Many people are finding tree allies these days. It seems at this time on the planet the trees have much to say to humans. If you feel drawn to the trees but don’t know where to begin, here is a simple way to get started on deepening your relationship with them.
First, know that even trees that have been cut down are still here in spirit form. If there is a stump that is calling to you, do not disregard it. The spirit of the tree may still be there wanting to interact with you.
To form a relationship with one or more trees, begin by noticing which trees want to speak to you. You will know this by the trees you find yourself attracted to. Once you determine which tree or trees this is, make an offering of milk at the base of the tree. Tell the tree you wish to begin to form a relationship with it and if it has things to tell you, you are open to listening.
Understand these communications may come in the form of dreams, insights or communications even when you are not near the tree. If you can find time in your schedule to sit near the tree, that is a very good thing to do. Do not be disappointed if you don’t hear anything linear as you sit near the tree. The trees have their own language and will speak to everyone in different ways. You must learn the tree’s language and your own form of listening. This takes time. Think of it as a courtship.
Do not go to the tree laden with expectation. This will stop the magic for sure. You are bringing gifts and getting to know the tree. Simply go with an open heart of giving and let the relationship unfold in its own way. Be ready to be delightfully surprised.
Have fun. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Continue to listen and watch the magic reveal itself.
~Theresa C. Dintino
©Theresa C. Dintino 2016
The above is excerpted from Teachings from the Trees: Spiritual Mentoring from the Standing Ones by Theresa C. Dintino
Theresa C. Dintino is an ancestral Strega (Italian wise woman), Earth worker, and initiated diviner in the West African Dagara tradition. For more than 20 years Theresa has studied and practiced an Earth-based spirituality. She currently helps others reclaim their personal lineages through her divination work. Theresa is the author of seven books which include her Tree Medicine Trilogy. Learn more about her books here.