Establishing a Sacred Prayer Tree In Central Park - Winter 2018
Updated: Mar 31, 2018
Sacred Prayer Trees can be found in Indigenous cultures around the world. There is a deeply held belief that all things have spirits, and that the spirit of trees are very powerful. I have always been drawn to trees and remember climbing them when I was a child, spending time up in the tree tops, spying on the world. Perhaps that is where I made my first deepest connections with them. Since then, no matter where I have lived, I am always looking at trees and connecting with them.
This past winter I decided to establish a Sacred Prayer Tree in The North Woods of Central Park. I have spent many wonderful hours walking in this less cultivated, more wild part of the park and have often paused to reflect at this rock ledge.