Attunements. Teacher level.

This is the level where you receive the Master symbols, which allows you to pass on the attunements.

Initially you are taught the attunement in very much the same way as a Reiki attunement, but as you become more proficient in passing the energies, you learn how to pass the attunements through the energy-field, in a transfer of energies. This also allows you to do distant attunements and teach from a distance.

At this level, you are also given more energy attunements, which allow you to grow  further into your chosen path, be it the Orkney path, or the Temple of Artemis, which you will already have been growing through.

If you were initiated into either of these paths, you will learn how to teach others this path, through the attunements associated with each system, for there are multiple paths to tread in the Gaia Method system.

It takes time and dedication to reach these levels. If you are already a Reiki teacher, then you will have the necessary energy skills to pass attunements, making your task easier. The more training and attunements you have received, in any system of healing, the easier it will be for you to do this work.

 

 

The Dragon Energies Simplified.

I was given this explanation about dragons by my guides, the ones who taught me the Gaia Method. This is what they have to say about the true nature of Dragon energy:

“The dragons exist as concepts, designed to help humanity at this stage of their development. As concepts, they have existed in many different forms and in each stage of development they have existed in other forms. Not all stages require the same conceptual imagery.

Because of the over-materialising of modern living, there is a great need to come back to the natural world. The separation between Man and Earth is growing and so there is a need for people to ‘come back to the Earth’. This is where the dragons come in. In order to ‘come back to the Earth’, new thoughtforms have to be created whereby people are impulsed to return to previously known energies and ways of living.

Dragons are the energy of ‘thought in motion’. They act through channels of reality and function.  Working with the dragons in this way, keeps the energy grounded and real, otherwise they spiral into fantasy, where no work can be done, for although fantasy has its uses, it is often ungrounded and unrealistic.”

So when we are working with the dragon energies, remember to keep your feet firmly on the ground, while still remaining open to these wonderful conceptual energies.

The four main dragons that we work with are the Celestial and Earth Dragons, which you can also see as lines or rays. My guides taught me how to remember this in a dream: I was in a classroom and my teacher was writing the four colour energies on a blackboard. He said that I would remember, if I used the name ‘RoBBY’: Red, Black, Blue and yellow.

Celestial Dragon energies.

The two energies that come in from outside the Earth, are called Celestial Dragons. They are blue and yellow. The yellow energy is the energy of the sun, and the blue is the energy of water, which falls as rain. If you look at Meso-American temples, they often had different temples dedicated to these energies. Sometimes, atop one temple, would be two smaller temples, dedicated to the solar energies and the water energies, respectively. They work together, in the rain cycle.

As Gaia Method workers, we learn to channel and maintain the energy of these two elements. We channel Solar energy into certain sites, such as at Danebury, which is a feminine energy site, and also help maintain the flow of water energy in other sites, such as cathedrals, churches and stone circles. Humans have always created Sacred spaces, in order that the fertility of the land is assured. Without this work, the land becomes empty and unproductive. When we work with these energies, we are anchoring thought-forms into the ether, where receptive minds pick up ideas on land management, water resources, etc. We ourselves do not know what the exact thoughtforms are, because we are channeling and directing these energies that come from our higher consciousness. We are often given aid from the spiritual guardians of sites as to how we should carry out this work, so we are merely channels and witnesses.

Gold Dragons.

The Gold Dragon represents gold, money, abundance. It is the power of money and the wisdom to use its power wisely.  You have to go through some interesting lessons before you are ready to work with the Gold Dragon energy! You will have had interesting life-long learning around it, possibly from the time of your birth and if you look over your past with this in mind, you might find that you have been training to deal with money all along.

You have to learn to be wise with money, using it well and not squandering it uselessly. These lessons can also involve having money, and not having it, or learning to give it away for the benefit of others. Money coming through the energies of the Gold Dragon is often to help you in your energy-work or others in theirs. Gold Dragon energy can be anchored in sites too, especially in places that involve large groups of other people, such as councils, the Tower of London, etc. Working with them in this way, you are assiting the people who hold the reins of power to make wiser choices with how they spend public money. You might be the person in a company or job who helps other people get a fairer deal with employers, or to get a step up in promotion. Gold Dragon workers have to learn to be generous and yet maintain balance with their own money.

