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Global Regeneration through Trees

By Karin Kiser on Wednesday February 3rd, 2021

Welcome to Community Content. We endeavour to align these creative contributions with UPLIFT’s greater vision of spreading Unity, Peace and Love. All authors are responsible for their content and have stated that this is their original work. Many blessings.

Embracing the Wonder of Trees!

Trees play an important role in the brighter world we are creating now. They are more than the lungs of the Earth and storage vessels for carbon dioxide. They hold several keys to the fate of humanity, chief among them, ancient wisdom and powerful healing properties. How do we bring about global regeneration through trees? Three ways: connect, protect and plant.

Connect

Whether in the backyard, at a neighborhood park or in a forest, we can connect to peace and beauty through trees. Have you touched or hugged a tree lately? It’s natural to be drawn to trees. We humans share twenty-five percent of the same genes with them!

Perhaps you already have a tree you regularly visit. If not, be on the lookout for a tree that speaks to you in some way. The key to unlocking the power of the forest for regeneration and healing is in our six senses. Connect with the tree using your sight, hearing, smell and touch. Soften your gaze and sense the energy field of the tree. Breathe deeply and take in the rejuvenating air. Practice inner listening as you place your hands on the tree. Simply be in silent presence with it. Give thanks. Make an offering or pick up any litter around it.

By opening our senses, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world. And when we are in harmony with the natural world we can begin to heal. – Dr. Qing Li, Forest Bathing

Protect

Before 1900, forests made up thirty percent of the world’s landmass. Now it’s only ten percent. Humans destroy an area of forest the size of a football field every two seconds, every day. That amounts to a staggering 80,000 acres (32,374 hectares) of trees cut down daily. So, what can one person do to not only to stop but reverse this?

We can withdraw our support from the main industries responsible for global tree loss: beef, soy and palm oil. We change this by upgrading the way we eat, embracing a plant-based diet and avoiding foods containing palm oil. Good for us and even better for the planet!

We can also protect existing forests by supporting ancient forest conservation efforts. California state parks, for example, shelter sixty percent of the world’s remaining old-growth redwood forests, including the General Sherman and the General Grant tree, both well over 2,000 years old. These trees have witnessed all of our modern history. Imagine the wisdom they contain. They provide a source of natural intelligence that is part of the foundation affecting millions of species, including humans.

Plant

In addition to protecting existing forests and trees, we can regenerate the Earth by planting trees ourselves. A single tree can absorb four and a half kilograms of air pollutants a year. We can plant a tree in our yard or help tree-planting groups in our community. We can support indigenous people as Earth stewards and join others who are restoring harmony and balance to the Earth, one tree at a time.

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Words By Karin Kiser

 

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3 Responses to Global Regeneration through Trees

  1. Beautiful!
    My mum writes lovely poetry, and I’m sending you the poem that she wrote after being inspired by Julia Butterfly Hill’s book – enjoy – Lots of Love&Light, Natali

    Dorothee’s Waterwhispers
    Poem # 947 dd. 17th of December 2017

    Luna, Julia and El Nino

    Come bend with me, come sway with me
    Was whispering the redwood tree
    The only way, you will survive
    Is, letting go and stay alive

    El Nino showed his mighty power
    Becoming worse from hour to hour
    But Julia knew she wouldn’t fall
    Her confidence grew light and tall

    She called the gods of elements
    To ask, when all this horror ends
    The spirit of the universe
    Was showing, what her faith is worth

    United with a redwood tree
    And live ! Responsibility
    She was a feather in the storm
    But Luna kept her safe and warm

    To give her Love and Dignity
    This girl was living in that tree
    And after seventhirtyeight (738 days)
    Was coming down – her featherweight

    Grew heavy and the world could see
    The word : r e s p o n s i b i l i t y

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