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Scotts Pine & Other Trees
Does anyone know anything about Scots Pine? Any stories or symbolism?
Sometimes I get
feelings off trees. For example Beech trees always feel friendly.
Anyway, up until recently I've
only seen one or two Scots pines. Then last Sunday we went for
a drive and we passed through a
forest of these strange trees and I asked my husband what they
were and he said Scots pine. We
passed back through them on the way home and I got the exact
same feeling both times. It
sounds odd, but the trees felt like they were staring at me.
Very "intense" feeling. Not good or
bad, not unfriendly, just very intense. Like they wanted to
tell/express something. I wish now
we'd stopped, but it wasn't a road you could stop on easily.
I don't have anything on this particular species, but I did
find my reference book on trees and am
working up an article about them. If you have a chance to sit
with one, basically what you need
to do is still yourself and listen. The Standing People (whatever
species) have a slower vibration,
their life cycle is longer than ours so it is more or less paced
in those terms. When you slow your
vibration you can tune into the tree you are working with and
listen to what it has to say.
You were being observed. Imagine yourself as a tree. You are
stationary and your environment is
your domain, sentinel and guardian, you observe everything taking
place around you in a 360
degree view. They were simply observing you passing through.
*S* The Standing People hold the
history of their environment and all that has taken place there.
In some areas large spans of
forest will actually network as a single entity by entangling
their root systems together and
becoming one. I'll try to get this article done in the next
week or so. There should be enough
information in it to lend insight so working with them will
not be so confusing to those who want
to begin exploring this arena.
www.treesforlife.org.uk/tfl.mythpine.html interesting link of
Thank you for the link Earthwalker.
Cinn, My husband was saying that some of the Scots pine trees
are parts of the original old
Caledonian forest so their memories are very old indeed! When
I was a teenager I had a huge
tree that grew by my bedroom window. I used to sit in the window
and watch the birds. One
afternoon I was sitting there for ages just watching the tree
and suddenly I was the tree. It was
amazing and yes, they really do move SLOW. It was an amazing
experience. I've never had it
repeated with a tree, but I must admit I haven't sat still like
I used to in those days in ages. As a
"grown-up" I tend to feel I have to be spending my
time "usefully" or it's a waste. I feel guilty if
just sit doing nothing but stare at nature. Kind of sad.
Yes, it is sad and it's that child-like wonderment that opens
the doors. Isn't it sad we each hold
that key and don't use it? Every tree has a spirit, an essence
to it that is a living life force. When
we sit with it as you did we can learn to communicate. It's
like a telepathy, or an osmosis
experience, you meld and become one with it and you can understand
from that perspective, you
can know what that particular tree can and will share with you.
The trees are all different, just
like people, and they choose to work with us, just as any entity
will. The Stone People are the
same, ancient and slow growing they are a much slower vibration
so we need to slow down our
own to harmonize with them and begin our process of understanding.
Trees are also inhabited by
tree spirits, the Little People, if you will, Sprites as some
call them, and they are the Caretakers
of the groves and forests. They too will interact if they see
your love for the trees is genuine.
Let me share something with you here:
The Standing People
For those who have not found their way to opening to the oneness
with the Standing People
(trees) questions as to what it's like, or if it's even possible
are common. The only way to know
those answers is to experience it for yourself. The material
here is based on a book called Secrets
from the Lives of Trees by Jeffrey Goelitz, and should be a
good introductory basis to begin your
I want to preface this information by saying that fully opening
to the oneness feels just like it
does when you sit in conversation with a loved one you can trust
and have nothing to hide from
them. It's opening up your entire being and letting the tree's
spirit into your life. It's very
comfortable and not something to fear.
