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It’s Saturday and most Saturdays I like to spend time in the woods. From a Native American perspective, the tree people are important and can teach us many things. According to some creation stories, the plant people were given two closely related gifts: the power of healing and the power of beauty. The beauty of the trees helps heal the mind and the spirit. Wandering through the woods and trying to understand the many different personalities of the tree people is a good form of meditation as well as an exercise in creativity. Shown below are some photographs of trees from Fort Stevens State Park in Oregon. Wander through them for a couple of minutes, let you imagination wander free, and join us in the Saturday open thread.

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This is an open thread. Feel free to talk about what’s on your mind, what you have been doing, what you have been thinking about, and, most important, what’s for dinner?

Originally posted to Street Prophets on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 01:06 PM PDT.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse, National Parks and Wildlife Refuges, and Koscadia.

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