By Jena Griffiths | March 18, 2014
“As above, so below. As within, so without.” – Hermes Trismegistus
Have you ever had a problem that you just can’t solve?
Or you can’t see a way forward or what to do next?
Here’s a fun way to get answers. Talk to trees!
I’ve been doing a lot of this recently. And no, I’m not losing it.
It’s so quick and effective and such fun, I thought I’d share it with you.
The idea comes from Jean Houston who recommends doing it aloud and preferably with a friend.
If you don’t feel brave enough to babble out aloud in the park with only trees for audience, even the silent version works wonders. Within minutes you have your answer.
How do you do it?
Look for an interesting tree. Or any tree that calls you.
Take your question to the tree and as you look at the tree, at the patterns in bark, the growth spurts, whorls and swirls or whatever is going on
the tree will start answering you with the patterns embedded in the tree.
How does it work? Somehow we’re all interconnected. The world mirrors back your inner world. The tree helps you tap into your greater wisdom.
Who knows for sure. Celebrate the mystery.
If you’re doing this with a friend, each ask your own individual question to the tree
Then describe what you see in the tree. Somehow doing it together
encourages mutual creativity and the release of deeper wisdom.
Even if you don’t talk to any trees this week, may you find lots to bark about
(I’ve added some of my own stories/direct experiences and the science behind this below in the comments. Also how to apply this to hands… click comments to continue reading.)