The Standing People are gentle spirits that contribute to the
quality of the environment and our
lives if we just take the time to get to know them. Certainly
they have their strengths and can (in
a forest or woodland setting) unite to make an intruder feel
spooked or unwelcome if they mean
harm to the forest or the creatures within it. That's they defense
mechanism. It is a thriving
community and it is going to notice when strangers arrive. But
when your intentions are high and
good there is nothing to stop you from getting acquainted. Gentle,
soft, non-intrusive, just warm
and tender, plainly comfortable, and nurturing, these are things
you will hear more often than not
when others describe their experiences.
We must in essence drop our Robe, shed the image of the human
body and feel our own
awareness, our Inner Self for it is that sense of self that
we must open up with these beings of the
land. There is a sense of grace that fills the air as we merge
with them and become encompassed
by their spirit. When the union comes you *know* the touch,
you know the presence, you know
you have arrived. Trusting the awareness comes with time, with
practice, and we learn the
meaning of faith as we come to see our respect for our self
is the mirror of our respect for Spirit
and All Our Relations. It opens you to trusting the Inner Self
and Spirit will see you have
validation when you keep your eyes open for it.
Some may wonder how that trust develops but we all have a sense
of right and wrong. Knowing
when we are right there is no doubt in our minds. We don't question
it, but if we start to head in a
wrong direction with something we do second guess ourselves
and then in hindsight (if we act on
that and change direction) we see that we had been right in
the first place. That's coming full
circle to the validation in a backwards way, but we do learn.
If it happens again and again we
start noticing that our sensory perceptions were right the first
time and little by little we build our
faith the hard way. Trusting in that sense of rightness from
the start the validations come in much
more pleasant forms and the lessons are easier. It's our choice.
This is in all areas of life and
spirituality, but it is also going to apply with the Standing
People...we have to learn to trust the
experiences we are having with them...or that we can experience
Evolution of our Inner Spirit comes when we open to it, when
our sense of Self as being in
control of our choices puts us in the role of Witness and we
gain a great deal of ground observing
this. It's about Listening...listening to the Self, our Guides,
and Spirit when we need direction and
then following that direction trusting that it will assist us
in the growth we seek. The Standing
People are very open to human contact and they will more often
than not willingly share what
they can with you. In my encounters with the Standing People
their auras radiate in brilliant
rainbow hues, warm, friendly, there is a feeling of unity and
non-discriminating love that comes
from them. This said, the following information is from the
book I mentioned and I think you
will find it most helpful.
Consciously emitting your feelings of love for the tree you
wish to work with is where it all
starts. With patience, trees act as models of tranquility. Their
quiet peace radiates a healing
energy, helping to alleviate some of the world's stress. The
trees tell of a vast network of energy
interlinking their species. This network helps sustain all forms
of life with nurturing, etheric
light. It takes a particular type of person to have sensitivity
to trees, as is true of other creative
endeavors in life. The quiet, sensitive approach is required
in order to establish rapport with
trees. Then positive results happen fast.
Conversations are deep and stimulating, the expression and appearance
of each tree being unique
and attractive. You will experience energizing power in the
company of redwood trees while
other trees, such as the poplar, exude a feathery softness.
In the company of a pine forest there is
a serene presence and an old oak will present strength and stability.
Maples will ease the
heaviness of the human condition, eucalyptus offer energy and
as with all trees their branches
and leaves function as antennae, drawing in light and other
sources of energy.
A scientist, Wouter Van Hoven, noted that when munched on by
insects, the acacia tree issued a
warning to other trees of the attack. He noted that trees within
fifty yards responded to the
message. In less than fifteen minutes, neighboring trees increased
levels of tannin in their leaves,
making them poisonous to the insect predators.
Biologists at Dartmouth College observed similar phenomena in
experiments with poplar and
sugar maple seedlings. After insects began devouring the leaves
of several baby trees, nearby
healthy specimens, as well as the ones being eaten, dramatically
expanded the amount of tannin.
The biochemical changes in the seedlings proved to the researchers
that some form of
communication was taking place between the trees.
