Here are two sets of photographs that show what happens when your consciousness, and the general energy of an area, changes. The four photographs were taken of the same tree, but on different days in different weather conditions and with my consciousness in decidedly different places!
I went to Central Park, New York City, on a trip East, to prove to myself whether or not the nature spirits were weak because of all the artificial buildings and pollution around them, as some people were telling me – or strong because so many people go to the park to renew their energy.
It was quite a wonderful experience. The nature devas led me, as they do when I ask to participate with them, and I eventually came to a wonderful vortex held in place by five London Plane trees. There was a male and a female alpha pair at the top of the hill, a grandfather tree at the bottom, and two guardian trees in between. The devas requested I stand on the hill between the two alpha trees, and connect with them for five minutes. I did as requested, and then started exploring. The first thing I saw can be seen in the left photo in the top set of images. It was a side view of a very elegant gentleman. When I moved around to the front, I saw him full face, very detailed.
Five days later I took a day off of my work schedule and returned to the park. This time, however, it was raining off and on and, quite honestly, my consciousness was not as high as it had been before. Trying to balance an umbrella, a camera and figure out how to protect all from the rain was affecting my desire to elevate and enter tree world. I was interested in mastering technique, not in identifying with the trees.
The result of this different consciousness can be seen in the views of the tree, to the left. This is the very same tree, photographed from approximately the same angles. But try as I might, I could not connect to the elegant gentleman. Instead I connected to a more primal energy, one that was gnome-like in quality. Both side and front, the image was totally different. And front, if you look carefully, you’ll see a male and a female gnome, The male gnome, top, has his hand raised scolding me for how I was behaving!
The left side images are taken from the same point of view, and the right side images are both of the same front side of the tree – but the rain and my consciousness brought out an entirely different set of features!
This same situation occurs when other people go to take a photograph of a location. They may not find at all the life forms that someone else has connected to. It reminds me of my mother, trying to replicate the chocolate cake her Aunt Min was famous for. She swore Aunt Min was not giving her all the ingredients, and so stood next to Auntie as she was making the cake. She wrote down every ingredient. The cake, when baked, was as good as always. But try as she did, my mother, even with all the ingredients, could not replicate that cake! The energy of the creator affects the creation.
When connecting to nature spirits, your energy affects what you can see. When you sincerely want to work with nature, you may start out being able to see into the grosser levels of that world. With experience, you eventually learn to go deeper. But even then, should your energy shift, so will the location you travel to in that world.
Trees are solid life forms who don’t move about as we do, but their subtlety of consciousness, and how they adapt to the energy of those approaching them, can be seen very clearly in these two sets of images.
You can see more of nature spirit images in our photo gallery – photos taken by both myself, and the public.