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I walked toward the orchard of the Reiki Ranch, passing the big old apple tree that had recently endured a major pruning. We had spoken of this tree yesterday, talking of its temperament and interest in receiving attention. I would let this tree be by itself today. Instead I walked to the smaller fruit trees. As I neared the first tree I placed my hands on the tree, and felt an immediate shift in my energy. It was clear that stepping into this healing space with an openness to receive without question was important. I set aside my willfulness, and allowed the tree to give freely. This was a time to step into the moment, be whoever I am right now, and enjoy. I thanked the tree and moved on.
The next tree was happy to see me, and offered gratitude for the attention I was giving to it. “Should I bring the students out here for an earth healing?” “Yes”, the trees replied, with great gusto. I continued my own healing, going from tree to tree, and received a different healing from each. There were seven in this group, which fit nicely with the chakra system.
There was also a cherry tree at the end, set somewhat apart from the others. The energy shared by the cherry tree was quite different. This healing was more informational as well, offering me even more focal points to share with the group. Then I moved over to a cluster of trees planted in tight rows. These were networked together, and when I tapped into their energy I could see the collective gathering power of this group. Very powerful, indeed!
I walked back to the classroom, and joined the group. They were ready. I began by talking with them about our focus and attention. We as humans are so “all over the place” with our energies both in time and space. The trees were going to offer us an opportunity to release, focus, and experience in the “here and now”, and step into the moment more so than they normally experience. This earth-focused meditation time is a powerful healing in itself, one often overlooked by those seeking more “spiritual” experiences.
After my brief introduction to this healing focus, I jokingly stated that “this would pull them from their monkey minds and clear their head of its clutter, so anyone who wants to keep the chatter should raise their hand”. Not a single hand was raised. Everyone was ready to expand their consciousness through simplicity and awareness.
We walked out to the orchard, and each person moved to a tree, having one person at a time at each tree so they could experience without co-mingling energies. This exercise continued in silence, giving each a chance to fully experience their energy shift. After 20 minutes or so of individual work we gathered under the cherry tree for a special healing and blessing of the tree.
Story continued in “Healing the Planet One Tree at a Time: Group Blessing of Earth Consciousness” (part 4 of 4)
Note: The “Group Blessing of Earth Consciousness” meditation and healing prayer will be featured at the upcoming Healing Drum Retreat in Yelm Washington June 20-22, 2008.
Estee Taschereau is a Successful Living Coach and Intuitive Counselor and a Reiki Master in traditional Reiki and Laser Reiki. Her websites include HummingbirdShaman and Talk-With-Your-Animals.com. Private phone appointments are available for informational & self-healing assistance sessions.