I need space. Head space, physical space, I just need space. This is not a bad thing. We all need a little time sometimes. A break. A breath of air,freedom and nature. If you lose people for a minute or so it is ok. Life continues and if you are that important to each other you will always find a way back. Maybe we need to understand that space fails to be something ‘unnecessary’ or 'selfish’. Space is essential for us all to thrive and grow. Please give yourself the time you need.
Folk names: Bo-Tree, Peepul Tree, Pipul Sacred Tree
Deities: Buddha, Vishnu
Powers: Fertility, Protection, Wisdom, Meditation
Ritual Uses: The plant is sacred to Vishnu who, like Buddha, was said to have been born beneath it. In the East, sacred fires are fed with its wood. Since Buddha also sat beneath this tree in meditation for six years, it is sacred to Him, and the heart-shaped leaves still tremble remembering the divine vibrations.
Magical uses: If you feel evil near, simply circle this tree several times and the evil shall flee in terror.
Barren women walk naked beneath a bodhi tree to become fertile.
Use the leaves in meditation incenses and all mixtures designed to give wisdom.
(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs)
“The mind is evolved, dependent upon a variety of conditions, just as a painting depends upon the wall on which it is painted; if otherwise, why is not the painting produced in the air?“ - Buddha, Lankavatara Sutra