Trees have always been important as a life support system. Their value in meditation too is not unknown. They are vital for our physical survival as they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.
They are also vital for our mental well being as they convert negative thoughts and energy into positive ones. They are connected both to the earth as well as the sky through their roots and tops; therefore they are powerful source of spiritual energy.
You can harness the Chi energy of trees in three simple steps.
- Choose the right tree which will help you would help you the best- Trees whether whole or on parts have forever been used in various healing practices. Overtime people have recognized and categorized tree according to their particular characteristics. Have a look.
- Cedars and Cypresses are known to feed the yin energy. Also lowers temperature.
- Willows drive away excess moisture from the body and can reduce blood pressure while strengthening the bladder.
- Elms work on strengthening the stomach and calming the mind.
- Maples reduce pain and can battle dry winds.
- Carobs can help in heart conditions and can be used against internal heat.
- Banyan has purifying properties.
- Fir can treat bruises and fractures
- Cinnamon bark eliminates cold from the chest and stomach.
- Hawthorne can strengthen the digestive system.
- Birches can be used in the detoxification of the body.
- Figs can treat diarrhea and provide nourishment to the spleen.
While choosing a tree remember that those which are big in size would radiate the maximum amount of Chi. If you have access to a tree which is near a stream then that is even better.
- Establishing a relationship with the tree of your choice. Once you have chosen which tree you want to meditate with, it is now necessary to form a relationship with it. You need to judge the energy of the tree to be able to connect with it. Some trees are easily giving in nature and would readily help you in your healing process. Others are more in need of nourishment themselves before they can start giving back. The communion rite which you form with your tree is silent I’m nature and can be understood by both of you. It is formed through touch, sincerity, openness and love. You can try hugging your tree, meditating near it, sitting or standing facing it or any technique which requires your physical presence. Do it for at least 30 minutes in a day.
- The process of healing. Visit your tree daily, without fail. It will take some time to form a relationship with a tree but once you do it will be a never-ending bond of spiritual connection. You will feel the difference yourself once you have connected with your tree. You would feel calmed in its surroundings and won’t have to try anything. The peace and communion will come naturally to you.