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Sangress
24-11-2010, 07:21 AM
I've never been one for fae and elemental's. I was under the impression that such beings were always some sort of urban humanistic legend/fable or simply that the world had changed too much to facilitate any spiritual/unusual beings who are connected to nature.

I'm not entirely sure of the experience I had a couple of days ago, but it has been on my mind so perhaps all of you can help me figure it out.

As always, I was walking in the same park I wander through to clear my mind and, seeing my "favorite" tree (and being slightly less than sane) I greeted it by putting my palm on the trunk and flashing what little energy I had within and around it.

I do this often, it was no different to any day, but this time something odd happened.

Instead of just feeling the low thrum of energy that is its awareness flashing back at me, I swore I felt the tree shift under my hand, not much at first, but then it felt like it was shivering under my touch.

I didn't react to it, I felt no danger.

Then I noticed a feeling on my palm, it took me a while after to figure out what it felt like, but it was like someone tracing a finger tip on my palm, or tapping it.

After that I looked up to find the branches in the tree swaying in the wind, it made me smile for some reason...made my heart lift. It was a happy kind of movement.

Then I realized that all of the grass, the plants around it and the tree directly beside this one (which had its branches touching this tree,) were still. Nothing else except the tree was being touched by the wind, I couldn't even feel the wind.

At that point I got a little confused and broke contact. The movement of the tree stopped, the tapping and "drawing" on my palm stopped and I swore I heard a sound from the direction of the tree.

I think it could have been a bark of laughter, but it was muffled or far away. Unclear would be a better word for it.

Then, suspecting (even though I knew that was not the case,) that perhaps the tree "disliked" the exchange I had made with it, I kept walking.

It's taken a lot of thought, but would it be ridiculous to entertain the thought that something, or someone, was inside the tree at the time?

Was there even any wind in the first place? Was the tree moving of it's own accord?

What do you think of this experience?

pictoriale1
24-11-2010, 04:51 PM
Hello Sangress

I enjoyed reading your encounter with the tree.

A lot of people think that nature beings are figments of the imagination and are just as you put it "urban humanistic legend/fable".

This is not so.

It seems to me that indeed the barrier between the dimensions is thinning or we are having accelerated spiritual growth and are connecting once again with the spirit forces of nature.

It is most likely that your favourite tree(or beings within the tree - for there are many) decided to respond to you.
They were making an energetic connection with you.

I would be interested to know what happens if you vist again and repeat the same action.

We speak about the "wind" as some abstract thing that just happens, but it is made up from many elemental beings.

There is nothing supernatural - there are just things we do not understand.

Everything is connected.

I like the pun(if intended) bark of laugher - very apt!




I have joined forces with Amethyst and together we are working on a site

WWW.fairytastic.co.uk (http://www.fairytastic.co.uk)

to show and teach people who are interested about the true nature of nature spirits.

:smile:

Spiritlite
24-11-2010, 05:05 PM
I love these stories, I don't know if this is really true but in the fairy bible I was reading last night it said that fairies or people of that realm don't like it when we share about our experiences with them and that if we do then they don't encounter us anymore.
Has anyone heard of this?
Spiritlite.

Cassy
24-11-2010, 05:25 PM
I love these stories, I don't know if this is really true but in the fairy bible I was reading last night it said that fairies or people of that realm don't like it when we share about our experiences with them and that if we do then they don't encounter us anymore.
Has anyone heard of this?
Spiritlite.

I've not heard that, but whenever I do share experiences with other people I always feel that they are then diluted in some way - if you see what I mean.

Spiritlite
24-11-2010, 05:28 PM
Diluted meaning they don't come to you as often?
Spiritlite

Xan
24-11-2010, 09:22 PM
What an interesting encounter with a tree spirit, Sangress.

It made me giggle to read about the 'bark' of laughter from a tree.


Xan

Sangress
25-11-2010, 12:42 AM
I haven't had time to go back to "the tree" but I've been experamenting with communication between the trees in my yard.

Sadly they feel like that are asleep or dormant.

I mean, I feel their energy, but it's deep and dull and far away as though its far beneath the trees rather than inside them.

Their energy is unresponsive unless I irritaite them by borrowing some of their energy, but I find that their responses aren't coherent, only instinctual.

I think I'm only drawn to trees that are "awake" or have a resident living inside them.

Now that I think about it I've had other experiences like this one with the tree, but not so direct.

Like the time I felt something was wrong and followed that feeling to a large hill where an old tree was being cut down because it was uprooting a highway barrier. I was devestated by watching that for some reason and I'd never felt such sorrow for (or from) a tree before.

