Bjön Bruberg at dVerse invites us to write about trees.
The tree of plenty
life force through Gaia’s heartstrings
precious breath of life.
Earth’s natural wealth
its beauty cleansed and watered
elements of life
Brings dark moon of destruction
Roots of pollution
entangle the tree of life
Image GAIA from ‘Sacred Mirrors’ The Visionary art of Alex Grey.
“The day after our daughter, Zena, was born I had a vision of Gaia, the World Soul. Gaia was the tree of life or web of life with her root in the subatomic, atomic, molecular, and cellular levels of matter reaching upward through the oceans, stone, soil, grass, forests, mountains, lakes, rivers, air and atmosphere to nurture all plants and creatures. A natural cycle of birth, sustenance and death was woven into the tapestry of Nature. Gaia continuously gave birth to life through the love energy in her heart. The future generations of humanity were symbolised by a human mother nursing in Gaia’s cave.
Gaia’s body was being ravaged and destroyed by human man, reflecting the present crisis in the environment. A diseased and demonic phallus had erected structures all over the earth to suck dry Gaia’s milk and turn it into power and money. The wasteland of a disposable culture was piled high and was seeping into the mircrogenetic pool causing diseases and defects in the Great Chain of Line.
Emerging also from that microgenetic level – but on the side of Nature – was an evolutionary alarm represented by a large ‘seeing’ hand which catalysed the collective will of the people, enabling them to see, with eyes of unobstructed vision, the actions necessary to stop the destruction of the world soul.