Self-Initiation, the Egyptian Goddess Isis & the Awakening Path

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“The magic you seek is within you. Call upon me to help uncover your greatest strengths.”

by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
I imagine that the incredible intense combination of the energies Friday’s Sagittarius New Moon and yesterday’s 12/12/2015 frequency gateway have transmitted, has brought one or the other collective energy effect also to your door. We all are more sensitive now and that makes it even more important, that we understand as much as possible about our collective awakening process. One of my favorite themes is the study of a consciously chosen, mental death, that allows the deceased mind to be restarted like a computer – after deleting unneeded files. The process of resurrection from death, for a New Beginning.
And this is where the Egyptian Goddess Isis comes into play. Isis is one of the most important goddesses of ancient Egypt. Her attributes are those of a great magician, whose power transcends our momentary state of being, into higher vibrational realms. She is the Egpytian goddess of fertility, of divinely guided motherhood, of nutrition, inner wisdom, inner knowledge, the feminine archetype of creation, the goddess of protection for the living, and protects also the dead in the Underworld. She is also known as the dark mother, who teaches us that ‘out of experiencing darkness, emerges our individual inner light’. In Egypt today, her power is still invoked on behalf of the sick.
Isis is a representative of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, also known as the Papyrus of Ani, the ancient guidebook to a happy afterlife. Used to guide the deceased during their journey into the Underworld, to overcome all appearing obstacles and not lose their way. She is associated with the planet Venus, and therefor with the unconditional love of the universe for all beings existing. da69429a9e857ea95b111bd3a4a6cb3eYesterdays 12/12 Gateway has brought a new opening to the channel of our golden “I AM” Christ Consciousness. In the Mayan calendar today’s nawal (energetic day quality) is recognized as the force of mother nature, of the wilderness,of  all spiritual leader, of shamans and of priests of the divine sacred. People who understand how to read pattern and messages from the natural world, who help to keep our existence in balance with nature. What a perfect timing to connect with the amazing powers of the Goddess Isis and her natural force of death and resurrection.
The myth of Isis tells us that Isis was the daughter of the earth god Geb and the sky goddess Nut and the sister of the deities Osiris, Seth, and Nephthys. Married to Osiris, king of Egypt. But Seth was jealous, and organized a plot to kill his brother. Seth trapped Osiris in a wooden chest, which he coated in lead and threw him into the Nile. The chest had become Osiris’s coffin. With his brother vanished, Seth became king of Egypt. But Isis did not forget her husband, to the opposite she searched everywhere for him until she discovered Osiris. She brought his body back to Egypt, where Seth discovered that the chest was back and, furious about his failure, hacked his brother into pieces.
To ultimately get ride of him, he scattered his pieces far and wide all over Egypt. And again Isis was able to discover and reunite the parts of her dead husband’s body, with the exception of his penis that remained missing. Using her magical powers of alchemy, she made Osiris whole again – adding a penis made of pure gold to his body. Reunited they received a child, the Horus Child, half human half hawk.

Now this is just a myth you might think, but it is actually the tale of our personal awakening process. Osiris, our masculine divine creator powers scattered mind, spread all over the place (the spiral dance of creation)… by Seth representing our lower human feelings as jealousy, competition, hatred,….. brought back together by Isis (the divine feminine creator power, which is the divine guidance of our higher-self)… to than consciously create the Horus Child (the unification of the masculine and feminine, human and divine powers… the Ascended Human Angel)… isUse this Prayers and Invocation, to call on the energy field of the Goddess Isis:

Invocation Of Isis Energy
I, Isis, am all that has been that is or shall ever be,
I, who made light from my feathers, The wind from my wings,
No mortal man ever had me unveiled!

Prayer to Isis
Goddess Isis, Divine Mother, Goddess of Magic and Wisdom,
Hear my prayer!
Help me unlock my inner wisdom
so I can resolve all obstacles
and give birth to a higher vibrating version of myself.
Be with me and guide me on my way.
And so it is!

Isis Earth Prayer
We grow from the Earth
and we share her fruits.
We fly with bright wings
and we reach the stars.
We are Immortal with all that is.
One with Goddess Isis!

