For purposes of beautification, or some other landscapers’ reason, someone planted this tree in a dark corner surrounded by buildings. This place really is not the most ideal spot for a plant of any kind, as plants do need sunlight to grow.
Fortunately for plants though, they have developed a number of strategies to capture the maximum amount of sunlight through their leaves. As we know from looking at plants on a windowsill, they grow toward the sunlight to be able to generate energy by photosynthesis.
The plants make use of a hormone called auxin to help them in this process of moving towards the light. So needed, as after they use up their limited nutrition of starch and lipids germinating in the soil against the gravitational pull. They really do need to find another source of energy to keep on growing. This is the process of phototropism.
Look at how amazingly, this tree exhibits that process. It has elongated its limbs to be able to reach for and obtain the sunlight for its growth.
Now how about us humans? I think it is just a little bit more complicated for us. We have a little more than just growing to do. And we have to do it on so many levels. Physical, emotional, spiritual and with our minds. The physical part is probably the easiest for us. Our genes dictate for the, short or tall, blue or brown eyes and the like. Add the right food and nutrition , and we grow. The mental, the emotional and the spiritual are a little more complicated.
The mind develops over time and changes as we grow through the stages of life too. Our emotions affect us all in so many different ways too! Negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, negativity, frustration and depression cause chemical reactions in your body that are very different from the chemicals released when you feel positive emotions such as happy, content, loved, accepted.
Spiritually, you grow in time, over time and through a lot of situations in your life. It takes a lot of work to know who we are at any given time in our lives. And even more so; if your life has been impacted in a negative manner of any kind. And yet still, knowing your beliefs will give you a sound basis upon which to build.
Reaching for the light is what this tree that was planted in such an inopportune place does. And it is my hope that we too as humans can reach for the light in our own lives when a time that is inopportune for us presents itself. An inopportune time can be described as not opportune, inappropriate, inconvenient, untimely or unseasonable, and can be applied to any time and or situation in our lives from birth to death, of ourselves or our loved ones, families and friends.
Watch out for others that are having inopportune times in their lives and trying intentionally to create havoc in your own. Take your chances at going it alone in such cases.
Our bodies have amazing healing abilities within itself. Our bodies have many amazing ways of supporting and protecting ourselves. Our mind will suppress things and bring them up slowly to help us. Our body can produce endorphins to help us with pain.
And when those are exhausted, I hope that you are surrounded with like minded persons, and if not at least someone to point you towards the help you need to get you through.
It is my hope that when, the time comes in your life that you, like that tree can find a way to reach way down deep within you to find some kind of way to reach for the light.
Louise Malbon-Reddix is the Author of:
Stand In Your Anointment – This Too Shall Pass!
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