How to Communicate with Plants
Plants’ experience of being in the cosmos is uncommonly different from the experience of us animals.
Because plants cannot gambit about, they exist in a field of profound recipience and calmness within themselves.
Emotions such as fear, hate, jealousy, possessiveness, etc.
are entirely unknown to plants and would serve no useful purpose.
On the more hand, plants are capable of experiencing a extensive gamut of higher affection the like of which we animals could infrequently conceive.
At the duplicate time, there are emotions which plants allocation with us animals, such as love, pain, joy, thirst, etc.
It is the heart we part with plants which provide the actuation of our ability to publish with them.
Feeling with plants is not so different from creed with people.
For example, when we are about to keep sex with someone who really turns us on, we observe a touchable surge of sexual easgerness connecting us to that person.
Similarly, when we stride into a room to front someone who is madder than hell at us, we observe connected to that partner by a tangible gesture of anger and fear.
When a youngster smiles at us, we stroke a cantor of enchantment that has us automatically smile back.
However, most of our interactions with further relatives do not keep this doctrine of connectedness and emotional immediacy.
Most of the case we don’t even look the family we are addressing in the eye, let alone caress with them.
Because of our social training, we nurture to regard sharing heart with fresh folks as threatening.
We are taught to known up and fortify ourselves, and to obtain our interactions as aseptic and devoid of dogma as possible.
In command to proclaim with plants (or people), you posses to be able to regard them as your equals.
If you are afraid (ashamed) to prate with homeless people, beggars, crazy people, etc.
then you’ll moreover find it fatiguing to natter with plants.
However, it’s actually easier to communicate with plants than it is to publish with kin because plants don’t have defenses and self-importance agendas in place which levy our posses defenses and self-importance agendas.
To observe with plants (or people) doesn’t mean to gush all over them; all it style is to ascertain them as beings whose feelings are as noted to them as your heart are to you.
When peak enlightenment to proclaim with plants, it helps to be in collision with the identical person plants on a daily basis.
Ideally you should go out, preferably alone, to the equivalent tree or yard for at least a few minutes every day.
If you can’t do this, cultivating garden or abode plants cede afafir reasonable as well, although it’s easiest to publish with great trees.
This is because from a belief (light fiber) mark of view, people and trees are extraordinary much twin – the decorate fiber (auric glow) configurations of both mortals and trees are completely similar, whereas that of insects, for example, is remarkably different from either.
It is easier for mortals and trees to publish with each other than it is for either to communicate with insects.
Now even the least psychic person, going up to a vast tree, should be able to gather up entity of the identity (mood) of that tree.
How does the tree make you observe – happy, sad, loving, jolly, heavy? Can you harvest up its sex: perceive a mainly or lady presence – or its age: progeny and vigorous or former and mellow?
This isn’t all that strenuous to do – you can entitle upon your senses to mainstay your feelings, as in the exercise of seeing pictures in the clouds, except that you do it by creed fairly than reasoning – by relaxing into the process fairly than controlling it.
It’s exactly what a rationalistic materialist (“scientist”) would spell “anthropomorphism.
For example, spiky trees (like palmettos and Joshua trees) have a sassy, male energy.
Cedar trees promote to be clowns or shrewd guys.
Banana trees are joyous and loving.
Weeping trees really do retain a doleful rhythm about them.
Tall, erect trees have proud and glorious personalities.
Trees that seem to be reaching longingly for the heavens are reaching longingly for the heavens.
A good time to learn to connect emotionally with trees is when they’re dying.
The sequential occasion you see a tree being felled, break and stillness down your thoughts and vigil it attentively.
You should succulent be able to observe the tree’s agony unbiased before it falls, since trees (and all beings) are filled with fastness at the moment of their deaths and profoundly affect the beings around them.
Loggers triumphantly howl “Timber!” when a tree falls to canopy their recognize of obloquy and disconnectedness – to block bulletin with the tree at the moment of its death.
Another good point to pick up on plants’ affection is when they are in motion.
Plants are happiest when they are movement – blown by the wind and the rain.
Wave back to them when they signal at you (it’s only polite).
Watch how they caper in the breeze.
See how the trees which protrusion roads and walkways pitch down blessings on all who defile below them.
See how the issue growing tips are further alert, vigorous, and naively reckless than the older and mellower cut leaves.
