by Cynthia Henrich, Holistic Health Insider
Dreaming trees! What an amazing way to celebrate the change of seasons, by creating a tree version of a dream board. I recently found this totally cool idea on a decorating blog, Love Your Room, created by Shoshana. There are complete instructions on the site, and it’s a great project to do with the kids. Here’s what she has to say:
“A Dream Tree is meant to add a sweet natural warm feel to a space, while being a constant reminder of all the dreams you hope come true. Every leaf on each branch will contain a dream (a wish) that is hand written by you. It is an easy and inexpensive DIY project you can do in one day! It can be a small centerpiece on a table top, or a large focal point on the ground. Once you create it, you will see it every day and envision your dreams coming true!“
1. Think of the seasonal opportunities, not only decoratively, but to stay in tune with Mother Earth and nature. Each season’s tree can be different, budding branches for spring, flowers for summer, autumn leaves for harvest season, and glittery snowflake wishes for winter!
2. Each family member can have 3 leaves or buds or flowers or snowflakes, depending on the season. One leaf for a personal dream or wish, one for a family oriented intention, and one that’s bigger for the world or the earth.
3. Talk about what manifestation is, and how wishing doesn’t just make it so. Get clarity around what the desire and intention really is, and maybe even make a notebook for each family member to record not only their “wish”, but a few actionable steps to manifest it in their lives.
4. Synchronicity. Love, love, love gaining awareness of the incredible power of “co-incidence” in our lives! The universe is SO tuned into the energy of intention, and teaching the family how to watch for the “clues” of synchronicity along the journey of manifestation is like a real life scavenger hunt!
5. Talk about the Ayurvedic path. Ayurveda, or the science of life, is a journey of living with the seasons. Eating what’s seasonal and balancing our essential life force and energy, or dosha, with different foods and herbs to maintain balance and harmony.