Hug A Tree

Healing & Meditation

What many of us have experienced directly has now been scientifically validated – as Matthew Silverstone shows in his recently published book, ‘Blinded by Science’.

Research shows that one doesn’t even have to touch a tree to get better, just being within its vicinity has already a beneficial effect; many health issues such as ADHD, concentration levels, reaction times, depression and other forms of mental illness improve. Silverstone even points to research indicating a tree’s ability to alleviate headaches in humans seeking relief by communing with trees.

It is the vibrational properties of trees and plants that give us the health benefits and “this vibrational idea is backed up throughout the book by a number of scientific studies to provide convincing proof that tree hugging after all is not such a crazy idea. One report even concluded the following: ‘safe, green spaces may be as effective as prescription drugs in treating some forms of mental illnesses’.”

Tree Hugger

Furthermore, “There is one other school of thought in alignment with this remarkable theory: Taoism. For example, the Taoist master Mantak Chia teaches students to meditate with trees, as a way of release “negative energies.” In his Cosmic Tree Healing Qigong method, Master Chia teaches how to align one’s body with the ‘aura’ (or energetic field) of a tree. He explains that trees are natural processors that can help you transform your body’s sick or negative energy into positive, vital life force energy. As you connect your energy with the tree you facilitate your own physical and emotional healing. The Taoist theory is that because trees stand very still, they are better at absorbing the Earth’s Energy and the Universal Force from the Heavens. Trees and all plants have the ability to absorb the light frequencies and transform them into physical food; and they do the same with energetic food. The Taoist view of trees is to see them constantly in meditation, with subtle energy as their natural language.”

Next time if you feel a headache coming on, forget the aspirin, just go outside and make a friend…

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