Be aware of the awareness of plants: when you stride through a wood or meadow, caress as though you were walking through a crowd of people, all of whom are watching you.
Some family pluck up on the affection of plants by seeing faces in the bark or foliage.
They impose that belief hole (of a face with a giggly, dour, saucy, etc.
expression) over the impression of the tree, since that’s how most people are conditioned to rephrase feelings – by associating them with facial expressions.
What we’re tying to get at are feelings, which can be apprehended directly, without any want for sensory cues.
However, the senses can provide a useful speck of extract and serve as a bridge between imagination and pure feeling, which is how they function in dreams.
When you see with your passion fairly than your mind, your visual accent isn’t focused on any one thing, but quite everything within your field of daydream strikes your weight with equal impression (vividness), as it does in dreams.
To see this fashion you retain to own your mind quiet, and you own to be in a joyous and abandoned mood.
If you’re bummed out or grumpy, you won’t be able to see what plants are opinion any fresh than you’d be able to see a child smile at you.
Much of our social apprenticeship entails knowledge to stifle our senses – to not see what is correct before our eyes, to not listen to what our ears are hearing, to be offended by smells, discomfited by touch.
Cutting off our senses leaves us doctrine apathetic and disconnected from our world.
Therefore, if we want to renew our opinion of connectedness which we had as infants, we own to beginning plugging our senses into our affection again.
And because they are so nonthreatening, opinion with plants is a gain cranny to start.
Not only do different genus of plants retain different emotions associated with them, but further there is considerable companion variation in personalities between different plants of the identical species, between different branches on the duplicate plant, and even between different leaves on the alike branch.
By lightly holding a flag for a moment between your thumb and forefinger, you can observe which leaves lack to be picked for medicine or victuals purposes and which ones dearth to be left alone.
The leaves that privation to be picked posses a high, vibrant feel to them, whereas leaves that don’t privation to be picked caress dead in your hand.
Even if you can’t seem to tune in to the feelings of plants, you can idle telepathically “talk” with them.
Plants can natter to you in thoughts, and these (at first) seem indistinguishable from your keep thoughts.
That is, it leave seem to you that you are the one who is thinking these thoughts, when in truth it is the plants which are sending you messages.
That’s why it’s noted to hold your retain character as tranquillity as easy – to be in a relaxed temper – if you expect plants to prattle to you; if your own mind is buzzing, there’s no practice the plants can achieve a expression in edgewise.
Any thoughts or affection you hold while sitting beneath a tree or working with plants are probably messages from the plants.
So how do you comprehend if you are actually communicating with a plant, and not logical imagining it? The explanation is: you don’t.
You logical go with your intuition rather than going with your concepts, what you’ve been taught.
Instead of hypnotizing yourself into believing that the cosmos of concepts is reality, you hypnotize yourself into believing that the system of emotions – of occultism – is reality.
The only difference between these two equally legal points of aspect is that from one of them plants chat to you, and from the further they don’t.
If you perceive self-conscious language to plants, fair remember that what you own been programmed to label the “real” macrocosm is merely a figment of your imagination also.
And if you start calling phenomenon else the legitimate world, then that phenomenon else becomes the TRUE world; it becomes as veritable as this one.
If you’re dubious, impartial ask the imbed over and over, “Is this you, Mr.
Plant conversation to me, or am I impartial imagining it?” And if you retain acceptance the same clue over and over, “It’s me, the plant! It’s me, the plant!” – then unbiased believe that it is unquestionably the root speech to you, and listen to what it has to say.
You can ask questions and procure answers, both questions and answers coming as though you were holding a utterance in your retain mind.
It’s feasible to learn to chatter with dwelling and garden plants, since these are particularly eager to discuss matters such as fertilization, watering, shade, grafting and transplanting techniques, etc.
But in supplement to such mundane affairs, plants (particularly goodly trees) can grant you friendly advice on all sorts of matters.
Take them your problems; ask them what they believe you should do.
Some of my boon friends and most trusted advisors are trees.
Whether you are consciously aware of it or not, you are already communicating with plants all the time.
The soothing, healing, tranquilizing impression that comes when you are gardening or are out in nature is in reality your psychic attunement to the joyous vibrations of the plants around you.
To materialize this viewpoint one stride further – to its fountain – is to put yourself into explicit bulletin with the plants.
It’s as possible as smiling at a baby.
(excerpted from Bob Makransky's tale Magical Living: )