The angel who rests in the arms of the tree

Frozen in place by the chill of the night
the snow angel rests in the arms of the tree.

Gazing at her I wondered
Is she cold like me?
Are her insides in knots?
Does she worry if the sun will release her so she can fly away free?

Then I noticed that she was relaxed
trusting in the strength of the tree.
She lay there, face open, aimed at the sky
soaking in the beams of the sun.

I internalized how mindfully this angel rests
knowing she is protected
by the deer, the fox, and the tiger
protective and kind
gentle yet fierce.

In an awakened instant
I understood
that although she is frozen by the chill of the night
this is her time to rest.

I knew that just like the intense springtime sun
relief is actively occurring
melting my gridlocked existence of powerlessness away.

I hear in the depth of my soul, “All will be okay, soon!”

Walking away I knew that the time to trust is now
that the freedom to fly is just a snow-melt away.

Turning back to the angel who rests in the arms of the tree
I thanked her
for the gift of hope
a moment of peace
of unveiled clarity.

I think I saw the light shine brighter on her upturned face…
or was it the light shining brighter on me?

©Alexis Rose, photo: Janet Rosauer

Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph      

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30 thoughts on “The angel who rests in the arms of the tree

  1. Thank you, Barbara. It was a an awakening moment when I saw the snow in the tree. This morning it was still like that, we are getting a snowstorm now so it will be interesting to see how the shape changes. Maybe the angel has flown away already. Hopefully to some tropical island.

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  2. Alexis, this is so beautiful & powerful. I love your way with words, especially how you’ve phrased certain parts like “melting my gridlocked existence of powerlessness away”. Fantastic piece! xx

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  3. blindzanygirl

    Thankyou. Just read the beginning of your book and it is amazing. I know that there will be much similarity thankyou so much ❤️

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  4. blindzanygirl

    I just bought your book, “Untangled” Alexis. Can’t wait to read it. Will buy the other one too. So glad to have found you 😊

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  5. blindzanygirl

    Bless you Alexis. I have must fead more about you, a d will buy your books. I too come from the most terrible abuse. You can only understand it if you have gone through it. I came through it. I lived a wirthwhile life, managing to throw most of it off. Until my mother, who was the instigator of the abuse, came back into my life needing me becayse she is sick and dying. She is 93. I am 70. I came through it all via my faith. But now, it is becoming difficult. If you have read my Blog, as I know you have, you will know that I had serioys cancer that left me blind and in a wheelchair. Yet now, my mother needs me. I will not let her down even though she tried to kill me. She is a very mixed up woman. So your books will make valuable reading for me. Many many thanks to you. And much love xx

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  6. Thank YOU! Wow, Im glad that you read this at exactly the right time for you. It seemed that when I rounded the corner and saw the snow in the tree it was also the exact right moment for me. So wonderful! ❤️

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  7. blindzanygirl

    Thankyou SO much Alexis. This message was especially for me today. It has cinfurmed a LOT to me about where I am at the moment. The message is to TRUST even in the freezing cold and the dark. I had myst written this in my Journal, having stayed off WordPress for the most part this morning, for reasons of my own. I needed the silence. But then just after ,unch I decided just to seem from my emails, who had posted today. Yours caught my eye, and it was the only one that I have ope ed and read. It was the only one that I needed or that I was meant to open,…….for now. It was SO beautiful, a d it confirmed to me that I am in the right place at this very moment in my life.. i got it right. THANKYOU Alexis.

    I see you have written books. I don’t know from what persective you have written them. But I will check them out. Bless you for your words today xx

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