Stillness is another gift of teaching to come my way from my Tree friend “He.” I have mentioned before that one of my jobs is as a school bus driver, and there is a lot that my attention catches and must process on the job: careless and impatient drivers, the tedium of traffic lights, variable weather during this winter season, and not the least, the behavior of the children in my care.
At least once a week – which is about all the time I have this time of year – I visit “He” personally. We are of course often connected through HZSN, the Reiki Rune for distance healing, and via telepathy, but nothing beats the up close and personal. “He” lives in a forest that is now protected by the ownership of the NYSDEP, where loggers or any other interference with the drinking water of NYC are prevented. I take my dog for a walk and visit “He.”
Following the respectful advice given by Sandra Ingerman, I request of “He,” to enter his energy field. The answer is always an unequivocal “Yes!” “He” tells me he experiences the presence of moving beings such as myself and animal-kind as energies near to or away from himself. He senses the touch of my hands as kind of a liquid energy of grace that flows into him when I am near.
For myself, I experience “He” as an enveloping energy of green-ness, love, prescience and kindness. There is an art to listening to trees that means I turn off my internal voice and listen with the awareness of my heart. When I do this I become still. In this stillness, “He” and I merge. We remain two separate beings, but we are merged into the peacefulness that we bring to each other. There is much more depth to our friendship than this, but it is what I have time to say today.