Spring is here, well almost. The birds are acting like it is spring and the sap is running so I know very soon balmy breezes will blow. And we are bursting at the seams with excitement over the many fun, dynamic, heartfelt, sacred, communion- with-the-green-beings classes coming up this new season.
Even though this year’s apprenticeship in Vermont is full we are excited to announce that the Plant Spirit Healing Apprenticeship will be coming to both California and the UK in 2016. Dates are available for the California apprenticeship with UK dates soon to follow. Keep watching our website for the details on those.
We are involved in an exciting Telesummit titled Guardian Spirits of Nature which will run from April 1-14. Enjoy twenty dynamic teachers speaking on different aspects of our relationship with Nature. Pam’s session will be on April 2 at 1:00 pm.
The Plant Communication classes are at the foundation of Plant Spirit Healing. If you have never done one of these classes or if you need a refresher don’t wait as the plants and trees continue to invite us back into the fold of non-separation with nature. This class is a way to begin your deep relationship with the green world and nature. Opportunities for this class are in Ohio, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and England. A new twist on Plant Communication is in the class titled the Yoga of Plants to be held at Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts. For those of you who love yoga and plants this is for you. You will not only learn to deeply communicate with plants but to bring them into your yoga practice which could potentially help you to deepen in your practice. You don’t want to miss this exciting new way of approaching plants and yoga.
A NEW class this year is coming up in May in Pennsylvania called Becoming the Hollow Bone. This is really more of a personal healing retreat and will work with each person’s energy anatomy and hygiene to clear old patterns which no longer serve you. It is an opportunity to work with plant spirits for your own healing at a source level and give you ways to work at home with plant spirits for self care.
We are so pleased to announce the release of Sacred Plant Initiations. This book is written by Pam’s dear friend and colleague, Carole Guyett and Pam wrote the Forward. You can order directly from the publisher Inner Traditions or Amazon or even better ask your local bookstore to order a copy for you. This way we can all make sure this very important book is available to many. This book offers a way of working with the plants that begins a whole new era in Plant Communication and relationship with the plants as our teachers, guides AND initiators.
And last but not least we would like to announce the Organization of Nature Evolutionaries new website, launching next weekend. We have worked long and hard to bring this new and dynamic website to you. Please stay tuned as we continue to add to and improve the ONE website.
Thank you so much for your continued support of Sweetwater Sanctuary at Partner Earth Education Center and of the Green Beings who give you your very life.
Humans Taking Up Our Place within the Original Trinity by Pam Montgomery
I have observed in my life that many things come in threes and that when something crosses your path for the third time it is like a message from the ethers attempting to get your attention. The message is, ‘wake-up, there’s something here for you”. There are so many threefold relational associations. In the natural world there is the sun, moon and earth of earth, water and sky or germination, growth and decomposition and conception, gestation and birth in a larger context of birth, life and death. We have heart, soul and spirit or body, mind, spirit in our physical, emotional and mental beings. On a religious level one finds the threefold path of Father, Son and Holy Ghost or Jesus, Mary and Joseph or in Pre-Christian times the three fold aspect of the Goddess was manifest as maiden, mother and crone. These are referred to as trinities or relationships that exist within a matrix of three, meaning they are unique unto themselves and yet integrally related and inseparable. All of these relational trinities exist and yet where are we within a trinity? We humans don’t seem to have a trinity we are a part of. I find this odd given our place (for better or worse) on this planet. This has sent me on a search for the Original Trinity – our trinity - within which humans have a relational role.
I turn to plants and trees when I look for who originally joined together with us in our trinity. We are closely related and yet very different. We exchange breath, plants make up all of our food and medicine and we share bio-photons and phonons at the nucleus of our cells. Even though we are so closely related we still doubt our ability to understand their messages. I spend much of my time with plants and trees finding ways to communicate with them and since we are so symbiotically related to plants I wonder why it is that communication doesn’t come more easily. Why don’t they talk to us so that we can understand or maybe they do and we have just forgotten or been separated from their language. If plants/trees are one aspect of our trinity then what is the next? What is related to plants and us but, at the same time, very different? Perhaps this third aspect has fallen so far from memory it can be found only in myths or “fairytales”. The Fae or nature spirits often are depicted as having human-like bodies, being light-filled and usually living in secluded woodland glades or places known as “power spots”. They are said to be made of “etheric matter” which sounds like an oxymoron since ether is the energy or space between matter or what scientists would refer to as the unified field. So it seems nature spirits are of both the seen and the unseen realms existing in both simultaneously. Nature spirits are beings that build and maintain the plant kingdom and all that is necessary to maintain it. Ancient stories tell us they have been here since the beginning of time for without them plants and trees could not have thrived and become predominant on the planet creating the landscape of our reality. Is it possible that our original trinity consisted of humans, plants/trees and nature spirits? If so, humans have fallen into amnesia, nature spirits have gone into hiding and trees and plants are holding down the fort keeping life alive.
How do we come back into the threefold unity where we all support each other to thrive for Gaia and beyond? My own path has included seeking to understand how to communicate or find the common union thus stepping into the experience of communion with trees and plants as a way to re-member my place within the trinity. I have witnessed the practice of giving nature spirits their own place to live where humans are not allowed to go. There was a time when nature spirits were free to abide in all nature so why not now? Are we humans trying to oppress them and relegate them to reservations just like we have done time and time again with both indigenous peoples and places? It’s time to invite the nature spirits back ensuring them safety in sanctuary gardens and woodland areas.
At the Federation of Damanhur in Italy this trinity is referred to as the Three Mother Worlds and there is a movement afoot initiated by them for the unification of these three worlds, again, in order to bring back harmonious relations amongst this trinity. This is being accomplished by what they refer to as tree orientation. The concept of orientation has to do with the trees being aligned in a common direction working together to aid humans to take up their place within the trinity. In Damanhurian Esperide Ananas’s words, “This joyful, collective, ritual action of orientation to un ite the worlds and make peace between humans and “treeness” is needed to re-open a channel of communication with one of the fundamental kingdoms of our planet. Our species has destroyed the connection to this world, not only by destroying the majority of the world’s forests, but also through the loss of awareness toward the plant world, which is often considered in the same way as inanimate objects. Taking away the life and spiritual dignity of nature has also deprived us humans of an important part of our soul.”
As the plants and trees “turn up the volume” and urge us to take up our rightful place within nature once again, it is imperative that we respond to their call and renew our ancient pact with nature.
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