I have been a TreeSister for 1 1/2 years. It’s a great program, contributing to planting trees and supporting women plus an in-depth spiritual program and connection to other women globally. Plus connecting to Trees! Deep meditations and heart sharing in a world that has seemed more cutting than embracing.
I have connected more and more deeply with trees, asking questions and having a voice answer that sometimes almost blows me over. The love from trees is intense and of course they are a lot bigger than me.
I noticed how the taller, elder trees held a different energy than the younger 40 to 60 year old trees. To stand in the presence of a tree that you know is several hundred years old is a true gift.
I meditated on this gift of energy bestowed and got that trees not only breathe us as we breathe them but they store a history of all they have breathed in their trunks. They create a sense of peace, that we live on as they live on, but when we continually harvest them we in our ignorance also diminish our connection to our own area, our Earthly home, our sense of peace.
I can walk around the area I live in and almost all the trees are about 50 years old. There are a few close to 100 and they emit a sense of elderlyness and wisdom that the younger trees do not.
I see that pattern in our life, that pattern that elders are no longer important. I also see the pattern for youth, as more baby trees are planted but our pattern has been to harvest them, at 40 to 60 years. I think the children feel this in their breath.
The wisdom, It’s in every breath we breathe. Buddah found enlightenment sitting under a very old tree for seven weeks. He breathed in all the wisdom
from all who had walked before him stored in the ancient trunk of that tree. That bodhi tree is now 2500 years old and still alive!