What exactly is my root and how do I go about strengthening it?
A tree grows from the root. The root expands and the tree grows taller and wider. So if I, here in my body suit, want to grow stronger and taller and wider, how, exactly do I strengthen my root?
Your root holds your values
Each choice we make reflects our values. Am I inclusive? Am I compassionate? Do I look for the positive around me? Notice how you’re responding to a new situation and examine your values to see if they need adjusting or if you simply need to stay true to the values you choose.
Your root is your gifts
We’re given certain tools to work with in our lifetime. Gifts of passion, ability, the calling of our heart. To grow your root, look past your daily life and use the gifts you’ve been given.
Your root is your passion
There’s a core passion that calls to you. It may have gotten lost in the shuffle of life. Perhaps it was something you used to do. Perhaps it’s something you’ve just begun to do. Perhaps it’s a passion you’re using now but are ready to take in another direction. In whatever way you follow your passion, you strengthen your root.
Your root is in your spiritual practice
We know how to strengthen and care for our bodies, but do we actively take steps to strengthen and care for our inner life, our spiritual life? Examine new forms of spiritual expression. Prune out old roots of spirituality-by-rote and send off new shoots of exploration to find resonate ways to nurture and nourish your spiritual life. Expand your spiritual practice. Get creative.
Your root is your choice
Each moment, we have a choice. Each moment, we make a choice. Sometimes they are conscious choices. Sometimes not. Work to make certain that your choices are “aware” ones, choices that reflect your values, your spiritual path, your passion and your gifts. The power for growth and the direction you go in is a moment-to-moment conscious choice. Make wise and thoughtful decisions.
Growth lies in self-awareness
Listen to your passion, explore your gifts, hold every choice up to your values, and move with increasing awareness through the path of life.
Deeper Song Affirmation
I care for and cultivate my roots.
Deeper Song Process
- Imagine yourself as a tree. Are you as tall as you want to be? Are your branches as strong as you would like them to be?
- What steps will you take to strengthen the roots that support you?
- Do that.
To Sing a Deeper Song, Consider: