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Tree Energy

Updated on March 6, 2012

"Trees provide a gateway into a wider world of spirit which can help us find our place in the “web of life” and its timeless mysteries. Trees provide multiple pathways to tap into this web for magical and spiritual purposes, as well as to simply embrace and enhance life. Like music, trees speak to something deep and primal within us. They can help us open our souls to the power and spirit of earth’s rhythms. They can help us harvest the fruit of our spiritual journey and find the seeds of our future."

Excerpted from: Whispers from the Woods by Sandra Kynes

Acacia Tree ... "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree" ... by Joyce Kilmer
Acacia Tree ... "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree" ... by Joyce Kilmer
My Labrador Tenkay  and I sit here after a few minutes walk to rest and sometimes for meditation purposes.
My Labrador Tenkay and I sit here after a few minutes walk to rest and sometimes for meditation purposes.
The copse of trees I stare at when doing meditations or self-introspections. "Colorful birds ribbons its hair".
The copse of trees I stare at when doing meditations or self-introspections. "Colorful birds ribbons its hair".
I call these, my tree sentinels, guarding the environment against pollution by cleaning and purifying the air with their leaves.
I call these, my tree sentinels, guarding the environment against pollution by cleaning and purifying the air with their leaves.
The branches seems to embrace the blue sky. Sometimes I think the trees are more 'intelligent' than humans when it comes to survival. They were here before us and most are definitely a lot older than the human race.
The branches seems to embrace the blue sky. Sometimes I think the trees are more 'intelligent' than humans when it comes to survival. They were here before us and most are definitely a lot older than the human race.

Tree as a companion for soul searching

Only on quiet moments can you talk to yourself and reach down to the depth of your soul - a necessary exercise to reacquaint ourselves with our life and where we fit within this web of existence. It's difficult to do this specially if you are a city dweller living in a congested noisy neighborhood. Most housing communities though have parks or open areas for recreation and usually these areas have trees.

I have a favorite tree that suited my needs for resting and sometimes for meditation. It is an acacia tree and just one of the big acacia trees that grew in the park. I do my meditations when I feel low, depressed, and lately when I got the cold virus.

Sitting on the tree's biggest root, I imagine fresh oxygen-rich air entering my nostrils as I inhale slowly, deeply and then exhale slowly while counting from 1 to 10. This is my prelude to meditation, the relaxation stage. If the purpose of the meditation is for healing, I imagine myself sitting cross-legged inside a golden pyramid with a hole at the top. Looking at the sun, I try to direct the rays into my pyramid, the rays passing through its hole. Inside the pyramid, the rays are turned to a ball of light which would enter my head and slowly course down my body to light everything that is dark inside (darkness represents negative energy or disease). The light would exit out of my pores. I ended my meditations with a request from the big tree for a share of its positive energy, and everything I asked is through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

There are times I used the tree as a 'sounding board' to evaluate results of past activities or goals. After doing the relaxation exercise, I stare at the green leafy trees across from where I sat, I think about what happened for the past days, its effect on me and on my environment. I somehow feel that everything will be alright after such talk with the tree.

This place is my pet's paradise here on earth. The word 'park' and seeing their leash on my hand would cause such happy 'frenzy'.
This place is my pet's paradise here on earth. The word 'park' and seeing their leash on my hand would cause such happy 'frenzy'.
We could breath cleaner air because of these leaves. Thank you tree.
We could breath cleaner air because of these leaves. Thank you tree.
The healthiest place for children to play is near trees.
The healthiest place for children to play is near trees.
Trees are noise deterrent.
Trees are noise deterrent.

Five Top Reasons Why Trees are Important

1. Trees produce Oxygen. "A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year. On average, one tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year." - Environment Canada, Canada's environmental agency.

2. Trees clean air. "A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 pounds per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings. One acre of trees annually consumes the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to that produced by driving an average car for 26,000 miles. That same acre of trees also produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for a year. " - New York Times.

