Tree information from Seth.

chrispicI have been attuned to trees since I was a young child and as a Gaia Method healer, trees play a huge part. One of the things that happens, as you move forward on this particular training path is that you become, energetically, a tree, or at least part of your energy does.  Sometimes during meditation or earthwork you see yourself as a tree, sometimes with fruit hanging from your branches. Now apart from the obvious analogy of the fruit representing our gifts, our nourishment and seeds of information that we give back to the world, I have never really been clear about why we become trees specifically. Why not grapevines or daffodils? So I have been asking ‘upstairs’ for more information, and, as often happens, I find it in a Seth book! So this is from The Early Session, Book 1. Which I am reading now for the first time. I love the Seth material. It has been the foundation stone of my own personal journey for many years. This is some of what Seth says about trees. While you’re reading it, connect to your ‘tree-ness’ and see how it applies.

Seth, The Early Sessions. Trees.

The tree is of course dissociated in one manner. In some ways, its living forces and consciousness are kept to a minimum. It is in a state of drowsiness on the one hand, and on the other hand, it focuses its usable portion of energy into a being a tree. The state of consciousness involved here is dull as compared to the highly differentiated human ability in many ways.

However, in some other manners, the experiences of the tree are extremely deep, dealing with the inner senses which are, and properly, also properties of freedom. The inner senses of the tree have strong affinities with the properties of earth itself. They feel their growing. They listen to their growing as you listen to your own heartbeat. They experience this oneness with their own growth, and they also experience pain. The pain, however, while definite, unpleasant and sometimes agonising, is not of an emotional nature in the same way as you might experience pain.

In some ways, it is an even deeper thing. The analogy may not be a perfect one, far from it, but it is as if your breath were to be suddenly cut off. In a manner, this somewhat approximates pain to a tree. The tree makes adjustments as you make adjustments, the tree listens to its growth up from the earth and listens also to the murmur of the growth of its roots beneath. It adjusts each root ending according to whatever impediments might lie in its way. Without the so-called mind of man, it nevertheless retains its inner consciousness of all its parts above and below the ground and adjusts them constantly.B0000713

The tree is also aware of its innerly environment to an astonishing degree. It maintains contact awareness and the ability to manipulate itself in two completely different worlds, so to speak, one in which it meets with little resistance growing upward and one which composed of much heavier elements, into which it must grow downward.  Man needs artificial methods, for example, to operate effectively on land or in water, but the so-called unconscious tree manages very well in two worlds as diverse say as land and water, and makes itself part of each.

As far as motion is concerned he moves both upwards and downward, it is quite unfair so say that it cannot transport itself since it does so to an amazing degree, the roots and limbs moving in all directions.

The inner senses of all plant life are well attuned, alert and very important. All of these fragments (of a soul) have consciousness to a rather high degree, considering that man holds them in such ill repute.

If you remember what it is to be in a light trance state, you are able to maintain an awareness of yourself, your environment and your place in it. You simply behave somewhat differently, not bestirring yourself in any direction unless the suggestion to do so has been given. The awareness of plant life lies somewhat along these lines. In a deep trance, there is oblivion afterwards; that is the subject, though fully aware of what is going on while in trance, can remember nothing of it afterwards. The awareness of plant life is also like the awareness of a subject in deep trance. Except for the suggestion and stimulus received by regular natural forces on your plane, the plant life does not stir itself in other directions. But like the subject in trance, our plant is aware. Its other abilities lie unused for the time and latent, but are present.

PicsArt_1438551164339 - Copy - CopyThe awareness is focused along certain lines. The energy is likewise focussed. Much of the ability again is suspended, as for a subject in trance, but consciousness is present.

There is consciousness in everything, visible to you, or invisible, every fragment of the Universe has a consciousness of its own. Pain and pleasure, the strongest aspects of all consciousness, are experienced strongly by every fragment, according to its degree. In some fragments, such as much plant life and vegetative life, there is strong use of certain inner senses. Rocks are vegetative and far from lifeless. Other types of life, including your own, rely on recognised, outer senses. The ideal, of course, is a consciousness that is adept at using both the inner and outer senses fully.