It felt like it was the heart of the forest in that area, and someone was destroying it for no reason. Such a waste.

There is a ghost gum eucalyptus tree that I remember being drawn to in the same way (well, a much stronger way)as I did with "the tree" a few months back. It's in a large area of forest wedged in the middle of suburbia (the same area of forest as the tree that was cut down.)

I think I can find it again by spreading my awareness through the root system of the trees in the area.

Maybe that trees taken up the mantle of "the heart of the forest" or maybe its just a nice tree or it's housing spirits.

I'll let you all know how it goes and what I find out.

Summerland
25-11-2010, 01:22 AM
Sangess, there are chieftan trees according to Celtic folklore. Trees have incredible power. Did you know that there are trees, when threatened with an insect invasion, will send out a scent to other nearby trees. Those then continue the warning throughout the forest. The trees then start producing a chemical to protest theirselves from the insects.
The older the tree, the more wise and powerful it is. I don't think that the tree didn't like you; I think that it was greeting you.
And I don't thing the fae and elementals like it when we share our experiences out in the public. My bed-bouncing fairies have not visited me since I talked about it here on the forum. If I just told a single person, face to face, they stayed around. But perhaps the don't like their presence revealed via the internet.
Each tree has its own spirit, I think. And even bushes.
So Sangress, go back and visit the tree and speak to it.

Capacity
25-11-2010, 01:31 AM
What do I think?
I think it was a special moment between you and the tree.
Awesome!

Sangress
25-11-2010, 01:37 AM
Summerland, I did not know that, but it makes a lot of sense.

Trees seem to be more dynamic than most people think.

I've been aware that trees comunicated with one another for a long while, but I never had enough experience to consider elementals/fae/tree spirits seriously.

Does this mean I'll be a tree-hugger for real? ;p

And hmm. I'm not sure what to say to the tree...or whoever is in it...

Do I just walk up and mentally say "hi, am I talking to a tree or a spirit or both?"

Wow...I'm shy because of a tree. I'm not sure whether to laugh or shake my head at that.

And also, I swear "it" was mocking me when I heard the random laugh......A tree laughed at me...*facepalm*

Summerland
25-11-2010, 01:39 AM
Does this mean I'll be a tree-hugger for real? ;p

Sure enough. Don't forget to leave an offereing of tobacco or a copper coin.

Moon Willow
25-11-2010, 01:57 AM
Wow Sangress, that's a great experience you've had.

To me, the fact that this encounter made your "heart lift" makes me feel like it does have something to do with the fae (as well as your special moment with the tree).

I was reading somewhere the other day too, that you can 'adopt a tree' which just means that if you find a particular tree that you have a bond with you can contact it where ever you are by just sitting quietly and thinking of your tree. So days that you can't get out or the weather is bad you can still say hello and feel that beautiful energy.

Happy tree whispering:hug2:

Gracey
25-11-2010, 02:06 AM
I've never been one for fae and elemental's. I was under the impression that such beings were always some sort of urban humanistic legend/fable or simply that the world had changed too much to facilitate any spiritual/unusual beings who are connected to nature.

I'm not entirely sure of the experience I had a couple of days ago, but it has been on my mind so perhaps all of you can help me figure it out.

As always, I was walking in the same park I wander through to clear my mind and, seeing my "favorite" tree (and being slightly less than sane) I greeted it by putting my palm on the trunk and flashing what little energy I had within and around it.

I do this often, it was no different to any day, but this time something odd happened.

Instead of just feeling the low thrum of energy that is its awareness flashing back at me, I swore I felt the tree shift under my hand, not much at first, but then it felt like it was shivering under my touch.

I didn't react to it, I felt no danger.

Then I noticed a feeling on my palm, it took me a while after to figure out what it felt like, but it was like someone tracing a finger tip on my palm, or tapping it.

After that I looked up to find the branches in the tree swaying in the wind, it made me smile for some reason...made my heart lift. It was a happy kind of movement.

Then I realized that all of the grass, the plants around it and the tree directly beside this one (which had its branches touching this tree,) were still. Nothing else except the tree was being touched by the wind, I couldn't even feel the wind.

At that point I got a little confused and broke contact. The movement of the tree stopped, the tapping and "drawing" on my palm stopped and I swore I heard a sound from the direction of the tree.

I think it could have been a bark of laughter, but it was muffled or far away. Unclear would be a better word for it.

