The experience of plants in the world is very different from our experience of animals. Since plants are immobile, they are in a state of acceptance and deep peace within themselves. Emotions such as fear, hatred, jealousy, possessiveness, etc. are completely unknown to the plant and will serve no useful purpose. On the other hand, plants are capable of experiencing a higher range of emotions such that we animals can barely conceive.
At the same time, there are feelings that plants share with us animals, such as love, pain, joy, thirst, etc. It is the feelings we share with plants that provide the basis for our ability to communicate with them.
Feeling with plants is not so different from feeling with people.
For example, when we are about to have sex with someone who completely changes us, we feel a clear surge in sexual energy that connects us with that person. Likewise, when we walk into a room to face someone crazier than hell to us, we feel connected to that person by a clear wave of anger and fear. When a baby smiles at us, we feel joy which makes us automatically smile back. However, most of our interactions with others lack this feeling of emotional connectedness and closeness. Most of the time we don’t even look the people we handle in the eye, let alone feel with them. Due to our social training, we tend to perceive sharing feelings with others as threatening. We are taught to shut down and defend ourselves, and to keep our interactions as sterile and emotionless as possible.
In order to communicate with plants (or humans), you must be able to think of them as your equals. If you are afraid (embarrassed) to talk to homeless people, beggars, crazy people, etc. then you will also find it difficult to talk to plants. However, it is actually easier to communicate with plants than it is to communicate with people because plants have no defenses and a self-interest agenda in place that involves our own defense and self-interest agenda. Feeling with plants (or humans) does not mean spraying them all over; it all means recognizing them as human beings whose feelings matter as much to them as you feel to you. When you first learn to communicate with plants, it helps to come into contact with the same individual plants every day. Ideally you should be out, preferably alone, to the same tree or meadow for at least a few minutes each day. If you can’t do this, cultivating garden or home plants will work just fine, although it’s easiest to communicate with large trees. This is because from a feeling point of view (light fibers), humans and trees are very similar – the configurations of the light fibers (auric glow) of humans and trees are very similar, whereas insects, for example, are very different from the two. It is easier for humans and trees to communicate with each other than it is to communicate with insects.
Do Plants Have Something to Say?
Now even the least psychic person, climbing a big tree, should be able to take something from that tree’s personality (mood). How do trees make you feel – happy, sad, loving, cheerful, heavy? Can you take the gender: feel the presence of a man or a woman – or her age: young and strong or old and gentle? It’s not all that hard to do – you can summon your senses to reduce your feelings, as in the practice of seeing pictures in the clouds, except that you do it feeling rather than thinking – by relaxing into the process rather than controlling it. This is exactly what rationalists would term “anthropomorphism.
“For example, thorny trees (such as palmetto and Joshua trees) have a sassy and masculine energy. Cedar trees tend to be clowns or wise men. Banana trees are fun and loving. Crying trees really have a doleful air about them. Tall, upright trees have a a proud and great personality.Trees that seem to attain longing for heaven reach longing for heaven.
A great time to learn to connect emotionally with trees is when they are dying. Next time you see a tree being cut down, pause and calm your mind and watch it attentively. You should easily be able to feel the pain of a tree right before it falls, because trees (and all humans) are filled with power at the time of their death and profoundly affect those around them. The victorious logger shouted “Timber!” when a tree falls to cover their shame and disconnection – to block de communication holding a tree at the time of his death.