What does Collaborate mean?

Once you have some experience with Nature Communication, it's easy to want to move on to collaborating with Nature because you know that they have a kind of wisdom and intelligence.

If you look up synonyms for the word "collaborate" you'll find the list includes "go partners" as well as "cooperate," "participate," "co-act," and "work together."

That's how we feel--exactly--about Partnering WITH Nature. We hope to inspire people to be cooperative with Nature, to participate and work together with its profound intelligence.

There is an implication of equality with the words "Collaborate" or "Partner." Nature has long been viewed as something to exploit--not alive. But now we know differently.

By developing intuitive communication skills and sensory sensitivity--by taking the Path to Partnership--there is a real possibility that each person--you--can contribute to the restoration of health and functionality to local and global ecosystems.

...and we are using the word "Partner" as a verb, even though the dictionary doesn't.

An Example of How YOU could collaborate with Nature:

You might tell everyone to leave you alone, take a little chair, a notebook, and sit down next to a tree. You would get quiet inside and connect with the bioenergy, the LIFE Force, and the deep intelligence of that tree--of Nature.

Then you would start asking it questions.

For instance in this example, you might say things like, "Hello lovely tree. I want to be sure that you are healthy. I see that you have a few small dead branches in your crown. Are you getting enough water?"

Then, you would hear/see/feel its answer as either the information "yes" or "no" or you would intuit the tree's directions or advice to you.

One thing at a time.

You could continue to ask about whether it wants any fertilizer at all. Or does it prefer organic compost? if so, what kind? when? where to put it? how much? and any other questions about the topic of fertilizing that occur to you.

Often, mature trees don't want any fertilizer at all.

Then, you might move on to a series of questions about pruning, another series about spraying, etc.

Sometimes a "NO" doesn't exactly mean 'no' but rather means "ask me something else" or "ask me another way."

Take heart. Keep at it. Soon you'll have regular conversations with the trees and other Nature Beings.


Guided Experiences from our 1st book, Tree Whispering: A Nature Lover's Guide

Starting on Page 146

The 1st Herald: BE THE TREE

The 1st Herald: BE THE TREE

Create a Breathing Connection Cycle

Step 1: Put your hands on the tree.  Close your eyes if comfortable doing so.
Step 2: Imagine a stream of air coming into your heart area from the tree and going out your belly area back to the tree.  This stream of air creates a connection cycle.  
Step 3: On the incoming stream of air, imagine the Life Force and bioenergy of the tree connecting with you.
Step 4: On the outgoing stream of air, imagine your Life Force and bioenergy connecting with the tree.  
Step 5: Continue to make the cycle of connection: the tree’s Life Force coming in at your heart area and your Life Force going to the tree from your belly area.
Step 6: Breathe in and out easily and gently. Allow yourself to enjoy this connection cycle for several minutes.
Step 7: Acknowledge that your connection allows you to BE THE TREE.
Step 8: Thank the tree for allowing you into its world. Jot any notes in your Tree Whispering: Trust the Path notebook.

Transmitting and Receiving Cycle

Step 1: Put your hands on the tree.  Close your eyes if comfortable doing so. Breathe gently and easily for about a minute while holding the tree.
Step 2: Imagine that the tree is a transmitting tower.  Imagine that it is sending out something like radio waves in all directions.
Step 3: Imagine that you are a radio receiver.  Imagine that you can tune in and receive the tree’s waves.  
Step 4: Imagine the reverse.  You are a transmitting tower and the tree is a radio receiver.
Step 5: Imagine that the tree and you are making a circular, two-way transmitting and receiving cycle.
Step 6: Breathe in and out easily and gently. Allow yourself to enjoy this connection cycle for several minutes.
Step 7: Acknowledge that this connection allows you to BE THE TREE.
Step 8: Thank the tree for allowing you into its world. Jot any notes in your Tree Whispering: Trust the Path notebook.

