Nature Communication™

Ancient and indigenous cultures have all honored the wisdom of Nature; most used shamanistic or ritualistic ways to ask Nature for information and/or to gain Her favor. Luckily, there are easier ways to communicate today that are just as effective.

We call it "Nature Communication." It's simply an open-minded and heart-centered experience. You might think of it as befriending a Nature Being and having a 'talk' with them.

If you have a companion animal, you probably already understand this and do this. The animal may not have language but they certainly "talk" to you and you understand what they are "saying."

How would you communicate with a tree? a bug? a bird? You wouldn't have to speak words to them as you would do with a dog or cat. And they won't speak words aloud to you. But you can open your mind and heart--and they can send their information to you.

How Can You Do Nature Communication?

As long as you have an open mind and you're willing to take whatever you get, even with skepticism, you can do it.

How?  

  1. Release old, worn-out ideas about what you can and cannot do.
  2. Expand your talents to perceive—hear, see, feel, know.
  3. Allow your sensory awareness to relax and open. Your top sense may not the the same as someone else's
  4. Have confidence in your ability to listen deeply, to envision, to experience, and to understand.
  5. Sit quietly with a tree (they are often the best 'talkers') where you won't be interrupted.
  6. Feel love for the Nature Being.
  7. Ask it a question from you heart.
  8. Take whatever you get, even if you think it was just your own imagination.
  9. Ask it another question or share something personal with it.
  10. Take whatever you get, even if you think it was just your own imagination.
  11. Repeat the last 2 points as long as you are enjoying yourself and feeling good.
  12. Thank the Nature Being (it's only polite)

You might want to write down your impressions or feelings so that you can remember them and confirm them later.

Also, write down any message you got from the Nature Being. You'll soon have a record of your "conversations."

Guided Experiences

Excerpts from our 1st book, Tree Whispering, A Nature Lover's Guide

Starting on Page 145

Dr. Jim tells the origin of the Five Heralds: In early 2010, I did some soul searching about how I might improve the work of healing sick trees. I asked my Spirit Guides and asked the trees: “How can I be more effective?”

The answer that came back was “Be The Tree.” At the time, I laughed because I didn’t understand its profound meaning. But, I put the instruction into practice every day that year when I went out to interact with a tree or plant. The meaning has become crystal clear to me. Now, I “AM” the tree whenever I do my healing work. The first step across the bridge–or the first of five Heralds–is BE THE TREE.  

I say “tree” in the Five Heralds because it is an easy word to say, but I mean any member of the Plant Kingdom. What BE THE TREE means is to be connected in a sensory and emotional way with the bioenergy field of a tree or plant. To BE THE TREE, the most important thing is to fully accept whatever you feel and experience when your senses and emotions are overlapping with the bioenergy of a tree or plant. Let me reassure you that the sensations and emotions associated with this experience will become clearer for you in time.

Mike Nadeau, Sherman, Connecticut, holistic land-care practitioner: When I am being the tree, I get a better connection with the tree. Then, whatever I feel informs my actions. Most of the time, the actions I take seem unorthodox compared to what I would normally do. Even though my business is set up to apply all kinds of organic and compost-type goodies in the ground, I may find that the tree is too sick to respond to them. Many times, I find out that providing companion plants is what the tree really wants and needs.
Paul O’Kula, Long Island, New York. arborist, business owner and long-time Tree Whispering student: Dr. Jim says we have to come from the tree’s point of view. To me, this means being the tree by getting connected with its bioenergy, and finding out from the tree what it is going through in its life.

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.

Danielle Rose, Northern New Jersey, novelist and newspaper columnist: I used to get angry with myself for not sitting still with my trees. My solution is to go on moving meditations. I walk through the woods with my young daughter strapped to my back and the dog on the leash. While moving, I allow myself to receive strong images from the trees and plants. I believe that they have come to know my little caravan as we pass by them.

The 2nd Herald: Ask the Tree

Dr. Jim suggests: There is a global shift in consciousness happening. We are all crossing a bridge now. We are leaving the shore of the land I’ll call domination, control, and superiority. People who live there take plants and trees for granted. They believe that the Plant Kingdom is populated with inanimate objects that are either decoration or disposable. The new shore on the other side of the bridge is the land of cooperation, partnership, and equality. In order to get there, we must show respect and ASK THE TREE as if it were an equal partner.

Yes, you pose a question to the tree as if it had its own intelligence.

Asking is only courteous. Before you would do something for another person, you would ask them a question like “What do you want?” A tree is a living Being and so it should be treated similarly. True, it is a different kind of living Being than a human or an animal, but it is a living Being nonetheless.

Have we become so human-centric or so arrogant that we think we don’t have to ask Mother Nature? Plants are the most generous of Beings. Just by being alive, they provide oxygen, which we can conveniently breathe. And their bodies often become our food, our shelters, and other of our resources. Not only is gratitude called for, but also respect. Gratitude and respect are in the asking.