Trees can contribute much needed calmness and clarity to us
all. Their connectedness to all of
life catapults us out of the more narrow "can't see the
forest for the trees" mentality to a wider
vantage point. Trees have a lot to say, and the author states
it is his hope that their message will
activate a new, broader awareness for all people and all life.
Trees are very special beings. They
were put on earth for service. They mainly carry the energy
of life force, which I would describe
as water and light. Trees radiate an energy of tranquility.
They work with energy patterns of the
earth and resonate with peaceful energy. Trees will always be
part of the planet unless man
destroys them. Remember most of all to have fun with them. By
remaining in the soft, calm part
of your heart you will get a better understanding. The trees
create a peaceful environment which
contributes to clearer thinking and listening.
To best communicate with trees, enter into your still, open
heart. After loving the tree for a
moment or so, let the tree send you energy patterns that will
go into or be picked up by your
brain cells and then translated into words by the mind. Wait
a few days to fully digest the
experience before re-contacting the tree. By trying to figure
out what is going on you must use
your heart instead of your head. The heart frees you from doubts
providing the needed
confidence to pursue tree communication. Concentrating on the
heart send love to the tree. This
slows down the mental activity, enabling intuitive intelligence
to surface. The mind draws a
circle around itself, sealing off new potentials of knowledge
or experience. Trust your instincts
more. You're closer to the truth, more than you know.
One tree spirit/sprite told the author: My particular mission
in life is to oversee the neighborhood
tree growth and also help with your backyard garden. Many times
when you have sat in yoru
backyard visualizing garden landscapes, I have sent you helpful
images and plans." and "Since
your original inspiration was the experience of nature, make
sure you tap into its beauty
frequently. Come out and visit the trees. Feel their peace and
watch that feeling unfold. Because
you are sensitive, being in nature will develop your talents
for perceiving other dimensions of
existence. Make nature your source of inspiration.
Trees respond to energy so it is not always necessary to have
verbal or mental forms of
communication. Peace welling in the heart lets you know contact
has been made. Thank the tree
for the opportunity to communicate and just talk to it. Most
humans are so busy they lose contact
with their essence of peace. Yet that peace is the primary source
of everything creative and
beneficial in their lives. Creativity originates from a quiet
place inside that allows inspiration to
flourish. It is natural to think of creativity arising from
effort, but in fact, the spark of something
new comes from our core where we feel calm and comfortable with
ourselves. Tapping into our
essence peace daily is a recipe for a fuller, more productive
A shared insight from a Maple tree stated:
As a species, we receive all energies from the surrounding environment,
both human and nonhuman.
it doesn't matter whether the influence is destructive, indifferent,
or kind. We take in all
energies indiscriminately. Where we have our most harmonious
connections is in deep, flowing
love and peace. Approach us as you might a flower. Admire the
beauty and gift to the
surroundings. We are here to give and we do so in many ways.
Most of them are obvious but
some are not readily seen. The deeper your appreciation, the
more gifts you'll receive. We offer
to the Earth a presence that massages away some of the heaviness
of the human race. The drop of
a fallen leaf, the quietude of the forest, the backdrop beauty
of a tree, and the scent of an
aromatic pine all contribute to everyone's well-being.
I have an energy field surrounding my entire body that is identical
in shape. The energy field
produces the shape of my leaves. The shape is designed efficiently
to help with the proccess of
photosynthesis and the movement of vital nutrients over the
space of five narrow points. The
shape also relates to the quality of elegance which is an essential
energy of mine. I add beauty,
elegance, and uplifting serenity to the environment. The luxuriant
green color of my leaves
contrasted with the whitish-gray bark and branches gives subtle
color to the surroundings which
in turn enhances them. My sap is my blood, feeding all areas,
tributaries, and main channels
alike, including my leaves.
I give of myself in order to receive life. I cannot help but
do so as that is my means of survival. I
extract carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen. I take
in water but excrete moisture. I
shed my leaves in order to build growth. I give out peace because
I draw to myself life-renewing
energy. My life is a balance of exchanges." The energies
that I received from the trees contained
information that was understood through my heart.
