Spiritual Teachings of Trees: The Power of Trees

Last Update on October 1, 2020 : Published on October 1, 2020
Spiritual Teachings of trees

Trees have always mankind to do better in life, develop something better, and to be more creative. Be it building our furniture or houses, trees have always provided warmth to us. Talking from a spiritual perspective, trees have helped us to heal; their medicinal properties have saved many lives. With this, we cannot deny the fact that trees are important for all of us, the ecosystem, animals, insects, and including everything. Indeed, trees are sacred, giving, majestic, and magical. In this blog, I have covered the analogy of spiritual teachings of trees highlighting the benefits of trees. So, let’s get started.

Flexibility Along with Strength

Flexibility Along with Strength

Trees teach us to be stronger along with flexibility. People surrounded by trees feel deeper experiences than other people. They can feel every inch of gratitude and grounding every time they look at the surrounded nature. Meanwhile, people surrounded by palm trees feel more calm and soothing with the swaying of palm fronds.

Taking your pet out for a walk surrounded by nature makes you feel more engaging and connecting. This is the only reason, people love trees. The reason being, they are always giving, grounding, and protecting. They have always given something to us, fruits and vegetables, furniture, house, support, medicines, herbs, protection, and whatnot. Most importantly, they have given us the paper to teach, write, and learn. Do you think I am forgetting something? Oh yes! They help us to breathe; they clear the air for us without demanding anything. I think this is the biggest reason to love trees more and more.

Famous poetry on Tree by Ilan Shamir

Famous poetry on Tree by Ilan Shamir

Dear Friend,

Stand tall and proud

Sink your roots deeply into the earth

Reflect the light of a greater source

Think long term

Go out on a limb

Remember your place among all living beings

Embrace with joy the changing seasons

For each yields its own abundance

The energy and birth of spring

The growth and contentment of summer

The wisdom to let go of leaves in the fall

The rest and quiet renewal of winter

Feel the wind and the sun

And delight in their presence

Look up at the moon that shines down upon you

And the mystery of the stars at night.

Seek nourishment from the good things in life

Simple pleasures

Earth, fresh air, light

Be content with your natural beauty

Drink plenty of water

Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes

Be flexible

Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!

Oak vs. Bamboo

Oak vs. Bamboo

Oak and bamboo are strong and proud. They are known to be the strongest trees with solid branches and grip of the roots which is one of the enduring powers of stability and fortitude.  Even a storm can drive them crazy but cannot break them. Flexibility and strength are some of the great spiritual learning from oak.

great spiritual learning from oak

Talking about Bamboo, Bamboo’s are beautiful, well-rooted, and strong. It might not have flexibility like an oak tree but bamboo has a different way of tackling tough situations. The bamboo tree bends according to the winds, mimics the flow of water around the rocks. The soft bamboo branches bend and accept the flow of the wind, works with it, and ultimately wins over the tougher situations as well.

Teachings from tees in a nutshell

Who all think that being sturdy is the part of the personality, being sturdy might sound comfortable to all of us. But, being soft and flexible has more benefits than being sturdy. Trees teach us to work with the hard times not against them. I was really amazed by a reading of a book named, “The Big Book” by AA which started, “acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation, some fact of my life unacceptable to me and can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.” Similarly, the bamboo and oak molds according to the situations.

I hope this blog helps you to understand the power of trees. Comment down and let us know your experience and learning with trees. For more such inspiring content, follow Calm Sage on all social media platforms.

Thanks for reading!

More power to you.

About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".


  1. Chris Smith
    Chris Smith

    I believe there is a lot more to learn from different trees. Everything sums up to giving without any expectation!

  2. Mridula

    Trees really teach us to be strong and strive in any condition.

  3. Harshita Singh Chauhan
    Harshita Singh Chauhan

    Nature is amazing. isn't it?

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