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The Big Story: Spring 2011

by Candace Caddick

There has been only one topic of conversation outside in the natural world these last few months. The birds have been singing about it, the squirrels are chattering it, and the tree roots have been drumming it through the soil. How can we be the only ones who have no idea of what is coming? I had to ask my cat what was going on and get the blank incomprehension of “you don’t know? How can you not know what is going to happen? Pet me.” So what is going to happen? I ask. “It’s the end/beginning.”

Every spring the trees wake up and the flowers and plants rise out of the soil. The baby animals and insects are born and life takes a great leap from sleepiness to aliveness. So what’s so different this year?

This is the year, the first in many, many millennia that the Earth herself is waking up.* Think of it like this, we humans have been riding in an ocean on the back of a sleeping whale. The whale wakes up and takes off, choosing her own path and making her own decisions. We hang on for the ride and try not to fall off.

How embarrassing is it to need to have my cat explain this to me? We humans are so disconnected from the rest of life.

*Planets asleep covered in Planet Earth Today.

Tree Lore

Archangelic collective

In previous blog posts we mentioned that the trees brought information from the Earth to the surface through their roots and shared it with the other plants and animals. What is this information, and what are they all talking about? (Not so much in the winter, but in the wakeful months.)

If you lay your hand on someone else, or on your pet at home you can tell a lot from what you feel there. Tree roots will be sensing the moods and energy flows below the surface, and monitoring the health of that part of the Earth. Their ability to communicate with each other through their single tree consciousness allows them to share their information instantaneously so that all trees have the same information at the same time. It doesn’t matter what the tree looks like, whether it is an evergreen or deciduous, they are all trees and share one consciousness. Once they have surveyed the Earth they can communicate what they know to all other life forms, and these will then do what they can to help stabilise her. All life forms are somewhat different, and help in various ways as in the tapestry idea of the previous blog. It is extremely complex, and involves a massive amount of co-operation.

The Earth is the only topic of importance to the other life forms, for she is not only family, but the family member who is providing a home for them. They love her and concern themselves with her completely. When they are working with her and for her they are learning about themselves and the other life forms, they are all living purposeful lives and are basically happy. Because you are not hearing this information or co-operating with the rest of nature or the planet, you have devised lives based on trifles of little importance. Far too many people live lives without purpose, keeping busy every day but accomplishing little of true worth. Your own lives out of balance create a wave of imbalance that the planet lives with as part of herself, and the others living here have to work so much harder to keep her upright.

Trees, and why they’re so excited these days

Beech Tree Sussex
Beech Tree Sussex

I like to go to places where they still have enormous old trees. If you’re in a wooded area you can usually identify the patriarch tree, the one whose turn it is to be in charge. They’re the oldest and wisest in their area of influence, and they can be of any type of tree.  Sometimes when I go up to them for a friendly chat they’re too sleepy (if it’s winter), or distracted. One lovely old tree just said flat out he didn’t care if he spoke to me or not because there were children playing nearby, and he was absorbed in their play and laughter. They came first with him.

This year instead of hearing them in English I’ve been hearing a constant stream of rumble sounds that sound like roots talking, or like the language of the Ents in the Lord of the Rings. The trees seem to vibrate their messages to each other down into the ground, to be picked up as vibrations by the roots of the other trees.  I wonder if Tolkien heard the trees speak in that way? But the main impression was one of suppressed excitement. Focusing back into English I asked them to show me what they were all so excited about this spring. One old pine was able to put it into pictures and words; a picture of light rising from the Earth up through the roots of the trees into the trunks and boughs. He called it the rebirth of the trees.

This picture of light rising from the centre of the Earth outwards, a bit like a star, was one I saw again yesterday when I was shown it by my angelic guides. One of the symptoms of ill-health for the planet was that she no longer had any shine, and was covered in darkness. This picture of her shining and burning through the dark covering was associated with the energy of the year 2012. Earlier this year I kept getting the feeling that this main event was being moved forward for the Earth, into 2011. When I asked the old pine when the rebirth of the trees would take place he said there was only one more winter until the first real spring we had had in millennia.