Tree Hugger

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And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.

 

I have been a tree hugger for many years!  I love connecting to my silent friends, who hold old wise energy.

Maria Papova’s wisdom of oneness in life, like the trees, reminds us of the positive benefits of working together, rather than separating and working alone.

“Why are trees such social beings? Why do they share food with their own species and sometimes even go so far as to nourish their competitors? The reasons are the same as for human communities: there are advantages to working together. A tree is not a forest. On its own, a tree cannot establish a consistent local climate. It is at the mercy of wind and weather. But together, many trees create an ecosystem that moderates extremes of heat and cold, stores a great deal of water, and generates a great deal of humidity. And in this protected environment, trees can live to be very old. To get to this point, the community must remain intact no matter what. If every tree were looking out only for itself, then quite a few of them would never reach old age. Regular fatalities would result in many large gaps in the tree canopy, which would make it easier for storms to get inside the forest and uproot more trees. The heat of summer would reach the forest floor and dry it out. Every tree would suffer. 

Every tree, therefore, is valuable to the community and worth keeping around for as long as possible. And that is why even sick individuals are supported and nourished until they recover. Next time, perhaps it will be the other way round, and the supporting tree might be the one in need of assistance.”    Maria Papova

Now this is profound advice.

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30 thoughts on “Tree Hugger

  1. The forest is always such a healing place for me. Such a shame to see the forests in California burning the way they are. But, they always regenerate. We could take a lesson there.

    1. You are right Kristine, we don’t like to see forests or land destroyed by fires or natural disasters, but human life has tragedies too. Nature always regenerates and so must we begin again and find new life within. Nature is my greatest teacher . 🍀🌿🌴

  2. Our trees here are mostly Ponderosa Pine. They smell like vanilla when you hug them. I love hugging them, and I think they love it too. I can almost feel the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Such a grounding and loving thing, to hug a tree.

  3. I love nature so all plants and the creatures. I love trees and become so upset when I see people cutting them unnecessarily. We need trees now for our planet to have clean air to breath and to balance the environment. There are many who destroy jungles and bush lands without any care at the same time from another side people are putting back into nature by planting trees and preserving nature. I also love to touch and hug trees. They also help to clear our negative energy. Thanks for your post. Love and Light 🙂 ❤

  4. Ha! When I saw your beautiful entry it made me smile… We’ve on the same wavelength and so many of us too. I had just written something about being a tree hugger too. Love being a tree hugger at heart. A tree defies gravity, growing tall with deep roots in Mother Earth. Yet, it reaches for Father Sun and speaks to the wind, sharing its life with us.

    Thank YOU. Love, Portia

  5. Loved this, Karen. Right now, after the storm, there’s a lot of healing going on among trees here in FL. One tree was burnt by a strong wind cast (up to 120 m/h here) but the next one was not…but just about every tree with roots still in the ground is coming back…I’m sure with lots of support from their friends and neighbors. It’s amazing to witness.

    1. It’s a beautiful metaphor for life Helen. Why some of us get burnt and burdened with life tragedies and others do not. But those of us with deep roots of grounding and anchoring in our grief and loss can heal, regenerate and begin again. It’s a gift to know this is always possible in nature and in life. Hugs to you my friend. 🌿🍀

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