With their ability to connect extremes, the ash is a symbol of strong willpower.
The Ash in the Tree Family
We observed the role of these good and connecting neighbors since childhood at the fence of our neighbors. Among various forest and tree families, the ash appears to be a particularly balanced representative between extremes. While the fast-growing ash trees cannot easily settle young and difficult soils like the alder and birch, but does so immediately afterwards.
On the other hand, they are very rich in lush, profound reasons, producing immense figures up to 30 meters in height. In contrast to its predecessors birch and alder, they can live to be several hundred years old. With its deep heart root resulting in hard, tough, durable wood, the ash again joins the group of large and powerful trees.
The Importance for our Health and Soul
The ash combines extremes; it shows us a prudent midpoint approach. Prudence, constancy, and awareness of mind which are all responsible for deliberate action, are also the messages and gifts which we receive from the ash. The ash is a much more imaginative, flexible and agile alternative to people who consider the extremely energetic beech or the powerful oak as oppressive and sometimes too rigid.
Another gift of the ash is the development of strong willpower, which has to do with its endurance. The toughness of the body as well as the mind can only be developed by people with strong willpower. The meditation of the ash and its constant stillness, for example - through an ash wooden floor or furniture are excellent tools to train and strengthen our mind and bodies to become tough mentally and physically as ash wood.
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