Monday, May 17, 2010

Tree of Peace--Group Meditations Planned over summer to help struggling tree


We have planted several Trees of Peace at Onondaga Lake since 2003 . The third one we planted had a bad infestation of aphids last summer. Fortunately some lady bugs came to the rescue—but the damage was severe. I covered the tree with burlap over the winter and put an oil spray on it to prevent the aphid eggs from hatching. The tree looks gangly and weak, but 15-20 branches have sprouted new shoots at the tips indicating that there is life and hope; that said, the tree needs love.

To help reinvigorate the tree I will be holding several group meditations, prayer ceremonies around the tree over the summer. They will be announced on short notice because I want to make sure that the weather will be nice for the gathering. So I will be emailing out notices with only a few days lead.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of the group meditations at the tree. Onondaga Lake is a very sacred place that humankind has despoiled, and the Willow Bay area where the tree is planted is one of the few places that have a decent vibe.

I encourage others to similarly hold events around the tree.

Please keep the tree in your prayers.

Madis Senner

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