About the Living Tree Company
We use choose the name Living Tree Company, to represent the "Tree of Life". We have been offering information and products for the past 23 years to rejuvenate the mind, body, spirit, soul and our planet. Please visit our blog where you will find topics pertaining to natural living, natural health sustainable, emotional and mental health, and environmentalism.
The Tree of Life symbolizes one's individuality as trees are all unique with their branches sprouting at different points and in different directions. It symbolizes a person's personal growth into a unique human being as different experiences shape them into who they are.
The Tree of Life, sometimes referred to as the World Tree is seen as a sacred symbol, which carries significant importance in religious, spiritual, science, mythology, philosophy, art, and religion, and other areas. Tree of life meanings vary slightly from culture to culture.
The Tree of Life commonly represents the interconnectedness of everything in the universe. It symbolizes togetherness and serves as a reminder that you are never alone or isolated, but rather that you are connected to the world. From the roots of the Tree of Life to the branches reach up into the sky, everything is connected.
As a symbol, the Tree of Life goes all the way back to ancient times. The oldest known example was found in the Domuztepe excavations in Turkey, which dates back to about 7000 BC. It is believed that the symbol spread from there in various ways.
For Christianity and Judaism, the Tree of Life is what sustains and nourishes life, it stands tall in the center of the garden of Eden. Islam the Tree of Life is known as the Tree of Immortality. In Celtic Beliefs they believe the roots represent the ‘other world’ the truck represents the mortal world, and the branches represent the heavens above. In Buddhism, the Tree of Life is known as the Bhodi-tree, the Tree of Enlightenment, a very sacred symbol. The list continues on and is also referred to as the tree of knowledge of good and evil, connecting all forms of creation.
A symbiotic relationship exists between trees and humans. Humans breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, while trees breathe in carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen.
Both humans and trees are mostly water
Both have a peak life span of approximately 80 years.
Both are completely unique
Both have similar physical characteristics, crown on top, a trunk , with limbs.
Both are reliance of others
Both live in communities
What do you Need to Ensure your Tree is Healthy?
With the tree in mind you can start to look at your own health.
First, start with your leaves, are your leaves healthy? Do you have a leaf for diabetes? Heart disease? Heartburn? Obesity? High blood pressure? Cancer? You need to ask yourself, are your leaves healthy, or have you been diagnosed with any illness? What measures can you take to remove some of the diseased leaves, and grow healthy leaves?
Second, look at your trunk. Your trunk represents your DNA/Genes. What genetic markers do you have that can help link an inherited disease to you. Knowing you have these genetic markers, can help you to choose a lifestyle to help you lessen the likely hood of that disease controlling your life. Turning the genes, you do not want off, and turning the genes you do want on. Learn these markers and ensure you are in control.
Third, look at your roots, and the soil you have around your roots. These roots feed the rest of your tree, so you need to make certain your soil is filled the essential elements of wellness.
Physical Element – Physical wellness make sure your soil is rich with macronutrients, micronutrients, protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, Zinc, Selenium, minerals, phytochemicals, clean air, and especially clean water. You also need to ensure your soil contains physical activity, an exercise program, take a walk, learn Tai Chi, etc. You also need to safeguard you are getting adequate quality sleep, and that your soil is free of environmental toxins. It means learning about and identifying symptoms of disease, getting regular medical checkups, and protecting yourself from injuries and harm. Developing such healthy habits today will not only add years to your life but will enhance the enjoyment and quality of those years.
Emotional Element – Emotional wellness is typically defined as possessing the ability to feel and express human emotions such as happiness, sadness, and anger. It means having the ability to love and be loved and achieving a sense of fulfillment in life. Emotional wellness encompasses optimism, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and the ability to share feelings.
Intellectual Element – Intellectual wellness encourages creative, stimulating mental activities. Our minds need to be continually inspired and exercised just as our bodies do. People who possess a high level of intellectual wellness have an active mind and continue to learn. An intellectually well person uses the resources available to expand one's knowledge and improve skills. Keeping up to date on current events and participating in activities that arouse our minds are also important.
Social Element - Social wellness refers to our ability to interact successfully in our global community and to live up to the expectations and demands of our personal roles. This means learning good communication skills, developing intimacy with others, and creating a support network of friends and family members.
Social wellness includes showing respect for others and yourself. Contributing to your community and to the world builds a sense of belonging.
Spiritual Element - Spiritual wellness involves possessing a set of guiding beliefs, principles, or values that help give direction to one's life. It encompasses a high level of faith, hope and commitment to your individual beliefs that provide a sense of meaning and purpose. It is willingness to seek meaning and purpose in human existence, to question everything and to appreciate the things which cannot be readily explained or understood.
A spiritually well person seeks harmony between what lies within as well as the forces outside.
Occupational Element - Occupational/Vocational wellness involves preparing and making use of your gifts, skills, and talents to gain purpose, happiness, and enrichment in your life. The development of occupational satisfaction and wellness is related to your attitude about your work. Achieving optimal occupational wellness allows you to maintain a positive attitude and experience satisfaction/pleasure in your employment. Occupational wellness means successfully integrating a commitment to your occupation into a total lifestyle that is satisfying and rewarding.
Environmental Element - Environmental wellness is an awareness of the unstable state of the earth and the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment. It consists of maintaining a way of life that maximizes harmony with the earth and minimizes harm to the environment. It includes being involved in socially responsible activities to protect the environment. Learning and living sustainable practices.