Every park and space we visit during our outdoor explorations for Blue Papaya has a particular feel and energy. Some spaces carry the distinct presence of their former land owners, while others are so rich with elemental life forms we could spend an entire summer of meetings learning and understanding that parks distinct consciousness and occupants.
LeRoy Oaks Forest Preserve is one of these environments. At this preserve the diversity of wild life and scenic beauty is as just as fantastic as the various energies that create the harmonious and invigorating atmosphere. For this Blue Papaya exploration, we had an intention to visit the transformation trees that stand close to the river of the park. As we often experience, the universe had us learning from more than just the two trees we’d intended to visit.
Our first point of observation that night was a tree not far from where we had held our circle to center our energy and ask the park Deva’s to assist us in our excursion. What started with one observation of a face in the tree quickly became the discovery of many. While some were not as easy to discern as others, we spent many minutes admiring the energies of the tree, as others in the group found even more.
Throughout the evening we were presented with different aspects of tree spirit. From the guardian tree who lives at top of the hill that leads to the transformation trees keeping watch from every angle to the fairies flying over water in the base of a tree that reaches out over the river. It seemed as though the Deva’s were working to help us learn more about tree spirits.
The transformation trees had been struck by lightning. The energy that forms between these trees essentially work to release old and unnecessary emotion, or situations for those who journey between them. To some, this energy is viewable, appearing much like the film of a bubble made from soap and water. To others it may appear more as an energy or color, and for other still, it may look like a grid that is different from the grids surround it.
We all took turns walking through the trees slowly and peacefully. In previous visits some were able to capture orbs over the heads of individuals passing through the trees. This year it was more about energy columns moving out from the crown chakra. Some, who focused on the individuals passing between the trees, saw color, wings, or even heard the sound of electricity crackling. Another saw the “film” between the trees shift in color as each person journeyed through.
This is always a powerful evening for those attending. A sense of happiness and peace, or invigoration occurs after this experience. We felt so great that it was decided we should do something more to spread this energy. We stood in a circle around the two trees, and concentrated on visualizing positive energy connecting to earth. We did this twice, and as we did, green men began to present themselves in the transformation trees. Strong and proud, many different types made themselves known, their personalities distinct, their energy charming.
Our next gathering will be at a forest preserve that is new to our group, and the Deva’s of that area will have new experiences for us to marvel at, and to educate the group. The beauty of our outdoor explorations is that no evening is quite the same, and by the end of the summer the youth and parents who participate grow dramatically. The excitement and joy of the youth is worth every minute of our time spent organizing, planning and executing our gatherings. If you don’t live close to our group, we invite you to try planning excursions with like minded individuals. Come June 4 there will be a book you can read and apply to your outings, Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides and Ghosts: How to Talk with and Photograph Beings of Other Realms. Please let us know how these adventures go for you. We’d love to hear your discoveries, and answer questions you may have.