Put Yourself in the Tree’s Place

Step 1: Put your hands on the tree.  Close your eyes if comfortable doing so.
Step 2: Breathe gently and easily for about a minute while holding the tree.
Step 3: Imagine your feet sinking into the earth and growing roots. Do this for about a minute.
Step 4: Imagine standing with your arms stretched up toward the sun. Imagine your fingers growing leaves and absorbing the heat and energy of the sun.  Do this for about a minute.
Step 5: Imagine the sun on your face, the breeze in your hair, and rainwater soaking up from the earth. Do this for about a minute.
Step 6: Breathe in and out easily and gently. Allow yourself to enjoy this connection cycle for a few minutes.
Step 7: Acknowledge that this connection allows you to BE THE TREE.
Step 8: Thank the tree for allowing you into its world. Jot any notes into your Tree Whispering: Trust the Path notebook.

Try This: Receive “Yes” or “No” Responses in your Body

Read through the steps. Decide whether you feel comfortable doing this exercise. If you do not feel comfortable or have any concern whatsoever, do not do it.

Part 1, Step 1: Be in a pleasant and private place where you won’t be interrupted for about 12-15 minutes.

Step 2: Stand up, if convenient in your location.  Take some deep breaths.

Step 3: Experience “true” or “false” responses in your body.

Read the following statements one at a time. Speak each one aloud. Pause between each statement and allow yourself to feel or sense your body’s “true” or “false” response.  Then, make the next statement.

Note: Each statement is designed to evoke a simple “true” or “false” response, not a deep psychological inquiry.

  • I am an American.
  • I am a Brazilian.
  • My favorite color is blue.
  • My favorite color is green.
  • My favorite color is yellow.
  • I am a son.
  • I am a daughter.
  • I am in my 20s.
  • I am in my 40s.
  • I am in my 60s.
  • I own a car.
  • I own a bicycle
  • My name is Mary.
  • My name is Joe.
  • I live in an apartment.
  • I live in a house.
  • I am wearing shoes right now.
  • I am wearing clothes right now.


Step 4: Address your body with the following requests, pause and feel...

  • “Body, please show me a ‘yes.’”
  • “Body, please show me a ‘no.’”

Step 5: Address your body with the following requests, pause and feel...

  • “Body, please show me a bigger, clearer ‘yes.’”
  • “Body, please show me a bigger, clearer ‘no.’”

Step 6: Sit down, if you were standing.  

Jot down any notes about your “true” or “false” experience in your Tree Whispering: Trust the Path notebook.

Basia says: Good! Most students report feelings like upwellings of energy for “true” and a slumping feeling for “false.”  What feelings did you have? Be patient with yourself.  

Part 2 of Receiving “Yes” or “No” Responses from the Plant

Note 1: You will need to be able to touch a plant or a tree for Part 2 of this exercise.  

Note 2: Since you will be in a bioenergy overlap with the plant or tree, you can get its “yes” and “no” responses or answers through your own nervous system by accessing the same or similar “true” or “false” feelings you had in your body or intuition previously.

Step 1: You may either sit or stand.  

Step 2: BE THE TREE or BE THE PLANT as you did in exercises from earlier in this post by touching the tree or plant. Create a two-way flowing Life Force and bioenergy connection with the tree or plant.  

Step 3: Open yourself to a pleasurable experience of communication with this tree or plant.  

Step 4: Ask permission.  Say in your heart or aloud, “I ask your permission to interact with me in this exercise.” If you feel disquiet or agitation, please stop. You do not have permission. If you feel calm or peaceful, continue here.

Step 5: Say in your heart or aloud, “I ask to connect with the earth, the sky, the consciousness of Nature, and this Green Being’s Growth Energy. Nature Consciousness, for the highest good and in a gentle way, please assist me with a heightened intuitive, sensory, and emotional connection with this plant.”

Notice that your heart’s biofield and the bioenergy field of the tree or plant are overlapping. If you feel disquiet or agitation, please stop. If you feel calm or peaceful, continue here.