From a Poplar tree:
When I dance and my branches sway and my leaves shake, the fairies
dance right alongside in
joy. They are delightful to have around. My leaf shape has ragged
edges in order to withstand
wind and lend support to reduce wear and tear on the leaf....Please
have people and children
come and play around me, especially the children. The spirit
of children is closely connected to
my essence. Life has a playful side to it and one of my contributions
is to send out that feeling.
An Oak shared:
I am programmed to reproduce. With each new reproduction we
carry on the lineage of tree
history. The more of us that are together, the greater the renewal
of life. Our beings by natrue are
very strong, but our strength is not just as a unit; we are
strong as a family. We exchange
energies through our electromagnetic fields. Trees draw water
and light from the environment. In
return, we contribute those elements back....The light we receive
is processed through
photosynthesis and magnetics and becomes transmuted into earth
energy. The earth energies are
composed of colors and vitality for growth. A tree uses magnetics
to attract nature spirits,
nutrients, and sunshine...A tree is essentially a receptacle
for incoming energy which becomes
transformed within our structure and is then reradiated in a
more suitable form for the
environment. A tree has its origins above, but its life on the
ground. In that way we're of both
worlds. What we receive in abundance, we give back.
I send out energy into the environment that comes from the light
I receive and from the cellular
makeup of my structure. The hard, compressed wood cells provide
a solid foundation for my
essence, which is sturdy, strong, and stable. All of nature
is a vast array of species who add to the
great consortium of beings. Some are subtle and quiet while
others bring a denser texture to life.
With variety comes multi-dimensional beauty.
From a Fir:
I draw a lot of energy from those firs as they're stately and
calm. Because there are two of them,
they create more energy than they could by themselves. There
are spirits that hang around those
trees. I call them leeches because they absorb too much energy
and interfere when I come over
for a drink. Ha! Actually, those spirits quietly and steadily
co-create a wonderful vibration which
helps me do my work with light. The straightness of the firs
acts as an efficient conduit for
energy....The firs are some of my favorites. Take in their deep
source of peace and you will
receive a wellspring of ever-renewing joy and inspiration. These
particular trees are good for
clear thinking and finding inner peace. Thank them for their
gifts and you will build even
stronger ties. These two trees are friends awaiting to be discovered.
Although there are two of us we are of one voice. Our energies
are identical and we serve the
same purpose. Trees are vehicles of light. We emit a soft, calming
texture around the immediate
environment. You can especially feel that if you sit between
us and consciously ask us to send
energy. We will radiate your being with etheric light particles."..."We
store the energy vibrations
in our energy body. They are eventually washed out in the daily
cycles of light transmission and
reception. Over a period of time, vibration can affect our life
systems. Daily exposure to gross
vibration inhibits our cellular growth. A poor physical constitution
weakens our etheric
interaction. That's one reason why nature spirits play such
a pivotal role in our growth and light
transferals. They heal and soothe our etheric structures, which
in turn correct physical ailments.
Like all trees, our structure, size, leaves, and physical attributes
are expressions of who we are.
The fir scent is made from sap which nourishes our life support
system. The aroma stimulates the
radiation process. Our scent has a pleasant, stimulating texture
that perfumes the environment.
Sunlight activates the aroma by triggering chemical processes
within the sap. The scent has an
etheric influence not detected by your senses but felt by your
more sensitive energy body. The
end result is a heightened pleasurable experience....Trees are
in constant communication, but not
as you would know it. We have a network of interactive light
frequencies, each species of tree
emitting a distinctive light ray. The rays vary by speed, size,
and intensity. The older the tree, the
more expressive and powerful its ray. Our essence is a deep
peace imbued by softness. Our
tallness draws in more energy to further expand the peace. By
standing in our immediate
environment, you will receive that peaceful presence.
