*Fanga Alafia! Today was a lovely, unseasonably warm day. So, I went to the park not far from where I live and just sat outside practicing breathing techniques, contemplating life, and staying open to new ideas and inspirations…which came very quickly for me. Nothing like being outside in nature. It was such a delicious preview to the upcoming Spring Equinox. Spring and Autumn are my favorite seasons. They are both about balance and new beginnings. Spring = blossoming. Autumn = harvesting.
While I love all of our Mama Earth, my all-time favorite essence of Mama Earth are trees. Hands down. I love trees!
One of the pieces of intuitive information I received from the Ancestors and Spirit Guides is that trees have suffered. While we may know this because of the insane deforestation that goes on all over the world; I was reminded of all the lynchings of people of color throughout the 20th century.
We know that the suffering of losing a life, which impacts the person who was murdered, along with family and friends, but the collective was affected as well. And the trees! The trees suffered too. The trees never wanted to be used in this way to take another life.
Trees give us life! They help us breathe!!!
And evil people used the trees to cut off air supply and take life away from innocent people of color.
The trees and tree spirits still remember!
So last year, I decided to start a spiritual healing practice of sharing healing energy with trees. I am positive this isn’t an original idea, but it is new to me. I went back to hugging trees which started early 2013.
Yes, I am a Tree Hugger! Hugs are a beautiful way to share healing energy with people, some animals, and Trees!
*Fanga Alafia means Hello, Welcome in the Yoruba language.