A Walk Through The Cherry Blossoms

May 23, 2019

Have you ever had the urge to travel to a certain place, do a certain thing, spend time in a particular part of the world?

I know I have!

But sometimes things like this creep up on you without you even knowing it.

What do I mean by that?

Over the school holidays I was blessed to travel to Japan with Hubby and Mr 13, to explore Tokyo and then travel to the countryside to spend time on the ski fields (them, not me. After falling off a mountain skiing in New Zealand many years ago my confidence just hasn’t come back. A HSP thing perhaps??).

While we were in Japan we took in the cherry blossoms – in Ueno Park in Tokyo, and in Takada, a small village close to where we stayed in the countryside (we still needed a shuttle and train to get there though!).

We were quite lucky really.

We’d booked this holiday over 12 months ago and really had no idea it would be cherry blossom season.

When we were sharing our trip with friends, before we went, they’d say “Oh you’ll be there for the cherry blossoms!” – which, of course, we had no idea about!

But it seems we were meant to be there, to see these beautiful flowers, which literally only bloom within a certain period of time each Spring.

So was seeing cherry blossoms on my bucket list?


In fact I don’t actually have a bucket list YET I can feel a bucket list moment a mile off – and this certainly was one of them!

It was after I put my last email to the Sanctuary Inner Circle to bed that I remembered I was going to share this experience with you. So I thought I’d share some of the cherry blossom love with you today – just in case you haven’t been there, or it’s on your bucket list to go.

Would I do it again?


But I’d go out into the countryside – even Takada again! – simply because it wasn’t so busy and there seemed to be SO many more cherry blossom trees than in Ueno Park in Tokyo (though that may not be true – it’s just my observation).

If you’d like to experience a walk through the cherry blossoms I shared this video on my Facebook page.

So what’s my HSP takeaway from this experience, that I can share with you today?

That nature is good for you!

Even if you can’t get outside due to poor health, dismal weather, or something else, you can look out your window, bring nature in through potted plants and cut flowers – and hopefully take in some of the beautiful energy from these cherry blossom trees.

Because they were amazing. And I will be forever grateful to have experienced them.

With much love,

Helen xx

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Helen Joy Butler - Sanctuary Creator, Elemental Space Clearing® practitioner and #HSP Warrior


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