Step 6: Ask the plant, “Please show me a ‘yes,’” and feel a response.

Step 7: Ask the plant, “Please show me a ‘no,’” and feel a response. Note: If the plant’s responses are unclear, be patient and continue here.

Step 8: Slowly and patiently, ask the plant each of the following questions. Receive its “yes” or “no” response to each question before moving on to the next question.

Note: Remember that “yes” or “no” are the only desired responses in this exercise. If you hear more messages, that's fine, but you are only looking for a "yes" or "no" response.

  1. “Do you have sufficient water available?”
  2. “Have you been transplanted?”
  3. “Are you connected with the deep earth energies?”
  4. “Are you operating at 100% functionality?”
  5. “Would you like to receive a Healing Whisper?”
  6. “Do you have a message for me?”

Step 9: Ask the plant, “Please show me a big ‘yes,’” and feel a response.

Step 10: Ask the plant, “Please show me a big ‘no,’” and feel a response.

Step 11:  Say, “thank you” to the plant for letting you into its world.

Step 12: Jot down any notes about your “yes” or “no” experience with the plant in your Tree Whispering: Trust the Path notebook.

Note: You may practice this exercise with several Green Beings.

Basia congratulates: Now you have the skills you need to have simple, easy, and practical communications with any tree or plant. You are prepared to do the next important step of the Five Heralds: ASK THE TREE. Congratulations!

Try This: ASK THE TREE

Read these questions first. Before you attempt to ASK THE TREE, always take care of yourself and make sure that you feel comfortable. Don’t do anything that would feel bad for you. If you have any concerns, do not do this.

Here is a list of yes/no questions that you can use when you want to get information from a tree, plant, or other Being of Nature.  Use the yes/no question and answer process taught in the previous exercise as a guidance system.  

Adapt this list of questions to fit your particular situation. When in doubt, or if you don’t understand, continue to ask the yes/no questions until the answer is clear to you.  By using this list, you are giving the tree or plant a chance to say “no.” Remember, a “no” may be an indication that the plant needs you to ask other questions or different questions.

See the Holistic Chore for Transplant later in this chapter for a detailed procedure.

Preparation: Use your Tree Whispering: Trust the Path notebook to take notes while you are asking these questions.

Step 1: If you haven't already done the guided exercise above, then now create a two-way flowing Life Force and bioenergy connection with the tree or plant.  

Step 2: Ask questions as appropriate to your situation:

  • “Do I have permission to ask you some questions?”
  • “Do you need water?” (and go through a series of questions about specifics: 1 cup?  1 pint? 1 quart? 1 gallon? drip hose for 2 hours? more? less?)
  • “Do you need a tie, band, or wire removed?”
  • “Do you need compost?” (and go through a series of questions about specifics: now? later?  when? how much of a specific compost? or what kind of compost? more? less?)
  • “Do you need food?” (and go through a series of questions about specifics: now? later?  when? how much of a specific food such as sea kelp? or what kind of food? more? less?)
  • “Do you need beneficial microorganisms?” (and go through a series of questions about specifics: now? later?  when? how much? or what kind? on leaves?  in soil around roots?)
  • “Do you need a dead limb removed?” now? later?  when?
  • “Do you need the soil under you loosened up?” now? later?  when? by how much–lightly?  more vigorous?
  • “Is a certain pest a problem for you?”  (Look for one you might see on or around the plant.) does it need to be removed? now? later?  when? use a ________ product?  (be specific) use a different product? (ask about specific options) how much? (always be within product label direction guidelines.)
  • “Is this a good transplant location for you?” too much sun?  not enough sun?
  • “Do you need to be left alone?”
  • “Do you need to be loved or appreciated?”

Step 3: Take action in cooperation with the tree or plant.

Always ask more questions if you are unclear about any step in the process.

Step 4: Thank the tree or plant for allowing you into its world.

If you do these exercises, you are collaborating with Nature. Congratulations!

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