Your tree lives through its inner senses, experiencing many sensations and reacting to many stimuli of which you are unaware. Minute earth tremors, and even the motion of small ants about its lower trunk are recognised and experienced by tree consciousness. Such invisibilities such as humidity, radioactivity, and all electrical earthly values, are felt as quite real things by your tree and recognised as being separate from the tree itself. A tree knows a human being also. Not only, for example, by the weight of a child upon its branches, but by the vibrations in the air as adults pass, which hit the tree’s trunk at various distances but even by such things as voices.

In drawing up his list of so-called natural laws, I have said that man decided that what appeared to be cause and effect to him was therefore, a natural law of the universe. Not only do these so-called laws, which are not laws, vary depending on where you are in the Universe, they also vary depending on what you are in the Universe. Therefore, your tree recognises a human being, though it does not see the human being in your terms. To a tree, the laws are simply different. And if a tree wrote its laws of the Universe, then you would know how different they are.2000-12-31 23.00.00-45 (2)

A tree does not even build up an image of a man, it builds up a composite sensation which represents say an individual man. And the same tree will recognise the same man as it passes by it each day. They deal with finer distinctions than you know now, being somewhat of the nature of your body’s ability to sense another person’s aggression. As your body senses temperature changes, so it also senses the psychic charge not only of other human beings, but believe it or not, of animals, and to a lesser extent, it senses the psychic charge of plants and vegetative matter.

Your tree builds up a composite of sensations of this sort, sensing not the physical dimensions of the material object, whatever it is, but the vital psychic information in and around it. Size, however, is sensed by a tree, perhaps because of its inherent concern with height. The abilities in the tree are latent in man as are the abilities latent in the tree.

Man’s ego causes him to interpret everything else in light of himself. He loses very much in this manner. The ego is definitely an advancement, but it can be compared to the bark of a tree, in many ways. The bark of a tree is extremely vibrant and flexible, and grows with the growth beneath. It is a tree’s contact with the outer world, the tree’s interpreter and to some degree the tree’s companion.

So should man’s ego be. When man’s ego turns instead into a shell, when instead of interpreting outside conditions, it reacts too violently against them, then it hardens, becomes an imprisoning form that begins to snuff out important data and to keep enlarging information from the inner self. The purpose of the ego is protective. It is also a device to enable the inner self to inhabit the physical plane. It is the physical manifestation of the inner self, but it is not meant to snuff out the inner self.

If, for example, our tree bark grew fearful of the stormy weather and began to harden itself against the elements, in a well-meaning bur distorted spirit, then the tree would die. The sunlight, and so forth, could never penetrate. The sap could not move upward for the tree would solidify through and through, trying all the while to protect, and killing the tree with its obsessive kindness. This is what the ego does when it reacts too violently to purely physical data on your plane. As a result, it stiffens, and you have the cold detachment with which you face the world.PicsArt_11-02-05.53.51fgh

The idea of dissociation could be likened to the slight distance between the bark and the inside of the tree. Here we do not have a rigid bark as you should not have a rigid ego. We have instead a flexible bark changing with the elements, protecting the inner tree or inner self, but flexible, opening up or closing in rhythmic motion. The bark is, so to speak, outside our tree; and there is a small space between the inner tree and the bark. This small space is our dissociation.

The inner tree continues to grow because the bark is flexible. Man lets his ego face the outer world, as does the tree bark, and this is its purpose. Nevertheless, the inner self, like the inner tree, must have room to expand. The tree bark makes allowances for good weather, though bad weather is repulsive to the bark. Nevertheless, the bark makes whatever adjustments are necessary, and is flexible. It bends with the wind. It does not bend when there is no wind. Nor does it solidify, stopping the flow of sap to the treetop for fear the dumb tree, not knowing what it was up to, would bump its head against the sky.