Just as in the fairy stories, the Gold Dragon protects wealth, especially as it used to help others. It is not used for personal gain, but always in service to other people. Only those who have learned the lesson of power in wealth, can work with the golden Dragon energies.

Red Dragon Energies.

The Red Dragon and Black Dragon energies are Earthy and run through the earth, like a pair. They are the earth pair, as opposed to the Celestial pair. The red dragon is like the life blood of the planet, running through the layers of the earth like veins in a human body. It feeds the surrounding land with vitality, feeding it, just like our blood does. Often sites are connected to other sites via a red line, especially it a larger site is feeding a smaller one, like a satellite site. These energies can be at any depth ; close to the surface or deep in the earth. Sometimes, in order to connect one to another, you often have to pull it up, like a thread, then put it back you when you have finished.

Black Dragons.

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The Black Dragon energy is tricky!

It is the darkness of human emotion and belief systems, so you have to be of a particular nature to be able to work with them. If you do find yourself working with them, then you know you are capable of this deep work; you understand the darkness in humanity, which other people see as evil. You know that it is only human behaviour, however distorted and damaging.

Your own personal healing work will play a large part in this because you have to be able to plumb the depths of your own consciousness and behaviour. You have to learn how to know the difference between your own issues and those of the issues you are working with. The tricky part is that, because the energies you are working with often mirror your own unhealed issues, it can be difficult to tell them apart. But the black dragon energy wastes nothing, so you find that in healing that issue in yourself you are also healing it on behalf of humanity. This is also why you may find yourself in situations or places that are challenging to live in. Those places need your help and you are drawn to living there for both your own healing and the healing of others.

There are also many places where ‘negative’ energy remains as a result of past human behaviour, and you are called to clear them too.  Because you understand this ahead of time, you can remain seperate enough and not get too caught up in identifying with the negative behaviour which generated the energy in the first place. Understanding that every negative action provides a learning opportunity for humanity to learn to Love.  is what keeps you whole and centred.

Green Dragons.

The Green Dragons are the energy of vegetation. They are very much associated with natural springs.  You often find Green Dragon energy residing in man-made buildings, which were often built on natural spring-sites, such as Winchester Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace. It is as if they saying: ‘do not forget us. We create the world of nature. Even in winter, when all is asleep, we keep the green of nature alive and fruitful.’

Male religious power over Sacredness is challenged with these energies.  Those who work with these energies help maintain the fertility of spring-sites, making sure that these sacred places remain accessible to all, not just to the ones who are paying or who feel they have more right to access it than others. The Green Dragon energy is also a reminder not to forget the fertility of springs, which emerge from the Mother’s body to feed us.  It is akin to the Green Man energy, the masculine energy of fertility in nature. If you look at the carvings in many cathedrals and churches you will see carvings of the Green Man and dragons.

White Dragon Energies.

White Dragons are higher inspiration and  creative ideas that need to be anchored in our 3-d dimensional reality. This inspiration can come through any form of art: music, writing, visual arts, drama, etc. The energies that come through with the White Dragon energies are very healing and are used to anchor higher artistic expression on the earth plane, for the healing and betterment of humanity.  When one is going through healing and feels like emotional energy is stuck, a useful exercise is to imagine a white -dragon lemniscate (Infinity symbol)  flowing through your body.

See it from above your head down the front, but inside your energy-field, crossing over at your hara, then moving down the back of your legs to to below your feet and back up again in the front of your body, crossing over at your hara, behind your navel to join the lemniscate. See it as a white, serpentine dragon flowing in this fashion until you feel you want to stop. Doing this will clear your field of energies that you have taken on, and might even make you want to create.

The White Dragon energies are associated with sites with a high creative energy. They come in ‘from above’, like the Luck Dragon in the Never-Ending Story.  They are also accessible through warm, coral reefs which hold an abundance of beauty and colour.

All of these ‘dragon energies’ are symbolic of certain forces of nature. Working with them involves learning how to work with Nature, in both her positive and negative aspects. We don’t control these energies, just as we cannot really control nature, but our Soul knows how to read Nature and how to work with her forces.

The Gaia Method attunements are a first step in learning how to work with these forces wisely and through the energy of our connection to the Soul of the planet, Gaia. It is through our connection to her that we learn how to balance ourselves and the energies that feed us, allowing us continued existence on this, our schoolhouse planet.

 

 

 

 

 

A Spark Of Light.

