A tree attunement is an attunement to the essence of a tree. 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 lay 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!
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. Its 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:
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.