Here are 4 things that you can do to create a stronger relationship with Nature around you, by playing a supportive and caring role.
1 – Begin acknowledging your own garden (if you have one). Greet the plants each morning and evening. Let them know, speak out loud, how much you appreciate the beauty they add to your home and surroundings. Speak to them as if they are your friends. And what do good friends talk about? Happy things of course. Remember to praise the plants that appear to grow taller and stronger from your heart connections with them.
·Be genuine and avoid mindless chattering.
·Let the plant know if you intend on pruning it so it will not come as a surprise.
2 – If there are trees in your neighborhood park, begin making friends with them. Trees like to be touched physically in a gentle way by humans. Approach a tree that you are attracted to….it may appear as friendly like. Let your intuition guide you. Stand about 3 feet away from it and begin gazing gently at the tree from its trunk to the top of its branches as you greet it. And then ask, “May I touch you tree?” You will know if it agrees. Then step up to the tree and gently place your palms on its trunk. You may feel energy under your palms. Be in a state of appreciation for the tree and if you wish you may send love from your heart to the tree. The tree will definitely receive your love energy. This is how both you and tree can exchange energies. And when you feel you are ready to disconnect, thank the tree and let it know you are leaving and say your goodbyes. Remove your palms and step back and turn to your left and walk on.
The Tree People are waiting for humans to begin connecting with them. They see all kingdoms – plant, animal and mineral kingdoms as one family on earth. They are asking for humans to be part of the ONE family on earth. This message has been given to me many times over from Gaia, the water spirit, the trees and the Sun. Understand that there is no separation.
3 - When you find yourself walking outdoors on grass, begin acknowledging them. Look down at the grass, as you walk, and say, “Thank you dirt and grass, for allowing me to walk upon you.” Or use your own words of gratitude. Trust that they hear you.
You may also do this before and after you play and rest on the lawn – frisbee, ball games, picnic etc.
4 – Earth is your home away from Home (the other side of the veil). How are you caring for your home planet? What can you physically do to reduce your own carbon footprint? These are important questions more so now than ever before. Begin writing a list of things you are currently doing that uses up plastic, as an example. Make a pledge to live a more environmentally conscious life. Think global act global because your actions affect the whole. What you do affects your home, what happens to our home, affects us. This is the circle of life.
Contributed by Oribel Divine. Oribel, a nature communication expert, is featured this month teaching us how to communicate with trees. Scroll to find the video and her bio.