I have been struggling with heart palpitations over the last couple of weeks. My heart beats strongly enough to make me feel ‘rocked’. I asked upstairs what was causing it, and they said, apart from unconscious issues around Father, and having to ‘do as I am told’, it was also to do with the amount of salt I eat.

I asked my good friend Cheryl to ask as well, without telling her anything and she came back with the same answer, Salt! Plus another developmental issue that I won’t go into here.

So, having had this info, I realised that I now had the answer as to why so many people in Upper Egypt die of heart attack and stroke! They drop like flies. I have never seen anything like it. They eat a massive amount of salt and really bad quality oil from the government. I can’t even eat that oil as it gives me massive cramps!

And the salt issue? Well, Egyptians live off the stuff. They pile it into everything. The older generation of Egyptians, those now in their in 80’s and 90’s, didn’t have that problem. They are fresh butter and cheese, and didn’t have processed foods, like ‘stock cubes’ which are full of salt here.

So now I had my answer. I really should know better by now, not to ask questions like that, because invariably I get the answer and it is usually painful!

The exercise from my guides, which follows, speaks to the challenge of living a life that is in some way, difficult and which needs extra help from the Universal field of energy. Energy, which is there for the taking, giving us extra mileage and extra light, even in the darkest of times and places. If you need an extra kickstart then use this. It will change how you see your world and show you how to change it to one you want to live.

Sometimes the challenge of living a Soul Life, can take its toll on our personalities and bodies, so here is the exercise that will fill us with energy again, if done regularly. It is very simple, but I have been using it and it has helped me to recognise where ‘I’ feel stuck or powerless when my soul is directing my life. This is what my guides said about it:

“How valiantly the Soul struggles to survive, even though the body tires of its incessant demands. How weary is the heart that pulses its life throughout the physical system, and how unmet demands have weakened it. Try this:

A measure of Light, filtered through your consciousness; a particle of Light seeded in your heart, bringing renewed vigour, pulsing its life through and beyond.

Feel the light flowing through your veins, lighting up your physical cells and molecules, quickening them, expanding them, until all is light.

Then let that light expand all around you until your surroundings are filled with it.

See how much light is generated from one little spark?”

I read through this message quite a few times and realised that the answer to my heart issue was about  far more than Salt! On some level I am not expressing my whole self, not allowing myself to be who I am, creatively and in my life. That is most women’s lot in this culture, and even in our own Western Culture. Feeling unfree to live freely. So, I will see how things change, after using this exercise, and let you know.

And if you use it too, let me know.

 

Healing your Energy Field.

auricbodiesAs a Planetary healer your most important tool is your energy-field. In order to heal effectively it is important to raise the vibration of your energy-field through exercises, emotional/mental healing and  attunements. It is a lifelong process and the more you clear yourself, the more  effective you become in your healing work. The more energy you are able to hold, and channel, through your field, the larger energies you can anchor.

Over the years I have received many attunements and done many workshops in my quest for healing. Many of the tools I learned, often through studying other channelled sources, helped me to open my ‘field’ to both my Soul Awareness and to being able to receive the Gaia Method training from my guides. I will provide you with the links to the most influential books I have read over the years, books which taught me how to connect and to clear. I will also share techniques, on other pages, which my own guides gave me, and exercises  to help you to build a strong energy field.

Every time you receive healing, or an attunement, you are putting new energy into your system. That higher vibrational energy releases old, denser energies, which may have been stuck for a long time. The more healing/energy you receive, the more the old stuff is released. Learning to recognise the source of the energy you are releasing is very helpful and gives you the knowledge that this too will pass. It helps you to understand that what you are experiencing is stuck emotional energy leaving your system, and that you are not going crazy! Sometimes, as a result of making choices that you know will bring healing, others might not understand why you are doing what you are doing. So long as you do the rest doesn’t matter and you learn to follow your own path regardless of what others might think.

The goal in the Gaia Method is to to be able to change the frequency of our field through intention. Sometimes we need to raise it and at other times we need to lower it. It depends on which energy layer we are working on at any particular time. healing_flow

If you feel drawn to doing a different healing workshop or training in different healing modalities, I would suggest that you follow that impulse. The more you do, the better you get ,and the more energies you can hold in your field, in the form of energy keys and codes. Everybody develops their own way of working and expressing those energies, so whatever floats your boat…

One of the misconceptions about becoming a healer is that we are suddenly magically healed. We find our soul mate, we attain the perfect body, we become rich. Our lives are comfortable and stress-free. We have everything we ever wanted etc. That might be true for some people, but its  an ideal which is pretty hard to attain. Getting to that place in our lives might take a lot of healing, depending on what we have come in to heal. Perfection is not the goal!

