Albert Einstein is remembered as saying “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” (See page 219–222 of the book Tree Whispering: A Nature Lover’s Guide to Touching, Healing, and Communicating with Trees, Plants, and All of Nature.)
For the last 400+ years, Western culture has considered Nature to be a resource that should be used. The result? She has been abused. So, if people were to follow Einstein’s wisdom, using or controlling Nature further will not solve either the personal alienation from Nature that many people experience or the environmental damage that’s been done.
Ancient and indigenous peoples respect Nature as if She were alive; ask Nature for Her permission and advice. These kinds of practices were considered “crazy” but are now on the rebound. It is this kind of thinking outside of Western culture’s box that can re-establish dynamic balance and rejuvenate the health of not only trees and plants but also WHOLE ecosystems. Partnership, cooperation, and equality with Nature as a whole and specifically with Her other living beings represent paradigm shifting practices. (Please read pages 223 through the Afterword of the book Tree Whispering: A Nature Lover’s Guide to Touching, Healing, and Communicating with Trees, Plants, and All of Nature.)
People Can Communicate With the Innate Intelligence Within Nature
The most fundamental principle of Tree Whispering affirms the aliveness of everything. Beyond that, people are connected within a complex web of life on the planet. Everything is connected to everything. People may not see the lines of kinship between themselves and green slime or kudzu vine, but if people act as if all are connected, then people can think-out-of-the-box.
You can become more than a caretaker of trees and plants or a steward of the land. You can become a healer; thereby healing yourself, too. You can learn these skills by taking a Tree Whispering class.
Stress Compromises Inner Functionality.
Conroy and Alexander are sure that you see this basic idea in your own life. Stress is costly. Having stress reactions in your own body compromises your health and vitality. The same is true for trees, plants, and ecosystems.
It’s like an orchestra. When a symphony orchestra is playing harmoniously, all the instruments are in tune, on beat and playing the same music. If not, there is discord. So, internal functionality can be thought of as interacting and interdependent feedback loops operating inside of an organism. For a tree, all aspects of inner physiology must be coordinated and working properly in relation to all others for the tree to be healthy.
For example, just because it rains doesn’t mean that a tree is over the drought stress. The compromised feedback loops in its hydration systems can persist well beyond the next 5 or 50 rains. Internal functionality for a tree or any plant includes
- Circulation of fluids
- Uptake of water and nutrients
- Movement of water and nutrients in the xylem and phloem to the growing point
- Cell division
Three or More Stress Factors Can Lead to Decline.
For the full explanation, please read Chapter 6 of the book, Tree Whispering: A Nature Lover’s Guide to Touching, Healing, and Communicating with Trees, Plants, and All of Nature. In Chapter 6, you learn about the a>b>c>d>e flow of functionality.
Insects and disease organisms rarely cause stress but are drawn to already stressed trees or plants. When they arrive, they deepen the tree’s stress. And stress factors are additive.
Decline Can Be Reversed.
Even when conventional tree care approaches are exhausted, decline can be reversed for trees and plants. But, as the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Start early to address stress factors in your trees and plants.
Decline can be reverse by re-establishing functionality and dynamic balance inside of the tree by helping the tree regain its health on the inside! Conventional tree care works on the outside of trees, hoping that the tree can heal itself on the inside. Decline can be reversed—not by adding additional stress factors like fertilizers or doing invasive techniques—but by operating in a hands-on, bioenergy-based partnership with the powerful bioenergy field and Life Force of the tree itself. After a tree or plant has regained its inner health, products can then be effective to keep it healthy. See Chapter 6 of the book Tree Whispering: A Nature Lover’s Guide to Touching, Healing, and Communicating with Trees, Plants, and All of Nature for more detail.
BioEnergy-Based Technologies are Effective for People, Trees, Plants, and Ecosystems
This is where an open mind and thinking-outside-of-the-box is key. The best ways to rejuvenate tree, plant, and ecosystem health are not necessarily based on modern sciences or existing conventional approaches. While there is much knowledge that has been accumulated and many good practices are used, those approaches are often still “inside-the-box.”
Hands-on bioenergy healing processes such as Reiki, Touch for Health, and Polarity Therapy are technologies used on people to enhance their health and to overcome illnesses. Such complementary approaches are now used in hospitals world-wide––and they work! Such complementary approaches are now used in hospitals world-wide––and they work! Here’s an example at the Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, USA.
Similar approaches also work for trees and plants. You can learn the easy and simple Healing Whispers® techniques to help your trees and plants remain healthy or regain health.
Tree Whispering®, Green Centrics™, Cooperative BioBalance®, Co-Existence Technologies™, and Eco-Peace Treaties™ are all hands-on, bioenergy-based processes used in various phases of rejuvenating tree, plant, or ecosystem health by qualified practitioners. These systems were created by Dr. Jim Conroy, The Tree Whisperer® with the help of Ms. Basia Alexader, the Chief Listener. Tree Whispering was originally inspired by various human hands-on bioenergy-based healing methods such as The BodyTalk System.
People Can Change Their Ideas and Practices
Can you teach old dogs new tricks? Maybe not dogs, but people are resilient, smart, and creative––especially about their own lives and living sustainably on this planet. People can realize that some of their beliefs about trees and plant care are outmoded. People can learn new practices.
The first key practice is learning to come from the plant’s point of view. People can set aside their individual point of view through engaging feelings of rapport and compassion for others. The easiest way to start coming from the tree’s point of view is to enjoy the “Stepping Inside the Plant’s World” guided visualization exercise or other exercises available as mp3s. By personally experiencing through your imagination what it feels like to be inside of a tree’s trunk or inside of its leaves or roots, you can begin to come from the tree’s or plant’s point of view.
Cooperation, Partnership, and Equality are the New Era’s New Ways
Change is everywhere. All of humanity is in the midst of great shifts of thinking and major alterations in cultural institutions. The old ways of domination, control, and superiority have reached their limits and no longer work on small planet with finite resources.
How will humanity shift its “paradigm” or predominant operating system? As humanity moves into a new era, living by principles of equality and using practices involving partnership and cooperation will prove to be sustainable and peaceful approaches. Each person can start to make this paradigm shift within their unique relationship to Nature.
By coming from the plant’s, tree’s, or ecosystem’s point of view, people can seek answers and solutions with humility and effectiveness. Since both people and Nature’s living beings are intelligent organisms, they can work together to co-create health and well-being.
In Dr. Edmund Bourne‘s book, Global Shift: How a New Worldview is Transforming Humanity, future trends are clearly described. He suggests that people will go beyond their current polarized worldview––”either/or”––and will embrace a new framework based in––”and”––the union of opposites.