Alternative Healing

 

The magic power of Healing Trees

Healing trees are all around you. Taking a walk through nature is not only refreshing and energizing but also a healing experience.

 

In the early years of mankind, trees were regarded as special, one reason was because they are big and majesty, as well as being home to animals and birds. Healing trees are thought to embody a spirit, and people would leave offerings to the spiritual presence that resided within the tree. In India, a local shrine would be constructed under trees. Different trees have different energies and different medicinal properties.

Below are just some of the healing trees and the magical properties associated with them.

Apple
This healing tree symbolizes healing, love and beauty. It is excellent for detoxification, eliminating toxins on all levels and brings spiritual energies. It can also transform negative emotions.

Ash tree
The Ash tree symbolizes strength and a deep understanding of how all things are linked and connected. It unties the past, present and future and the continual cycle of birth and rebirth. It gives harmony, gives a feeling of being in tune and promotes flexibility and security.

Cedar
This healing tree reduces turmoil by physically cleansing and bringing a fresh breath of air to anyone resisting a necessary change. It clarifies messages from the higher self and the universe and promotes a peaceful flow.

Beech
The Beech helps to free the mind from limitations and helps you to reconnect with your higher purpose. It gives confidence and hope, it promotes clear self-expression. It also helps relaxation and releases held in trauma.

Blackthorn
This is also known as “sole” and “la mere du bois” meaning mother of the woods. Its vicious black thorns make it protective and impenetrable; its wands possess great power.

Chestnut
The Chestnut harmonizes the flow of energy and helps to ease anxiety caused by contrast and difference. Because it is very grounding it helps promote clarity of mind and intuition and encourages inner peace.

Silver birch
This healing tree symbolizes new starts and beginnings. These are great healing trees, and give you the ability to experience beauty and tranquility. It helps with the tolerance of others and the self; it is excellent for difficulties with self expression.

Willow
This healing tree teaches you to take control of your destiny. It is particularity good for clearing discontentment with others and yourself. Because it is strongly associated with water, it also strengthens intuition and gives inspiration.

Oak
The Oak is perhaps one of the most honored healing trees and was once considered the father of mankind. The king of the forest, the roots of the oak are said to extend as far underground as its branches do above, making it a symbol of the law “as above so below” The oak represents stability, strength, protection and teaches persistence and endurance.

Hazel
This is a tree of immortality and wisdom ad makes an excellent all-purpose wand. It can help to unfold creativity as well as direct inspiration and inner guidance. It gives you the ability to receive and communicate wisdom.

 

To find your own healing tree is simple and below tells you how.

On entering a quiet park or forest, that has a variety of trees. Stand quietly amongst the trees and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths and release all thoughts from your mind. Then allow your consciousness to drop through your body, and to settle within your heart chakra. With your eyes now open, but unfocused, start walking through the trees. You should be able to feel the energy of each tree as you enter its aura. When you find an energy that feels right for you, mentally ask the tree for permission to physically make contact. If you then feel that it is right to do so, approach the tree and place your back against it. Feel the energy of the tree resonating within you. Which one of your chakras does this tree seem to affect the most? Once you have selected your tree you can then hug it, once again this is very simple to do.

Position your feet so that they are flat on the ground, if possible, remove your shoes so that your feet are making contact with the earth, this will aid in the grounding process. Now wrap your arms around the trunk of the tree, close your eyes, and take at least three deep breaths, loosening your muscles at the same time. Acknowledge any negativity you may have stored in your system, thoughts of worry, anxiety, past hurts, grudger's, physical pain and other bad energy. Now release then one by one to the earth, watching them sink deep into the soil beneath you, imagine that energy being soaked up, and neutralized by the earth’s healing energies.

When you are ready, imagine the healing energy of the earth begin rising up through the soles of your feet, you can imagine this energy as having a color, even a texture. Feel this energy rising up through your limbs. Into your torso, your arms, your shoulders, your neck and head then out through the crown of your head.

Now visualize pure healing white light from the universe streaming down into you through the crown of your head. Imagine this light flowing throughout your body, and sink into the ground through the soles of your feet. See the two energies mixing within your body, harmonizing and balancing your energies. Allow both energies to run for a few minutes.

It is important to breathe deeply and slowly while you do this exercise. You might feel tingling, buzzing, warmth or energy coursing through your body, all of which is normal. If you feel yourself getting dizzy slow down the energy flow, and take it easy for a few minutes. Slowly bring yourself back to the present and detach yourself from the healing tree gently. Thank the healing tree for its assistance, as well as mother earth for her healing and loving energies.