Dear once, I hope this piece brings you much hope and inspiration, courage and desire, to once again gather all your inner forces today… for an amazing shift of consciousness and awakening into the new paradigm of the Golden Age of Aquarius. Train your mind and eyes to stay focused on the golden path, surrender to the process, and keep breathing deeply!! Stay burning obstacles also with forgiveness and the violet flame and listen to the guidance of your own inner voice! She will let you know what has to go and what will remain!!
Blessings an lots of Love!  Edith

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12:12:15 – Symbolism and Significance of the Number 12 in Human Life

indexby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
today’s 12/12/2015 Gateway is again a very special day full of shifting energies and new frequencies, that will anchor until the Solstice and the last days of the year. The number twelve is without a doubt one of the major keys to the mysteries of mankind’s existence on Planet Earth. It penetrates all aspects of life, all over the planet in tradition and religion. It is symbolic of the creation of the universe, as it represents the division of our godlike unity nature into twelve individual vibrations. Twelve different tones, that are showering us as sound,- and light pattern, known as the divine highways of sound and light.
The number twelve represents the qualities of personal perfection of governmental ruler and personal authority, it shows up in the Book of Revelation 22 times and is mentioned in 187 places in the Bible. It is an indicator of great understanding and wisdom, as it is considered to be the ancient number of completing our learning cycles. The twelve represents the manifestation of the Holy Trinity stabilized in the four corners of the horizon – 3 X 4.

Here are some of the many expressions we find in our collective worldwide symbolism and traditional understanding:
We have 12 month of the year, 12 hours of the day and 12 of the night, there are twelve sign constellations in the zodiac, the Buddhist tradition recognizes twelve causes of existence or Nidanas, there were 12 tribes in Israel symbolizing the completeness of the nation, Jacob had 12 sons, there are 12 Minor Prophets listed in the Old Testament, the Islamic religion recognizes twelve imams, ancient Egypt had 12 gods, there are twelve imposing rooms in the Scandinavian paradise, there are 12 historical books in the Bible, 12 breads have been broken and shared by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, there are twelve administrators of Solomon, Jesus chose to travel with 12 apostles, the twelve works of Hercules, the oldest language “Sanskrit’ has twelve names for the Sun, the Chinese horoscope represents twelve animal powers, according to the Japanese cosmology the Creator is seated on twelve sacred cushions, Jesus first appears in public when he was 12years old, the 12 Strand DNA our physical bodies are converting to, the Life Cycle of Human Beings has twelve stages, so does the Light Body Process, and 12 times 12 makes 144 (000) the number sequence of the amount of Lightworker, expected to create a critical mass for the collective shift into the Golden Age of Aquarius.kkThe 12:12:2015 Gateway is a portal to freedom, to joyfully sharing and co-creation. As our Earth moves through the 12:12 frequency codes, her vibration will be altered so much, that some of us – who have been focused on mastery since a while – will have the chance for major leaps of Self-Mastery and Completion. The Violet Flame of Ascension will illuminate for a while the entire atmosphere of planet earth. The Ascended Masters have expressed that of the 144,000 Lightworker on earth, many will feel called to step up and become guardians and a caretaker of this planet. For all of us, there will be another quickening in spiritual growth and personal awakening into deep inner freedom, that humanity has yet to discover. The number 12 is related to the star sign Pisces and the Tarot card The Hanged Man. Which means it is supposed to tun our lives upside down. It is a warning of the necessity to be alert to every situation, to be aware of fake people and false flattery and those who try to gain from a situation, by having a hidden second agenda. Now is the time for spiritual seeker and skeptics worldwide, to realize there is a pattern in nature and the universe and to follow it without doubt or second guessing. Collectively our interest in Mathematics, Sacred Geometry, Numerology and Music will naturally grow, as the connectedness of all things gets more obvious than it has been in history for thousands of years.

The are three levels of self-initiation this amazing Portal is providing for us. Level 1 is called “The Gate” and is the initiation that will show us all of the demons (limitations) that our thoughts and emotions subconsciously create. Level 2 is called the “Red Feather of Courage.” In order to initiate yourself into this level, you must have courage and be willing to stand firm in your service to your inner divine and the collective divine plan. Expect to be dissed, cultured and ignored for your good deeds! As this is the essence of this particular initiation. And Level 3, this is know as the “Floor of Malkuth”, and it will serve us to lift our collective belief’s about death and aging into higher dimensions of understanding.awBeloved ones, I  hope this information brings you hope for the weeks to come. That it makes you brave, even fearless in approaching the changes that are now coming into our life. And make you capable of shifting and transforming your world, in the initiating fire of the violet flame and with your conscious breathing, till only pure divine essence is left. I am so looking forward to see it all unfold in front of our eyes, I am totally excited for all of us!! May you be blessed with faith and strong inner guidance!!
Love and Ascension Blessings!!!
Edith

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From “Calling the Animals” to the Lion’s Gate : A Journey in Raising Consciousness

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Dear Friends,
today is the peek of the  Lion’s Gate 8/8/8… a most important start-gate in this amazing year of change.A chance for re-connection to our authentic personal power and the excess to divine abundance from within.
It’s a good day to  spend some time in solitude resting, contemplating the beauty and abundance already in our life. A day to lay low and allow your physical body to drink from the endless flow of divine light, that is purring in from source especially intense today.

Use the chance to consciously align yourself with the next step of human evolution into the Golden Age of Aquarius!! A world of experienced singularity within the oneness!
Blessings! Edith
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In this period of 2015 we are most certainly in a Wave of powerful transformational energy.  Our lives and our Reality is being changed at a very fast pace and in ways that we are often still coming to terms with. I think that the most recent wave of changes has been the most definitive and also maybe the most surprising.
It has to do with our fellow citizens on the Earth.  The Animals.  Quite simply put, the Earth can ascend no further unless we make peace with the Animal Kingdom.  We have to take into OUR consciousness the fact that in a Fifth Dimensional World we are all connected and related, and that means that we can no longer abuse and destroy without acknowledging that it is ourselves that we are abusing and destroying.This awakening, and this recognition, and ultimately this raising of consciousness has been centered on Africa.  Why?  Well, for several reasons.  Probably the most evident is that Africa is the only continent that still has a large wild life population, but which is now under extreme threat.  Secondly, Africa is the continent that is the focus of the Sirius Project, which is the clear guidance and love of the Sirian Master Teachers from the Sirius Star System. That influence extends from Egypt in the North to South Africa in the South.

Solstice June 21st and “Calling the Animals 

At this year’s Solstice celebrations, I was guided by Archangel Michael to call for a Global Meditation on “Calling the Animals”.  The purpose of this was to call the animals to us and to express to them our desire that they should come with us into the New Earth and be part of our New Earth Reality.
I did not realize at that point how crucial it was to the whole Ascension project that would make this expression of intent to our fellow brothers and sisters on the Earth!
Further, I also was shown how the Animals are not inferior forms of life, but are also “Star Seeds”, gifts from the Creative Beings who are our Galactic and Cosmic Family.  If we could not honor our Animal Family, how could we honor the Galactic and Cosmic Family who had gifted these Life Forms to our Planet.
As it happened, I was also invited to attend a Ceremony in the far North of South Africa at an ancient Stone Circle.  This site was located on the “Nile” meridian and also on the borders of South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique.  Just to the North was the Kruger National Park, our biggest wildlife sanctuary, and beyond that, Zimbabwe.
And so it was that I was privileged to be with a large group of people as we “Called the Animals” from the Sacred Circle that we had  created around the main standing stones. I remember quite clearly calling the Lion of the North.  In our circle, North was towards Kruger and Zimbabwe, home of Cecil the Lion who was to be a major player in this unfolding wave of energy.
I did specifically call the White Lions as the Spirit Keepers of Africa, to be the guardians of the North.  It was also interesting, that our Ceremony was visited by two large Crows, who as messengers of the Spirit world carried our intentions into the Spirit Realms.

Cecil the Lion and the Royal Lions of Sirius
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And so it was that the message was received by the Spirit Keepers of Africa, and the Royal Lions of Sirius.

Now, perhaps I should explain how very important Lions are in the Sirian teachings.
In the creation story, the Prime Creator known as Amun-Ra, gives birth to two beings who are called Shu and Tefnut.  They are the original Masculine and Feminine energies, and Tefnut who is the Feminine, is always depicted as a Lioness Headed Woman.  Lion/ess energy is Sacred to the Sirians, it is a manifestation of the Divine Creative Essence.
And so it is that in Africa, where the Sirius energy is strongest on the Planet, that the Lions came to be the Spirit Keeper of the Continent.  And it was there, in the Spirit Council of the White Lions, that our call was heard.  And so it was decided that a Noble Lion would be needed to bring to Humanity the message of the Lions and the call to “Family” in the New Earth.
And so it was that Cecil, the noble Lion of Hwange, was called to carry the role of the Sacred Path of the Lion King.

Now while this is a beautiful story, it also does not hide the fact that every day Lions are hunted, poached and killed in Africa, and that the death of  Cecil was not a “demanded sacrifice” but an illustration of what is befalling all lions in Africa, and ultimately, all animals on Earth.
The purpose of the very public killing of Cecil the Lion was to bring the energy of the Lion into the Collective Consciousness just at the very moment when the Sun was in Leo and we were approaching a very crucial Ascension Moment in the Lions  Gate of 2015, the 8/8/8.
It was to make Humanity aware of what was happening to the lions and to the animals on the Earth.  To remind Humanity of their mission to love and hold the animals and their purpose of recreating the Garden on the New Earth so that All Life Forms could be present.
And it was to make us aware that our Star Nation brothers and sisters, especially the Sirians, were here present with us in this work.  The powerful energies of the Lion’s Gate are assisting the Planet through the Gateways of Time and into the Higher Dimensions that are guarded by the Royal Sirian Lions of Yesterday and Tomorrow.

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The Lion’s Gate of 2015 on the 8th of August is the culmination of an Ascension Wave that will lift the planet into the highest frequencies of Luminosity that have yet been achieved on Earth!
On the 8th of August, the Royal Sirian Lions will be on hand in the Spirit Realm to be the assistants at this wonderful moment of Ascension and Birthing for the Planet. We can be sure too, that Cecil the Lion will be there in Soul/Spirit form, to watch over the final stages of the story that he had such a part in creating.
From this moment forward, the Animals will step into their sovereignty and will become our fellow citizens of the New Earth.
This will create a radical shift in consciousness that will challenge all that we believe about love and compassion and the way in which we embody these essential energies.
We will be required to shift from a society that believes that Humanity is central and that everything on the Planet is simply “resources” to be consumed, to a society that acknowledges the Unity of a Family of Living Beings sharing a common home and a common destiny.
This is the Great Shift we need to make if the Earth is to continue to ascend into her true Destiny as a Planet of Love and Compassion.
Celia Fenn by Starchildglobal.com

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When Two Suns Rise : Sirius and the Planetary New Year

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Dear Friends,
it is such an amazing and blessed time we are living in! This month of July is truly over-floating in its abundance of supportive constellations in the stars. Time to breath deeply, once again allow the energies to take over and guide us into a more refined and higher vibrating level of existence.
Another month to grab your chances and embody more and more of your pure light, so it may lead to spiritually guided activism! AHO!

Blessings and highest divine support to you!
Edith

The end of July is celebrated as the Planetary New Year because many of the ancient Time Keeper races on the Earth recognized this as the moment when an important New Cycle of Evolutionary Time was initiated. This period was also associated with what was known as the “Lion’s Gate”, the historical moment when the constellation of Leo aligned with the Pyramid complex at Giza. But you might ask, why is that important to me in the year 2015?
This is because the Planetary New Year celebrates the moment when the Blue Star Sirius rises in the morning sky at the same time and in nearby location to our Sun. It is the time when Earth has Two visible “suns” in the sky. The one sun is Golden, and the other is Blue in Frequency. This conjunction of Stars celebrates the long connection between Earth, and its Sun, and the Star System of Sirius.
In Ancient Egypt, in the post Atlantean civilization that sprang up on the banks of the Nile, the heliacal rising of Sirius, as it is known, also marked the time when the Nile River rose, due to rains in Central Africa, and flooded the plains of Egypt so that crops could be grown. The rising of the waters signified the return of Abundance and Blessings to the land, and this was also associated with Sirius and it’s helical rising in the East.
Sirius has long been a guiding light and force in the Evolution of the Earth. There were many powerful Star Teachers that came to the Earth to assist Humanity, and they were believed to be “gods”. These teachers included the Beings known as Isis and Osiris, who brought the arts of agriculture and learning to the peoples of Ancient Egypt to assist them to reconstruct their world after the trauma of the Atlantean catastrophe. And now,at this time, we are told that the Sirian Master Teachers are returning to our world to assist us with aligning our frequencies with the incoming Diamond Light that is raising the frequency of our Planet and of Humanity.