Dr. Jim gives an example: For instance, before you put a product on a tree or plant, you can connect with the plant’s biofield in a deep feeling place: BE THE TREE.

Then, you can get information about the wisdom and advisability of whatever you think should be done by asking questions. Pose a question in your heart–ASK THE TREE–and use your intuition to get an answer.

It’s like playing the game of 20 Questions. Ask different questions in various ways around the topic.  

A professional gardener, landscaper, or arborist might think that they know what is best for a plant or tree. It’s true that these professionals are usually skilled and well trained. However, they have not generally been trained to ASK THE TREE. But, they have an advantage. They can use their skills and training to ask the tree’s or plant’s bioenergy and innate intelligence the right questions about the usefulness, suitability, and timing of their plans.

When you play this game of 20 Questions, you must have an open mind and a deep caring for the tree or plant. Even if you think it’s silly, when you ask this other living Being a question you will get a response. You may feel “yes” or “no” feelings. You might actually hear those answers in your inner hearing. Or, the answer might come as a visual image or in the form of an impression or emotion.

Dr. Jim asks: Could the plant actually tell you “no”?

It could. And if it does, I would say to you, “respect that answer.” Hearing a “no” answer does not have to fly in the face of your self-confidence or your agenda! The plant’s “no” answer may be a guidance system leading you to a different way to accomplish what you are trying to do. Ask the plant’s bioenergy field and innate Intelligence some more questions. It could mean “not now, but maybe later,” or it could mean “do it another way.” For example: “Don’t transplant me here, put me there” or “Organic fertilizer in two weeks, not now.”

Generally, the plants are willing to work with us. They are not like stubborn children. Getting a “no” answer doesn’t have to mean “absolutely no!” You will probably be able to do what you want, but it may not be your way. Be open to a different way. Let the plant or tree explain it to you with this yes-or-no language or by intuitive knowing. Trust the path.

And, here’s a last note on being told “no.” I have found that many trees that have been under stress need to recuperate before they can tolerate a product. It’s like us: If you have just had the flu, you might not want to sit down to a big steak and potatoes dinner right away.

Melanie Buzek, Cornville, Arizona, physical therapist, energy-medicine practitioner and educator: As part of my teaching duties, I show others how to hone their intuitive skills to receive “yes” and “no” answers when working with a client to determine which body areas are priorities to focus on.
Years ago in a class, a student was asking for permission to treat a fellow student, but kept getting “no” answers. A couple of us did some detective work to find out where the “no” was coming from. We determined that the student was picking up the “no” answer from a nearby plant because it needed care. After all, we are all connected! Applying the same intuitive skills and using “yes” and “no” questions, we discovered that it wanted the trash in its pot removed, to be in between two other plants its same size, and to be far enough from the heat vent. We complied with its needs. Then–and only then–did the student get a “yes” to continue with practice.

Basia teaches about “yes” and “no” responses:

To ASK THE TREE a question means that you have to listen for an answer. In Chapter 4, there were techniques offered to help you become a better receiver. Chapter 5 was full of good advice from students about developing your perceptive abilities and enhancing your intuition. I would like to give you one more tool: feeling “yes” and “no” responses in your body as well as in your intuition.

We are accustomed to speaking a verbal language. However, our bodies have their own language. Science has shown that our nervous systems respond to stimuli even faster than our minds. Remember the advice you got in school for “true/false” tests?  It probably was: “Always take your first answer.”  I believe that is because you can feel a “yes” or “no” response within your body when you make a true or false statement.  

There are two parts in the following “Try This” exercise. Initially, you will be asked to make some general statements aloud. These will be statements about your name, your favorite color, your citizenship, and other simple things that should be either true or false for you. These statements are not meant to be deep psychological inquiries; they are meant to evoke simple and easy feelings of “true” or “false.”

Probably, your body will have some kind of visceral or sensory response to the truth or falsehood of these simple statements. Your responses may come as enjoyable feelings, images, colors, words, intuitions, or even smells or tastes. Each person is unique in her or his sensory capabilities, so allow yourself a rich and pleasant range of experience. I suggest that you allow your body’s response to come through strongly and do your best to remember that feeling.

How do you get answers from trees or plants this way? You can use your experience as a template for receiving “yes” or “no” responses from a tree or a plant. When you are in the biofield overlap with a Green Being, your nervous system is interacting with its bioenergy field. In the second part of the “Try This” exercise, you will need to be able to touch a plant or a tree. Then, you will ask questions of that Green Being. You can get its “yes” and “no” responses or answers through your own nervous system by accessing the same “true” or “false” feelings you had in your body or intuition previously.

Try This: Receive “Yes” or “No” Responses

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:

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!

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Sep 5, 2020
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