy, and the struggles along the way will only serve to fortify our staying power in the light and strengthen our appreciation of it ️. Like the trees, we cannot grow without light, and yet we so often allow ourselves to stay in the dark. Sometimes we even consciously choose not to grow by purposefully keeping the light out.
So, where do you need more light in your life? Where are you keeping it from shining?
Let the light in this week and see what #growth occurs . #letthelightin #keepgrowing #knowthyself #growthyself #getoutside #learnfromnature #natureheals #natureteaches #getoutdoors #takeahike #takeabreath #challengeyourself #lifecoach #lifecoaching #yourpath #yourjourney #trusttheprocess #trustthejourney #trustyourself #yougotthis - 5 days ago