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As Master teachers, the Sirians brought information to the Ancient Egyptians that helped them to remember who they were and where they were going. They taught them the principles of Ascension, and these were recorded in papyrus texts and on pyramid and temple walls. They reminded us all that our bodies are from the Earth but our Souls are from the Stars.
In recent years, they have also reminded us that everything is energy and frequency, and that ascending or raising our consciousness means that we can align ourselves with the frequencies that are coming from the Cosmic Heart and the Galactic Center ,and that are raising the frequency of our Light Bodies and our Physical bodies and DNA.
It was the Sirians who first taught us about the “Christ Consciousness” that was embodied in the Golden Light of the Sun. The Gold Frequency was Divine Light and it carried the energy of Divine Love and Compassion. As Humanity opened themselves to receive more of the transmissions of the Divine Light and more of the Light Codes that would elevate consciousness, they embraced the Gold Light and activated the Light Body and Multi-dimensional consciousness. The first Sirian Avatars of the Christ Consciousness were Isis and her partner Osiris, who brought the Golden Light to Egypt. The second Sirian Avatars were Yeshua, known as Jesus, and his partner, Mary Magdalene. Together they embodied the Divine Masculine and Feminine frequencies of the Gold Frequency of the Christ Consciousness.

downloadThe Blue Sun was Sirius itself, and it carried the Blue Frequency of that Star System also known as the “Blue Star”. This deep Blue Light carried the Codes of an advanced race of Light Beings who were in the service of the Divine Plan and the Evolution of the Galaxy and the Earth. The rising of the Blue Sun indicated another cycle of Light, Love and Support from the Sirian Master Teachers on the Path of Evolution. Following this event, those on the Earth could expect great blessings and abundance in their lives.
You might wonder what happened? Why was this teaching lost and why is it only now being recovered as we move into the Ascension process? Well, in the Ancient Egyptian world the Sacred duties of the Master Teachers was disrupted by a corrupt priesthood that had an agenda of control mostly through the manipulation of sexual energies. Since this world is a free will zone, Humanity was left to carry on its path and the Sirian Master Teachers withdrew from Egypt. The arrrival of Yeshua and Mary Magdalene represented another opportunity to anchor and ground the Golden Frequency. Initially this was achieved, after the death of Yeshua, by Mary Magdalene, who carried the teachings to France and into Europe. But again, a corrupt priesthood arose that ended the line of Mary Magdalene in the 12th Century with the Albigensian Crusade.
Now, in 2015, we are being given the chance to live the process of integrating the Gold Frequency in the process of Ascension. And, as the Blue Sun rises in the morning sky, we are reminded that waves of Love and Blessings are pouring out to us from the Sun, from Sirius, from the Great Central Sun at the Center of the Galaxy, and from the Cosmic Sun or Heart.The Blue Sun represents the Love and Support of advanced beings of Light who have incarnated on Earth or who have guided consciousness in other ways in order to achieve this moment of deep change when the Earth is ready to become a Body of Light and a Multi-dimensional Blue and Gold Star.

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After the Planetary New Year on the 26th of July, there is a powerful Portal or Vortex that opens which allows these new Light Codes to flood into the Earth grids.  The constellation of Leo no longer aligns with the rising Sun as time has passed. But, the energy of the Lion is what is important at this vortex.
The Lion is the Frequency Keeper of Africa, and of course Egypt is part of Africa. The Spirit Keeper of the Portal is the Spirit Animal that guards the integrity of the African continent. The Lion also represents  Spiritual Power, and Yeshua/Jesus was known as the “Lion of Judah”, as the representative of the Sirian avatar line on Earth.
So, the “Lion’s Gate” is that moment when this portal opens to allow new Codes and new Information that will be the template for the year ahead. The Royal Lion stands guard over the New Timeline. In Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the Gate was represented by two Lions who faced each other. They were known as the Lions of Yesterday and Tomorrow, and of course, it was “today” that came pouring through the gate. The Infinite “now” of present time that can be experienced as flow and creativity and blessings. The Lion’s Gate opens on the 26th of July, reaches its climax on the 8th of August, and closes on the 12th of August.
So it is, at this time, that there are many endings and new beginnings that go with the torrents of Light that come through the Lion’s Gate. Do not be sad or upset if these are intense times, they are meant to be. The power of new blessings is washing away what is no longer needed so that the new can be rooted and blessings result. In the Ancient Egyptian world this was clearly visible as the river flooded washing away the last of last years crops and depositing the rich red silt that would be the bed for the new seasons crops that would nourish the people and the land. In our time, the manifestation may not be so obvious, but we are going through the same intense process of ending and new beginnings for a richer and more abundant cycle ahead.

