Tree Breath Meditation
Every being alive and breathing has been born into this world with a majestically symbiotic connection with plants. Trees, shrubs, grasses and other green plants such as green algae absorb carbon dioxide from various sources reducing greenhouse effects and in the process they release oxygen, oxygen we breathe in. We use oxygen as a catalyst for different biological processes in our bodies including the production of energy. Humans exhale carbon dioxide into the air that in turn green plants absorb in order to store energy in the form of carbohydrates to grow and maintain themselves. Plants thrive we thrive.
Oxygen is flammable, bondable, acidic and oxidizing. Marine environments are estimated to be the source for approximately 70% of free oxygen released around our planet.
Carbon dioxide is in essence a gaseous memory of solidity and living matter. Carbon breakdown results in the production of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is one carbon element with 2 oxygen elements. Carbon dioxide is considered to be heavy air.
One large tree gives out enough oxygen for four people a day; if you have a large tree on your property and you have four people in your family, conceptually that tree helps you and your family exist. Then there are grasses, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and other green plants growing and supporting life.
During these modern times there has been an alarming rate of deforestation for material profit around the earth. We need our forests. More human beings that can imagine temperate and rainforest climates healing and being replanted the better. It is essential to raise the energy necessary to see our green earth free to be and grow. While some destruction occurs in life from forest fires, earthquakes and so forth a restoration in the balance between break down and growth of a bountiful green earth is in everyone’s best interest. All positive action begins with clear and positive visualization. Each individual can help raise the vibration of healing within self and thus the world we all live in. If you are deaf, blind, unable to speak, paralyzed, poor, struggling, wealthy, young, middle aged, or elderly each of us breathes and benefits from oxygen expelled from trees and other green plants.
Modern studies on human brain activity and other biological effects on a human body reveal the magnificent connection between optimal health and nature. This connection has been our birthright, and it has been wondrously free. May we be blessed to continue supporting this mutually beneficial and symbiotic relationship through our generation and generations to come.
Tree Breath Meditation
Sit on an arm chair in a quiet place; forearms rest on arm rests, back resting on backrest, feet side by side resting on the floor and bottom resting comfortably on the seat. Close your eyes and breath in and out. Allow breath and body to slow and relax. Imagine that you are sitting beneath a large and great tree on a warm day. There is soft breeze rustling the canopy of leaves above you. There is lush green grass under your feet and extending as far as the eye can see. A small creek can be seen running along side a sloping hillside nearby. There are trees and shrubs dotting the landscape both far and near. The sky is a lovely blue padded by fluffy white clouds. In the treetops of some trees nearby birds are occasionally singing. You bring your attention to your feet resting in the grass, you feel your legs and hips quietly relaxing, your spine is long, and breaths are long and slow. You are aware of the great and majestic tree behind you rising from the earth with tremendous power. It’s grand branches extending above and you are able to sense an energy moving through the branches to endless leaves at their tips. Just as you are breathing in and breathing out, so also is the great tree drawing in heavy air and releasing lighter air; the kind of air you can use to vitalize your entire being with. It as if when you breath out the tree absorbs all that you no longer need, and as the grand tree releases air you receive it into your lungs and through your whole body. Your mind and body are vitalized and clarity comes vividly as you breath. The majestic tree is vitalized by what you release, taking what it needs to grow and energize itself. Just like the great tree you also are revitalized by the air you receive, your body creates energy to grow, to heal to enliven all the functions for your fullest life experience. You and the magnificent tree breathe in and out, in and out. The breeze whispers its presence as it brushes softly across your checks carrying light air from the many trees and green plants all around you. You are surrounded by all that you need in this moment. You feel alive and fulfilled.
The grand tree and all the other green plant life near and far breath with you day and night, night and day. You feel peace knowing that wherever you go the green landscapes around you breathes as you do; both you and all plant life are mutually nourished and strengthened by the presence of each other. You know now that no matter what happens in life you can always stay with your breath and feel simultaneously grounded and wondrously free. You give thanks to this real awareness within. You feel peace knowing you will automatically receive air and give air without any need to think about it. The great tree also has this experience.
It is time now to return to your usual routine of life; it is time to return where you sit on your arm chair. You can be happy in the knowledge that this vision of you sitting beneath the great tree is now yours and it will be with you always. You feel your head, neck and shoulders, your arms resting on the armrests, your back leaning on the backrest. You are aware of you hips sitting on the seat, your legs bent at the knee and feet planted on the ground. You are back in the quiet place where you came to sit. You are about to count down from 5 to 1 and then you are going to open your eyes. Five, four, three, two, one.
Take a moment to stretch after a meditation as you have been still for a time. Go quietly back to you daily tasks and interactions.
Your beliefs become your thoughts
Your thoughts become your words
Your words become your actions
Your actions become your habits
Your habits become your values
Your values become your destiny
May all beings everywhere be happy and free. Namaste