Are Trees Fearful?

Are Trees Fearful?Trees represent life with all its challenges and consequences. Trees meet challenges from everywhere. The changing environment, the hostility of drought, the attack by parasites and the wounds they infect on trees, the changing of soil on which the trees grow and many other challenges make trees a great metaphor of our own lives and their challenges.

Trees have tears. Trees are alert to their enemies who suck their sap, steal their sunlight, obscure their progress and deny them the resources to grow and blossom. Trees have their stories and they provide great illumination for us to be convincing storytellers. I plan to show how to do this by example in a forthcoming buzz.

Trees reflect our psychology and fears. They reflect on our childhood and how we carry a heavy burden from our childhood experiences. Small fears and anxieties grow like trees and scale up to become phobia. Hylophobia involves an irrational fear of trees. It is often caused by exposure to films and fairy tales which involve scary woods in childhood. The phobia of trees and holes in trees as well provide us with the opportunity to visually understand the need to be aware of how we bring up our children. This issue has been the focus in an exchange of comments between me and the beautiful mind of Sara Jacobovici. I asked Sara if "The distorted sense of our childhood would lead to patterns of repeated behaviors". Sara responded by saying "Couldn't agree more. When the child is developing, his or her senses are what provide meaning. Only later does the child begin to "think". Yet because these sensory experiences are pre-verbal and pre-cognitive developmentally, the behaviours stay on as patterns, as you say. Only awareness, a conscious understanding of what we are doing and exploring the why, will lead to change". This topic is worthy of reading through the trees metaphor.

In trees love and harmony combine and I ask if there is there love without harmony? In love, the two loversΒ are trees, the male in fruit and the female in flower. I wish to discover in more depth the relationship between types of trees and types of love. I wish also to ponder on the shape, taste and falling fruits and falling love. What flower the female is. Again, this brings me back to phobia as some people are very fearful of yellow colors even if it was golden yellow honey. One phobia brings attention to another phobia- that is of holes such as holes in trees and honeycombs. Trees are such a versatile metaphor that shall bring many issues back to life.Are Trees Fearful?Imagine if one tree could carry different fruits on each of its branches. Now imagine again that each male is a tree and each female being one of the fruits. How would they react together? The complexity of the world would fall on one tree. What kind of struggles would we have? Isn’t this a metaphor for the mini world we live in now? The tree shall reveal the complexities of life and provide new conceptions that were never imagined. I plan to make this imagination journey. We have trees planted in our bodies and the tree metaphor may then reveal some of our own complexities.

The trees have many stories to tell. Their conflicts, their strategies to cope with challenges, their self-healing, their pride, their longevity and long experiences and their coexistence provide golden opportunities to learn more from them.

I look forward to your joining me on this challenging journeyΒ 
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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
and how marvellous your comment is

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

4 years ago #19

Ali Anani Reading your post reminds us how marvelous is the Nature.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
and you make me in tears with your lovely commnt and expressions dear #debasish majumder

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

You energize me to continue with this work dear . I am thankful to you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
I published the buzz dear namita sinha https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/trees-don-t-produce-honey

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
In response to a message from a reader I am writing my next buzz on Trees Don't Produce Honey- unless I suffer from another detour dear namita sinha.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Dear namita sinha. I am sure we shall have much more to discuss along the way.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
Dropping leaves and dropping habits. Even though leaves change color and are the centers for photosynthesis they drop. We need to drop all bad habits, our focus on the past, not-accepting change as you mentioned and selfishness. Leaves have different colors from the colors they absorb and the colors they reflect are not the colors they absorb. We need to absorb and that we we reflect to the world might be of different colors. Variety is the spice of life and trees exhibit this variety beautifully as as lovely your personality is dear namita sinha

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
namita sinha- in our hurry we tend to pause and enjoy the trees, observe them and even dream about them. I am so glad that your refined self is in love of trees. I am too is in awe with them.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
#21 Dear Sara Jacobovici- great and I noticed that you shared some very interesting buzzes on tres. Joined the hive and shall read all buzzes in there. Thank you

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #10

Please check out The Tree of Life Hive, share and join. https://www.bebee.com/group/the-tree-of-life

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
Yes, spot on is your comment Sara Jacobovici will have more to say.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Bravo Aurorasa Sima . I commented on your lovely buzz. If this buzz inspires the two lovely ladies Sara and Aurorasa to do what they are doing then I am truly privileged

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Great dear Sara Jacobovici and I look forward to joining your new hive. I am sure of the quality of the accompanying introduction to the new hive as much as I am moved by your kind words.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #6

Dear Ali Anani, you have written many works that have inspired me but his one has also "moved" me. Your writing is not only knowledgeable but, I found, very emotional. I am glad you have taken on this almost mystical topic. I am truly humbled to see my name connected in any way with your work. thank you Dr. Ali. This morning I contributed to a new Hive, https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey, inspired by one of your Buzzes. Now I will start another one based on this Buzz. I will share the link as soon as possible.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #5

Dear Irene Hackett, thank you both for your links, they're great! I share both of your experiences; how I felt when I found a tree sI "knew" had been cut down and being awarded an official "tree hugger" certificate by one of my nieces.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Again, you read my mind dear Irene Hackett. I plan to write about habits of trees and how they relate to us. Your habit of belonging to one tree and the same tree has meaning to me. You are faithful. You wrote "Words cannot express"., but I may add only if words dance like molecules.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Dear Deb Lange- my friend you are a gem. Thank you for the inspiration. The inspiration started. I have some ideas on the tree metaphor to relate to a book that is to be published and I hope soon. The inspiration to that link is rekindled by your photos. You bring a new idea- trees and memories. That is a new thought to add. Thank you my dear friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
All comments are most welcome Aurorasa Sima. Even of of them would be thorny flowers still they are most welcome. It is amazing that you mention divorce and marriage because this is one of the themes I am planning to write about.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear sister Irene Hackett- your comment stretches my mind even further. I am looking for issues that have not had satisfactory answers or that the tree metaphor would give better illumination. I am avoiding well-known uses of trees as a metaphor such as in business growth. I want something novel, and the journey has just started. Your comment is so encouraging that I plan to go ahead with this effort. As for the answer to the title you say no and one friend says yes. This is the beauty. My own answer shall come in due course. I am scratching my head with readers' heads. Yes, I recall your post dear Irene and I plan to refer to it in due course.

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