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Now, as we are in this wonderful process of the Ascension of our consciousness to higher frequencies, we are once again being aided and assisted by the Sirian Master Teachers. But, this time, we are not in a relationship of “gods” and “subjects”. We are ascnding into our own power, and the Master Teachers are seen as guides and helpers, rather than “gods”.
As we recognize the Divine Flame within ourselves and as we embody the Higher Frequencies, including the Gold, Blue and Diamond Frequencies, we understand that Earth has “graduated” to a new level where the Sirian Master Teachers can be consulted as “Star Family” and “Star Elders”, but that it is we ourselves who must drive our own Evolution through our Intentions and our Choices.
The Master Teachers are here to hold “Master Classes”, to remind us who we are and to help us to step into our power, but we must be the ones who embody the Crystalline Rainbow  Frequencies of the New Earth.
This time of the Planetary New Year and the Lion’s Gate is an ideal time to embrace this truth and step into our Multi-dimensional Light and Power as Ascended Humans, as New Earth Souls who embody all the Higher Frequencies of Light that were gifted to us by the Star Teachers and Avatars to advance our Spiritual and Physical Evolution on Earth.
If you would like to know more about what is happening and join with a Planetary Group of people who will be doing the “Journey” of the New Earth Soul and the Lion’s Gate together, we invite you to join our “New Earth Soul” online Webinars. http://www.starchildglobal.com/store/global-webinar-room/the-new-earth-soul/

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People and Trees: Intimately Connected Through the Ages

Trees are considered sacred in many cultures. Tree worship, in one form or another, has been practiced almost universally by ancient peoples in every corner of the globe.Tree of LifeFeatured Image: Tree of Life by Judith Shaw

Trees Speak to the Soul of Human Beings

It is no wonder that trees have captured the human imagination since the beginning of time. Their strength, deeply rooted in the Earth, is an inspiration. Their trunk and branches are a wonder of nature because they stand sturdy and impenetrable most of the time, yet they can flex and sway with the wind when needed.
The whisper of a breeze in their leaves or the sight of ants marching in a straight line up or down their trunks remind us of the magic of nature that trees embody. They live for hundreds or even thousands of years, and so we revere them as keepers of past secrets and sentinels of the future.
Watching their cycles of growth, shedding of leaves, and re-flowering in the spring, people have long perceived trees as powerful symbols of life, death, and renewal. Since the beginning of time, humans have had a sense that trees are sentient beings just like us, that they can feel pain, that they bleed when they are hurt. Trees even look like us. People have a trunk; trees have arms. And so we innately feel a deep connection to them.
Many people say they can feel a tree’s vibrational energy when placing their hand upon its bark. With their deep roots, trees carry significant grounding energy. We naturally feel peace and serenity when walking in the shade of trees or on a forest trail.

Trees Help Us Every Day

A recent study shows that trees remove so much pollution from the air that they “prevented 850 human deaths and 670,000 cases of acute respiratory symptoms in 2010 alone.” When an insect called the emerald ash borer killed off a significant number of trees in the American Midwest in the 1990’s and 2000’s, rates of human death from cardiovascular and respiratory illness increased.
More difficult to quantify is the psychological effect that trees have on people. People who spend time outdoors, or even those who have access to windows looking out at trees, have been shown to have better health than those who do not.

