Plants Have Souls-and Gifts for HumansWritten by Keith Varnum
Plants are intelligent forms of life who are capable of intention, preference, and a will to survive, thrive and interact. Scientific research indicates that plants communicate with insects, animals, human beings and other plants in order to keep themselves alive and safe. Evidence also reveals that plants are telling us how to achieve health and wholeness for humanity and earth herself.
Plants Are Just Like People
In research which spans more than 100 years, scientists have been documenting botanical adaptability and amazing similarities that plants have with animals and people. Studies indicate that what metaphysicians, psychics, shaman, tribal people and sensitives worldwide have been saying about plant kingdom for millennia is true: plants are intelligent beings who can communicate with us, and, we can communicate with them.
Smart Strategies for Survival
In book, "The Secret Life of Plants," authors Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird describe how plants "talk to" people and what plants "talk" about. Staying alive and safe tops list.
To protect themselves, plants have developed highly adaptive and strategic ways for living. According to authors, "Plants seem to know which ants will steal their nectar, closing when these ants are about, opening only when there is enough dew on their stems to keep ants from climbing. The more sophisticated acacia plant actually enlists protective services of certain ants which it rewards with nectar in return for ants' protection against other insects and herbivorous mammals," thus serving same function as friends and allies do in animal and human realms. Some vegetation develop a bitter taste, some ooze gummy secretions, while others grow thorns to defend themselves.
Prickles for Pussy
Once plants feel safe, however, they may drop their need for defense. In one study, a scientist wanted to determine if cacti grow needles primarily for purpose of keeping themselves from harm. Safely housed in a greenhouse, scientist talked to numerous cacti assuring them that they were protected and that he cared about them. He encouraged plants to feel even more secure by playing soothing music in greenhouse. Within several months cacti dropped all their spikes. The offspring of these bare cacti were born without needles. Defenseless within this nurturing environment, mature and new-born cacti prospered. After a period of a year of being without their protective quills, cacti suddenly began re-growing their bristles and new baby sprouts were born with needles again. After some investigation, it was discovered that a house cat had found its way into greenhouse. Suspecting that cat may be source of perceived threat to cacti causing reemergence of their means of protection, scientist blocked cat's way of entry. Once cacti sensed they were once again safe, all of cacti dropped their prickly means of defense.
You Can Hurt a Plants Feelings
Plants respond not only to insects and animals but to human emotion and intention. Plants can distinguish between people who are feel kindly towards them and people who don't, and our green friends cooperate with people they like. In one experiment a new scientist came to study some test plants. Surprisingly, these test plants which previously had been very responsive, were completely non-responsive during new scientist's tests. Investigating change in plants' response, it was discovered that new scientist incinerated his plants in his own personal research once his tests were completed. Shortly after new scientist left, plants again began registering activity and cooperating.
In another study, scientists found that vegetation reacted negatively to people who found plants unattractive, even to extent that plants would "faint." When over-stimulated by emotions, plants will "go unconscious" or numb and can stay " moody" for weeks. Scientific studies show that once plants attune themselves to a particular person, they are able to maintain a link with that person, no matter how far away. These plants register "knowing" not only when a person is returning to plants, but when person makes decision to return. Other reports show that plants respond to people talking to them in a caring, loving manner, such as asking a tree to radically change its growth direction so that it won't have to be cut, or asking weeds not to grow excessively in a vegetable garden.
Amazon Tribe Communicates through Heart SoundsWritten by Keith Varnum
"Talking" like Dolphins and Whales
In what might be compared to telepathic, holographic language dolphins and whales use, a tribe of aborigines has been discovered in South America who communicate in a similar way. These indigenous peoples "talk" to each other using heart sounds that transmit exact images and experiences directly to other person. Rather than using symbols, such as words, to represent a certain image or experience, speaker communicates by triggering within listener same visual and emotional experience that speaker is having.
Connecting by Direct Transmission
Renowned spiritual workshop leader, Drunvalo Melchizedek has been exploring unique wordless communication practiced by this tribe living deep in Amazon jungle. The Mamas, religious leaders of Kogi, "talk" telepathically to each other, speaking from heart in images. Drunvalo describes his experience with Kogi, "They make little sounds, but these sounds are not logically arranged into any pattern such as an alphabet. These sounds come from heart, not mind, and create images inside your head, and you can 'see' what other person is communicating."
Sound Delivers Experience
Drunvalo details how he was taught to communicate using image- producing heart sounds. The instruction came from a Kogi woman who projected her consciousness into a participant at one of Drunvalo's workshops. Communicating through this third party-the workshop participant, Kogi woman grasps Drunvalo's hand, looks deeply into his eyes and emits "a soft and longing sound." Drunvalo relates, "The sound went straight to my heart and vibrated inside my very center, and I could 'see' what she was saying. She made another 'sound,' and my body responded with another similar 'sound' that had never come from me before. Instantly, we were speaking in a new and profound manner that was so beautiful, so complete. It made all languages of world seem inadequate and obsolete. For two hours we communicated in images of full color and depth with all sensory completeness of real life. I learned about life, and I learned about this woman."