Neither should the ego react so violently that it remembers and reacts to past storms whilst in the midst of clear and sunny weather. You know that such a tree bark would be death to a tree. It is equally ridiculous to act as if it is a summer’s day when in fact the snow is falling. The tree has enough sense not to show blossoms in the middle of a blizzard.

When you are overly concerned with physical matters, and even vital physical matters, you pull yourself in. And more ridiculous, you pull up your roots. A tree would never pull up its roots. I am not speaking now of pulling up your roots and moving from one location to another. I am speaking of something akin to cutting off your roots from any nourishment whatsoever. The inner self is nourished by many springs. To cut off one is a danger, but to cut off many is disastrous, and prevents any sort of practicality since half of your abilities will not be used.

Topmost photo credit:  by Chris Bishop in St. Cross Hospital, Winchester. 

Tree-work 8/9 July 2015.

DSCN0693I went to a lovely woods last night for a walk. I wanted to visit the first tree I had ever connected to, so I went in search of it. The woods were magical and as soon as I walked into them the energy surrounds me. The Dryad there, ancient, spreads its energy-field over the entire  area. You can feel it within 10 metres of walking along the path into the woods.

It had been sixteen years since I had first seen it, so when I caught sight of it again I felt so excited! It was still here! It felt the same as finding a long lost treasure. But its branches were bare and ivy grew up all around it. (You can just about see Cheryl hugging the trunk on the left of the tree!)  I walked up to it and could feel its energy. It made my skin tingle. I felt it welcome me as a sister. I stood with my back to its trunk and I felt very energised. Initially all I could see was light around my vision, then I saw images of the Aran Islands and a gold key like a small arrow. I felt like the tree was telling me to go back there.

Then the energy shifted and I felt the familiar pulling in my Hara/centre.  I was feeling the tree’s massive energy. My whole body felt electrified. Then I saw, and felt, the tree place a cloak of its bark around my shoulders, like a cloak. It felt like protection and the essence of its ‘tree-ness’. Then I saw myself writing, and the tree said ‘write about us’.  They wanted me to share my experiences of them with others. No problem!DSCN0692

On the way back I watched a large hawk trying to steal the eggs and babies of blackbirds in their nest. The hawk was making a huge screeching racket and the blackbirds were trying to get rid of it, loudly. Each time the hawk stopped on a branch, the blackbirds would chase it off.  They preceded me almost down the entire path! What was the message there, I wonder? I love Blackbirds and their songs. Every-time I hear them singing, it resonates inside of me and I feel comforted by it. My whole energy softens and I feel safe. It always felt as though they were very healing birds. So what/ or who, is this predator, come to steal their creations, their babies? Something I need to work on resolving obviously! Although I think I might have a good idea…

I went up to the woods again today, this time with my friend Cheryl. She followed her ‘gut’ until we came to the tree. The energy today was very different, perhaps because I had already connected to it, although its energy was just as palpable as we entered the woods. This tree has a huge energy-field. This time its messages were different. The only growth visible was the ivy climbing up around it. The rest of the tree seemed to be dying; only tiny outgrowths were visible, quite high up. The tree communicated that although it was coming to the end of its life, it was time for its work to be passed to the younger trees. As he died, they grew, and this felt perfectly alright. It was just the way of tree-things. But we were struck by the way the ivy was obscuring the tree itself. We could not see the bark because it was covered  in ivy. It was like our true selves being obscured by clinging people and issues. They grew and thrived while we died. Food for thought, to be sure!

DSCN0707Once we were finished here we walked back along the path and came to a lovely old Spruce (I think). We stayed under this tree for a little while and it felt so nurturing.  It looked like it had been grown for wood, but never used, so it has just kept on growing. It was a very peaceful place and a lovely place to come and meditate.

Walking further along we came to three more old yew trees, all in a row. We tuned into the larger of the three and I received the message “ Give to the Givers.” Of course, in giving to the givers they will then give to more givers and so on. There is no point in giving to the takers, they will not share it, but will hoard it and use it selfishly. So simple really!

