As I walk with you through the dark allies of your mind,
I keep one foot on the forest path walked by my soul.
I promise to bring you along on my path of light
and not walk with you on your path of darkness.
As we walk through the forest, we can touch the old ones,
and feel their rough bark with our searching hands,
and sense the spiritual reality they can share
with those of us who take the time to know and feel.
We acknowledge their wisdom gained with age.
We gaze up into the leafy green canopy.
We praise the enveloping beauty of their crowns.
We acknowledge their sacred presence.
We allow their essence to flow into our essence,
and for a precious moment
we share the mystery of life.
We experience the soothing power of the Forest,
a healing tonic to our bodies.
The very air we breathe is filled
with their life-giving chemicals that soothe our minds.
Their steady powerful energy flows into our brains
forcing its will upon our disjointed thoughts,
imposing its calmness on our being.
It refreshes our love for life.
It gives us the spiritual nutrients we need
to grow into the people we aspire to be.