From a Eucalyptus:
Eucalyptus oil is used in cough syrups and drops, and in humidifiers
for opening up and soothing
the nasal passages....While all trees put out a peaceful feeling,
there are as many variations as
there are species. A flow of descriptions arose in my mind.
Stimulating peace, uplifting, tangy,
alive, vibrant...I was sampling the mild taco sauce of the tree
My scent fits who I am. I have a zesty presence that uplifts
the environment. The scent is
especially helpful as an agent of protection against insects
and other pests. The vibrancy repels
them. At the same time the aroma acts as a healing agent for
sickness. People with ill health are
etherically drained. By inhaling my scent their energy becomes
Yes, the trees are conduits of energy. We are very sensitive.
Because we have no blockages, we
receive fully. I receive energy from the environment all the
time. Stars, the moon, clouds,
animals, humans, spirits--basically all things interact or radiate
through me. My branches and
leaves function as antennae. Because they are designed to receive
light for survival, it is natural
that our sensitivity would extend to sources other than direct
light. Everything in existence is a
transmitter of life force. The condition of the receiver will
determine how well the transmission
is received. The lady who heard the message from the school
of dolphins had to be a clear
channel just like the tree. There is a sick eucalyptus treee
across the yard; its ability to transmit
and receive is weakened by a poor physical condition and an
insufficient amount of vitality. A
healthy tree is constantly receiving and transmitting. It is
our natural state.
From a Willow:
My branches and leaves droop to follow the energy patterns I
put out. I emit energy like a
fountain bubbling up and over the sides. A wellspring originates
inside my trunk and travels out
through the branches, vines, and leaves and then cascades down.
That is my design. Because that
is my essence, my presence gives out a casual, effortless peace
that softly spreads out. All beings
feel relaxed and calm around me. Deer visit me because they
feel safe. They lie under my cover.
The canopy of leaves acts ad a gentle wall of protection. Trees
have a variety of shapes and sizes,
all reflecting their essence. My drooping shape creates an atmosphere
of leisurely peace. All
trees relate harmoniously to one another regardless of species.
We have accord with all of nature
because we live in nature and are products of its system and
laws. We communicate through
waves of energy about growth patterns, changes in seasons, weather,
bouts with insects, visiting
animals, and other events. What happens to one tree is felt
From the Redwoods:
Large, spacious, quiet, and reverent; a dynamic electricity
stirred the air....Yet in a hundred
years, one seed could sprout into a 120' tree. A powerful force
was behind the redwoods'
explosive growth. Whatever it was I felt it. Walking through
this precious stand of virgin forest,
my sense were sparked and my consciousness vitalized. Anything
in the vicinity experienced a
molecular reaction to their powerful gravitational force. As
the world's largest living trees, they
emitted an aura of immortality.
A fallen giant coast redwood passes the torch of life to one
of its buried roots from which a new
sapling rises. Even a 1000 year old giant, leveled by a logger's
chain saw in a brief two hours,
will sprout new saplings. Eventually these offspring will grow
into a circle of mature trees,
forming what we call in these parts a "cathedral of the
I felt a heaviness which I sensed was electromagnetic force
in the atmosphere....I closed my eyes
for a few minutes to absorb the energy of the Mother. The force
I felt was undeniable. There was
a thick, dense pressure on my face and chest. I rode out the
feeling until a calmer state of
consciousness returned. Two words surfaced in my mind: power
magnified. I first asked its age:
Almost 2000 years old", replied an old voice. I have much
to say but few will listen. I am
respected for my size and longevity, but I am so much more.
I am an essence spirit that is very
old. I hold the standing wave for the entire surrounding forest.
Trees are gravity centers for light
and water. We pull in with tremendous force energies that influence
the entire earth. Great
forests of the world are linked by networks of energy that help
sustain and balance the earth's
atmosphere. Forests have a special rhythm of existence. We function
in ways that are rarely
understood. The density of our radiation has decreased globally
because of extensive logging.
