The pine tree has long been a symbol of the winter holidays. It is an ancient tree that can grow to be over 4500 years old. Its scent has been used by many cultures to purify the environment and soul.
Its aroma has the ability to open the lungs and nasal passageways allowing a person to breathe easily and more deeply. Deep breathing opens the heart and mind and promotes overall health. It creates an opening for fresh ideas and new perspectives.
Pine needles, inner pine bark, and pine nuts can all be used as medicine and food. They have a long tradition of being used to heal colds and flu, sore throats, fevers, and wheezing. Pine needles, the inner pine bark, and pine oil can also be used to treat urinary tract infections, relieve rashes, and disinfect wounds.
Many cultures the world over and throughout time, have revered pine as the symbol of a pioneering spirit, strength, and adaptability for they can survive the winter snows and summer droughts in windy, rocky terrains. Its scent is famous for soothing, encouraging deep breathing, and realigning to the soul. It is a symbol of peace.
May this winter and Christmas holiday find you well, open-hearted, and ready to start a new year fresh and renewed. May you breathe deeply, get a good night’s rest, and wake to find you’re ready to take a fresh step forward as you pioneer your own path into the New Year.
May the spirit of the pine clear away last year’s negativity and set the stage for this year’s prosperity and health.
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