We received a lot of very subtle messages in these woods, and some not so subtle. I will definitely be going up again. If you want to go up yourself, the woods lie alongside Lainston House Hotel. It’s probably part of its lands. There is a pathway on the left of the main Stockbridge road from Winchester, which is where we start from, just across from where the road from Littleton joins the Stockbridge Road. There is a little parking space there too, across from Apley House, the last house on the Littleton road.

There is also a ruin of a 12th/13th century chapel in the hotel grounds so the Lime tree is probably that old, if not older. Cheryl and I are going to go for afternoon tea there, so we can check it out!!!

Communicating with Trees.

treemanCommunicating with Trees is very simple. You just sit, or stand, with your back against the tree trunk and you intend that your energy-field blends with the energy-field of the tree. You imagine that both your ‘fields’ are One. Then you wait! If you are with a Dryad, and this will be pretty clear already because you will feel something different about the tree, then you just keep your inner senses open and watch to see what happens. The tree might need your help, to clear it or to change its field, or something entirely unexpected. Or it might share with you, its energy. It might send impressions into your mind telling you what it needs. You just have to be open to whatever  you receive.

It does take some trust, and sensitivity to energy communication, but once you have done it you will always recognise the energy. Sometimes, even just passing a Dryad, it will make it’s presence felt. As you walk through its huge energy-field you may ‘imagine’ that the tree is an old man, or an old woman. Don’t dismiss this feeling as you are picking up the age of the Dryad. You will ‘know’ which of the trees is the Dryad.

Dryads are easy to recognise as they seem to ‘pull’ your awareness of their energy to them, through love and appreciation. You might be out walking and suddenly feel how beautiful a tree is. Your heart feelings are triggered. No matter how old, or young a Dryad is, you will feel a heart connection. DSCN0315

Trees which are close to human habitation are often ‘memory-holders, especially ones near churches or old human settlements! So they might choose to share with you the history of where they grow. That can be fascinating. Some of these trees, especially yew trees, grow to a very old age, so they can hold vast amounts of memory-energy.

Trees that are about to be felled, for one reason or another, might need other assistance, such as requesting that you hold the energy until either a new tree is planted, or another tree can be found to hold the energy elsewhere.

Some trees will communicate with you that they need to be cleared of negative energy, or healed, on some level. Just follow your impulses and do what the tree requests, just as you would a person. Sometimes trees are so filled with negative energy, such as toxic fumes from human existence, that there is nothing you can do for them. In those instances you just have to honour the experience of the tree, recognising their sacrifice to the environment. You could send those trees your appreciation of its work.

The more time you spend around Dryad’s, and within their energy-field, the more you will pick up the energy that they are picking up from the Earth’s consciousness. They know more about the world, and it’s future, than we do!

B0004259Sometimes when a tree wishes to communicate with you you will feel a ‘pulling’ sensation in your belly. It is literally ‘pulling’ your awareness to itself so that you stop and ‘talk’. Once you have stopped, with the intention of listening, you will know what to do, or the tree will show you what it is doing.

Trees always remind me of elephants! I think it must be because they are so huge and the fact that they hold memory. They also know what is coming for the world. After my last experience with the young beech tree in Farley Mount Woods I received this channelling. That made me realise that the tree’s connection to the earth means a lot more than I originally understood. They not only connect us to the past they also give us information about the future!

So when you blend your energy with a tree, be aware that anything could happen. Thankfully trees are way smarter than us and only give us what we are energetically able to manage. Another lesson we can learn from them.

I lately received a book I had been wanting for a long time, by Dorothy Maclean, one of the founders of Findhorn. Call of the Trees. Well worth buying if you want to work with tree consciousness. One of the most important messages which trees impart is the need for old, large trees. In cutting down our ancient trees we are cutting ourselves off from their important work. Not only do they do what we already know but they also transmit forces of energy into their surroundings, as I’ve already experienced. As the tree devas say:

We would emphasise the absolute necessity to have large trees for the well-being of the land. The control of such things as rainfall is often in our hands, but as well we draw forth inner radiances, which are as necessary to the land as rain.”

