9 September 2011
Questioner: I guess some Indians used to believe or still do that they could hug a tree and get energy that way.
The Council: Well, certainly, everything has a field of energy, and all living things are quite capable of transferring healthy, productive energy to each other. If a stone can do it, certainly anything living can. Now, what interpretation you put on that tree or that flower as to the spirit and the energy that makes it truer to what is as opposed to something commercial. Do you understand?
Questioner: I think so.
The Council: If you think that tree has a unique spirit, such as you do, or there is a life that is unique such as yours in that tree, then you have been reading too many fairy tales. But if you realize that there is a life in that tree that is part of all of creation, and that life, that spirit, that force, can add to your own living spirit and force, if you think that you wish to transfer energy by hugging a tree, by all means do it. But simply leaning up against the tree or coming within the field of that tree, the energy field of that tree, would do as much. Now, if you want to take that even a step further by hugging the tree, and we hesitate really going into this in too much detail, you are making a more direct contact and transference, and since that tree is alive, yet not alive in the same way you are, there is a change or an exchange of life forces that is far more unique and far more positive and beneficial than one might suspect. Since all vegetation is living, when you show a good feeling to a tree or to a flower, you are revitalizing its life, just as it is revitalizing you.
Now, to take it to an exaggerated example, (do you understand?), this is an exaggerated example, so be cautious with what we are about to say, instead of fertilizing a tree with proper nutrients, by hugging it you may be able to do the same thing, since there is a positive transfer of life forces and energy. Since the tree is alive, your good will and your love for that tree might be enough nutrient for that tree's life. Now, we used a very absurd example and it is not to be taken literally, but to show you the interrelationship, we used such an example. By all means, fertilize your plants.
Next week – The essence of all that is.