Lessons Learned: Trees & the Underground Web

Lessons Learned:

Trees & the Underground Web

by Tele Summit speaker Jini Patel Thompson of Listen to Your Horse.

A couple of years ago, my Andalusian mare Zorra had developed gloppy eye mucus and a runny nose after her 3,000 mile trailer ride from New Jersey, USA to Langley, BC, Canada. Yes I got her the biggest box stall on an 18-wheeler air ride truck, with stop-overs along the way. But still, a long, confined trip like that would have even made me sick! So I wasn’t surprised that she was. I had her on a blend of Chinese immune sup
port herbs that her former owner had sent along with her (she was given them throughout the trip too) and a few other supplements, but nothing was helping.

So I arrived at the barn one morning and exclaimed, “Oh my gosh, Zo, you’re still sick! Okay, let me give you some healing…” By that I meant pranic (energy) healing. At which point Zorra said, “Have you looked at yourself?” I paused to notice I was still coughing (after weeks of treatment – it turned out to be a food intolerance, but that’s another story), and my own energy was skank-a-mank; kind of frantic and discombobulated. I said, “Good point. Let me go sort myself out first.”

I was drawn to a corner of the pasture that faced this magnificent, towering, 150-year-old Douglas Fir tree.

I closed my eyes, slowed and deepened my breathing. And then this tree elder began to direct my meditation:

Bring the white light in through the top of your head
Flow it down your body
Now open your heart chakra; front AND back
Flow the energy out the soles of your feet into Mother Earth
Keep going down, down, until you reach the tree root network and plug in

As I ‘plugged in’ to the tree roots under the earth, I saw it was a network, like a web, that extended for miles and miles in every direction. The moment I made contact and hooked myself up to this network, I felt an energy vortex swirl up to surround me. And I kid you not, the actual wind began to swirl around me. With great delight (and more than a little awe) I breathed into this experience, Tree reminded me, “Front and back of your heart”. I then saw this network like a halogen-blue glowing network/web that actually spanned the entire globe!

Thinking about it later, I wondered if there was some way the tree roots on land also connected with sea plant roots under the ocean floor. Because I had a real sense that this was not just an energetic network, but an actual physical web of connection.

Which brings us to a video about trees and the network their roots tap into. Prepare to be amazed at the web of life, support, and communication scientists have discovered under the earth…

FF Kickstarter HollyHock-HD 720p Video Sharing from MOVING ART by Louie Schwartzberg on Vimeo.

[For a link to a more updated trailer and to the movie’s website, go to the bottom of this post.]

As we are moving house in the summer, I’ll also be looking to lease land closer to our new house. Discussing this with Montaro (my Fjord/Belgian) I said, “I might not be able to find a piece of land as big as this… and are you sure you wouldn’t rather go to the interior of BC (where I could get them 100 acres, but would only see them once a month or so)?” He
looked sideways at me and said, “We want to stay with you. But just make sure there’s trees.”

For more AMAZING learning from a small team of relationship-based horse-loving, intelligent and inspired women, check out Jini’s site www.ListenToYourHorse.com. You can learn more about enlightened horse care and management and ingenious ways to improve that management no matter what situation your horse is in; ‘rewilding’ the lives of a herd of horses together with a family of humans in upper BC, Canada; equine-assisted practice; and equine body work. Seriously, this site will change your life AND give you a community with which to discuss your most precious passions and conundrums.

But this isn’t all; because Jini is an online business entrepreneur like few people can be! Her site www.ListenToYourGut.com serves a global community to care for their bodies and heal.

And as a social entrepreneur, Jini is not only globally successful, she is also one of the most generous people you could hope to have in your collective of colleagues and friends.

And guess what? She IS in your Collective! Jini is sharing critical and very practical knowledge with the Collective in a Tele Summit talk that releases on February 23rd, and builds on that knowledge in sessions at the Healing with Horse Symposium April 28-30th! Check out her site www.ListenToYourFreedom.com.




The Healing with Horse Collective Wants to Hear From You!

People are talking about ways to serve and care for the horses who serve us; ways that are not “status quo.” Classical Dressage, natural horsemanship, and liberty training methods led to evolutions in how we perceive horse behavior, and that has led to innovations in our collaborations and care for our horses. For some, these really are new ways as horse people test the boundaries of what is possible with horses. For others, it’s about returning to old ways with new appreciation for the horse.
To share these learnings, the Collective invites you to write them down and submit them to the “Lessons Learned” Blog Series. Here are some of the advantages to you:
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2 thoughts on “Lessons Learned: Trees & the Underground Web

  1. Diedre, thank you so much for Jini’s awesome post!

    And Jini! My goodness! You’re rockin it!! I loved every word I read… Thank you for turning me on to your amazing sites, and sharing your tree meditation, and especially the reminder from the trees to heal and clear ourselves before we offer healing to others! It’s an ongoing practice, but sometimes forgotten in our eagerness to help!

    Can’t wait to connect with you more! (Maybe at the new healing and rewilding compound in upper BC! Woo-hoo!)

    Love, All Ways, ~*~Christina:~)

  2. Last year I went to New Jersey to care for a dear friend who had had major foot surgery. Her husband took me to his favorite cafe/book store, a lovely little nook near Cedar Grove. “I’ll buy you any book you want,” he cheerfully said. I meandered until this little book about snails beckoned to me. Propped beside it was this little book about trees and how they communicate with each other. It was as if these two little books were the only ones in the book store! Yes, he bought them for me. Both fascinating! There is plenty more to life’s web of connections than we learned in school. Jini, I felt the energy course through me as I read your Lessons Learned. I experienced some challenge in opening the heart from the back, and then maintaining that, but when it came, the roots came forth from my feet in all directions and my legs elongated stretching downward for the longest distance. I’m short. I wasn’t a bit taller above ground, but hallelujah! I felt taller by growing deeper into the earth. My hands are still tingling from the experience. Thank you for your insight! Diane

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