They say that mature trees are the skin of this world; take them away and the whole creature can no longer function, but dries up and dies. We need to be working with trees.B0003840

In the words of the Deva (overall consciousness) of the trees:

“Just tune into nature until you feel the love flow. That is your arrow into the Deva world. It does not matter if there is a message or not, it is the state which counts. Always it is your state which nature responds to, not what you say, not what you do, but who you are.”

From the Beech tree:

“When you are receptive to us, it is as if you are part of our forces; you blend in and you like it, and we like it. When you are not so tuned in, you are cut off and there is no contact between us. We send a blessing in this rare contact. We bless all who come within our influence, but generally it falls on barren ground. Still, we pour our blessing down in everlasting benediction, unmoved, as you come and go your various ways. Your reception repays us a hundred-fold and we give thanks to our creator.”

Reconnection.

DSCN0266I’ve been back in Winchester for a week and I still feel overwhelmed! As I drove to the woods, the only place that I feel secure in, I was aware of myself being in a glass bubble. I could see outside the glass, but I could not feel anything. I felt completely disconnected from everything.

I drove to the first place where I ever connected to earth energies, and which seems to be my entrance-point to the English energy-grid. Every-time I spend time away, it seems to be this tree wisdomplace I start off with again.

This was the only place I didn’t feel ‘bubble-wrapped’ in, so that was really good. I stood on the round barrow, where the Dryad  that gave me the tree wisdom symbol grows, and tuned in, but felt nothing but a slight soft energy in my legs. I wandered down a path I have never seen before and ended up in a wide open space, a lovely grassy plain. It felt wonderful; like ‘home’. I wandered down the path a bit and then felt the need to stop. As I stood still I felt like I was facing the wrong direction, so I shifted, and then all of the energy I had brought from Egypt began to flow into the earth. What a relief that was. I stood until my belly felt completely empty and then I walked back up the hill, enjoying being under the green, leafy branches once again.DSCN0269

As I came closer to the round barrow again, I felt my heart energy move out of my body. It looked, and felt, like my heart was a metre out in front of me. I could feel the stretch of it. I didn’t initially know why it was doing that, but I followed it as it pulled me forward, and then I found myself standing just in front of a young Beech tree that was growing at the base of the Barrow. My heart energy disappeared into the tree, even while it was still connected to me by a cord of energy. I stood waiting to see what would happen next. After a few minutes I felt my umbilical cord activate and it too moved into the tree, at the same level, then it changed direction and moved up the trunk to connect to my heart! Once it had connected, I could release it. It seemed strange to anchor myself in a tree, but it was obviously what I needed. I’ll have to wait and see why it was necessary.

I continued on up to stand on the barrow, but, again I was facing the wrong direction, so I turned a faced the same direction as earlier. That was where I needed to go next. I wondered if it was the Roman Site I used to spend a lot of time in. The mosaic from the site is in Winchester Museum.

DSCN0272The following day I went back up to Farleigh Mount and took the scenic route up to the villa site. It was very pretty! I had really missed all of the trees while I had been in Luxor, and am going to make the best of them while I am here! When I got to the site I sat and breathed, but did not feel the need to do anything. But then I heard what sounded like bird cries. I thought it was an owl, or a buzzard and it sounded like it was in distress. It turned out to be a faun, which had wandered away from its mother and was calling for her. It had gotten a little lost in the lost in the undergrowth. But I knew that it mother was around calling for it, so I sat back down and waited. She came and took her baby and all was well.

This little lesson, from Mother Nature, is one I have been learning in Egypt. “Mother knows best, so stop rescuing”! Seems I needed to be reminded of that here.

Tree Attunements.

2006-05-10 12.32.35A tree attunement is an attunement to the essence of tree consciousness. You do not literally become a tree, although that would be nice, but you do become the energy of Trees. This is because the heart energy of Trees can be downloaded into your system, via a ‘centre to centre’ link, where I feed you the essence of Trees, as I was fed by trees.

