Walking With The Trees

The first sound every Human being hears is the double heartbeat. In our Mother's watery womb, we experience a sense of security and belonging because we hear our own heartbeats echoed by that of the Mother who carries us for nine months. When we are drawn into our Earth Walk through the miracle of birth, the second heartbeat disappears. Human beings know on a deep level that something is missing. They are looking for the second heartbeat.

The missing heartbeat is found when we listen to our Earth Mother and enter Tiyoweh, the Stillness. In that place of silence we can feel the vibration and hear the heart beat of the Earth. Through that experience we can rediscover our sense of security and belonging. The Earth Mother's heartbeat tells us we are never alone. Our true Mother, the Earth is always present to nurture us and gives us rest. All she asks is that we stop and listen for the second heartbeat.

(Earth Medicine by Jamie Sams)

When we become part of the Earth Trinity, we enter into a sacred agreement. We accept responsibility to become the bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.

I Take-care to Heal-Her for the Guard-I-Am.
The caretaker, healer and guardian.


Within the experience of Being in the Earth vibration (to hear and feel that resonance) is a great healing for mind/body and spirit. The realization of total unity with creation, becomes a reality for the duration of "time" within that vibration. Yet, it is there always, pulsating, within and without connecting all Humanity and Life to the Mother.

Again we are going to the "record-keepers", the ancient stones and the old trees, who have been waiting. As people, we are again using our instinct and intuitive knowledge to walk the lands and re-discover a vibration, an electromagnetic pulse that is the nervous system of our Mother, in all its intricacy and subtle motion, we are discovering again what the Ancients knew: They, who lived so close to the land, worked with geometry and alignments, we in the 21st century are only just re-claiming, in desperation at the onslaught on our lives and spiritual consciousness.

What is being discovered are the veins of energy that intertwine around the whole surface of the Earth and which intercommunicate, change, "talk" to each other in a language long forgotten by modern man/woman. It is like water weaving around a hard rock, leaving time behind, taking the line of least resistance, yet, achieving without imposed control, absolute dominion over the well-being of the planet, with Love at the core of its intention.

It was many months of "being" with the trees, sitting, meditating and learning from them, before I actually heard their loud, audible and pulsating heartbeat. (I am deaf and have quite a degree of hearing loss). It was a heart-quickening and joyous experience. It is like a two-chord beat, coming from deep within the earth, regular and with resonance. It is much slower than our heartbeat.

It is a deep healing sound, unlike any I have heard before or since. This sound is literally a joy to my ears. And much more than that, it resonates so deeply within my subconscious, and so beloved, that I believe it is the actual Earth heartbeat, and it remains pulsating in my head after I have moved away from the trunk of the tree.

I have come to trust that heartbeat. It never fails to bring me to a place of calm. And I have learnt that each tree has its own unique heartbeat: Each one describing its age, place and position in the woody and universal scheme of things. From linking to the very heart of the tree, teachings happen.

The trees are our guardians, our doctors, and our friends. We are completely in union with them, for without each other we would most surely die: the carbon/oxygen exchange is a testament of this marriage: How, in the name of all that is sacred, could we forget?

Blessed be Under the Oaks, beside the Water
Llawen Dryad.


Within the vastly huge area of the ancient Parkhurst Forest on the Isle of Wight, there lies a secret. It is a tiny copse within a huge area of deciduous and evergreens. The secret will be revealed to those who hear the trees talking, guiding and cajoling them towards a little miracle that is as huge as the biggest ocean.

The text books will tell you that beech and oak, in many aspects, grow differently in different soils, at different rates and are not compatible. But then this was written by the hand of man, who has himself grown so far away from the Mother's heartbeat, as to be deaf as well as blind. He only has his opinions left!

Tree Lore tells of the union of Oak and Beech: beech is called the Queen of the Woods and is partner to the Oak king.

Text book perceptions can be altered in the blinking of the eye.

And in the blinking of an eye, this little beech and oak copse handed up a miracle of loving union, that at once stills the “monkey brain”, opens the heart chakra and definitely brings a lump to the throat chakra. It is simply beautiful.

For the oak and beech, these two old trees, the mother and father of all the small and growing beech and oak in this copse, have joined together, psychically, at root and branch, intertwining, wrapping their branches around each other in the most beautiful embrace I have ever witnessed. It is breathtaking what these two have accomplished.

Like the seahorse, who spend hours in loving ritual, and will alter their psychical appearance to blend in with their partner, these two “incompatible” trees have changed themselves to unite together, forever! The oak has grown to envelope the beech branch and she has grown to support a huge oak branch in a v shape, that holds their union in a strong grasp.

There is a small gap in between these two, just enough for an average human to join the party, for a little while. We travel so fast through their world, we are like flashes of colour speeding past them. It is to our detriment that we ignore them. They wish us to stop and stand still, slow our heart and minds to link in with theirs. For they have never abandoned their contract, their guardianship of us humans. It is we that abandoned them.

If you ask permission you can stand a while with them. As you stand in the gap between these two lover trees, the most powerful healing energy comes around you.

And a teaching :

In our human world, woman and man are destined to be in union, better loving than in hate. But as we are now, more violent damage is being done to woman and also to man, every single day, in most parts of the world. Children are permanently harmed, and destined to repeat the pattern.

Imagine that we married for at least two hundred years! With no get out clauses. We all celebrate those rare couples who make it to their platinum celebration. Somewhere inside of most of us, there is the great desire to achieve that kind of loyalty, commitment and especially devotion.

Devotion to each other, is what the oak and beech are teaching anyone who visits them. To hear the heartbeat of a tree is to know they are conscious, living, sentient beings, who see us and want us to know them also.

It was in this gap, between these two trees, that the Wihtyar essence was laid with pure island spring water and a rare island turtle fossil, the very oldest crystal of the Earth. And this essence bubbled with energy when the time came to bottle and preserve. Hanging essences in the branches were also laid to keep the sacred hoop of tree energy intact.

As you walk on a little way you will see the children of the oak and beech, all around you. Much younger trees have grown together, root and branch, as if the very seed, borne by the birds and squirrels, carry the gene pattern of union.

“Do not walk past our children”: these words came in very strong. And the next teaching became clear:

This little copse was an extended family. Just like humans, the trees are a community. A huge, living, breathing, loving entity. And there are children, with young energy, but older wisdom.

An essence was made with the younger oak and beech trees, for our children, who need healing from the ravishes human adults reap upon them.

The trees are teaching that full comprehensive healing is there for the asking: but we do need to ask!

Blessed be Under the Oaks, beside the Water.

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