Then, suspecting (even though I knew that was not the case,) that perhaps the tree "disliked" the exchange I had made with it, I kept walking.

It's taken a lot of thought, but would it be ridiculous to entertain the thought that something, or someone, was inside the tree at the time?

Was there even any wind in the first place? Was the tree moving of it's own accord?

What do you think of this experience?

Thanks for sharing your experience. :smile:

Summerland
25-11-2010, 02:11 AM
Tree energy is so different than our own, Sangress. The tree would not have laughed at you, particularly since it was communicating with you. You pobably FELT SILLY, so misinterpretated the laughter. It was likely a chuckle as in , "Oh, so she finally gets it! Bloody well time~~~~"

Sangress
25-11-2010, 04:09 AM
Or it was a "And the human freaks out....HAH!"

Guess I wont know till I ask.

Oh, also, got a flash of an image from a tree in my yard, (well, more of a thought and a feeling and a taste and an image) it all pointed to something man-made and unnatural interfering with the tree, and for a very long time too because (i think) it must take a while for trees to notice something "wrong" that isn't directly related to their natural way of existing.

Sure enough, when I looked it over more closely, it has a metal stake shoved through it that it's almost grown over, which I can't quite reach.

It want's the metal out because it's being poisoned by whatever the metal its made of.

Could it be copper? It's the only thing that comes to mind because I know that steel or silver has a different energetic feel to it.

I know there are a lot more peices of metal further up inside the trunk (not sure how I know) and I'm not sure whether I can get them out without doing more damage than good. *Sad face*

I mean, I'm not a tree doctor...so I guess I shouldn't feel so weirdly responsible for it all....O_o

Mouse
25-11-2010, 09:44 AM
What a lovely experience to read, thank you for posting this... I have also felt or sensed the energy of trees... tree spirits/elementals, who knows? I think these are all just words for the energy but I feel you are fortunate to feel it.

Boldylocks
25-11-2010, 04:05 PM
I love these stories, I don't know if this is really true but in the fairy bible I was reading last night it said that fairies or people of that realm don't like it when we share about our experiences with them and that if we do then they don't encounter us anymore.
Has anyone heard of this?
Spiritlite.

I have read the same in the Faery Bible too . I think that they don't mind if we share our experiences with them to those who would take the matter seriously and who do respect them, but they dont' like us making "light" of the subject with general friends-- especially when most of our friends and family probably don't believe in them , much less respect them to begin with. I'ts like the Bible verse that refers to not "throwing pearls to swine who would trample on them and not appreciate them".

Boldylocks
25-11-2010, 04:14 PM
Or it was a "And the human freaks out....HAH!"

Guess I wont know till I ask.

Oh, also, got a flash of an image from a tree in my yard, (well, more of a thought and a feeling and a taste and an image) it all pointed to something man-made and unnatural interfering with the tree, and for a very long time too because (i think) it must take a while for trees to notice something "wrong" that isn't directly related to their natural way of existing.

Sure enough, when I looked it over more closely, it has a metal stake shoved through it that it's almost grown over, which I can't quite reach.

It want's the metal out because it's being poisoned by whatever the metal its made of.

Could it be copper? It's the only thing that comes to mind because I know that steel or silver has a different energetic feel to it.

I know there are a lot more peices of metal further up inside the trunk (not sure how I know) and I'm not sure whether I can get them out without doing more damage than good. *Sad face*

I mean, I'm not a tree doctor...so I guess I shouldn't feel so weirdly responsible for it all....O_o

Sangress, you could contact someone who knows about trees -- they may be able to remove the stake without harming the tree. Actually, the tree would be better off without it even if it has to be roughly yanked out somehow.



I dont think that was a cooincidence. The tree was trying to communicate this with you so in a way, you do have a responsiblity because it was given to you to connect to receive this message -- and plants and trees do often communicate with us through mental images and feelings, so it doesnt surprise me.

Regarding your experience with touching that tree- I've also experienced being hugged right back from the pine tree in our backyard after I hugged it first over a year ago. I wanted to thank it for being there all of my childhood and gracing our yard-- and I hugged it sincerely. I felt a strong rush of compassion and love right back at me when I was hugging it.
It was such a beuautiful experience.

All living things have a consciousness and they feel our energy--wether negative, positive or apathetic. If I were you, I'd darned make sure I found someone who could remove the metal stake from that tree- even if I had to pay someone to do it without harming the tree way.

Sangress
25-11-2010, 09:25 PM
I've found that about 5 of my trees in my yard all have the same metal shoved in them.