This is a little difficult to explain, but it began with a Dryad, in Coldridge Woods, in Wiltshire, in May 2006, where I had been doing an archaeological survey on an Iron Age Banjo enclosure. The tree grew in the woods, which had grown up around the settlement. I had taken a friend up there as I was training her in Reiki.

About a couple of hundred meters beyond the settlement site, lay the remains of a Roman Villa, which I was also surveying, with a colleague from Winchester University. We often field-walked this site, picking up bits of pottery and other Roman remains. Having taken my friend to the Banjo enclosure, and introducing her to the energies there, we went to do some field-walking on the Villa Site. On the way we passed a large old beech tree. Its energy ‘felt’ different and to me it felt like an old, wise man. We sat at the base of the tree and tuned in, but nothing happened, so we got on with our plan to field-walk.

Returning from the field we passed the tree again and this time we sat at the roots and tuned in again, just in case… My personal guide (spirit), Standing Bear, appeared and I felt his energy move into mine, blending like ink in water. Then I ‘saw’ a tube of energy move from my Hara/centre into the centre of the Tree; into its heartwood. Standing Bear told me that it might feel a little uncomfortable for a while. I always hate when he says that , as it usually an understatement!cosmic tree

I sat, while the liquid tree energy, its sap, flowed through this umbilical cord and into my centre, feeding me. I had to remain sitting in place until this stopped. When it was finished, the tube retracted, pulling back into my body, and I could leave.

This experience made me think more like a tree, just Being, plus being able to stand still, when I need to, rather than feeling I have to do something all the time. Trees help just by being there. They don’t go uprooting themselves when someone else screams for help. It’s not the tree’s responsibility to heal everyone, but it heals with its energy just by being itself, and sharing that energy with others. They are rooted in the earth, but their branches stretch high into the sky, touching the sun, and sky. They are capable of reaching deep into the earth, for nourishment, and high into the sky. Energetically this means that you can access the deep Earth layers and the upper vibrational layers of the Earth’s magnetic field, and higher dimensions.  You can access the higher dimensional energies and bring them deep into the Earth.

But that is not as easy as it seems. It takes hard, emotional work, to be like a tree. It is in our nature to rescue, to become involved, to save. But, in being a tree we have to learn to witness, while knowing that the work you do in not rescuing, not saving, not becoming involved, is just as valuable. It takes huge amounts of trust, and letting go of the pain, when others do not understand what we are doing. All they may see is our ‘abandoning’ behaviour, or our lack of caring. But we care very much. We witness it all, knowing that our standing still is doing more good than saving. We are allowing others to grow into their strengths, through their hard choices and difficulties. It is not everyone’s path to be a tree, as others have their own tasks with humanity, but for a person aligned with the energies of nature, that is often the way.

We use our ‘roots’ to hold human emotional energy and then root it someplace else, so that healing may happen. We are using our energy to heal, to create connections between other sites and other trees, to bring healing and balance to different areas, just like in my first experience with an ancient Yew tree. And it all happens through the earth.

My guides explained our Treeness like this:

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When you began this journey you were but a speck in the ocean, a seed of creation, full of potentials yet unformed.
Today you stand as a tree, your potential grown and blossoming for all to see. You now bear the fruit of other’s potential in your branches. The fruit of your tree contains the seeds, which will one day mature into other trees and they, in their turn, will bear fruit which contain seeds of potential.
In this life you have grown and matured. You have moved through obstacles as you tried to root yourself in stony ground, which became your foundation. As you grew, you grew in strength, your roots trying to find the fertile soil of experience, which lay between the rocks and stones of your surroundings. Your branches ever sought the light of the sun, and the nurturing rain, which fell on your leaves. You expanded ever upwards, trying hard to grow no matter what the odds.

