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When we are in right relationship with Plants and Earth, we naturally flow out of the consumer mind frame. We move into intimacy. We want to honor them and be of service to them. 

The Plants help us to remember our Sacred role as part of Nature, clearing away the amnesia. Each of us engaged in this work adds a few threads to our collective awakening. Sometimes our threads are similar to others and sometimes our pieces inspire someone else or help them to understand their experiences. We need as many people as possible to listen, learn, heal, and remember so that we can weave our future together.

Plants Offer Guidance

The Plants are offering us guidance to help us live and thrive during this unique time on Earth and to help us to create a more beautiful and healthier world. Trust what Plants show up for you and the wisdom they share that is specific for you.

As humans we like to categorize everything into hierarchical groups, which helps us to understand this expansive world. However, Nature does not work that way. Each Plant has a unique role for our planet, for humanity, and for our evolution.

There are many different ways in which you can incorporate the Plants’ guidance into your life. There is no one way to communicate with Plants; we all have our own unique journey. However, this process is about moving into intimacy with a Plant and intimacy requires an investment of energy, including time. It is imperative that you are in Heart coherence when connecting with your Plant.

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Plants come into our lives in amazing ways and each has much to offer us. The best herb books have a chapter written about each Plant; in reality, however, each Plant could have their own encyclopedia if we are willing to continue to listen and see them with new eyes. 


Plants Meet Us Where We Are

Our Plant ally will reveal new gifts and understandings as we heal, evolve, and move through changing life circumstances. Therefore, we could have a group of people communicating with the same Plant and each person could receive different messages. This wouldn’t mean that people are not communicating “correctly” or that those messages are inaccurate. Simply, the Plant is offering to each individual the information that they need most at that time.

The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the gifts the Plants have to offer you. I focus on communicating with Plants because I have found them to be the easiest introduction into communicating with Nature. Plants are relatively stationary. They have lived on this planet for much longer than humans and survived several major planetary changes. They are great adaptors and they tend to have a much broader, longer view than humans. 

They generally enjoy humans. They have an incredibly generous and forgiving nature. Plants know how to live in community and work with other species. They acknowledge their role as guides for humanity.

Once you are comfortable communicating with Plants, it becomes easier to communicate with the other Nature Beings (including humans). Of course, there are those who are more attuned to animals or rocks or Elemental Beings. If this is you, that’s wonderful! Please continue communicating in the manner that feels best for you. 

Our Sacred Role as Part of Nature 

As we connect with the Plants, they help us to remember our Sacred role as part of Nature, which ultimately reminds us of who we are. Our connection helps us to align with our Soul’s path, re-membering our wholeness. We have been wandering for so long that sometimes we forget that we are lost. 

Still the Plants continue to gently call us back to ourselves, to our Sacred family. They believe in our ability to return to the Garden and, like any fabulous relative, they will continue to remind us of our Truth, until we can remember for ourselves.

And now, I invite you to breathe deeply, taking in this life-giving gift from the Plants.

Come to the Forest

Come to the Forest, my friend

Breathe in the mist

Let your lungs fill with the Green Mystery 

Let your cells expand

Let your feet sink into the Humus 

Let your roots grow

Feel them mingle with the Mycelium

Let them merge with Tree roots and

Tap into the Ancient Wisdom

Allow your hairs to become antennae,

Sensing the invisible

Your wings begin to sprout

Completing the transformation 

As your Heart awakens and

Becomes Wild


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Adapted with permission of the publisher,
Bear & Co., an imprint of Inner Traditions Intl.

Article Source: Communicating with Plants

Communicating with Plants: Heart-Based Practices for Connecting with Plant Spirits
by Jen Frey.

book cover: Communicating with Plants by Jen Frey.Everyone has the ability to consciously communicate with Plants. Jen Frey shows that if we are willing to listen, we can hear the Plants speak to our Hearts and teach us how to heal. With the support of our Plant allies, we can be our truest selves and remember our intrinsic wholeness.

In this step-by-step guide, Jen shows how to awaken your ability to directly receive the unique wisdom and healing gifts of Plants. She describes how communicating with Plants is more like a communion than an exchange of words. The primary language we share with Plants is through the Heart, and Plant communication brings an expansion of Heart intelligence and emotional growth. The Plants help us overcome anxiety, grief, fears, and limiting beliefs and teach us to trust, forgive, embrace self-Love, and enjoy the sweetness of life.

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Jen Frey is a healer and mentor with more than 20 years of experience with Plant Essences, energy work, and herbal practices. The founder of Brigid’s Way and co-steward of Heart Springs Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, she has dedicated her life to the spiritual path of Plant work. 

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