This is part one of a five-part series on plant spirit communications
Being able to communicate with the plant spirits is an essential part of both green sorcery and plant spirit work in general. There are countless methods one can find online and in courses that explain how to enter into a dynamic sharing of wisdom and experience with our green allies- but many of them overcomplicate the process. Here, in a five-part series on how to communicate with plant spirits, I offer you a simple way to engage across the hedge using two powerful formats: the breath and plant medicine. Let’s get started!
INTENT & RECEPTIVITY
In order to communicate with plants, we have to set a few things in motion in order to open the ways between us. This first step to deep engagement with the mighty green ones is crucial- it works to open the hedge which separates our world from their world while simultaneously making us more receptive and sensitive to the ways in which plants communicate, guide, and teach.
We accomplish this by getting to states into place: intent and receptivity. These two states are aligned to the breath which we will explore in a later post; intent is exhalation, receptivity is inhalation.
Our intent is the force which separates the veil that separates this world from the world of spirit. It pierces the veil and parts the hedge so that a pathway is open to connect our world to the otherworld and allow the free flowing of green wisdom between us and our plant spirit allies.
Intent is about a deep desire to connect, know, and experience. We have to want to be in communion with the plant spirits- and this wat creates a powerful magic.
Receptivity is our willingness to receive and embrace what the plant spirits send our way. It is an openness to the unique ways in which plant spirits communicate and an eagerness to listen from everywhere so that all the ways in which the plant spirits guide us will be received. We’ll explore this idea of listening from everywhere more in a later post.
So, our first step in communicating with plant spirits is to want it and to be open to it. Simple, right?
These two actions, coupled with their respective aspects of breathing, work to open the gates and lay fertile ground for the work ahead.
Next up: Following the Medicine