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First there is an acorn

on April 17, 2012

Early last year, I attended Anna Taylor’s Medium’s class as a relative newcomer.

As usual, Anna set out the guide lines for that evening’s meditation. We should all try to visualize an acorn through its development into a tree and, if possible, take a message from each stage of its development – stressing to me, that I should concentrate on its early development underground before its ascendency.

After our usual preparation of deep breathing and sending our roots down to Mother Earth, I waited.

It was a while before the rain came to germinate the seed. But it did. And I could see the acorn growing to a sapling, when, surprisingly, it was transplanted.

Soon after, I became conscious of the sound of a buzz-saw and could see my sapling growing in an area of cultivation.

  At this time, my spirit companion, St Joan, showed me a long plank of wood, trimmed and ready for use. And whilst the sapling grew into a sturdy oak tree, the image of the plank remained.

Joan’s message was that while the spirit of the tree longs to grow in height and provide homes for birds and other wildlife, it submits to the needs of the planter.

  In the same way, whilst we may desire a long and happy life we must also submit to God’s plan for us – not all journeys are alike.

At the end of the meditation I recounted my story, however, it was not until a day or two later that I realised the poignancy of the message, since Joan was burnt at a wooden stake from a fire lit with kindling wood.

On a lighter note, the story title is adapted from the Donovan song – First there is a Mountain, and recalls the acorn before germination to the point where the outer shell disintegrates – then there is no acorn until, the fully grown tree produces its own acorns – then there is!


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