And here today, you stand connected. Your branches nourished by the soil/earth and stones. You have grown into a mighty oak, strong and tall, aware of the mighty currents which sweep through your branches. You stand solid and rooted, straight and true.
We ask you now to provide the fertile soil for the seeds which will fall from your tree, seeds which will need to develop the qualities of strength, love, joy and abundance.
Let nothing sway you from this task. Allow it to fill you, lighting every facet of your life until all that you do radiates life. Let the cells of your body become the repository of joy, not pain, love rather than hate. Let your life radiate the qualities of the tree, steadfast, nourishing and bountiful.
This is our wish for you today. Seek not without for the answers but within, for there you will find the seeds of creation which you will sow, and there too the light with which to nourish them.
Stand tall and be seen.

Trees and Dryads. Introduction.

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Dryad in the Churchyard of a deserted famine village on Achill Island, Ireland.

Trees play a very important role in the maintenance of balance on the earth, not only physically, but also energetically.  Some of them also have a consciousness, which we call Dryads. It was no accident that the first Gaia Method symbols were given to me by a Dryad, as they hold the elemental wisdom of the trees.  But not all trees have a Dryad energy. Dryads are tree spirits and they connect to all other trees within a given area. The Dryad is not a woodland sprite, who runs around the branches and skips amongst the leaves; it is the living spirit within a tree, a spirit which you can communicate with, if you choose to. Communicating with Dryads is simply a matter of trust and recognition.

There are thousands of Dryads in the world. Most of the Dryads I have worked with were in woods, or forests, or on Earth energy-lines. They can be of any age and you can usually ‘feel’ their age, but usually the older the tree, the older the Dryad.  They can also inhabit any species of tree. I have worked with Ash, Olive, Fig, Ficus Benjamina, Beech, Larch, Pine, Hawthorn, and Oak, amongst others. The ones that feel to me to have the most ‘human-like’ personality are the Beech trees. You can have whole conversations with the Beech Dryads! They seem to be very easy to access and are very ‘giving’ with their energy. Other species are doing definite ‘job’s, which you can help with, but they do not communicate in quite the same way as Beech trees.

Dryads also hold the energetic space around themselves. They can have huge energy-fields that ‘cover’ a large area. They are not limited by their physicality, just as we are not, we just think we are; the trees know they are not! When working with a Dryad, we are within its energy-field, even though we ‘need’ to be in physical contact with the tree’s physical self. We are all in a physical body but we all have an energy-field. Often, when in the presence of a Dryad energy it feels like wind in the branches, which suddenly whips up and fills the air.  Sometimes it feels like the entire area is filled with this ‘wind’, and there is a definite sensing of energy in it that communicates with you. It is a whole body, mind and emotion experience, so there is no mistaking it when you feel it.

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Yew Dryad at Farringdon Village Church.

The roots of trees, can anchor the energy-lines, which run throughout the earth, transmitting the energy from those lines into the atmosphere, keeping it clear. However, these trees can also become very clogged, energetically, by human negativity and destruction. These trees then transmit all of that energy into their surroundings, because they will transmit whatever runs through the lines. They don’t have any judgement about whether it is good or bad, they just channel it from the earth and into the air, effecting the energy  around it. If the energy flow is denser, or filled with negative human energy then, over time, it effects the tree,  leading ultimately to its death.    I have used the roots of trees to anchor the red lines, the ones which come from deep beneath the earth. When they need to be brought closer to the surface, or even created, then a tree is usually what holds it in place.  Once it does this, then the tree is effected by it and holds the energy for its surroundings. The energy from the line energising the tree.

Dryads often have  a definite feeling of gender. They can be perceived as male or female, young or old. Some of them are so old it is as if they are just ‘present’ within the tree and their wisdom is all around them, but they do not communicate, so much as radiate; just ‘being’.  But you know they are there, because they ‘feel’ different.

When I first started working with Dryads, I thought that all trees held this type of consciousness. But then I tried to communicate with some trees and discovered that they felt like Trees, but had no Dryad energy. When I tried to blend my energy with a non-conscious tree, the feelings were incredibly subtle and initially I thought I was feeling nothing. But then I began to experience the tree’s experience of Time, and how the seasons changed around it. There was this constant awareness of movement within the seasons and cycles of change, which went on forever. At first I couldn’t understand why this was all I was picking up, but then realised that not all trees had a Dryad energy within them.

