|DeLeon Springs, FL|
While my brother and his wife were here this week, the angels guided a spontaneous ride to nearby DeLeon Springs State Park. The overcast sky looked like it could open up any minute with rain, but we went with the flow. The clouds held back and we had a good time watching the natural springs pool that produces 19 million gallons of water a day at 72 degrees year round.
It began to drizzle and I recalled Old Methuselah, the 500 year-old bald cypress tree. We headed down the 1/2 mile trail through a forest hammock that led to a flood plain to get a glimpse of majestic old Methuselah. With no signs to direct, and the only four troopers on this adventure, a peaceful, gentle energy filled the air as we walked underneath a sheltering canopy of tall hardwoods. The home of the wild. Before long, we were there. At the end of the trail, Methuselah was still standing tall in the swamp, having survived all the logging through the years. We give her a cheerful Hooray!
Turns out, a cypress tree represents death, life and resurrection, and often signifies the heavens are calling. The towering cypress, majestically points toward the sky as a reminder for us to ponder the deeper meaning underlying our experiences.
My grandmother often used the expression: "As old as Methuselah." I never had taken the time to look up this Biblical patriarch. A little research revealed that Methuselah, the son of Enoch was 969 years old and is the longest-lived human in the Bible. He was related to Noah who built the ark.
I was thankful for our visit with Old Methuselah, and the angel message to ponder the deeper meaning underlying our experiences.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,