07 Feb 2016
I recently learned that Linda is a wonderful painter. When she shared with me her website of beautiful renderings of various nature scenes, I was excited to be brought into her realm of creativity. I found myself perusing each area of her site, and settled on the landscapes page. One of the paintings I seemed to establish a link with was the tree called Roots. Several minutes passed as my eyes traced the roots of the tree, the tree itself, the background, and the roots again, over and over.
I am an Energy worker and am sensitive to energies, nature, etc. I love trees and have a wonderful respect for them. When I gazed upon this painting, I couldn’t help but compare this painting with the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life has a vast extension of roots down and away from itself. Its branches far oversee its trunk and expand further above and outward. Linda’s work of art, Roots, re-iterated that the grand presence of the Tree of Life is embodied in all trees - each a unique representation in and of themselves.
This painting led me then to reflect upon the nature of humanity. Some of our roots are exposed by the wearing down and erosion of our soul’s armor, or brought to light by joy when we are eager to share our true selves with one another.
Just as our trees sink their roots into the ground and bring forth the nutrients of Mother Earth, showering our world with rich bark, outstretched branches, and green leaves, our human roots enable us to go within and access the wisdom of the ages, connect with our divine selves and bring that perfection to the surface to share with others.
Thank you, Linda, for such a revealing piece and for encouraging me to revisit this insight through your own enlightened essence and talent.
Getting ready for The Yellow Springs Art Show in Chester Springs, Pa. Show runs late April to early May.