The reduction in the number of trees affects our networking.
It has weakened considerably over
the last 500 years. The planet's ecosystem will suffer greatly
with further loss of networking.
Networking is an exchange of electromagnetic energies across
the planet. Trees and forests
exchange this radiation as a matter of function as well as survival.
The network provides a fertile
environment for humans, animals, and other species to live in.
It gives peace and etheric
nourishment to help all beings live more harmoniously with each
other. Because that field has
been weakened, more stress has arisen.
Stay in your purest of beings and you will experience who I
am, a radiant energy body, a sun of
the forest. A tree must not only be seen, but experienced. That
is the gateway to gaining deeper
insight into who we are. Trees take in enormous amounts of energy
from above and radiate that
energy out in all directions. This is one of our purposes--to
be a channel for the transfer of
energy. Our branches stretch into the sky, drinking in fresh
air, sun, and light. Our roots draw
nutrients and water from the earth. Those energies merge into
a highly functional being called a
tree. People admire trees, in part, because they have transcended
the earthly plane of existence.
They integrate what is above with what is below.
There are powerful energies that pour through me as I am a conduit
for heavenly light. Its flow
varies with climatic and environmental conditions. My origins
are beyond this world, set up in
preform. It is all one world to me, but animals and humans see
the aspect of physical existence as
being primary. I am revered for my size and beauty. Deep within,
humans sense more but cannot
comprehend the "other". If they become still, they
will experience that "other" although they
might not understand the nature of their experience. There is
much more to who I am, but you
can see and perceive only as far as your foundation of understanding
We have a long family history, going far back before my birth.
With each new generation we
pass along the wisdom of our ancestors. Although the wisdom
is innate with all the redwoods,
older trees have an enduring strength and bonding with the whole
surrounding tree environment.
Its core essence makes a tree live and flourish. the purest
essence comes from the oldest trees
who have peaked developmentally in their beingness. Older trees
communicate to younger trees
a vibrancy which supports and encourages their growth. It is
programmed within a redwood to
live a long time. Many of the saplings I bred have died because
of various environmental
conditions. To survive through fires, drought, logging, and
wind means we must be like warriors
of the forest.
There are no ancestral spirits of trees. There is an intelligence
on the other side from which life
springs. A tree is a form created by that intelligence. The
form arose out of a desiring which gave
purpose to a tree's existence. The form embodies a tree and
is one of the many multifaceted
manifestations of creation. Within the form is a foundational
energy with an inherent desiring
that makes a tree what it is. The energy body is sustained by
light-giving properties coming from
the other side.
The force of gravity helps us to live. Through gravity we receive
light from the sky. Light
descends through the earth's atmosphere, eventually reaching
the vehicle of the tree. Gravity is
the bridge to the other world where earth connects to sky. Trees
act like magnetic funnels.
Through their centers they draw heavily on the light. As a result
trees cushion the light's entrance
into the planet and make light more accessible.
End quotes. I will leave you with this insight into the book
and what enlightenment the author
has gained from experiencing trees. If you are interested it's
a very good read that delves even
deeper into the networking, energy, and global unity of trees
as well as their spiritual natures.
Very interesting article! Today we went out into a forest of
old Scots pine trees and other pine
trees and walked about for an hour. It was lovely. These trees
didn't have the same
intense/urgent feeling the others had, but it was still a lovely
experience. I only got a few
feelings, but they were nice. The newer pine trees seem to enjoy
people hiking and walking
through them. There was a really good vibe to them, like they
were enjoying the experience of
people having fun in the forest as well. The little "baby"
trees in the newer planted areas felt like
babies and they seemed way more energetic, almost excitable.
The old Scots pines were different.
More serene. I couldn't get close to the most intense feeling
ones as the area was ground bird
nesting so no walking anywhere except on the paths. It was still
a very nice day and I was
sending tree love feelings out in all directions!
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