"Watching the snow settle into the bark of a tree, I considered that trees indeed were the knowers of secrets. A tree may bear centuries of silent witness to a million comings and goings – silent only because we do not hear her words.
"Plants spend a great deal of their energy on the maintenance and wellbeing of their cellular structures, and I always get impressions of sap and watery cells and the processes of photosynthesis. Within all this, there are spirits who speak as well.
"As I looked at the tree, receiving the snowfall against a sky like a moonstone, I marveled at all that this one knew and how few would ever share it. For us, it is like looking at a man from another country that speaks a foreign language and yet is a repository of immense wisdom and unique knowledge. We watch and observe, and yet we will not set ourselves the task of learning his language and discovering his secrets."
"The energetic composition of our souls naturally vibrates at a frequency consistent with the Spiritual Realm and possibly even transcendent voyages into the Divine Sphere. In order to become compatible with incarnation in a living, third-dimensional body, the soul’s vibrational rate has to be deliberately decreased. This is a way of stepping down the energy so that it can remain anchored in the body. This comparative sluggishness or dreamlike state of the soul explains why we have to relearn to use higher abilities and why this can be challenging."