What Can We Learn from Trees?
Trees have many lessons to teach us. Not only are they the ecological guardians of our planet, a great honor, but trees also have the power to teach an enduring kind of presence made of pure awareness.
Wiccan Trees, Our Guardians Speak is a virtual course in metaphysics taught by our royal forests, and you will learn their spiritual lessons through 53 enchanting English quatrains.
Accompanied by over 70 inspirational photographs, this themed poem is specially written in iambic tetrameter (a beat similar to the heart). Worded in a style reminiscent of the Romantic Era, the message is accessible to the modern reader without obscure references or allusions to forgotten historical texts of the past.
Wiccan Trees, Our Guardians Speak is Writer's Digest award winning book, receiving first place in the inspirational category. Salamanca brings us a set of insightful and powerful metaphors related to trees and ouselves. It is also a book which is highly practical. One must ponder on each quatrain to incorporate its wisdom. Some will be easy, some will be very challenging, and you may have to return to some lines of poetry multiple times.
This book was written specifically for those who are prepared to go deep into
the self via the portal of poetry. This requires giving special attention to
every word in the quatrain to extract and internalize the correct meaning.
Here is an example of how to do this work:
|In this first example of a quatrain, a tree tells us that it can hear a cardinal's chirp or the buzz of a hummingbird's wings by sensing the air vibrations on its leaves and delicate branches. Thus, even without ears to hear, a tree can sense, in its own way, melody and rhythm in these vibrations which resonate within the tree.|
|In the quatrain immediately following the above, our tree goes further to say it is only the mind which conceptualizes vibrations in the air, calling these sounds "music." The next line elaborates to say that judgment follows thought when we humans say we "like a song," or judge a certain piece of music as "good music." The third line in the quatrain reminds us that trees simply sense air vibrations, which in themselves are neither bad nor good. And the fourth line concludes that the big difference between a tree and a human is that the tree does not define how something "should be," or even what it is.|
This method of teaching is a way of condensing the time between intellectual understanding and true knowing. It's a strong dose of medicine, so to speak. We quickly begin to awaken to a different level of consciousness, free of prejudice and judgments. We learn to question our thoughts, a skill which is critical to the inner peace which comes from a firmly rooted sense of well-being.
Without this awakening you will be stuck in a world of pain and stress, captive by your own conditioning and society's rules.
|"If you take your time and read through
the poems in this book and take in the beauty and depth of the pictures,
you should start to see that in each page there is a direct correlation
to the challenges and triumphs we each experience in life. This book reminded
me so much of one of my favorite children's books "The Giving Tree"
by Shel Silverstein. In the Giving Tree, the author takes a child through
each step of life through the eyes of a tree. Salamanca does the same thing
in Wiccan Trees but from an adult perspective. The photos are breathtaking
and reminded me that we all need to stop for a moment and take in the beauty
around us. I personally tend to move through life too quickly, this book
was a reminder to me that I need to slow down and enjoy every moment."
--Stone River Solutions
|"I love trees. They give so much to our
Earth. They combat the Greenhouse Effect, they clean the air, they provide
oxygen, they shield us from ultra-violet rays, they cool our city streets
and most importantly, they heal. Salamanca has created this wonderful book
that poetically delves into what many of us take for granted in trees and
nature in general. The poem flows throughout and every four lines we are
presented with a beautiful, sharp and colorful photo of nature. You will
see trees, various animals, mountains, rivers, the sky and more of nature's
beauty. The photo images complete the book because as you read you can visually
see the beauty that surrounds us if only we stop for a second to take a
|"We live in an age detached from the beauty
and power of nature, too addicted to social media and our phones. Take a
breath and read the beautiful poems, prayers and healings by Salamanca and
appreciate the photographs that accompany it."
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Thanks for reading this,
and good luck in your spiritual quest !