I’ve always loved trees. As a small child, there was one particular maple tree right at the top of the driveway of our home that seemed very large and old to me, and I thought it was beautiful. Our house was on a tree-lined section of state road, and that tree was special to me. I don’t have any idea why the state took it down, but I grieved it’s demise.
Today, I live on a smaller piece of land, and my house is surrounded by some very large (60+feet tall), very old trees. These two White Pines overshadow the house. The one on the left is no more than 12 feet from the garage. They shed branches, too, as white pine is a soft wood. Some of the branches that fall are too heavy for me to lift or even drag to the side.
Why would I keep such big trees right near my house?
Trees are beautiful. They give us shade and oxygen. But more importantly for me, they have amazing energy.
Have you ever lain on the ground under a tree and looked up at the clear blue sky through their branches?
Have you ever noticed their aura in the sky above their leaves or needles? If you learn to have “soft eyes” it is easy to see their aura, even in these photos. “Soft eyes” means that you allow yourself to see not only what is right in front of you, but on the periphery, too. You use soft eyes to drive your car every day. Just look at the photo, at the top of the tree, and then allow yourself to see what is on either side of you where you are sitting. You may then begin to see the aura of the tree.
Trees have amazing energy. I’ve gone up to these trees and, while facing them, I’ve pressed my body against them. I can feel their enormous energy.
Trees are aware of us. They feel. They sense. They have consciousness. It is possible to have conversations with them, too.
Did you know that, for every tree, their root system is a large as what you see above ground? This makes sense in many ways. To stay upright, they need to be very grounded, just based on principles of physics.
It still blows my mind at times that what is hidden about trees is greater than what we see with our eyes. We see only their trunks and their leaves (needles), their flowers and their seeds (pine cones). We don’t see the life force running up and down their trunks. We don’t see their ginormous root systems. We don’t see their energy matrices. We don’t see their giant factory-sized production of oxygen.
It’s worth hugging a tree just to begin to sense their energies, to feel their bark and their life force.
The two White Pines on my property tell me they are Guardian trees for the neighborhood. They are certainly two of the oldest trees here. I wonder what other wisdom they might share if I asked them.