I've been doing research and apparently copper is used to kill young trees, but it often doesn't work and continues to poison older trees until they eventually die early. (Well, an early death in tree terms.)

A lot of sites say its impossible to remove if the tree has grown over it without killing it outright and cutting the tree down is a no-no because of the metal, which is a health hazard...not that I would ever cut down a tree.

I'm going to keep looking around for information and ask the trees themselves whether they know a way to remove the copper.

I'm afraid I can't afford to fork out money to a professional, so it'd have to be charity work if someone was able to help.

Later on today I plan to visit "the tree" at sunset, when it's calmer than during the say. My energy is always amped up at night and easier to control and manage. I think it may be because my circadian rhythms are naturally switched, so I'm technically nocturnal....if I don't have to drag myself to school. lol.

Anyhow, three days after that I will have a chance to find the Ghost Gum.

I'll keep you all in the loop about any tree related events in the future.

Feel free to share your own experiences too, I like stories. :)

KerryK
27-11-2010, 01:57 AM
I very much enjoyed your experience and think that you have more been given a gift, even though the tree spirit may well have been 'toying' with you, it was playful and in no way malicious I would think.

I am much the same as you in that I connect with certain trees, quite deeply and tend to be a 'tree-hugger'. I will touch trees as often as possible and enjoy the rainforest old growth ones best. I'll try to send in energy as well as feel the energy inside of them. Almost a distant humming, very faint but it's there.

Kerry


I haven't had time to go back to "the tree" but I've been experamenting with communication between the trees in my yard.

Sadly they feel like that are asleep or dormant.

I mean, I feel their energy, but it's deep and dull and far away as though its far beneath the trees rather than inside them.

Their energy is unresponsive unless I irritaite them by borrowing some of their energy, but I find that their responses aren't coherent, only instinctual.

I think I'm only drawn to trees that are "awake" or have a resident living inside them.

Now that I think about it I've had other experiences like this one with the tree, but not so direct.

Like the time I felt something was wrong and followed that feeling to a large hill where an old tree was being cut down because it was uprooting a highway barrier. I was devestated by watching that for some reason and I'd never felt such sorrow for (or from) a tree before.

It felt like it was the heart of the forest in that area, and someone was destroying it for no reason. Such a waste.

There is a ghost gum eucalyptus tree that I remember being drawn to in the same way (well, a much stronger way)as I did with "the tree" a few months back. It's in a large area of forest wedged in the middle of suburbia (the same area of forest as the tree that was cut down.)

I think I can find it again by spreading my awareness through the root system of the trees in the area.

Maybe that trees taken up the mantle of "the heart of the forest" or maybe its just a nice tree or it's housing spirits.

I'll let you all know how it goes and what I find out.

star-child
27-11-2010, 09:07 AM
Wow what an amazing experience!

It reminded me of when I was younger, me and my Dad had a 'special tree' that we used to visit, I could probably locate it still.

Also in the book Angel Answers by Diana Cooper, I'm sure Diana wrote about an experience when a tree spoke to her about the weather.

LightFilledHeart
27-11-2010, 03:21 PM
I very much enjoyed your experience and think that you have more been given a gift, even though the tree spirit may well have been 'toying' with you, it was playful and in no way malicious I would think.

I am much the same as you in that I connect with certain trees, quite deeply and tend to be a 'tree-hugger'. I will touch trees as often as possible and enjoy the rainforest old growth ones best. I'll try to send in energy as well as feel the energy inside of them. Almost a distant humming, very faint but it's there.

Kerry

Hi Kerry :smile:

I'm a tree hugger too!! I always ask permission first though :wink: I have found the energy of some to be so powerful it almost knocks me off my feet! I live in Northern CA and there are redwoods on the coast. The redwoods are a group of very ancient venerable old tree spirits ... walking among them you almost feel the need to whisper... as though you're in church! It is quite amazing the peace and strength the exude.

Sangress
28-11-2010, 07:02 AM
Went and visited the tree again.

The same thing happened, (tapping, wind...etc) but after a while the "tapping" in my palm "broke though" my skin and a connection of sorts formed properly through the centre of my palm and up my arm.

We had a good chat and the "tree" said "she" didn't mind giving her energy with a "spirit" like me because rain would arrive soon to renew what she had lost.

Apparently she had sensed something was wrong within me and sought to repair it because I had become something called a "Familiar" to her.

My hands have been far more open to the energy I need after that, she truly did heal them. I'm very grateful for that because my health has recovered somewhat with the healing of my hands as well.