3. Trees Control Noise Pollution. Trees muffle city noise. Trees planted around the house or in strategic places in the neighborhood deter noise coming from the highways or from people congested areas.

4. Trees clean the soil. Trees can filter sewage and other soil pollutants and reduce the effect of animal wastes and clean roadside spills and water runoff into streams.

5. Trees Shade and Cool. Air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide are absorbed by trees, chemically processed and then released back as oxygen. Trees lower air temperature and intercept airborne particles too.

Such a beautiful sight gives joy to the heart... "A tree that looks at God all day, and lifts her leafy arms to pray" ... Joyce Kilmer
Such a beautiful sight gives joy to the heart... "A tree that looks at God all day, and lifts her leafy arms to pray" ... Joyce Kilmer

Trees enhance nature's beauty

Can you imagine how lonely and barren-looking a place is without trees? With the trees come the birds of many kinds, the insects, the animals, and the human beings. People come to jog, walk, or just commune with nature.

Such a boring world without trees don't you think.

The Biggest Tree on Earth

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      This is a work in progress. All my observations with regards to trees that grow in the park where I do my walking exercise with my dogs almost every morning, I write it here. I love taking pictures of the trees, and all of these pictures I took are from the same park.

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      Jenny Pugh 5 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA

      Beautiful trees, and hub too. You know what, I have a new cam now, I can take pictures too, problem is I don't know how to use it yet, it's hi-tech for me and am lazy about technology...You are getting better, better, and better....keep it up.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you my friend. am grinning from ear to ear. Drop by the house tomorrow so we could check it out. Technology is manageable when you have another non-tech (me) person to interpret the instructions to human level.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Wow... very interesting. I didn't know that about trees but on certain occasions in parks, I have given some trees a strange look.... there was something about them, I couldn't quite put my finger on. In nature, they do play a very important part.

      Lovely share. Thanks.

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      Your photos are wonderful and I love the way you explained how you meditate. I believe meditation is very important to get the creative juices flowing. Look forward to more of your writing.

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      Terry27 5 years ago from The Place Called Love

      Awesome post, Tenkay. Thank you for writing this. I love trees. They provide a lot of inspiration in my writing. They also have a lot wisdom to share with us. I wrote a poem about nature:

      https://hubpages.com/literature/Language-of-Love-b...

      Vanaya Ghimire is a wonderful writer/photographer. Check out his work:

      http://hubpages.com/@vinayaghimire

      I love your photos and meditation technique. I enjoy taking pictures of nature. It is very therapeutic. I am also a strong believer of meditation. There are so many great benefits to it.

      I also like the fact that you included important facts of what trees provide for us. I am truly grateful for these marvelous and magnificent beings called trees.

      Thank you for writing this.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Trust your instincts Lady_E. There's something in these trees. Open your mind and heart when you are around them. Breath deeply the fresh air coming from their leaves. Touch the bark with your open palm and imagine positive energy flowing into your body...

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you for dropping by mljdgulley. Comments coming from fellow hubbers are my motivations to write stories. I just had a 3-day vacation in one of the islands (Bohol). I will come up with an interesting article soon regarding tarsiers.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      @Terry27: thank you for your motivating words. My beliefs regarding tree energy & tree spirits are deeply rooted on my pagan ancestors' culture. Although Christianity was introduced by the Spaniards way back 1521 in our country, it was only in the 19th century that my great grandfather was Christianized. They believe in the different spirits; spirit of the wind, water, sun, trees, etc. Some of their beliefs trickled down to us, the third generation.

      Thanks for giving me some links, I will check them out.

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      neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

      you do the right thing by meditating under the tree.Besides the oxygen levels and all that every living thing has an aura and an energy field around it and if you love the tree e the tree will gladly part with its energy field and let you live in it.It is synergistic you add to the tree and three adds to you.

      good one friend keep writing.

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      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you neeleshkulkarni for your comments. It was my instincts that draw me to trees when I was sick or troubled initially and later through research and people like you, I found out why trees somehow heal and comfort me.

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