I wanted to share a simple practice to infuse more health and wellbeing into trees and new forests. When I first learned about this offering, I was so touched I teared up… and felt like I was a tree receiving this sweetness from humans. My tree-self was overcome by happiness and joy in receiving this blessing for my whole life.
This is a tree blessing ritual—a baptism blessing early in life to offer trees extra magic all their tree days!
The ritual is simple, yet feels so big. This is what we can do for trees: plant a crystal in the tree roots during planting. Let the tree grow to be a strong, tall Tree of Life that carries crystalline love and relationship with humanity.
Tree of Life means sacred tree. The type of tree varies according to tradition and region. This tree carries all of Creation and connects the stars of Heaven and Earth. It is also called the Cosmic Tree or the World Tree and represents the upper, middle, and lower worlds.
Here are some of the trees considered to be the Tree of Life. Western Red Cedar, Yew Tree, Apple Tree, White Pine, Bodhi, Acacia, Sycamore, Peach, Birch, Ceiba, Tule, West African Moringa oleifera, and Yggdrasill.
This ritual may help you honor the place you hold as human in the Tree of Life.
Better yet, listen to the trees.
“We are conduits of energy between heaven and earth. We broadcast our energy up and out through our branches and deep into the earth through our roots. Please plant a rose quartz crystal in our roots when you plant a tree so we can absorb the crystalline energy and broadcast this energy of divine love and light for future generations on earth.
We absorb the emanation of love from our sister Goddess, the rose quartz crystal. And, we receive the crystalline-charged rainwater through our branches, leaves, flowers, and fruit. We receive crystalline-charged groundwater up through our roots to nourish our being with light. All love and light circulates within our trunk.
We broadcast our energy far and wide through our branches high in the sky and out into the cosmos. We send our energies deep into the Mother Earth for her nourishment and to all that is seeding or resting or moving within her. We create new seeds of Creation, flowers of ascension, and fruit to nourish other beings.
The Tree of Life is a symbol of All of Creation—true unity. It carried the ancient codes of healing. The family tree of all beings is the Tree of Life. We are family—humans, animals, plants, minerals, star beings. When we plant trees with our heart in Unity, we create opportunity to expand the emanation of Unity for All, as we are One.
Plant a rose quartz crystal in our roots and make your offerings, your prayers, your songs, and your dances that we become a Tree of Life and a living symbol of Unity of All of Creation. And that we can become Forests of Life for the New Earth.”—the Tree Council