The Universal Tree of Life: Both Ancient and Modern

The concept of a Tree of Life, often symbolizing the connections between all life forms, is found in many religions and philosophies, dating back as early as ancient Egypt. The Egyptian tree of life symbolized creation and represented the chain of events that brought everything into existence.
Fast forward to modern science. The tree has become the quintessential symbol of biological evolution, as its ever-branching image poignantly depicts the unmistakable interconnections between all living species on the Earth.
The beautiful Tree of Life painting at the top of the article was shared with us by artist Judith Shaw. It was inspired by the ancient symbol of the Tree of Life as well as by Sacred Geometry.

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Consider this beautiful commentary from Thich Nhat Hanh reflecting on a tree leaf:

“I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. So I don’t worry at all. As I leave this branch and float to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, ‘I will see you again very soon.’

… That day there was a wind blowing and, after a while, I saw the leaf leave the branch and float down to the soil, dancing joyfully, because as it floated it saw itself already there in the tree. It was so happy. I bowed my head, knowing that I have a lot to learn from the leaf because it is not afraid-it knew nothing can be born and nothing can die.”

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Trees are considered sacred in virtually every place where humans have settled.
There are many profound beliefs surrounding trees that people have held for millennia.
Here are some interesting and touching examples:

  • For the Sng’oi people of Malaysia, a person and a tree can belong with each other, and this relationship is maintained for life. Certain trees and certain people belong together. When a person belongs with a tree, they also belong with its offspring: any trees that grow from the seeds of the first tree, no matter how far the seeds may scatter. The Sng’oi people call upon their intuition to know which child trees have sprung from which parent trees.
  • The World Tree is said to dwell in three worlds: Its roots reach down to the underworld, its trunk sits on the Earth, and its branches extend up to the heavens. Many cultures share a belief that this tree is the Axis Mundi or World Axis which supports or holds up the cosmos. For the Mayan peoples, the Axis Mundi was a massive Ceiba (in other cultures, it is called Kapok) tree that stands at the center of the world. The Mayan beliefs reflect that human souls first came into being as the sacred white flowers on the branches of the Ceiba tree. Souls of the dead Mayan ancestors rose from the roots of the Axis Mundi up through its branches and into the celestial realms.
  • In Germanic regions, it was believed that mankind was created from tree trunks, echoing the perception that people and trees have much in common.
  • In Sweden, some trees were considered “wardens” and could guard a home from bad luck. The warden was usually a very old tree growing on the lot near the home. The family living there had such great respect for the tree that they would often adopt a surname related to the name of the tree.
  • yggdrasil_by_seless-d4caiaxA well-known sacred tree in Norse mythology was Yggdrasil, a giant ash tree that was said to link and shelter the nine worlds that were believed to exist.
  • In Irish and English folklore, fairies would be found wherever Ash, Oak, and Hawthorne trees grew together. Hawthorn trees were regarded as a powerful symbol of protection, and were often planted near houses to ward off lightning as well as evil spirits. On the dawn of Beltane, it was believed that women who bathed in the dew from a Hawthorne blossom would become beautiful, and men who washed their hands in the dew would become skilled craftsmen.
  • Buddhists have a deep reverence for the Bodhi tree, a type of fig tree with heart-shaped leaves, beneath which the Buddha is said to have meditated for 49 days, trying to reconcile his mind to the fact that there was suffering in the world. On the 49th day, he stood and thanked the tree for providing shade for him, and in that instant he attained enlightenment. Today, in the same location where the Buddha is believed to have sat, there grows a descendant of that same Bodhi tree. Buddhist myths say that the tree will live there until the world is destroyed, and the place where it grows will be the last place to be destroyed; and when the world is reborn, that site will be the first place to appear.
  • The villagers of Piplantri, in Rajasthan, India, celebrate the birth of each little girl by planting 111 trees in her honor. The entire village works together to plant and care for the trees. This tradition not only ensures that the environment will be able to support the increasing population of the village, but it has also brought harmony and a drop in crime to the village.
  • In Malaysia, people maintain a very intimate relationship with trees. “There is a practice of tree planting around houses to the extent that the walls and wooden structures are allowed to give way to the roots of creeping plants, purposely sown at the bases of these structures.” The graveyards in Malaysia are covered so thickly with trees that the entire grounds are cool and sheltered from the tropical sun. The trees are allowed to take root into the graves and it is said that the trees whisper prayers to the creator asking for forgiveness of past transgressions of those buried in that place.

Source: http://www.pachamama.org/blog/people-and-trees-intimately-connected-through-the-ages