Therapy of Life

Counseling, San Francisco

"As in the symbol of the tree, from a tiny seed a human being grows with feet firmly planted on the ground and arms outstretched, reaching toward the light." —Donna Molettiere

Advice from a Tree


Dear Friend,


Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter


Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light


Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots


Enjoy the view!


By Ilan Shamir

September 16, 2011 by Donna Molettiere
Categories: Individual Therapy | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. What an inspiring piece! I’d love to read more from Ilan Shamir after seeing this.

  2. Scott Alyn changed his name to Illan Shamir which means “Protector of the Trees” Here’s a link for more about Illan

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