Thursday, January 14, 2010

Transcript: Plants & Trees Have Feelings Part II

What follows here is the second part of the transcript of a lecture I was asked to give at a healing conference...please keep in mind that this was spoken...during this 60 minute lecture, I was running a Power Point program of 111 of my photographs that truly connect with the personalities of many flowers, trees...I mean really...they literally HAM IT UP for the sexy, playful, wise...I'll post a few, but the purpose of the photos was to somewhat DISTRACT my audience so that they would only hear my words semi-consciously...this is where I wanted them to be processing the information....the images invited attendees to drift off, or to read the short quotes or poems that accompanied and complemented them. It was a great effect and it worked...people sank into their hearts and understood from deep within what I was communicating to them...what the plants are communicating to us all...
Anyway, I hope that you like it, I am still receiving offers to give this lecture elsewhere, so I hope that you might have a chance to feel the entire effect. Still, each time I look at the images and read the words of such wise teachers as Thoreau, Goethe, Rachel Carson and more, well I get choked up.
Here is part II...any feedback is really welcomed.

“All self-organized systems are, in fact, intelligent. They have to be, for they must continually monitor their environments, internal and external; detect perturbations; decide on the basis of those perturbations what the likely effect will be; and respond to them in order to maintain self-organization.” –Buhner

Perturbations can be extremely subtle, such as chemical cues in the ppm, ppb and ppt.
Plants communicate with each other and their environment with EM waves and chemical cues. They pass this information to other plants, to insects, different species…it doesn’t matter…this information is exchanged frequently via the vast mycelium network. Information vital to survival, information about viruses, predators, information about healing, chemicals for healing and for protection…all passes through this complex network. Gaia Consciousness.

Paul Stamets is a world renowned mycologist (he studies mushrooms). His book, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, reveals complex relationships between mycelia and the ecosystem. Toxic waste, including petroleum sludge, is inoculated with oyster mushroom spores and within weeks the toxic waste is consumed and rendered benign. Stamets feels that mycelium are the world’s first “internet” system and proposes that the silicon-based internet that has “mushroomed” over the last 15 years, may be a construct of Gaia Herself; a thought spore planted in humanity’s collective consciousness.

EM fields naturally interact/synch with other EM fields forming Ecosystems.
We are part of an Ecosystem. We use this information gathered from EM fields for rebalancing the Dynamic Tension, in other words, self healing.

In his book, The Lost Language of Plants, Stephen Harrod Buhner tells the story of the logging industries practice of slash and burn from an intimate and personal perspective. He witnessed the clear cutting of old-growth forest and the deliberate burning of acres of destroyed forest. As part of the ecosystem in which this was happening, Buhner felt deep loss and grief and felt his ecosystem and the Earth sharing in his spiritual and emotional pain. He understood it to his core when the following Spring, thousands of young wild lettuce plants took root on the devastated forest floor. You see, Wild Lettuce is known for its ability to comfort and soothe a burn, to calm scorched lungs and it produces an opium-like latex that comforts pain on all levels, spiritual, emotional and physical. The Earth and the plants responded to the injury of the land and manifested the appropriate balm to help re-harmonize the delicate balance…dynamic tension.

In Ecosystems all life works together. Ecosystems consist of enormous (infinite?) groups of Individuals and Individual Species.
Plants. Trees. Grass. Herbs. Shrubs. Soil. Worms. Beetles. Snails. Birds. Four-legged’s. Fish. Mushrooms. Fungi. Insects. Bacteria. Viruses.

Like radio waves, EM signals from all living organisms continue outward indefinetly…

“The characteristics of conduction in the plant nerve are in every way similar to those in the animal nerve.” –Jagadis Chunder Bose

A plant’s Central Nervous System has synapses like our brains; their neurotransmitters are identical to those in our brains.

Plants experience feelings.

In the famous book, The Secret Life of Plants, we learn of the “Backster Effect.”
Testing the sensitivity of his polygraph, on a whim Backster attached the lie detector’s electrodes to the the leaf of a Dracaena plant in the office. Trying to think of a way to get a positive reaction from the plant, but never really expecting one, he decided to burn one of the leaves. As soon as the thought crossed his mind, the machine’s needle jumped. The plant was creating a huge reaction on the polygraph. It had appeared to read his mind! Backster would later come to recognize this particular reaction as Fear or Anxiety. Years of research ensued… he observed that plants would react to the cracking of a fertilized egg and show response to a spider on the other side of a large room. Plants that would “witness” the uprooting of another plant could identify the culprit later. If a bond of Love had formed between a human and a plant, the plant would pick up on their human companion’s emotional state even if they were halfway across the world.

Love is an important ingredient in getting the response from the plants.
Love opens the channel.

This sensitivity we see demonstrated in the plants is mirrored by our CNS and accurately felt with our Hearts.

The Mind of The Heart

The human heart is much more than a muscle that pumps blood. It is one of the most powerful EM generators and receivers known in the universe. It is an organ is Perception and Communication. By the way, blood is an excellent conductor of EM energy.

The heart is a receptor organ of internal and external environments. The heart’s wave forms are experienced as emotions.
MEANING…Emotional meaning can be extracted and comprehended just as visual and auditory input is. Emotions are like flavor and color.

Between 60-65% of heart cells are neural! The heart is directly wired to the CNS and the brain to assist
• Emotional memory processing
• Sensory experiences
• Memory & special relationships and extraction of environmental meaning
• Problem solving, learning and reason
The heart stores memories, mostly those with an emotional aspect. Information comes at the body and first impacts the heart, the heart then sends this information to the brain…AFTER the heart has already perceived it.

Neurons: The Heart generates the strongest EM field of the body…over 5,000x more powerful than the brain’s EM field. A heart-centered consciousness leads to a coherence of that signal, which in turn leads to improved health of self and others. The more caring a practitioner, the more coherent their EM field, the better the healing.

Communications within the EM field of an organ or organism are experienced as emotions.
(Plants have feelings.)

Emotions give us clues to internal functions. The ancients knew that organs sent signals in the form of emotions that indicated internal imbalance before a physical symptom manifested. I like to use the “dashboard light” analogy.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine anger indicates imbalance of the Liver; over-thinking and worry points to disharmony of the Spleen; depression shows that the Gall Bladder needs attention; Grief is an emotion associated with the Lungs; while pronounced fear would benefit from Kidney tonification. An experienced practitioner knows how to read subtle clues on the radial pulses to identify and diagnose the troubled areas of the body.

“Whatever the complaint is, it’s always the same thing: something beneficial is trying to happen. In true medicine, there is no conflict, no enemy, no disease, only the opportunity to bring someone out of the dream of strife into the dream of wholeness.” – Eliot Cowan

Monday, January 11, 2010

Transcript: Plants & Trees Have Feelings/ Photos Part 2

Here are a few of the slides that I hope transfer well onto this blog...if anyone has any suggestions as to a format to better present them, please let me know. (and YUP! These are all my photos!! When I said that the plants pose for me, I wasn't kidding!!)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Transcript: Plants & Trees Have Feelings/ Photos

Here are a few of the slides that I hope transfer well onto this blog...if anyone has any suggestions as to a format to better present them, please let me know. (and YUP! These are all my photos!! When I said that the plants pose for me, I wasn't kidding!!)