Trees and Our Intelligence

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!

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Up-Rooted

The difference between thinking about a word or feeling a word can be compared to wading into a lukewarm lake verses diving into warm, aqua blue water surrounded by colorful tropical fish or another view might be walking on a sidewalk with cars rushing by verses walking on a soft green moss path surrounded by towering pine trees and blooming Rhodys.  We can think words, we can feel words and its best if we can do both.

I’ve heard the words rooted and up-rooted all my life. I did spend 5 years of my childhood on a farm. My mother was raised on a farm as well. I was uprooted  many times in my childhood and have done it to myself numerous times in adulthood. But this year I became a #TreeSister and connected with the deep feeling of being rooted in a forest of trees. Trees of many species with deep roots feeding and communicating at this rooted level. Nurturing and giving to each without concern for race or creed, or if the other had done enough to deserve anything.

Feelings washed over me of how up-rooted the people of our country are, of how people  world wide have been up-rooted to start over because of drought, or war or famine or tsunamis or hurricanes. The connection to the land one loved severed as well as one’s family roots. This up-rooting leads us into individuality. But the price of individuality and no roots is a fear of being alone, our up-rootedness looming within, mostly unspoken.

In a meditation I saw and felt that we and our planet have been going through a separation pattern for a long time for this experience of individuality.  We are often up- rooted to experience something new. Perhaps go off to school or off to war, get married, move to a new place, country or a new job. We up-rooted all the natives that live on this land,  who were very deeply rooted in their culture, connection to Earth Mother and making sites sacred.

This up-rooting leaves a hole in the land, in the family, in relationships which  fills in  with something new and we(I) find out, we can not go back. Our roots will not fit in that old hole if we could even find it. We have been learning to live without roots and the people we were rooted to have learned to live without us.

But in this seeking for individualism we are also changing Mother Earth.   We cut down huge forests  and if trees are replanted it is often only one species, for fast growth and money value, creating a sense of racism within the tree species. Huge fields of one crop, massive buildings full of  “perfect” chickens,  pigs and cows genetically enhanced to grow fast for money return mot caring about the lives of these animals.  Even our monetary system has been reduced to one global system.

But the fear factor created by individualism, that feeling of being alone, grows and the call for change is in the air. Many of us hear, feel and see the need for change.  The need to unite in a new way and create roots consciously, more in service to/with Mother Earth is rising up.  Now i can see that I wrote Awakening Earth Chronicles and especially Fear of Uniting so I could learn this! http://www.isischarest.com

If you are called to heal your up-rooting check out http://www.billiontrees.me