The other day I was feeling really low energy and depleted, and along with that, stressed out because I felt I didn’t have time to slow down. But in that moment, I thought about how in our modern world, we’re often accustomed to pushing through and getting things done, despite how our bodies feel.
So on this particular day, I decided to do something other than push through. I went to a park near my apartment and sat against a tree. I sat my root chakra on the roots of the tree, and I leaned my back against the trunk. Then I intuitively asked the tree if it could share some healing energy with me.
After a short while, I started to notice a vibration in the soles of my feet. A little while later, a wave of relaxation went through my body all at once. It was like an instant release of tension and of anything I was holding onto that just wasn’t worth holding onto. I’m not exaggerating when I say I felt renewed and restored. I sat there for a good long while, thanked the tree profusely and went home. That night I slept amazingly well.
On my first trip to Costa Rica a few years ago, I was riding Mr. Big the horse around the arena when he suddenly stopped walking and refused to move. I realized he was responding to a tinge of back pain I had just started to feel, and I was amazed he responded in the moment in the most intuitive, healing way, and completely took care of me.
Several years before that, I sat on my couch and cried in my NYC apartment, my boyfriend having just abruptly broken up with me. My cat Willow immediately jumped up next to me, looked into my eyes and squeezed her eyes at me over and over and over again. It was that blinky kiss that cats often project to you to tell you they love you, they’re here, and everything’s good in the world. It made my heart swell with love and gratitude for her and for everything good I DID have in my life.
The random tree that I chose to ask for help the other day gave me as much support as the animals I’ve bonded with in my life. Part of me wonders, how can that be? I just met that tree!
The truth is, everything has the same energy moving through it. This life force energy is programmed for thriving and growing and all-around well-being. If I connect energetically to the tree with an intention of the highest and greatest good of all, the tree is going to support my thriving. And even if I hadn’t asked the tree for help, I would have benefited in some way from its vibration because all of our energy is connected always. I hadn’t asked Willow for help, yet she felt my energy and knew what I needed.
The next time you’re in need of help and support, know it’s there. The earth, the animals, the sun, the universe…they’re all accessible and free, just as we’re free to give back to them.
Now excuse me while I go hug a tree with all my heart. 🌳❤️