“A woman transforms her body with a symbolic tree, as she offers support and safety to nature. The sincerity of her offer is accepted and returned with complete trust. A warm glow is generated from that interaction. In the distance a unicorn notices and looks on approvingly, but ironically there is a sad poignancy in his attention. Is it that this magical creature has seen so few of such acts?” (pg. 57)
This week’s advice brings our focus to one of mankind’s basic needs, shelter. A place where we are protected from the elements, the place we return to for warmth and safety. Unfortunately, not everyone has adequate shelter, and as our population grows we not only add to the growing number of homeless, but we expand and encroach on local wildlife’s homes as well.
Questions to ponder: Do you have shelter from the storm? In what state of repair is your shelter? Physically or metaphorically, are you able to provide or help in procuring shelter for yourself, others, and/or animals in need? If you find that your shelter is lacking, do you have resources that you can ask for help?