The other day as I walked through the city centre, I noticed I couldn't see a plant in sight. It dawned on me just how severely we, as a society, are experiencing Plant Blindness.
Whilst I've always known plants were alive, I’ve only recently realised how truly aware they are... They feel, they communicate, they have personalities, they sing, they love and they heal. Plants are sentient, intelligent, perceptive souls. Of course they are. They just aren’t as loud as us about it. Plants are good at simply being and they can teach us so much.
As species that transform our Source Energy (from the Sun) into energy that we can then process to use for our own mechanisms, it makes sense that they contain valuable information which allows us to reconnect with the raw vitality of life. Indigenous peoples have known this for time, whilst some Western ways have become disillusioned with the idea that plants just 'happen' to be there, in the background.
You can develop relationships with plants, as I'm sure many reading have. A simple way to do this is by spending time with them. They possess incredible healing qualities, so this will always be beneficial. Having a plant in your room purifies the air your breathe; relaxing by a tree allows you to think peacefully; eating raw plant material keeps you healthy and strong.
To expand your insight and further develop such interconnections, I highly recommend exploring tinctures and essences (which you can either seek out or make yourself by soaking a plant in alcohol/water for several weeks. Take a look around the internet for recipes of how to do so). These allow you to reap the benefits of the plant constituents whilst getting to know them on a deeper and more personal level. Upon my discovery of these magical little concoctions, I found a combined essence spray of Rose, Grapefruit, Daisy, Walnut and Angel’s Trumpet to use for energy protection and purification, alongside a Mugwort tincture to help with realignment. You'll find that every plant has its own frequency and thus its own unique effect towards you. Combining their use with meditation, appreciation and mindfulness of the medicine allows a synergistic bond to form between you both.
As bizarre as this may seem to some, it's about time we woke up to a humble truth - we are a mere speck of existence compared to the quiet magnificence of the natural world. The beauty lies in the opportunity we have to be a part of it all if we so choose.
So, take some time to find and reconnect with the green beings around you... and see what comes through! The light that flows within them also has the ability to flow in you.