I am in love with the spirit of trees. It all started last year during the month of November when I had my first transcendental experience with a tree. Quite a few people in the past would tell me that I needed to ground my energy by connecting with the trees. I tried this, but did not feel anything except for the bark of the tree and my mind was saying something like “I do not know what others are feeling, but I do not feel anything.”
One day I was having a day of over thinking and decided to go to my favorite vortex area called Boynton Canyon. On my way back down from the vortex, I decided to walk up to this one tree that I had seen before. I proceeded to place my hands upon the tree and I started to feel a slight vibration. The longer I stood there, the stronger the vibrations resonating through my whole body. By the way, this tree was on the trail that so many people kept walking by. This kept distracting me as I was self-conscious of what they may be thinking about me doing this. But, I kept up with it and when I placed my forehead on the tree, this powerful wave of energy completely wrapped itself around me. Oh, the joy I felt within me and a smile that I could not contain even though people were watching me.
As I walked away from this beautiful tree spirit, I immediately noticed that my feet had more of a weight to them and I was walking very slowly and felt very calm – seriously, not sure if I had ever felt that way in my whole entire life. I was in amazement that this skinny, medium size tree somehow just helped me to become more centered, balanced and being in the moment.
After this experience, I started to noticed that I could feel the energies of other trees, some more powerful than others. Something had definitely shifted within my brain taking me more into the intuitive feeling side and less in the analytical, logical side. I had been wanting for a long time to no longer primarily live in the linear, thinking world and to experience life beyond the physical world.
I Just read of a study how trees can be healing to humans (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/9344129/Jogging-in-forest-twice-as-good-as-trip-to-gym-for-mental-health.html). People around trees can lower high stress levels, mild depression, insomnia and probably many other struggles that humans go through every day. With my experience of feeling the energy of trees, I can testify that they are very healing even if one cannot feel the living vibrations of the tree.
Not all trees are alike, just as the same runs true with humans. I have walked up to many trees this past year and I can say that with most, I do not feel powerful energies that I feel with other certain trees. I have come across about five trees in Port Townsend, WA that have blown me away with the power that they hold. Some tree spirits have gone right into my heart center and others have helped me to be more grounded.
Without revealing my experiences with trees to a few friends who are psychic, they shared with me that the elementals of earth want to work with me in the healing work I facilitate for myself and others. I can honestly tell you, that if someone had told me that I would feel the energy of trees like I do now, I would have thought they were crazy. The reason why I share this with you, is to let you know that trees can be healing and that there is so much more to life than what our eyes see through the thinking mind.
There was a special woman named Arlen who recently passed. When I shared my experiences with trees, she told me of an experience she had a very long time ago. She was leaving her house to go to work and somehow this huge tree in her yard said “Please save me, they are going to take me away.” Of course, she dismissed this as it was just her mind saying these words to her. When she got home, the tree had been cut down. Arlen was a very sensitive being, but did not trust what she felt. Over 50 years of her life, she did not utilize this experience to connect with trees that could have helped her to be more empowered in the beautiful soul that she was and still is.
May many humans start opening up past their logical minds, so that we can appreciate the invisible world that is around us, bringing forth the love that will heal the old paradigm that is crumbling all around us. So, if you are having a difficult time worrying about the things in your life, give trees a chance to help bring you into your heart.
One 2012 study found that anything from a stroll in the park to a run through woodland can have a positive effect on people suffering from depression and anxiety.
The study also showed that the positive effect on people’s mental health was 50 per cent more than they might expect from going to the gym.
The researchers at Glasgow University looked at natural and non-natural environments for physical activity, including walking, running and cycling, and found that being around trees and grass lowered brain stress levels.
The study, led by Prof Richard Mitchell, polled nearly 2000 physically active people in the 2008 Scottish Health Survey.
Only activities carried out in a natural environment outdoors were found to be associated with a lower risk of poor mental health.