Who can deny that a tree is a living entity? Even scientific researchers appear to be gradually recognising this. In his recent book, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, forester Peter Wohlleben describes scientific research showing that trees communicate with one another by using chemical, hormonal and slow-pulsing electrical signals.
Trees, and other plants, communicate with their own kind, and possibly other species, sharing information for mutual benefit and protection. There is also a close link between humankind and the natural world. Trees, plants and grass help us to breathe, and they nurture and feed us. However, it is more than that − it has been shown that our mental health is strongly linked to the environment. It appears that living in ‘concrete jungles’ causes emotional and mental trauma. Psychoterratica is the term coined by Glenn Albrecht, a sustainability professor, to describe the very real trauma that results from a disconnection from nature.
The author of The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing, Julia Plevin, recognising this trauma in herself, found that we “need to “rewild” regularly, spending time outside, especially among trees. Walking in the woods and cultivating a connection with nature is her medicine.” Her book was based on the Japanese concept of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.” Research from Chiba University in 2010 examined its physiological effects on 280 subjects in their early 20s. The team of Park, et. al. measured the subjects, both in a city and forest environment, monitoring their salivary cortisol, pulse rate, blood pressure, and heart rate variability (which all increase proportionally to stress). Their findings imply that living forest environments are more conducive to greater health physically, emotionally and spiritually.
It is becoming clear that all living species that inhabit Mother Earth are probably interconnected and intercommunicate to nurture both their own species and others. For the optimal health and sustainability of the entire planet, this intercommunication is vital. Some experience of this empowerment can be found in the music entitled Trees of Life from Anyah Dishon with collaboration from Drs. Hurtak, where plants were also a key instrumental player on the album.
Professor Suzanne Simard and her team at the University of British Columbia are making astonishing new discoveries about the sensitivity and interconnectedness of trees. In 1997, she and her team found an underground web of mycorrhizal fungi and she has gone on to speak of hub or Mother trees and how this underground web of fungi helps the younger and more fragile plants grow through the transference of nutrients, carbon and water. The Mother trees, as in the California Redwoods, are usually the biggest oldest trees with the most fungal connections, and, although she refers to them as Mother trees, they are not necessarily female, but they do provide a nurturing role. Simard poses the question: “Why do trees share resources and form alliances with trees of other species? Doesn’t the law of natural selection suggest they should be competing? Actually, it doesn’t make evolutionary sense for trees to behave like resource-grabbing individualists. They live longest and reproduce most often in a healthy stable forest. That’s why they’ve evolved to help their neighbors.”
Research is thus showing that trees and our connections to them and other natural kingdoms are far more important than we had ever imagined, which helps us understand the greater intelligence within the spiritual Tree of Life. She/He is the connector through the Shekinah, the Divine Presence, the Nurturer. And likewise, we as a species, whether of different cultures or races, are brought together through this element into Oneness as a Family of Light in the Name of the Adam Kadmon.
Although we, as the Adamic race, fell by eating from the Tree of Good and Evil, we await the transmutation of our beingness and the activation of the Tree of Knowledge into the Tree of Light and Life. This may start when we realize that we are ONE species of the Adam Kadmon, the Man of Light which opens us to the concept of the Mothering Spirit, the feminine aspect of the Divine Trinity. And we have the help from the Priesthood of Light, described in the Glossary of The Keys of Enoch® who are “’visible’ within every generation as a scattered brotherhood [sisterhood] of Light so as to permeate ‘the ‘Tree of the human race,’ with the anointing Power and the Light needed to reawaken and resurrect the righteous seed into the Light of the higher worlds.”
This Light was also exemplified in the bodhi tree, associated with enlightenment through the experience of the Buddha and the knowledge and goodness that he spread for all. Perhaps we are on the verge of Revelations 22:2 where the tree produces a fresh crop of fruit monthly and where its leaves are for the healing of all peoples on planet Earth.
Blessings in the Name of Kether Etz Chaim Jehu, as the greater Tree of Life descends upon our Crown Kether.
With Love and Blessings,
 Wohlleben, P. 2016 The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World. William Collins
 Plevin, J. 2019. The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing. Finding Calm, Creativity and connection in the Natural World. Ten Speed Press Penguin Random House.
 Hurtak, J J. 1973/1976. The Book of Knoweldge: The Keys of Enoch. Academy for Future Science.