I have something a little ‘strange’ … well, maybe ‘odd’ might be a better word … to share with you today.
It has to do with trees and healing.
As you've probably heard me say before, I like walking in the forest close to our home here in Norway. The weather has been fantastic this week, so I’m extra encouraged to lace up the sneakers and get out for a 45 min. walk in the morning.
If you’ve been following me on social media, you might also know that I’ve been feeling a little energy depleted lately.
My energy has not only been low, but it’s also felt very off. I recognize my vibration is low – and I know this is not a good place to create from, so a few days ago I hit the pause button in an effort to re-charge.
I’ve been spending less time on social media and more time meditating, walking, doing yoga, journaling and spending some time gardening. It has all been helping - I'm sleeping better, my mental clarity is improving, and my mood is on the rise… yahay!
But, when I woke this morning, my right wrist was aching... for no apparent reason. I’ve had an old childhood sprain that acts up every now and then, so I didn’t give it much thought except to think … ‘I probably should take it easy in the garden today’ because I had planned to do some more planting.
So... back to my walk.... The sun was shining and the temps were well into high teens by the time I set out for the forest. I was happily strolling along, engaged in my usual admiration of the trees when one tree in particular ‘spoke to me’ is all I can say.
I stopped to take its picture, which I often do when in the woods, but as I was about to move on, I heard the words ‘touch me’… thankfully I’m in tune enough these days to recognize I was having an intuitive hit, so I walked back to the tree and touched it.
What happened next really shocked me.
It's the one in the middle covered in green moss
I felt a thumping sensation in my right wrist, the one that had been aching since I’d woken up. I mean it was really noticeable... like a drumming beat in a way.
At first my brain tried to convince me it was my pulse, but I knew it wasn’t a part of the palm where you’d normally feel a pulse. I had my left hand on the tree too, but didn’t feel any pulse in that palm.
I decided in that second to even more consciously and intentionally tune into the tree, so I closed my eyes.
Then the coolest thing ever happened.
You know when you drop a peddle into water and ripples radiate outward from that point…. Well, as soon as I closed my eyes, I felt my own energy radiating out towards the tree in ripples. It almost made me dizzy for a second.
Honest to god, I’ve never experienced anything like this before. It felt so wonderful!
I kept my eyes closed and could sense that inside the ripples, I was sending my low vibration outward, and the tree was absorbing it. At the same time, the tree was sending me positive energy and I was absorbing it through my palms.
Strange, odd, freaky…..just wild!
I don’t know what to call it. I just know that it was one of the coolest sensations I’ve ever experienced. Looking back on it now, I really think I exchanged energy with that tree…is that even possible?
All I know is I can’t wait to go back tomorrow and do it all over again.
Oh, and by the way, my wrist has been pain-free since my palm came off the tree. Better still, I spent the entire afternoon gardening, shoveling, lifting, planting…. with no pain during or after!
Have you, or anyone you know, ever experienced anything like this? This sort of energy exchange with nature… and with trees in particular?
I’m baffled, bewildered, and totally amazed and thrilled.
I feel like I’ve found some sort of cure!
Please, if you have any knowledge about this or something similar, I’d love to hear about it. Pop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org