Tree Whispering is, first and foremost, a deeply personal and profound experience of mutual connection with the Life Force and energy bio-field of a Living Being that happens to be green and has leaves and roots. It’s about getting to know humanity’s partners on the planet as fellow Living Beings. When tree whispering with a tree, plant or other being of Nature, you don’t just think about it; you interact with it.
For this, you need an open mind and caring heart. The human heart is, in fact, much more than a pump. It is a transmitter of your bioenergy field and receiver of others’. Check out the free paper called The Resonant Heart at www.HeartMath.org.
Receiving Non-Verbal Communication
How can you receive non-verbal information? Give yourself credit for your existing communication skills. Only a small percentage of person-to-person communication comes through words. Vocal inflection, body stance, timing––these are all aspects of communication among people. Perhaps you keep animals: dogs, cats, horses, or even birds. You know how smart they can be. They don’t talk, but they may as well. You understand what they are “saying” to you.
You can – and already do – receive messages from Nature in a myriad of ways. Please see page 48 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.
- Using your physical senses: seeing, hearing, touching…
- With your emotions such as feeling peaceful or joyous when you go for a quiet walk in the woods.
- Through direct perception or intuitive perception such as inner hearing, inner seeing, inner knowing.
- When you get impressions or impulses
- …and more….
It’s important to know that there is real science behind this. In a nutshell, when you are open-minded and close to a tree or plant, your bioenergy fields are overlapping. In that overlapping area, information is shared and exchanged, emotional perception is heightened. You can read more in the Relevant Sciences section.
Tuning Up Exercises
At least half of the people who attend raise their hands when asked in Tree Whispering introductions, classes, and workshops. You may already talk with trees and plants.
Messages From Trees, Plants, and Other Living Beings of Nature
Many people get messages from the deep intelligence in trees and plants. You can, too.
Messages tend to fall into 4 categories (see page 40 of the book Tree Whispering: A Nature Lover’s Guide to Touching, Healing, and Communicating with Trees, Plants, and All of Nature).
The most important thing about receiving messages is to give yourself credit for opening your mind and heart. It may initially seem like you are making it up, but don’t worry! You are not. When you are willing to try and if you allow your sense of child-like wonder to prevail, the intelligence within Nature will offer its insights and wisdom to you. Just listen!!!
Conroy and Alexander quote some messages that have come from trees and plants through their human friends in their book (see Chapter 3).