I visit my American Hemlock friend every Saturday morning when I am free from work. I call my tree friend “He,” although I am not certain he is he or she or both. “He” is always glad to see me; we are energetically connected and work healing for each other. I will post some photos when I am at a time or place to download them. But I digress. I intend to explain the process of “Tree Meditation” by describing my relationship with this beautiful tree. “He” is an evergreen with delicate flat needles and two silver stripes on the bottom half of the needle.
My tree friend senses me coming. When I arrive at his place, I greet him by taking off my gloves and placing both hands palm up against his bark. I have taken the trouble to ground and center on my walk to where he lives, so that my sensation is already intentionally activated. Our energies merge. Because I am in contact with a being who lives the exercise I am talking about, awareness of the sensation of rooting and crowning comes easily.
Together we “root.” I am aware of his roots as they actually exist in the soil. I send my own roots down. One of the recent lessons I have taken away from this practice with my friend “He” is that so much of what roots me are old ideas of ways of how to be in the world. With “He” guiding me, I am able to follow the roots of my inner awareness to sense those roots that feed my present and future well being versus those that don’t. The ones that feed me I can consciously strengthen. The ones that don’t I can consciously intend to shrivel up and die. I ground myself not only in Earth, but in those areas of my life I want to evolve.
Together we “crown.” At the top of my head are tiny points that activate and draw in sami (sky, light, air, wind energy). Through my hands on He’s bark I can sense his own feeling of himself as he draws in energy from the biosphere of Earth, the energies of Sun and Moon, and Stars. I become aware of the finite gradations of these energies within my own body, and it is a beautiful thing. The inhaling and exhaling of energy accompanies the patterns of our own breathing, until we are vibrating in synchrony with each other. Through He’s energy field I can sense his experience of drawing in these energies, his many branches receiving and sending energies from the forest beings around him (some are other Hemlocks and some are pine), his crown taking in the more delicate and delectable energies of the Stars. He shows me by his own experience how to soften and relax into the reciprocal giving and receiving of divine energies.
Life calls, and I need to leave to take care of the things of life. To keep our tie strong even though we are far apart, I have brought He gifts of a quartz crystal I have a working tie to, and a small sun that a dear friend gave me for Christmas a short year before she passed. He has a couple of hollows that he has been repairing and almost healed over. With He’s permission I placed these gifts inside his own body. I like to imagine that years from now, when He has healed over these splits in his trunk, that He contains his own Sun and holy crystal.
Trees have chakras too, but the information I have received has not been verified by other seers. It “feels” to me as though trees have a main chakra at the base from which their roots grow into the ground, another higher up the trunk at the juncture from which their branches begin and which grows ever higher as the tree grows taller and sheds the first branches of its youth, and smaller chakras along each root and branch. But as I said, this is information I have received that has not been verified by sharing with other seers. **Other seers, on this matter I would welcome feedback!**
“He” the tree heals me through his rooting and crowning and exchange of energy. He can take my mood and ground sadness in earth. I heal “He” through a crystal grid I have set up as the Medicine Wheel and pendulum work. When He has taken on too much hucha the pendulum calls in a strong wind and blows it away counterclockwise, then calls in clear energy clockwise.