Through healing we become better healers. Our lives become better but not perfect. We might change how we feel about our bodies, we might, or might not, find a loving relationship. We might find ourselves happy not being in a relationship. We each create according to our dictates and beliefs.

What does happen is that we feel supported in our journey. We heal ourselves and release what no longer works for us, even if that takes many years. We allow ourselves to be guided by our guides and to follow the clues. We become more emotionally intelligent, we develop our greatest gifts.  We learn to accept ourselves. We become creative, powerful and centred people with a desire to serve humanity through our work. Not through our compulsive helping and healing, but by being ourselves. Most importantly we ‘know’ that we are souls, living in a human body, and that Earth is our chosen school of experience. We also become better at surfing energy and being anchors for the new keys and codes for the future of humanity. A worthwhile occupation to be sure!

Here is a list of some of the books I found most useful.

The best book to read on the Human energy field is Barbara Brennan’s Hands of light.  She is an amazing healer/teacher. Any of her books help you immensely in how to understand the human energy field.

Sanaya Roman. Soul Love: awakening your heart centres. I had some amazing experiences using the exercises in these books.

Any of the Seth books, by Jane Roberts.

All of Michael Newton’s Books. Life between Lives.

Elizabeth Haich, Initiation.

I have read thousands of books over the years but these are the ones I go back to.

Read whatever you feel drawn to, as that is what you need to read.

Personal therapy is also very good, as and when you feel you need some outside help.

Good video on grounding. Aura grounding and cleansing.

What is Planetary Healing?

earthIn these pages I will go into detail of what you might find while working in the landscape. The Earth’s energy matrices, as in vortices and gateways, energy-lines etc., have always been, but as Humans work within the landscape these energies change. Their actions create changes within the earth’s Magnetic field. If you were to imagine the earth, without humans on it, as a planet made up of different levels of existence; the energy lines running throughout it, keeping the balance of nature, and within the solar system it is part of. Everything runs smoothly and creation happens every day.

At different junctures of the energy lines, there are vortices of energy which interact with other levels of existence, just like our chakras effect the different energetic layers of our bodies.  Earth was created to be a ‘school’ for our souls to develop on, one of many, and so life-forms evolved in order to provide us with the opportunity to learn and develop as Souls.

As humans, with a Soul, we have free-will, and so our actions, good and bad, create change on this planet. This change is often very damaging, therefore the earth’s basic energy matrix often needs upgrading or rebuilding. If we are to remain here on our earth school, then we need to take care of it. At different times during our collective evolution, we also need new energies, new ideas, etc. and these come in through us; the ones whose job it is to maintain the energetic integrity of the planet; the Harmonisers and Balancers.

As Healers of the Earth we are the upgraders, rebuilders, anchors of new energies, soul rescuers, guides, energy-cleaners, and the custodians of Holy places. It is our job to work within all of the layers of the Earth School’s ‘building’, so that Humanity can continue its progress of learning. We have to do the plumbing, the electricity, the heating, the gardens, provide the food, the shelter, etc., fixing it all when it becomes old and damaged. Our Earth house has many floors, many wings, and many rooms.

However, the earth also has a Soul. As Seth says in his book :

“The body of the Earth can be said to have its own Soul, or mind (whichever term you prefer). Using this analogy the mountains and oceans, the valleys and rivers and all natural phenomena spring from the earth’s soul, as all events and all manufactured objects appear from the inner mind or soul of mankind. The inner world of each man or woman is connected with the inner word of the earth. The spirit becomes flesh. Part of every individual’s Soul, then, is intimately connected with what we will call the World’s Soul, or the Soul of the Earth.  The smallest piece of grass, or flower, is aware of this connection,and  without reasoning comprehends its position, its uniqueness and its source of vitality.”954802_567143093347441_265610033_n

We, as Earth-workers, bring those inner creations into physical manifestation. We work within the Earth’s Soul layers and her place in the Universe, creating new creations, and experiences, for our Souls to develop and enjoy. We bring harmony and balance, even though that might feel like the opposite, and it might feel like our work is achieving very little, but it acts on subtle levels, bringing change and renewal over time.

