The logo of Caleon is a tree of which the roots and the crown are connected by a circle. The tree symbolizes both life and its unfolding as well as growth, support and well-being. These are values that we at Caleon live by and regard as essential to the field of life stories.
In particular, the idea of growth translates to the value that a life story reflection practice can bring. We grow throughout our lives, physically and psychologically, and Caleon exists to support the journeys that each and every one of us is on.
Yggdrasil – the Tree of Life
Caleon is heavily inspired by mythology. That is why Caleon’s logo represents the tree of life called Yggdrasil in Norse mythology.
Myths are a form of storytelling that typically convey some deeper morale or truth about life. Also, myths are compelling narratives, and narratives of life are what Caleon is all about.
Yggdrasil is the tree of life and is more so a symbol of connection than an actual tree. The tree flows through everything and connects the nine realms of Norse mythology. For Caleon, connection is important in a number of ways.
Yggdrasil is also considered a measure of time. It was a seed in the beginning of time, and it is an old, shivering tree by the time Ragnarok arrives.
For Caleon, the tree represents a life span as represented by its roots, its stem and its crown.
Life stories are spun from narratives that connect actors and events in time and space, and the connection between those are essential to creating empowering stories that serve us and others.
This connection in time is what helps us create coherence in life, and it is how our lives become meaningful.
We also believe that life stories can connect people. Our life stories are windows that allow us to peek into each other’s worlds and catch a glimpse of what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes. This connection and mutual understanding is central to how Caleon can make a positive impact in the world.
The roots of the tree is the past and the foundation on which lives are built. The past is the source of our life stories, and understanding the past is crucial to understanding who we are.
The past reveals where we come from and the path that has led us to where we are today. It is through the past that we make sense of the world.
The stem is the present. It is life as it manifests itself from a range of possible futures and sets itself in stone, creating an unchangeable past. The present is all that exists as life is a series of moments that we experience in the present. The present is all about appreciation.
The crown is the future, denoting all the possibilities that it holds and all the directions that we can choose to go in life. Our dreams all belong in the future, and it is our hopes and expectations of the future that guide us in our lives.
The future is a place of uncertainty, which can both be exciting and frightening. That is why the lower branches of the tree are holding up the crown, supporting you and your future endeavors.
The circle that encapsulates the tree is the connection of the crown and the roots of the tree. The future becomes the past, and past lives forge the bedrock for new life and new beginnings, thus creating a circle of life.
At Caleon, we believe we can learn from each other via the empowering stories of our lives thereby shaping a better tomorrow with understanding, connection and appreciation.