Walk out in the woods, or park or even your own backyard. Connect directly with a tree that has attracted you or pulled you to it. Put your arms around the trunk of a tree, sit in the tree, connect physically with it in some way. Offer a prayer and perhaps some tobacco or corn paho (fine cornmeal). This is a way of saying thank-you and honoring the tree for its gifts and its beauty. Talk from your heart – maybe say something like this: “I’m new at this. In fact, I feel awkward talking to you. I’ve been told that you can communicate with all the worlds, so talk to me and teach me how to hear your voice.”
Then be quiet and listen. It’s that simple. If you don’t feel a connection at first, don’t give up. You have to relearn, remember actually, how to listen as you did as a small child when you were still closely connected to all things in the Great Round of spirit.
Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.