Unfortunately I had only 30 minutes to spare, so I had to leave without the information I was seeking.

But she invited (well demanded or told) me to come to her at the next full moon, during the night when I am apparently "most aware and close to my origins."

She let me know that she will be "dreaming" until then, to conserve her strength for when it is needed.

I can't begin to properly describe how this all transpired, I might after the full moon when my senses are more familiar with the tree spirits.

MYFIGO
28-11-2010, 11:48 PM
I think it was an amazing experience. I think it was positive and saw no reason to believe otherwise.

I have a favorite tree at my work that I communicate with to revive my energy and to say thank you for all they do. At first, I tried to see the energy around it, it's aura and could just see a small outline. Then I discovered that the aura would respond when I asked questions. I soon was able to observe the tree and communicate with it from my desk some 50 feet away through the glass door.

One day, as I sat at my desk, I asked the tree to send me healing energy for a sore throat I was starting to get. I felt immediate response of "well at least step outside and help us out a little."

I laughed and promised to do that at break time later. To my surprise a moment later, I saw a hummingbird fly up to the glass front door and hover there looking at me. Then he turned away and flew straight back to the tree I had been communicating with. It is not normal to see hummingbirds there.

I looked up the meaning of a hummingbird and they are noted for healing in small places. I thought that was so cool. And yes, my throat felt immediately better.

After reading your experience, I'd like to attempt more communication with my tree. Thanks! :smile:

Cassy
04-12-2010, 08:50 PM
Diluted meaning they don't come to you as often?
Spiritlite

Sorry for the delay in replying, I've been away from my computer.

No I don't mean that they don't happen as often, I mean that once I've told someone they somehow lose some of thier meaning. I feel that I should have kept it to myself and not told anyone.

Boldylocks
22-12-2010, 01:21 AM
Sangress, please keep us updated-I would love it if you could let this tree know that many of us you told about her send our heart's love toward her--and i'll add her in my prayers too :hug:

I was re-reading all the posts on this thread just now- and have my TV on the TLC channel watching "What Not to Wear re-runs. A commercial came on just now for Sara Palin's new reality show about her and Alaska- and the first thing you see her doing is cutting down a beautiful old growth pine tree with a chain saw and telling the person with her, "this is really dangerous".

I retorted back at the TV-" Well then, why in the heck are you cutting down a perfectly beautiful healthy pine tree!"

I am really feeling the trees' Being's and presence around me more keener now that it is Winter-- even when I'm driving, I can sense a connection with certain ones I drive by. There definitely is a beautiful presence there.

I've been hugging the apple tree near our driveway this Summer - and will probably end up being cut down by my father eventually because the roots are pulling up the pavement on the driveway. Nevertheless, it keeps producing a wonderful supply of healthy apples each Fall -- including this past Fall, and this Spring it's blossoms were just beautiful. I've been hugging it and telling it that if and when the time comes that it should have to die-- that I will be there for it and plant another little tree nearby where it's spirit can regrow in it- and it also has the option of growing as a new tree in the Heavenly realms. Also I told it that I put it's situation before the Throne of God for help for it.

Birds have been all over this tree as I make sure to hang various birdfeeders on it. A bird even made her nest on this tree as well.

Over a year ago, I noticed a sparkly pink light zoom over the top of this tree near the Faery garden growing nearby-- and I think it was no cooincidence- The faeries are no doubt ministering to this tree, which is why it still lives. I feel that my human encouragement to this tree can further help and minister to her while the Faery do thier own kind of encouragment for her as well.

This Summer I was blessed with many types of birds- including hummingbirds gracing this tree. I don't want it cut down--and have put that before God in prayer that my father will "ease up" and never get around to doing this. If he does -- then I will go to PLAN B- and grow another tree somewhere near the vicinity.


Yes, trees and all living plants have a soul and awareness and they respond to love just as all living things do- including houseplants. I think in general, we humans are really missing out on how we can extend our heart to these living Creations from God. Instead we cut them down and hurt them.
There are some trees I pass by that if I don't touch them or greet them, I sense the trees dissapointment, so I end up walking back to that tree to make sure it knows I acknowledge it. I hugged a pine tree in our backyard that has been there since I was a baby. I actually felt it hug me right back!!! The energy I received back from this wonderful tree made me cry happy tears. I was so shocked that I was recieiving a response from a tree- especially such a strong loving response back!. It really changed my outlook and made me realize that it is not goofy to hug a tree- it is very appreciated. These trees are like our extended family that we take for granted :-)