Before you begin this final stage of the process you might like to create an Altar...
This is not a Religious activity. For me this is a Soulful or Spiritual acknowledgement of the process I've been through. You might place your Tree painting in the centre with all your creative materials around you, your journal, pen, any creative writing that you jotted onto paper, play the music you used whilst working,and light a candle if you wish. Take a photograph perhaps? Here is my Altar directly below... All my tools, glitters, twigs are all there.
Quote by Marianne Williamson:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is out light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?' Actually, who are you Not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as chjildren do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us. It's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Just be with the image of your whole Tree you have created and consider the question:
What Kind Of Tree Am I?
You might like to visit the Resource page for prompts to help you with your exploration. You have already spent a lot of time reflecting on each part of your tree as you created it, so you may want to look over your creative writing as you attempt to answer your question;
If you have an urge to do more of the background now - just do this. You may wish to place it in a context.
It could bring more potential to reflect on... for example, what sort of position does your tree stand in?
Is it alone or with others? Is it on solid ground or perched precariously on the edge of a cliff or hillside...what does all this mean to you personally, professionally?
As you work you may be surprised to find what else emerges in the background. Going away and having a break and coming back to your tree may bring new information or insight.
At the very end of the Resource page you will find prompts to help you explore your overall experience of your course.
You might like to watch my final video where I share about The Kind of Tree I Am and say goodbye:
Just check in with yourself right now... how are you feeling? What if anything is going on for you? Perhaps something to process for yourself?
You could make a note of it in your journal if you wish...
As mentioned earlier, there is an Overall Reflection you may like to undertake at the very end of the Resources page, you could do that now if you wish.
I hope you have truly enjoyed your unique journey through this process
And Finally.... Take Good Care and Very Best Wishes,