I recently asked my Divine You Facebook friends to tell me what they’d like me to talk about on my videos. One response was to say more about the divinity of trees. I wonder if that friend knows I could talk about trees for at least an hour! As a result I am going to do at least two quick videos which I will expand on here.
Have you ever thought about talking to or listening to trees? If you have seen some of the posts I’ve shared about trees you will know there have been studies indicating trees have heartbeats and according to author, Manly P Hall in his book Secret Teachings of All Ages: ‘The worship of trees as proxies of Divinity was prevalent throughout the ancient world. Temples were often built in the heart of sacred groves. In many instances, the trees themselves were believed to possess the attributes of divine power and intelligence. The beauty, dignity, massiveness and strength of oaks, elms and cedars led to their adoption as symbols of power, integrity, permanence, virility and divine protection.’
In my shamanic studies I learned to seek out Grandfather and Grandmother Tree; the oldest and usually biggest tree in an area and ask permission to do ceremony its land. Standing quietly in front of it, I tap into its divinity and miraculousness. I know firsthand the sentience of trees and adore connecting to them.
I’ve seen and felt how trees support each other as one is dying and has fallen across a healthy strong tree. I have heard the sounds of the branches rubbing together as it tells its story of the magnificent happenings it has witnessed in its life.
The next time you are outside look around for a tree that catches your attention. It likely wants to make a connection. Stand in silence, opening up your heart and mind and greet the tree. Wait and see what the response is. Breathe in the Oxygen it offers you and offer it your carbon dioxide outbreath. Become One with your breathing. Know the sacredness of the space the two of you are in.
You may hear a voice, you may notice the wind picking up and the tree rubbing its branches together or seeming to wave its branches at you. Have a conversation, even if you think it’s your imagination. If it’s a grandfather or grandmother tree you may wish to speak with respect letting it know you honour and respect it. Tell it what you are grateful for, speaking from your heart. Ask it to tell you what it has seen over the years in that spot, or to tell you a significant moment. If you don’t hear anything intuitively, observe and see if it seems to be pointing something for you to see. I’ve had trees drop seed, pinecones, or other leaves when there was absolutely no wind.
Younger trees may be livelier. I’ve had younger trees that remind me of a frisky puppy respond enthusiastically when I greet them. They may be more focused on their own growth as opposed to observing what occurs around them.
If you feel moved to touch them, ask permission and notice all the subtle nuances happening. Start with the outside, the bark and then connect on a deeper level. You can feel their connection to the past and present. Access their wisdom and divinity. Feel the spiritual mystical pull of their magnificence. Don’t forget to thank the tree after your interactions.
Trees are a wonder-full example of the cycle of the seasons and of life. They act as reminders to do ceremony for the solstices and equinoxes. In the spring, depending on where you live, you can see the buds beginning to emerge on the branches in time for the spring equinox in March. In the summer when the days are longest at the June Solstice the leaves are lush and the tree hides surprises for us to view when the wind waves its branches. We can feel the life flowing thru the trees and relate that to our own growth and energy. In the fall the trees show off their brilliant colours as they dance and fall to the ground at the autumn equinox. And at the December Solstice when we may be feeling ready to cocoon and have some personal time, we can see thru the bare branches of the deciduous trees as they gift us views that we don’t have to search for.
So Yes, Trees are divine and you will increase your experience of yourself as a Divine Being as you interact and connect with Tree Source.