Communing with the ancestors is nothing new. Many of us already do it, and many of us are being introduced to the concept.
In either case, it is a beautiful way to gain the direction, guidance, insight, and support from those who love us unconditionally.
But some of us believe the “ancestors” refers only to “flesh and blood”.
If that sounds like you, read on.
Biologists know that plants communicate.
They organize themselves to grow, reproduce, inherit, and adapt. They have self-awareness which lies at the heart of the origins of consciousness.
In short, plants are our most ancient of ancestors. In fact, they are our Elders – which is why we have so many of them at Curio, Craft & Conjure.
They predate animals. Plants have taken the role of initiating us to what it is to be human living within our essential nature.
And, as far as I am concerned – plants are one of the easiest way to connect with Spirit.
“Spirit” is another word for life-force. Spirit helps us understand that we are part of that which is greater than ourselves and we carry the whole of the greatness within us.
We are being called to raise our consciousness and plants specifically are guiding and supporting us in our spiritual evolution.
It’s time to hear their voice..
A Brief History of our PLANTcestors
1.8 billion years ago a single algal population arrived. From here, humans arose. Carbon dioxide intake and oxygen release were adjusted for a millennia to ensure a life giving biosphere. Plants were able to communicate and organize themselves enough to encode the ability to grow, reproduce, inherit, and mutate.
Note: The first Homo Sapiens appeared about 200,000 years ago. (“Sapien” means knowledge. So – the question here is: “How did the Homo Sapien receive knowledge?”)
The answer is simple: Through our energy bodies.
Plants are uniquely photosynthetic and provide us with our basic physical needs. Through photosynthesis they capture sunlight and use this energy to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (which we exhale). They combine it with water to form sugars. They make leaves, stalks, roots, seeds, and flowers – which contain starch, fat, and protein.
The byproduct of this process is oxygen.
Plants are the only source of oxygen. All food comes from plants and we are completely dependent on them.
Our long and close association with nature provides a relationship with our source of sustenance. It initiates the release of oxytocine, the bonding hormone produced by the heart and hypothalamus. When we open our hearts to the reality of the love nature has for us, it is like a bond between mother and child.
The origins of consciousness is self-awareness. Our “plancestors” were able to communicate and organize themselves to grow, produce, inherit, and adapt. In short self-awareness). Biologist believe that the rise in higher types of psychological behavior is a result of plants initiating self-awareness.
Plants developed very sophisticated communication abilities which include being able to compute and make decisions about:
- Complex aspects of their environment
- Intricate signaling systems to alert neighbors
- Foraging and competing for resources
- Data retention and complex communication through the storage of information in protein molecules.
We access the intelligence of our “plantcestors” through our hearts, sensual awareness, feeling sensations and imagination. Imagination uses the language of symbols.
Choose a plant in your home to communicate with. Simply sit with your plant and tap into your following senses.
- Feel it Physically. (How do you feel physically while “breathing in your plant?)
- Feel it Emotionally. (What emotions pop up for you?)
- What thoughts pop up? (Mental)
- Heart/Sense: What overall message(s) are you getting?
- Allow the image to form. Define it. What’s the message?
Gina, take the time to connect with your plancestors. It will change how you live and you just may learn something.