Sonja has just mentioned that she will be conducting a loving ceremony tonight with her Christmas tree. It will be the last day that the beloved tree remains with her in her home. I know the tree has shared much joy and love with Sonja and her family this holiday season.
I feel moved to share with you the following short story of my own experience with a Christmas tree several years ago. I know Christmas is over but I feel that the love and joy of the holidays truly does live on - especially in this very special year of 2012.
This story also has wider implications for our understanding of the roles and lifetimes that our Brother Trees share with us all. May this provide some inspiration for us all moving forward into this new year.
Over the years, having conversations with trees and plants has enriched my existence and I never quite know what might happen next. This has given me a very new perspective on "things" and I thought I’d share this Christmas Tree story with you.
Four years ago, around Christmas time, I really struggled with whether or not to have a Christmas tree at all. I had previously thought it "would be cool" to go cut down my own tree at a tree farm. Once trees began speaking to me and expressing their intelligence and conscious awareness, I knew that I could NOT in good conscience go and cut a tree down for this ... .
I almost decided not to even buy a tree at all but I asked the other trees about it. They didn't seem to have a problem with it and they even encouraged me to have one. They told me: "Any one of us would be honored to be your tree - to be with you in your home. Remember, we choose our lifetimes as well. Those trees who will become Christmas trees have specifically chosen to do so. They look forward to sharing their love and energy with humankind during this season; another opportunity for us to nurture our relationship with humanity."
So ... on a bright, sunny and cold Saturday afternoon I went to a local church to buy a tree. As the kind man held the tree for me to look at, I said to the man: "Well, this looks like a very beautiful tree." At which time the tree said to me: "I AM a beautiful tree. Pick me!!" How could I say no to that?!
So, I brought him home and as I struggled to get him situated nice and straight in the tree stand, he very kindly told me his name. "I am Omzkar", he said. He further told me, "I am honored to be here in your home with you. I am honored to be your tree. My family will be very pleased, indeed!"
I told Omzkar that I was honored to have him as well. To which, the standard reply "We are both honored, then," was his answer. I also told him how beautiful he is and that I love him, and all of the other trees, very much. My cat (at the time), Lila, spent the better part of the first 36 hours "snuggled" up against Omzkar and his trunk. He seemed to like that and stated that it is "very pleasing" when she does that.
Apparently, although Christmas trees are severed from their roots, they are indeed very much "alive and aware" for at least a couple of weeks as they stand in people's homes - providing much beauty and fragrance as they drink up much water.
As I sat in my cold car the following morning and waited for the engine to heat up, I heard the trees around me say: "Thank you for taking in Omzkar" - again providing confirmation to me that they approved. I told the other trees, "Well, he (Omzkar) seems pretty pleased about it." At which time they answered me: "Oh, he is! He is happily singing right now - we can hear him!!" I was more than a little surprised and told them that it never really dawned on me that the Trees "could sing". They said, "but of course we can - but we sing at a much different frequency than we speak to you" - explaining why I haven't heard the trees "sing" yet.
I was too tired to put lights on Omzkar when I returned home from work that day, but I did at least manage to test them (the lights, that is). Omzkar seemed to grow especially excited at the lights when he saw them and he proudly stated: "Those are my lights! I am excited to wear them - a very special time in the life of a Christmas tree!!"
I promised Omzkar the next morning before I left for work that "tonight would be the night" - the night he would "wear his lights."
May all of the trees, and especially the Christmas trees you may have or encounter, shed their grace and love on all of you this Holiday Season and through this entire New Year.
I LOVE you, dear brother :-)
Yes - this helps me a lot to bring all the splendor to our beuatiful Christmas tree tonight :-)
Sending you and Heppy LOVE and BLESSINGS, and joyful THANKS for the post,
A loving embrace within the peace and knowing of all that is, I send to you, Dearest Sister of the One.
Dear Amoran, thanks for sharing this magic story, it would be amazing listen singing the trees, i hope in the future time we'll do it...
Love, Light and Peace
Thank you for your kindess and for taking the time to share, Dear Patrizia. It is interesting to me, indeed, since I often "see" the Trees singing more than I really "hear" them ... they will perform wondrous energetic manifestions of light fountains and even geometric shapes ... and then they will tell me: "We are singing!"
It is my sincere hope that in the very near future many, many humans may experience and witness the majesty of our Tree Brothers.
Thank you Amoran for bringing this beautiful story to us here. I must do an honoring ceremony with my ficus tree who stands continuously in my living room and at Christmas time wears decorations. He wears the lights all year long and lights up the corner of my living room. He is my faithful friend.
LOVE and BLESSINGS always,
I thank you for your wonderful sharing. As you know, these tree stories are very special to me and I am elated that they may somehow nurture and energize our relationship with our Tree Brothers. I have found that ceremonies and rituals within the Earth Kingdoms are very important to our Elemental friends as they hold much majesty, respect and admiration inherent within the process.
I am sure your ficus tree is honored to wear lights "year round"!!
Much love to you Always, in All Ways,
Oh YES- Carol, do so!
We gathered around our Christmas tree tonight - the children and Gerhard and me :-)
We thanked him for having been with us and for having lit up our world on this very special occasion!
CHRISTMAS is truly the REBIRTH of the LIGHT!!!
I kinow you all know this - and yet, for the first tíme I understood what it really MEANS!
The LIGHT is being reborn on the Winter Solstice - and what happens in the days to come carries IMP'ACT and MEANING!
I always feel very elated ... and now I know it is not just because of the holidays - it is because these are HOLY DAYS!!! In the truest meaning of the words ...
The Holy Nights after Christmas each reflect a moon that is to come in the New Year ... and it all ends tonight, the night of the 6th of January is to give GRATITUDE! Exactly what we have done ...
And more: we were seeding the New Earth Grid this Yule, remember? We have TRULY been building the corner stones and foundation to anchor the LIGHT for the NEW YEAR! We did not know this at that time ... nor did I know how important our meeting was, Amoran, ... but now I have started to add 1 to 1 ... a bigger picture is starting to show ... and it is MAGNIFICENT!
The only thing we need to do is LISTEN to the voice of our HEART - and we shall be gracefully guided! We will do exactly the right thing at the right moment - without necessarily knowing it!
Knowing is an act we perform with the mind - and all that counts is to be found in the HEART space fo our Being ...
THANK YOU Amoran, THANK YOU Ishema! Thank you Patrizia for your comment! You have become part of this magical meeting - BLESSED BE,
Amen! Amen! The Choir sings and the Angels Bless!!
As you were doing your ceremony, all gathered there, I could "almost" see you ... the Tree spirit was weak and it was time for him to leave ... but he offered a quick glimpse of "remote viewing" .... now that he is "home fully" I can see you very vividly!! :))
My LOVE to you and to your most Beautiful children, your most Loving Partner, and to your 3 Precious Cats!
You are all part of my family now as well ...
Beloved Sonja and Amoran, what a beautiful souls you are! I knew about Sonja!!!! and now our brighty family has another member, you Amoran! Day by day, i'm happier to be here!
I Love you all!!!