Seth calls the vortices of the Earth  ‘coordinate points and explains them thus:

“These coordinate points act as channels through which energy flows, and as warps or invisible paths from one reality to another. They also act as transformers, and provide much of the generating energy that makes creation continuous in your terms…these points impinge upon what you call time, as well as space…”

Learning to work with these vortices and realities is part of what we do as Planetary healers.

Reading Michael Newton’s Destiny of Souls I was interested to read from one of his clients under hypnosis that within the astral plane surrounding Earth, alternate or coexistent realities are part of our physical world. Within these realities non-material beings can be seen by some people in our physical reality. there are boundaries between these different realities, like spheres. These spatial zones have vibrational properties that allow for soul passage only when their energy waves are attuned to the right frequency.

This what many of the attunements of the Gaia Method facilitate; because we work within these other realities we need to be able to move up, or down, in vibration, in order to be able to communicate with the beings that inhabit those other worlds. In many of my experiences in Earthwork I have experienced these communications.  They are very open to sharing their knowledge and gifts with us and happy to work with us. All you have to do is want to!

27 October 07 Values and Beliefs. Channelled.

Down through the centuries mankind has allowed a certain set of values to dictate what beliefs were necessary to reach ‘God’. These values are inherently flawed and need revising. In order to do this a new set of ‘possible’ values need to be explored. Only in doing this will balance be restored. However, there are difficulties in this for many will be unable, due to their own level of evolvement, to make the necessary belief changes and this will lead to conflict, initially! Over time the new value sets will be established and mankind will enjoy a period of relative calm. This calm will have been hard won and many will not forget how things changed and what happened to change it. It will go down through the centuries as a period of great change and disaster and many myths will evolve out of it, some real and some imagined, for that is the way of mankind.

Living through these times will not be easy but you will be offered protection at every corner. Some of the changes will cause great disturbance in the earth’s atmosphere and during those times you will be protected form them. At other times it will be necessary for you to experience the disturbance for only then will you come to learn and appreciate the processes of change which are necessary for great world changes to occur. So, you see, it will be a great education and experiencing.
Nothing you do is ever wasted so never be afraid of making a mistake. All will work out as planned if every one of the souls born on earth to be part of these great changes can make the changes themselves.
Many downloads will be experienced as those souls with this particular mission of energetic change, at a molecular level, experience the shifts and changes. Only in going through their trials by fire will they experience the freedom that comes with the change of destructive beliefs. Beliefs which limit them from their full soul’s capacity at every turn. Only in enduring these great changes, WITH THE WORLD will they understand what is necessary and what is ready to be released. This is how beliefs are changed in the collective unconscious. Only in undergoing the same trials as the world will those self same trials be understood and ultimately changed for the better. This can be a long and lonely journey but beacons of hope exist for all those travelling it.
Abandon all of those desires now which do not marry your soul’s direction for they will act as impediments to your journey, creating confusion and misery. It is not difficult, just hand yourself over to the Goddess and all will be revealed, in time, and you will know what is right and what is wrong.
Adonai sister, travel well.

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.

The Vain Rook.

Sometimes stories ‘pop’ into my head and it is only when writing them that I realise what they are about. They usually reflect situations with people around me, teaching me,or someone else, how to deal with a situation or how a situation will evolve. I hope this helps the person it is destined for!

Once upon a time there was a very vain rook. He spent most of his days gazing at his reflection from a branch high up on a tree which grew on the side of a very large river. The river was so large that he couldn’t actually see where it began or where it ended.

His branch overhung the water in a particularly quiet part of the river, where two little channels separated from the main river and created little islands, which were then surrounded by clear, slow moving water.

Every day from his perch he would sit and gaze at himself, admiring his long shiny black feathers and his grey feathered chest.

“I must be the most beautiful bird in the world”,  he would say to himself as he turned his head this way and that to see as much of himself as he could in the reflection of the water. He spent so much of his time preening and admiring himself that often he would forget to eat and the other rooks that spent time in the tree thought that he was the craziest bird that they had ever seen.

His parents, whose nest lay high above his branch, despaired of him, wondering how on earth they had raised such a vain chick. They shook their heads and sighed and worried about what would become of him.

One day, while he sat above the water, admiring himself as usual, he spotted a fish swimming below him. The fish was looking for flies as she was very hungry and she created ripples in the water distorting the mirror-like quality of the water’s surface.

