365 Days of Prayer – Day 101 A visit to Hem

I wanted to share this video visiting my tree friend Hem. The sounds of the waters of the waters of the local brook as they drum over rocks and under ice are truly magical. I took this moment to record the video and center my self before I entered the immediate presence of my tree friend, with whom I share joy and the peace of the grove.

Creator, we cannot always choose the circumstances and the friends we find in life, but when we do they are truly special. Thank you.

Have you made your tree friend yet today?

I said something like this to my husband, and he commented, “You are so Wyrd.” Yes, yes, I am. But it’s fun.

365 Days of Prayer – Day 95

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.

Creator, I pray for “He’s” continued health and well being. I express love for this tree and for you, today, Creator. That this life has its share of common miracles and joys. Amen.

365 Days of Prayer – Day 94 Blocked Chakras

Yesterday I started to talk about unblocking chakras. My Crown and Brow were blocked and it took me a couple days to realize why. I have been working to release negative thoughts and form new pathways in my revolving thinking. Some of these thoughts were toxic and followed pathways worn in my tired brain since childhood when resentment at my sister flourished in lieu of thoughts of well being and achievements. But that’s my stuff – ain’t no one else’s business. I make note only because I realize we all have some unworthy thoughts that float around connected to negative behavior loops that can trip us up at the most unexpected of times, sometimes to great embarrassment. That didn’t happen this time, but I had received some healing in the form of divinations a friend performed for me and a healing grid another has set up. So to take advantage of all this supporting love, I am following the prescriptions. Cast out hate, bring in love, and act from the present moment in all ways. Let be what will be, let come what will come, have no worries, no doubts and be of good faith. OK!

For about a day and a half this was easy. Then yesterday morning I woke up with a blocked head – the energy manifests in me as a sinus cold – and the light bulb finally clicked on that this is blocked energy! Duh! I have been through this often enough before, I would hope to catch it sooner, but my excuse is that life is distracting. OK!

I have given teachings for Tree Meditation in an earlier blog on the chakras. My matron goddess, Frau Holle, had suggested to me about a month ago that I deepen my relationship with this particular tree I befriended a few years ago, so I did. I went to “He” and asked how we could deepen our friendship with each other. The tradition of GEBO, the Rune of gifting, teaches that gifts are always exchanged. Out of integrity, in my request to partner with this tree, I wanted to be certain that I was giving as well as receiving. “He” and I agree to share energetic healing, exchange of energy at need, love, and small gifts such as I can bring to him or that the forest offers through him to me. Mostly we gift each other Presence. 

This is a fun play on words, is it not? Presence – Presents.

But any way, just when I needed him most, “He” merged with me as I ran my energy from Crown to Root chakra, and I was able to sense my Brow and Crown chakras again. Some debris remains, but I am working through that today.

Creator, I really, r-r-really, give thanks for my Tree friend “He” and the gifts of energy that we are able to share when we merge. I am grateful that “He” links me to the energy of his grove. I am thankful for the beauty of the merging of energies that allows me to experience a wonderful fullness of life on multiple levels. Amen-Aho

365 Days of Prayer – Day 88 – actual Tree Meditation with “He”

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.

Creator, I am most grateful for my deep and benevolent relationship with my American Hemlock friend “He.” Together we are learning about energy management consciously. Together we are appreciating the gifts two very different species can offer one another. I wish to pray for other humans to experience these types of very special relations within Nature’s realm whether via gardening, hiking, hands on healing or their own friendships with animals. Amen.