Why do kids love to climb trees. Why do they dream of living in trees?
Duh, it’s fun! But it’s something else too. Ancient Hominids climbed and lived in trees to escape land-roving predators.
But trees are more than just safety nets and providers of shade. As I spell out the English word for this “being”, the word I have seen and spoken for so long now, I look at the spelling and I don’t recognize it. Why did we choose this string of letters or symbols to describe a being so elegant in its organic clothing? I sound the word and the sound finally feels right to me, close enough. Whew!
Life is light and sound vibration coalescing into form. What is this vibrant creature growing straight out of Earth’s Womb?
The Na’vi People in the movie by James Cameron, Avatar honored and nurtured their Trees. Their lives revolved and dipped into them. The Trees were named “Home Tree”, “Tree of Voices”, “Tree of Souls”. Eywa, the guiding force on their planet, Pandora, kept the eco-system in balance. I see her as being the essence of Gaia. The Na’vi could hear the voices of their ancestors through neural queue contact with the Tree of Voices. The Tree of Souls was the direct connection to Eywa and the ancestors of the Na’vi people.
Back on Planet Earth I feel a similar connection to our Earth Mother through our Trees. Could our Trees be houses or hotels for our departed? Or at least, our “phone home” tool? Our departed in Spirit would have to have an organic tool with which to communicate. I can see them gathering deep within the green sap energies, lounging in the veins of leaves, feeling the tease of wind and rejoicing in organic clothing.
The root system of Trees connect with each other, sharing their being-ness and heart beat. We as the Family of Man need to follow their example in order to not only survive but thrive. As we breathe out, Trees breathe in, cleaning our atmosphere. They are a big answer to the Climate Change we are experiencing by turning our carbon emissions into oxygen. It’s time for all of us to become Johnny Appleseed’s!
But first, FEEL A TREE
They are very outgoing and friendly beings. If you can feel the essence of a tree, you will be feeling the essence of your Soul, of who you really are.