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A friend tuning into Beech Dryad at Coldridge Woods Banjo settlement.

My very first Tree contact was with an ancient Yew tree, close to  Lainston House Hotel, near Winchester, in the 90’s. I had gone rambling through the woods, as I love exploring new paths, and I had found myself beside a huge old Yew tree, which I felt an impulse to stand against. As soon as I leaned my back against the tree, I became aware of it being connected to all the trees around it, through the earth. It was as though it was communicating with the other trees and somehow ‘broadcasting’ to them and into the environment. It felt amazing.  In many ways it acted like a satellite dish, but there was something in the communication which was about keeping the balance within the area. The Yew tree felt like the Elder and the rest of the trees in the woods felt like its children!

That experience awakened something in me, which, at the time, I didn’t fully understand until many years later. But ever since that experience, I was able to sense the energy in and around the Dryads.

Many trees live on the cross-over points of energy-lines, and they hold the energy which runs through the lines. They act as both anchors and transmitters. I remember one Ancient Ash tree, which lived on a boundary ditch that had once been part of a village deserted during the plague years. It had grown in the garden of one of the cottages, and even though the village was no longer there, the tree remained. When I was around this tree it always felt like I was in a cathedral, the energies were so light and spiritual. I was new to working with energy-lines and nature energies back then, but this tree’s energy was palpable. It felt like a Grail site, but of course I had  no idea what that meant. I loved this tree, and its wonderful energy, and took a lot of friends to visit it over the years.

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Beautiful photo of Swallowhead Spring. (Not mine)

You often find Dryads living on, or near sacred sites, even if that site is no longer there.  The energy, however, is, and the memories live on. Trees living around the energy of old churches, which were often built on pre-existing sacred sites, act like elephants and have a very long memory. You can tap into this energy by tuning into the tree. It is a little like psychometry!

One of the most important things I learned with trees is that they do not judge what we humans do, they just continue with their ‘function’ without becoming ‘upset’ about it. Many people working with trees tend to ‘project’ their own emotions and beliefs about the tree, onto the tree itself. The tree can have a very different idea of what it finds ‘acceptable’. To give you an example: Once I went to Swallowhead Spring, at West Kennet Long Barrow. There, people had left lots of ribbons and crystals and ‘stuff’, which to my  human mind seemed more like littering. But as I was thinking this and feeling quite pee’d off about the lack of respect people seemed to have for the site, the tree that grew beside the spring put ‘her’ feeling of gratitude into my consciousness. I was quite surprised. ‘She’ said that she was really happy that the site was being honoured by humans again, as it had once been and she didn’t mind their offerings. It brought love to a neglected place which once honoured the Mother, once more. I had to completely shift my perspective about what was acceptable and what was not after that. My human mind had simply projected my personal beliefs onto the site, and the Tree; I have never done it since! Although I do think that the stuff needs cleaning up now and again, so that it does not end up clogging up the area!

If you want to know what a tree really feels, then ask it. If you feel a negative emotional response, such as anger, sadness etc. then those are probably your feelings getting in the way! Trees don’t feel like we do, they are far more accepting of our failings than we are! I have never met an angry, or sad tree. They are far closer to the Source, or God, or whatever you want to call it, than we are. When you are in communication with trees, you are in communication with the Divine. Experientially it feels exactly the same. It feels joyful, accepting, loving and giving. Even when they are holding human negative energy, they still do not judge it. It just IS! To me, they feel far closer to our Soul’s experience, than to our human one… and our human perspective can be very limited!

I will post some of my experiences with trees, so that you can get an idea of just how to work with them and how they operate; then, if you have similar experiences you will know what they might mean. I would also love to hear some of your stories and communications, no matter how crazy your experiences might seem to be.in the Gaia Method

There are Tree energies available as an attunement within the Gaia Method System: symbols which gives you the ability to access the Dryad energy. There is also a ‘Tree infusion’ which I share with you, just as the Tree shared it with me. You can find out more under the tree attunements page.