What happens when twin souls meet and recognize each other?
Imagine, if you will, that Once Upon A Time, there was a beautiful, perfect tree planted in Paradise. One day however the hand of God came and cleaved the huge tree in half and said “Go Forth and experience the World…Go forth one half here and one half there until you have experienced all and wish to become One again.
So the two halves of the tree wandered off and sad and lonely began to explore different parts of existance. As they cried sap escaped and ran over the cut half of their trunk. This cleaved part was very tender and sore and although the sap protected and sooothed it , it also attracted many dangers…animals came and licked and bit at it, insects came and built nests within it. Birds came and pecked at it. So the tree halves began to look around at how to protect themselves from such hurt and destruction of their unprotected cut half.
They noticed that other trees often had a very rough patchlike bark on one half of the trunk.
How did you get that rough patchwork bark , the little tree asked…”oh, said one giant moreton bay fig, I picked this bit up from Frank in Italy, and this bit from Sue in France. This bit came from alizard in the Gobi desert, and this patch came from the ground, this patch was made for me by an old tree, and this patch was flown in by Bird.
So the tree understood the wisdom given by the Great Fig to mean this: Pick up all odd bits of Bark, wherever you can , however you can , and patchwork it on to the tender, exposed, cut half.
So eons passed, and the patches on the tree became harder, and tougher, and more and and more interwoven onto the cut part of the tree until no more was exposed. The tree forgot many things, one of them being that its natural bark was smooth as silk and really believed that the rough bark was its own bark made by itself and for protection.