“Hey” cawed the rook loudly. “What do you think you are doing there? Can’t you see I am doing something?”

The fish looked up in surprise. “I’m sorry. Were you talking to me?” she asked, her mouth gulping in a large fly that just happened to fly by her.

“Yes I’m talking to you!” the rook said indignantly, and he stuck his neck out trying to bring his beak closer to the water to get a closer look at this rude intruder.

The fish went on looking for flies and other tasty morsels and as she was so hungry didn’t really have much interest in the rook or his behaviour.

“Are you listening to me?” the rook demanded, becoming more and more irate with this selfish fish. The fish was swimming around so much now, and creating so much rippled water, that the rook could only see the dark shadowy outline of his body. Gone was the shiny lustre of his feathers and his long sleek wings and dark piercing eyes.

“Can’t you stop?” he yelled loudly in an angry caw. “I can’t see myself anymore”.

The fish stopped swimming and looked up at the angry young crow, her curiosity overcoming her need for food.

She poked her head up out of the water and took a couple of gulps of air. She stared up at the crow, whose beak was now right in front of her little face. She had to  twist her head slightly sideways to get a better look!

“So…what are you doing?” she asked the crow who was by now hopping up and down and doing, what to the fish, looked like a very comical dance on the branch.

“What am I doing?” screeched the crow, “What am I doing? What does it look like I’m doing?”

The fish looked puzzled. All she could see was a young black crow hopping up and down on the branch of a tree and staring into the water.

 “Are you …fishing?” she gulped warily, thinking that she might be crow food at any minute.

“Do I look like I’m fishing?” asked the crow in the kind of voice only reserved for the stupidest of animals…or fish.

“Well, come to think of it, no you don’t.” answered the fish. “ I mean I’ve seen those beautiful kingfishers flying high above the water and then diving deep to catch smallfry, but no, you don’t look like one of them.” she reflected. “I mean” she added with relieved grin, “I sure am glad you don’t look like one of them. So…if you are not fishing…then what are you doing?”

“I am taking care of myself”, answered the crow imperiously, thinking to himself that this was the most ridiculous fish he had ever come across. Didn’t she know anything?

The fish frowned a fish frown, which was barely perceptible to the crow. Not that he was looking at the fish anyway as he was too busy trying to see his own reflection.

Taking care of yourself…” the fish repeated, trying to ascertain exactly what this might mean. “Em…I don’t mean to sound stupid,” she added after a short pause, “But how does sitting in that tree, looking at the water all the time equal you taking care of yourself. I don’t get it”.

The crow, now believing entirely in the fish’s stupidity, explained in a slow manner, just so that the fish would understand what he, the clever and vain rook, meant by taking care of himself.

“Well,” he said, puffing himself up, “I look at my reflection in the water so that I can see how I look. I have to look my best you know, as do all birds. But,” he nodded his head in the direction of the other birds, “they don’t seem to understand that”.

“Riiight” said the fish slowly, still not really understanding what on earth the bird was talking about. She thought about this for a minute, then she asked carefully “So why do you need to look your best?”

The crow looked up to heaven, exasperated beyond measure. But at the same time, a little doubt was starting to creep into this mind. He had done this since he could leave the nest, in fact, he reflected, since even before he left the nest. He remembered sharing the nest with his brother and two sisters and as he grew older and bigger he would peer out over the edge of the nest and see himself reflected in the water below. He thought then that he must be the most beautiful of birds as he never could see the reflection of his brothers and sisters in the water. Only his. He felt that this must surely be because he was the most beautiful and so the river only wanted to see him. He must be the special one. And so it was important that he look his best at all times, otherwise the river might lose interest in him and then he would be…just ordinary…like the other birds. “No”, he thought, feeling now a little worried, and stating aloud, forgetting that the fish was beneath him in the water “I am the most beautiful. I am special”. He looked down at the water and saw the fish, who was looking up at him with a quizzical expression on her face.

“You’re special?” she repeated, curious now as to what this crow saw in himself. All she saw was a crow, and not a very handsome one at that, if handsome was a word one could use with crows! “And beautiful?”

“Yes, yes I am” stated the crow, straightening his neck to create the best profile.

The fish laughed, she had to go beneath the water to get her breath back as she was laughing so hard now that she thought she might drown with laughter. Once she had composed herself she rose again to the surface.

