Grandmother Earth’s first children are the Sacred Plants and the Sacred Waters. They both sit in the South of the Great Medicine Wheel. The Plants sing the Songs of Trust and Innocence, the Songs of the Giveaway. The Waters sing the Songs of Carrying the Myths, of the Joy of having Pleasure within our Emotions in everything we do.
Unconditional giving is the essence of all plants. A rose continues to bloom whether we appreciate it or not. Plants give nourishment, shelter, food, beauty, inspiration, and, they are our primary source of oxygen. Without plants, we could not live.
Sitting in the south of the Plant World Wheel, Grasses and Grains are known by the earth peoples as the “hair of Grandmother Earth”. We recognize their fluidity as the wind blows them to and fro.
Herbs and Shrubs hold great healing powers. You can learn to tune into their song and know exactly what medicine they hold. Shrubs hold the soil in place.
Fruits and Flowers sit in the north of the Plant World, and are the receivers of this wheel. This is most graphically illustrated by flowers. They are like a barometer, for they will receive the energy of the environment and will thrive or wilt depending on what they receive.
Trees, or the Standing Tree Nations, are the prime givers who sit in the east if the Plant World wheel. Their luminosity or aura is very similar to that of a human. Did you also know that trees determine the weather?
In the center of the wheel, the place of catalyzation, are the Teacher Plants for their gift is the transformation of consciousness. When done within proper ceremony, this transformation catalyzes our spiritual awareness, knowledge and growth.
We hope you enjoy these inspirational quotes about the Plant World…
“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.” ― Munia Khan
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” ― John Muir
“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.” ― Santosh Kalwar
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” ― Martin Luther
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come.” ― Karen Joy Fowler
“Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.” ― Herman Hesse
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ― Warren Buffett
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt
“When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.” ― Jodi Thomas
“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” ― Kahlil Gebran
“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.” ― Paulo Coelho
“You know me, I think there ought to be a big old tree right there. And let’s give him a friend. Everybody needs a friend.” ― Bob Ross
“Trees do not preach learning and precepts. They preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” ― Herman Hesse
“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.” ― Wangari Maathai
“If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children.” ― Confucius
What do the Plants teach you about Trust and Innocence?
What is YOUR body knowing of the Plants and how does this energy dance with YOU?
We invite you to share your experience and relationship to this third Power of the Universe.
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