The river! As much as 75% of the human body is made up of water. Water is a universal symbol of life and living and that is just with this journal is all about, your life and your living!
The tree of life! A great metaphor for our lives, it is firmly rooted yet not afraid to branch out and reach for the sky. The tree is strong and yet very flexible and can withstand mighty storms. It weathers the seasons of life and remains strong no matter what life throws at it! Be prepared, life will bring us many opportunities and challenges, stay firmly rooted and don’t forget where you came from and at the same time never be afraid to branch out and experience new people places and things!
The rainbow! Absolute beauty in the midst of the storm and seeing them is a spiritual experience for many. Many believe that rainbows are a sign or answer to an internal struggle. So beautifully radient, it continues to show its beautiful colors even after the storm has passed, a classic sign to many that no matter what, life must go on and there will be beauty again. Do not be afraid of the storm, rather, branch out to go over the rainbow to find your pot of gold! No matter what life brings, never be deterred from pursuing the beauty of your own dreams!
The Cardinal! It is said to represent angels visiting us, to look over and protect us. Even when we feel very alone, it is nice to know that our loved ones who are no longer with us, at least in person, are still always watching over us and guiding us in both the worst of times and the best of times! Seeing a visiting Cardinal is also a very spiritual experience for many. You will be visited, be very comforted in their presence!
The Dove! It is the universal symbol of love, the world’s most powerful emotion. Love, like everything in the universe is energy and it resonates at the most powerful level of all of the human emotions. Always seek to stay in love, in good times and especially in difficult times, because when everything else fails it is love that will see us through!
Love everyone! Life is too short not to! You will be so much happier and healthier when you stay in love!
Written by Lawrence J Bradley
Cover Design by Lawrence J Bradley
Cover Illustration by Laura Ospina