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Are We Listening: Three Guidelines for Communicating with All Species

Are We Listening: Three Guidelines for Communicating with All Species

I recently was asked how I cope among despair.  I think this is a great question and I often ask others this.  Since it seems that we are all faced with overwhelm and despair.  My answer is that I stop.  I go outside and spend time with Nature, particularly the Plants.  I look around.  I move around.  I taste, I smell, I touch, I breathe.  As my nervous system calms and my Heart rate slows, I feel a different overwhelm.  This overwhelm is from Beauty and awe.  While here, I listen.

I have been teaching Plant Communication for over ten years.  I have learned that helping people remember how to communicate with Plants is the easy part.  The difficult part is helping them to understand HOW to communicate in general.  In other words, we struggle to communicate well with one another, yet alone another species!  

I have discovered three guidelines for improving communication (with ALL species).

Beings of Symbiosis

Beings of Symbiosis

I think the real question is “What is OUR reason for existence?”  Every aspect of Nature has a role, a purpose.  We have learned this the hard way, by removing unwanted Beings (like Wolves) and seeing how greatly this changed the wellbeing of an ecosystem.  Nature does not waste.  Since we are, whether we realize it or not, part of Nature, this means that we too are here for a reason.