What does longevity look like in a relationship for you?
The Bristlecone Pine makes an appearance in this morning’s reading; this shows us that strength often comes from adversity. Persistence allows us to grow stronger, even when we seem to be damaged and hurt, those wounds, building the strength that will guide us and even nurture us in the challenges to come. Setting our roots deeply for ourselves first will help in any relationship where we choose to blend and be partners with our beloveds.
A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
To know the deeper meaning of relationship and love, allowing the softer side of us to be shown, may bring the feeling of vulnerability but will also show the desire for trust. Our beloveds may be in a place of reflection, and with this reflection desiring to show the joy that can be experienced when two hearts open and blend. This opportunity of balanced blending may lead to a connection deeper than physical and deeper than intellectual; this may lead to a spiritual connection. We’re not shown or taught what this deep spiritual connection may mean or feel like in today’s society, so when it is experienced this may be a bit scary. Taking the time to have honest, open conversations about the feelings that you and your beloved are experiencing will lead to the opportunity to know each other on this deeper spiritual level. This is something to look forward to in the week to come, the opportunity is there for you and your beloved to grow and blend in ways you may never have thought possible.