What our forests can teach us about building wiser human societies

 

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Dear readers,

I’ve been waiting with much anticipation to get my library copy to read “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate”, by German forest ranger, Peter Wohlleben. And just the other day, NPR radio’s TED Radio Hour broadcast Canadian ecologist Susan Simard’s TED Talk, How Trees Talk to Each Other.

While I was already aware of the vast underground cooperative networks between fungi and tree roots, what I learned from Susan Simard’s talk is that trees cooperate with one another, and that certain trees, called Mother Trees or Hubs, are the matriarchs or elders of the forest. Other younger trees depend on these older, more experienced trees to flourish. Different varieties of trees share nutrients because they have different needs at varying times of the year. Using this Internet like web of mycelium (fungi), the tree roots are like nerve endings in the brain – the forest being a sort of living intelligent organism which is always changing. It seems as if the trees truly care about the well-being of all other trees, even those who are of different species, though trees do recognize and give preferential treatment to their own seedlings.

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Simard explains that when a mother or hub tree is cut down, the entire forest must take stock and reorganize around the loss. If too many hub trees are destroyed or if the diversity of the forest is disturbed too extensively, it becomes much more difficult for the forest to recover. The trees, seedlings, underbrush are in constant communication. They share news of threats and windfalls, and when a tree is about to die, it distributes its wealth of nutrients to its neighbors, as well as its accumulated knowledge.

So what can our societies learn from the forest? Animal societies often have matriarchal figures – elders who bring cohesion and coherence to the group. Among such animals, and there are many others, are orcas, wolves, and elephants. If a matriarch is unexpectedly killed, the animal group often falls into chaos.

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In traditional human societies, this type of system of organization is also common. We have lost wisdom from our human societies by focusing too much on male, rational side of the mind, and by intentionally and often savagely suppressing the feminine characteristics of nurturing, cooperation, compassion, and intuition. As humanity and human nature evolve, rising to a higher level of consciousness, we are beginning to see the paradigm shift at work in human societies.

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I believe we will soon see evidence of more cooperative social systems at work. Our new societies will organize around wisdom of elders, both male and female. Diplomacy and exchange will be valued over egocentric competition or winning at all costs. Like the trees of the forests, a win-win philosophy will prime.

The constant web of communication which we now enjoy with the Internet will become an intuitive interactive web, once humans begin to discover the power of human consciousness. The old paradigm has had our creative powers restrained in a passive and hierarchical system in which only certain privileged elites have enjoyed access to power and wealth and where class systems were intentionally designed to divide and control people. This has made it difficult to create understanding and unity between different social and ethnic groups. This is the system which is now in deconstruction.

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In the intuitive web, the human being understands that the creative source and force is within each of us. By connecting to this invisible web which is the unifying field or matrix with a high level of awareness over our thoughts and feelings, we create outcomes through synchronous thought and action. Because the quantum field is unified by a bias for harmony and love, these outcomes benefit all people, animals, and the planet. We are on the verge of discovering how the underpinning of the physics of the universe is the energy of love. What was once esoteric or spiritual knowledge is about to enter the field of science. And it is by marrying science and technology to feminine wisdom that we will reach new heights in medicine, communications, travel, energy systems that have never before been possible in human history.

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It is already possible to access this system which religions may call a state of grace or illumination. By mastering your own thoughts and intentions and releasing all negativity, you can eliminate all separation from the unified field. In this way, you gain mastery over your individual consciousness as you connect to the matrix, and your thoughts create the reality you experience. Self-love is a prerequisite for mastery.

What was once considered only available to highly spiritually evolved beings will increasingly become part of the normal way of perceiving and living on our planet. We will become more conceptual and intuitive, as well as cooperative…just like the trees in the forest, who anticipate one another’s needs. The forest is a unified field of being, and each tree plays a cooperative role. Everyone’s needs are met, and the whole being of the forest is an expression of harmony. In the new human societies, as an increasing number of humans finds joy and inner peace, harmony will also become characteristic of human societies.

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A new paradigm on Earth

 

mind-blowing-nature-painting-by-jung-hwan-4We tend to think of reality as something that is stable and which changes independently of our own will. Reality is outside of self, and if you believe in a creative source, most likely you have been taught that this powerful being is also outside of your self. This vision of reality implies we are separate from one another. We are weak actors struggling to compete with others for resources and for our personal survival. Above all, we play a role of adaptation rather than one of creation.

In the new paradigm, into which humanity has been evolving over the last thirty years, every person is a creator, actively participating in the manifestation of reality. A conscious actor, the human being uses intent in thought and feeling to shift energies across the planet. Entanglement and other concepts of quantum physics are allowing us to realize that we are much more powerful than we once thought.

We now know that consciousness is not limited by the brain. The mind is not contained inside the skull, and our thoughts are not protected by bone, muscle, flesh or hair. When we allow a negative or judgmental thought about ourself or about another person enter our mind and we don’t consciously reject that thought, the negative thought or belief then is authorized by our intent to create reality. This negativity influences how we feel about ourself, how we feel and act towards others. But more than that, this negative thought emanates from our body into the unified field around us. It has infinite repercussions. And because we are all connected to one another within this unified field, the object of our thoughts also feels impacted by the thought.

When we become aware as conscious creators or artists of reality, we immediately realize how important it is to be responsible for our thoughts and our feelings, as well as our actions. We begin to think about the possible consequences for our thoughts or feelings and beliefs. This affects how we choose to think at every moment. Once we begin to choose positive and loving beliefs and thoughts for ourself and all of those in our sphere, our attitude and even our health begin to change. We become more loving and compassionate…of ourselves and of others.

We can no longer be tricked or manipulated by politics, advertising or news. Our minds and hearts become calm, and we are not sucked into drama.

We begin to encourage others and absorb the beautiful, loving energies of our planet and the universe into our bodies and our being. And we actively reject negative, hurtful, or non-beneficial energies from our minds, hearts, and bodies.

Most importantly, we realize that we are powerful. We are creating reality. One thought at a time.