“What do you mean by laughing”? screamed the crow, flapping his wings and bobbing his head up and down angrily. “What is so funny about that?”

“I just don’t see what makes you the most beautiful…or the most special of all the birds,” the fish answered chuckling. “I mean…you’re a crow. What’s so special about that?”

The crow was furious. “I’m not just a crow”, he sputtered, “I am the most beautiful Crow. And that is why” he added breathlessly, “the river loves me so much. She sees me everyday and shows me how beautiful I am. Just look” he said pointing his beak at the water. “See, there I am, right there. How wonderful I look”.

And the crow leaned out over the water trying to prove to the fish just how much he was loved for his beauty.

The fish was by now in hysterics. After all she lived in the river, she knew that the river was just water and didn’t love anyone. Water was water!

She began to swim and swim in circles and the water became very agitated.

“Stop, stop,” screamed the bird wildly. “You’re ruining everything!!! Now I can’t see anything. Not even my colour! STOP”.

The fish suddenly stopped and let the water settle into quietness once again. It became the calm mirror-like surface it had been before. The crow heaved a sigh of relief and gazed anxiously into the water to see himself.

Then the fish asked the crow quietly “If the river loves you so much how come I can make ripples in it and waves so that you cannot see yourself in it any longer?”

The crow stopped gazing at himself and stared at the fish. Fear gripped his belly like a vice. He had never considered that before, believing that the river was all there was and that her reflection of him must be the truth.

“What do you mean?” he asked shakily. He gripped the branch tightly with his talons lest he fall off the branch.

“If the river loves you so much, which you believe it does, and that that is why she shows you such a wonderful reflection of yourself, how come I can come and change it all in an instant? How come I can make her change what you see?”

The crow became lightheaded. This thoroughly confused him. He had never thought of this before. He believed what he saw in his reflection and never for one minute thought that there might be another reason for it.

He felt that he was going to faint. What if the fish was right and he wasn’t the most special of all the birds..or the most beautiful? Then what? Would that mean that he was just like the others? Drab and boring, not shiny and black as he was? No, no that can’t be true.

“I don’t believe it” he said finally, sticking his head in the air and refusing to acknowledged the fish. “Its just not the truth. I am special. I just know it.”

“Oh you might be special” the fish said, “But no more special than any other crow.”. Then she added, just to torment him further as she liked the effect her words were having on this conceited young bird. “I , on the other hand, am special. Look how I can change the water and make you look ugly and distorted.” And she laughed at the bird who had now turned a whiter shade of grey!

She spotted a fly and darted for it, catching it deftly in her mouth and swallowed it whole. She turned then and looked at him. “You see crow, I live in the river and I know all of her moods and I know that in order to survive we must respect her and be grateful for what she gives us. But you, you will never understand that because you are a bird of the air and you do not know how to live in her…as the other crows do. They know where they belong but you don’t.”

She looked long and hard at him and then said  “I wish you well, young bird, and I hope you find your true source of happiness one day.” And with that she dived beneath the water and was gone, her tail creating a splash behind her.

The rook sat on the branch, his wings drooped low and his head fallen on his chest. He couldn’t bear to look in the water, to see the reflection which no longer meant anything. After a short while he raised his head and watched the other birds in their nests. He watched too the other crows flying to and from their tree searching for food and he realised that he was hungry. He realised that he had spent so much time looking at himself that he really hadn’t been taking  care of himself at all. He hadn’t been feeding himself but starving himself, and for what? Adoration? Love? He didn’t know. But he did know this. He knew that he would never trust what he saw in the river again, knowing that the reflection could change at any time and it didn’t tell him who he truly was. He was a crow, and he was supposed to be flying free above the trees and the earth. Something, he realised with gleeful surprise, that the fish couldn’t do. And with a loud and exultant ‘caw’ he flew into the air and soared as high as his wings could take him.

He flew so high that his parents, who had been watching him, wondering what on earth had been going on, were suddenly struck with fear that he might fly too high. But then they stopped and looked at each other. They each had the same thought, “Our son is flying…FLYING”. They cawed wildly and excitedly and threw their wings around each other. “Our son is flying” they cried together. “He’s become the crow he is supposed to be.” And they hugged each other and watched as their son soared through the clear blue skies where he was soon joined by the other crows. Their heart swelled with joy and they settled down in their nests glad that their  son had finally found his wings.