Ogham (Tree Lore)
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Talking with Trees
Talking with trees is an easier explanation for communicating with the other side, there are many ways to communicate. As humans we tend to rely and become dependent on just "5."
If you were walking down a busy street and suddenly started talking to someone at random would they pay any attention to you? The answer is an obvious NO. If you were speaking in a foreign language this would be even harder to make yourself understood?
The next question is if you walk up to a tree and start talking to it would you expect it to listen and respond to you? It's worth the thought isn't it!
I was recently approached by a deaf mute, I was challenged to understand him and to make myself understood, it would have been easier to bodyswerve him as I had seen many people do but this was not why we were in the same place at the same time. Instead I followed his actions and interpreted his cause and was able to point him in the right direction
A few rules that might help the tree and you to communicate effectively with each other.
1) Always walk round a tree clockwise, with the sun behind you. Your shadow will fall on the tree instead of the trees shadow falling on you, this means you are walking in light.
2) Approach the tree from the east and follow the suns path around the tree, the moon has a dark side and the tree has an enchanted side so be careful and don't disturb the dryads, the fae, the tree people, elementals. Just because you can't see them does not mean they are not there.
3) Just because you have decided you are going to talk to the tree does not mean the tree wants to talk to you, so if you don't feel the connection give the tree homage and move on to another tree. Be polite.
4) How to get a connection. Approach the tree from the east slowly, as in one step at a time and as you get close to the tree about two or three times your own height stop and ask the tree for it's attention. Stand still for a minute or two and acknowledge the trees space, move a bit closer or move further back, trust your own intuition and what feels right. Facing the tree take a side step to the left one at a time so you are moving round the tree clockwise, move slowly, and carefully, gracefully, gently because you are waiting to feel a difference. ha ha ha ha ha ha LOL.
Difference = A change in temperature, a flush, a caress, a feeling.
The first time you feel it will be kind of freaky and you may not recognise it til later, but recognise it you will and once you do you will find it easier next time.
Now you have made a connection with a tree, enjoy it and savour it's beauty. It will be enjoyable for both you and the tree, it is a bonding with nature and like anything else, if you work at it, it will become stronger and stronger. It is only a matter of time before the tree will share it's memories and knowledge.
Communication is not about talking and listening it is about understanding, a tree will give unconditional love 100% of the time. They are a hive of activity not only what you see in the physical sense but also spiritually at one with nature. The beauty of the silver birch in a moonlight shadow, the weeping willow on a river bank, the solitary oak in a meadow. The Ancient Celts developed a language, a belief system based on tree lore "Ogham." It has been around for thousands of years from as far as the Arctic circle to the islands of Ancient Rome, the Etruscans, the Germanic tribes, the Gaulish tribes, the Celtic Tribes and last but not least our very own "Druids,"
The life span of a Silver Birch saw you born and will see your children have children.
The life span of an oak saw your great, great, great grandparent born and will see your great, great great Grandchildren have children.
The Fortingall Yew in Scotland is said to be up to 4000 years old, the Tane Mahuta in New Zealand is supposedly older.
Next time you pass a tree, give it grace because it may have a message for you.