Article by Carrie Anderson

Months ago, prior to the beginning of the pandemic, I found myself in a small antiquarian bookstore. One title piqued my interest and I bought, “Getting Acquainted with The Trees” by J. Horace McFarland. This book was written in April 1904 and is a memoir of sorts. In the book, the author discusses that he had decided to spend his days getting acquainted with the trees that he walks past every day.

Here is a passage from the introduction of the book, in which the author describes how he wanted to interact with the trees. Over the course of the book, he went from a person just out and about on a walk, to an observer of specific trees throughout each season, and finally to a friend of the trees that had accompanied him on his life’s journey, “…record the growth of my own interests and information, as I have recently observed and enjoyed the trees among which I had walked unseeing far too many years. To pass on, as well as I can, some of the benefit that has come into my own life from this wakened interest in the trees…or the resting of tired brains and the healing of ruffled spirits…I have never failed to find rest, and peace and much to see and to love, among the common and familiar trees, to which I hope…may send others who also need their silent and beneficent message.”

As much as I love being outdoors and going hiking, I was fascinated by the idea of finding specific trees, spending time with them, observing them, and calling them friends. The pandemic seemed like the perfect opportunity as many parks closed down, and travel was limited to a fifteen minute radius of home. So, instead of the constant need to go further afield, to find a new place to hike, or spend half the day travelling; I instead, kept circling closer and closer to my home, trying to find bits of nature among the urban chaos and to see how close nature was to me on a daily basis.

To take it even further, I decided that I wanted to commune with the trees on an energetic level. I spent some time learning about plant energies, tree wisdom and lore. I took a course in PlantSpeak, so that I could become attuned to each tree’s energy. Now, as I walk through the woods, I tap into the energy of the trees, connect with them and offer Reiki.

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Title: Finding Tree Friends with Reiki
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Published Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2020 05:05:05 +0000

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