Plants are the superstars of the natural world. Because they sustain all of the living world, plants are the gold standard for understanding the life force energy that flows through their growth cycles. Through them, we receive nutrients, potent medicine, pure energy, and specific direction. We can connect with plants physically through gardening and walking in wild spaces, or energetically through our heart space. They are the fabric of all the landscapes and one of the key players in helping us unfold our human experiences here on the planet.
What makes plants superstars is their ability to work in synergy with their environment, transforming energy from one form to another. As alchemists of the natural world their natural compound chlorophyll enables them to absorb energy from the sun and water from their environment to photosynthesize them into food. This life-giving elixir that runs through them is used by other animals for sustenance, including humans. Alchemizing nutrients, vitamins, and minerals into forms that are easy to assimilate and thus beneficial to our human bodies, we take advantage of these vital elements that would be impossible to do on our own.
This is why when we’re looking at the symbolism of plants, magic is always at the forefront. When we connect with them, we know the messages they impart will relate to the mystery in our own lives and how we are symbolically alchemizing the energy that’s coming into our lives. Plants teach us about the concept of fertility. In the spring, when plants emerge from their winter slumber and everything is in bloom, they perpetually demonstrate this attribute of potential. Those who garden know that even as we plant a tiny seed in the ground, we’re already anticipating the life force contained within it.
Everything that plant needs is there in the seed. What an amazing reflection to us as humans and our own seed of potential implanted in us before we incarnated here. If we can talk to the plants as our brothers and sisters about harnessing that potential inside of us, we can use those internal resources within our individual lives to feel inspired to work in community. In doing so, we literally grow into our capacity to co-create the next dimension of heaven on earth.
Plants are extraordinarily intelligent; their physical matter and consciousness can heal the body, mind, and spirit. Serving as evolutionary guides, they show us how to awaken, grow, and live in harmony. From the vast research on plants, we know they can move their root systems toward water and turn their leaves towards the sun. Even deeper than that, a plant reacts differently when there is a human in the room versus when there is not, showing us plants’ desire to interact with us.
Leading-edge technology now exists, allowing us to hear the bioenergetic field of plants. Normally, these sounds that plants are constantly emitting are outside of the audible range for humans, however, the technology translates the electrical impulses, allowing us to hear. According to the developers of this technology, at first, the plants realize that the sounds emitted by the device are a consequence of their electric activity, and then they learn to modulate it by changing the sounds. I’ve personally witnessed a plant mimic a vocalist note for note. Talk about a profound experience with nature!
This makes it possible for us to connect at an even deeper level with the plants, receiving their wisdom, guidance, and support through hearing their energy. This is a fun and sourcing way to calibrate your energetic field to the high vibration of nature. We already know about the potent healing qualities of plants by simply working with them on the physical level of ingesting herbs, oils, and tinctures. When we couple this herbalist knowledge with the cutting-edge technology that delivers the audible harmonics of a plant, we begin working with the plants in an interdimensional way. And still, we’ve barely scratched the surface of our collaboration with plants.
Plants are woven into the fabric of our lives through landscapes, gardens, and greenery in our homes, but also through the ways they serve us as a food source and medicine, both pharmaceutical—over a quarter of synthetic medicines are derived from plants—as well as natural medicines of herbs, oils, and plant tinctures that balance our physical bodies. In addition to the physical effects, herbs, plant material, and essential oils help us raise our vibration. Be sure that you activate that plant material through gratitude and intention to work with it in a new way, instead of just using the plants. Another way is to really infuse yourself with the music that comes from the biofield of the plants or the trees, working especially with the music of those plants that have the energetic resonance you’re looking to bring into your life. For example, if you’re looking to bring more magic into your life, the music of a cedar tree would be helpful in harnessing the energy of magic.
You can read more in my book NATURE: Divine Experiences with Trees, Plants, Stones and Landscapes. Within these pages are some of my favorite ways to align with the natural realms and activate earth energy wisdom in your life!
ANA MARIA VASQUEZ, author of NATURE: Divine Experiences with Trees, Plants, Stones and Landscapes, has a profound connection with nature and animals. As a Multi-Sensory Animal and Nature Intuitive, she specializes in working with and helping others understand and interpret messages coming from Nature. Ana Maria sees nature and animals as mirrors to our inner landscapes that support us in making shifts that we otherwise wouldn’t make on our own.
As a shamanic practitioner and certified Intuitive Strategist, Ana Maria also helps other unpack their intuitive backpacks and utilize these gifts in their lives. Her online courses Let Nature Be Your Guide, Modern Shamanism, and Nature as a Messenger are popular courses on Sacred U.