Tree Connection- we are one

Why a tree? Connection!

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You would have heard the quote “we are one”, what does that actually even mean? 

We are all connected, we all spring from the earth, are nourished by the earth, and go back to the earth. This connection is invisible yet it is a discern-able web of knowing. WE become aware of this connecting thread by spending some quiet time in nature by ourselves, by bringing stillness, observing, and reflecting.

At Shakti we are coming to the completion of our very first Shakti Aerial Yoga foundation series. As a student of these series during Savasana you were led into relaxation thru various breathing and journey meditations, one of which was being with a tree (my personal favorite). Did you miss the series? We have new series starting soon, check here for upcoming series.

Depiction in fantasy, to science fact

The depiction of connection to the trees in “Avatar” to “Lord of the rings” to latest scientific research, the amazingness of trees can not be refuted. Canadian scientist Suzanne Simard in her research has found that trees talk to each other! Forests are communities that love and support each other. I have attached a video here for you. Somehow when research presents it, our believability gets an approval within us, something that we should sense and feel despite the research.

I invite you to watch this video and reflect upon how each and everyone of us makes the whole, how each one of us are connected, how we all have the power (Shakti) to help someone, have the power to heal…. Our thoughts and feelings are subtle vibrations that send messages into the universe and create reverberations just like the trees. 

Inspiration by Wendell Berry

“I go among the trees and sit still.

All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water.

My tasks lie in their places where I left them, asleep like cattle.

Then what is afraid of me comes and lives a while in my sight.

What it fears in me leaves me, and the fear of me leaves it.

It sings, and I hear its song.

Then what I am afraid of comes.

I live for a while in its sight.

What I fear in it leaves it, and the fear of it leaves me.

It sings, and I hear its song.

After days of labor, mute in my consternations,

Thear my song at last, and I sing it. As we sing, the day turns, the trees move.

~ Wendell Berry

I invite you to go for a walk into a forest. Find a tree that pulls you, sit at its base, rest your spine against its spine, if possible be bare feet in your garden, ground yourself, connect to mother earth, be aware of the nourishment it provides. Take these moments to yourself, in solitude find your connection to the earth and the universe.

Love and Light


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