If you are going into a situation or an environment that does not feel safe or peaceful, visualize a tree that you have resonated with at some time. It can be a tree you admired or were fascinated by or spent time around.
Visualize being with that tree and maybe even being inside the tree with all it’s strength and wisdom wrapped around you. Ask the tree to be present with you during the day. See if you don’t want to stay present with that tree at all times. Ask the tree questions within your mind. See if the answers seem to come to you.
You will be tapping into the infinite wisdom of the trees. You have just recognized your new best friend.
This is great technique to share with children You know how they tell a child to talk to a tree if they are lost in the forest? Well that tree will lead the search party to the child. That is why it is such an effective technique. Also, the reason that Native Americans are so effective in tracking in the woods that they are not too arrogant to talk to a tree. ~ Jen Ward
It’s not your true nature to be so defined
By pettiness of emotions or feebleness of mind
You are more like the redwood, the mightiest of tree
Not creeping and needy like an intrusive vine
Stop clinging and clawing around the concept of great
Stand firm and erect as you claim your true fate
Pretending to be unworthy when you really know who you are
It’s diminishing yourself, that makes you irate.
You know your own wonder but refuse to show it.
Sabotage your life so you really blow it
You cringe, and cower, recoil and hide
You only hint of your true self, to mediocrity you abide
This whole world of humans aren’t where they should be
Each would be halfway to the sky if they were a tree
But they cover the ground like a new sapling crop
So vested in each other that they refuse to break free
They could have an amazing vantage point so high in the sky
They would be empowered, and believe they could fly
All the while being grounded and rooted in earth
But they rescind their own greatness to just getting by
Fear of your own growth is the ultimate sin
It leaves your disfigured and unable to win
It seems quite overwhelming but growth is something you can do
Knowing your own nature, is where you begin.
Jen Ward 7/26/15
When a branch falls off the tree, it likes to be invited into the home so it can experience people at a different vantage point. The branch and the parent tree are still energetically connected. In bringing a branch into the home, it is a way of inviting the whole tree into your home. It is a quaint practice that those who love trees, innately understand.
This is the original custom that was bastardized in the practice of cutting down fir trees every year at Christmas. The tree gives such love and a sense of joy when they are invited into the home.Humans have exploited this goodwill through the yearly genocide of millions of fir and balsam trees each December.
The original practice was never about killing the tree. It was about honoring, communing with, and appreciating the tree. That is where the goodwill and the warmth is all about. The aroma is a way that a tree shares it’s love with others. To cut it down merely to fill the house with its scent is like forcing someone to give you a hug. There is missing element in doing that.
Let’s honor trees in their original form. There is so much that they have to offer us. Our connection with them was lost during the dark ages in human history. It is time to be enlightened and honor such giving spirits
I have this aquatic plant that outlived the fish in the bowl. It didn’t grow. It didn’t change. It just was a live plant that I used to filter my cat’s water. They enjoy drinking out of its vase so it was feeling useful still. I decided to get some bamboo to create a filtered water dish for my dog. Bamboo are harmless plants to cats and dogs too.
One stalk was extra long. The cats kept pulling it out of the water bowl as a toy. I spared it this humiliating experience by putting it into the vase with the other aquatic plant. There seemed to be and instant chemistry between them. They seemed to really enjoy each other. It was a very real sense that I got.
Both plants looked like they hadn’t grown at all in forever….until they were united. Now, they are both experiencing a growth spurt that looks like love. It is so amazing to see both of them shoot up at the same time. It can only be explained through love.