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Ten years ago, walking down a mossy forest path I was met by a powerful wave of love emanating from a magnificent oak so profound that I began crying deeply with joy. I asked inwardly whether this was a teacher for me and was told that this was a partner with whom I could work anywhere in the galaxy!
I asked my inner guidance what level this tree was working spiritually according to the cosmology I use, and it was at a very high level. I was not surprised.
The trees are masters and can be teachers for those who wish to listen to them. When you were first in the woods with the oak, it reached out and took your hand (so to speak) and you fell in love with it. It loved itself in your eyes and came into life anew with grace issuing from its bark and its leaves.
I asked on my scale of one to ten of human intelligence (I’ve only met two people that registered at 10), what level of intelligence this tree was functioning at and was told it was at 16!
They are not stupid. You have to get past this idea that they are stupid. They are connected with all trees and can supply information and wisdom that you can use. Don’t forget that they are companions, placed here with you as partners, to be helpmeets and lovers. It is necessary to restore their bond with the people in order to see the Grand Plan for Earth and stars.
This began a journey that has taken me traveling through Earth and stars, into greater healing of self and planet, sharing the experience with those who’ve attended the Tree Love: Heart of the Forest workshops, and researching what others have learned, scientifically and spiritually, from trees. I’ve spent many hours talking with the guidance I call the Inner Master, and then in the last couple of years, with the trees themselves. I have learned that the universe is sentient, burgeoning with creativity, experimentation and love.
I am now engaged in the trees’ efforts to save humanity and all of life on our beautiful planet despite having lost over 80% of their own. Their generosity engenders in me such love tinged with sadness and regret, as well as wonder and gratitude.
Each tree has a unique personality and gifts to bestow. They hold keys for the survival and thriving of the Earth. They created the conditions for us to live on this planet and can do so again. We can learn to perceive their messages and receive their healing love and partner with them.
Attunement is the next language of communication, with people, animals, plants, rocks and planets. I’ve found that, for the most part, the larger, older trees are the ones that express higher consciousness (a good reason to preserve old-growth trees) and that as people attune and communicate with them, their consciousness grows as well — as does our ability to be aware of what they are doing.
As I’ve taught many people how to tune in and to come into a relationship for healing of ourselves and the planet, and then included the trees, I’ve seen that this is a skill that can be taught and that most people indeed can get it. Then I write and others write and share and the word goes out:
You can write or not write, no pressure, but in these difficult times when the forces of destruction are rampant, a niche might be created of those who care and tune in again to make contact and partner with other groups who are trying to save the forests. Give them loving attention — your attentiveness — and touch their bark and reassure them they are loved and noticed. Consciousness breeds consciousness and extends out far above and between and around the obstacles to find others aware and true and listening for their messages.
My hope is that if more people understand that trees may be sentient and have healing and spiritual abilities beyond anything we have imagined, we will nourish those that are still alive and replant our bountiful forests. Not only are they the other half of our lungs, they may be the other half of our hearts.
Call us forth. Please don’t deny yourselves this ability to call forth nature’s finest consciousness, its abilities to heal itself and the world. Be well my friends. Come forth in your glory and you will find us waiting in glory to welcome you and live in harmony and grace. (Maple)
People have written to me of their own unusual and life-changing experiences with trees. Often they begin with, “I’ve never told anyone about this but…” as if this were a secret, precious and possibly taboo subject that they, as a result of my sharing, feel permission to ‘come out’ about.
I will be writing more as we go along to tell you about what is happening with my little forest and to invite your stories and inspirations. Have you encountered tree love, received a message, had a favorite tree in your life, or retreated to the woods for peace, for healing or to ease your heart?
Elisa Novick, MSS does profound work as a healer, teacher, counselor, coach, minister, and facilitator of workshops and trainings in personal, professional, and spiritual development. She can assist you to clear personal, karmic and genetic patterns that have limited you and teach you exquisite attunement skills so you can become the magnificent master of life and Light that all of us are destined to be. Elisa has been assisting people in their growth since 1982 through her counseling practice and in facilitating over 1,000 workshops in holistic health, human development, family constellation, systemic constellation, organizational dynamics, planetary healing and spiritual awareness. Read her other Planet Waves articles here.