Tree Spirits and Talking to Trees

There are tree people.  Did you know that?  Faces in the trees.  I guess tree “people” isn’t accurate, because they are trees, not people.  I guess tree Spirits is more accurate.  Mark and I saw them while we were in Ireland.  Ireland is so lush.  You can drive for miles upon miles just seeing the occasional small village dotted here and there.  We would be walking or driving, and suddenly I’d see a face in the tree, clear as day.  Not a fleshy, human face.  It was part of the tree.  It was like a clear face on the trunk of the tree.  Some even had beards.  Not hairy ones, but clear ones that were part of the tree.  Imagine drawing a white outline of a face and facial features on a sheet of transparency film.  Then hold the transparency up to the tree bark.  You’d see the bark, but also the face.  I saw several while in Ireland, and I kept it to myself, feeling the quiet wonder and questioning of a new discovery.  At first, I didn’t know if I was really seeing what I saw.  But I saw several!  And maybe I can wonder when I’ve only seen one, but once I’ve seen several, it’s time to stop wondering and start believing.    Then one day we were driving and Mark told me he had seen several faces in the trees!  I was so excited!  “Really?!  Me TOO!” I exclaimed.

You don’t have to wait until you go to Ireland to see tree people.  I saw some while I was in Florida too.  And you know what I think makes a difference?  Being in the moment.  Taking time in nature to just enjoy it.  Looking at nature with wonder and openness.  What a great feeling that is 🙂  You don’t have to try to see them and talk with them, you just allow it.  Be open.

I’ll take you along on a little trip to see a really cool tree we found in Ireland.  It isn’t one that I saw a face in – I didn’t take pictures of those trees because I thought it would be rude.  What if someone just stopped on the streets and started taking pictures of you?

So here we go!  We’re going to Glendalough, Ireland, which is a place we highly recommend.  It’s gorgeous there and a popular destination for walkers.  We were walking back to our B&B from our fav restaurant in Ireland (The Wicklow Heather), and I suddenly caught a glimpse of stone to our left.  Peering through the lush greenery that lines almost every road in Ireland, I saw an old ruin!  Mark and I decided to go on an adventure to go see it.  We saw a little sign:

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We climbed over the fence, walked down the mossy path covered in little rain drops (when you go to Ireland, wear waterproof shoes!), climbed up some old stone steps to get over an old stone wall, and voila!

Happy Tree in Ireland

Here’s the view from inside the little church yard area.  Look near the house and you can see the wooden fence that was by the sign for Trinity Church.  Isn’t that a beautiful tree?   This tree stood about 10 yards from the church.  The entrance to the yard is just behind the tree.  There are about six steep stone steps leading over the wall.  You can see some of the steps down near the base of the tree.

Trinity Church - Ireland

Here’s Trinity Church!  Glendalough has many ruins, and they make sure the grounds are cared for around them for easier access.  I prefer walking through overgrown weeds and vines myself 🙂  It adds to the authenticity for me.  See the base of the evergreen-covered mountain in the distance?  It was very misty that day.  Misty and cold.  It was perfect Irish weather, and we loved it!

Thank you for joining me on my trip back to Ireland.  I have such wonderful memories there with my honey.

While I hadn’t seen faces in trees before going to Ireland, I have spoken to trees for several years.  I think this started one day when I was on a swing set in the park.  I was on a break from my classes in college, so I went to the park to enjoy the beautiful day.  Several feet from the swing set was a very beautiful tree.  I could feel its happiness radiating as I enjoyed my swing ride.  It really liked its spot near the swings and sandbox, and it regularly witnessed children laughing and playing.  I had a nice time feeling the energy of the tree and talking with it.  I asked if I could take a picture of it, but it was rather shy and didn’t want its picture taken.  That was okay by me.

When Mark and I were in our early stages of dating, we would walk the labyrinth late at night at the church where we met and talk about life and our philosophies.  One time I was so giddy because I could feel that the trees were so happy to have us there.  I told Mark.  He was the first person I’d spoken about trees to.  I told him I sometimes talk to trees and that they sometimes talk back.  He said his mother is the same way!  She is very connected to trees, and she has chosen the different houses they’ve lived in based on what the trees told her on the property.  Recently, she went to look at a new home in Florida, and she asked the tree, “Are you going to be my tree?”  Then something on the tree caught her eye.  It was a heart with the word Hi carved in the center.  Isn’t that cool?!

So many magical things, events, and Spirits in the world, whenever we allow ourselves to see them.

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  • Samantha

    From Samantha:
    This morning, my father (who lives in an eco village called Damanhur) spoke to me about talking trees, about their feelings, their energy, and I became instantly interested.
    When I came across your well written article, I felt very happy to have discovered this new part of our world, its truely amazing what there is around us when we are willing to be opne to it.

    I thoroughly enjoyed you article-thank you!
    (I will now take a long walk in the park and try for the first time in my life to give a hug to a tree!)
    Have a lovely day

    • Anonymous

      Hi Samantha! I hope you enjoyed your first tree hug. Sometimes I see trees that feel so friendly, I just have to hug them. I am so fascinated about Damanhur and will definitely look more into it. I saw that they are in several different countries. My husband and I are travelling for the next year, so maybe we’ll decide to stay at one, especially if they attract neat people like your father. 

      Thank you so much for sharing your story with me!

      Melanie Jade 🙂

  • Astropherik720

    Hi! My name is Astro, I came across your your story and was hook on your adventure to Ireland, I plan on moving there actually :-D. The reason I’m responding to this as well is because I see faces in trees as well, also in the sky and rock, I do believe ththem to be spirits. On the other hand I’ve not had them talk back to me I’ve definitely felt such strong serene connections to the earth. Also I was wondering if you were aware to the state you go into to talk with them, sort of a meditative state? Cause I’ve read in some places you enter another state of consciousness when communicating with spirits,:-) let me know your thoughts about communicating with trees, I’ve interested in healing with trees a nature spirits.

  • Astropherik720

    Hi! My name is Astro,
    I came across your your story and was hooked on your adventure to Ireland, I plan on moving there actually :-D. The reason I’m responding to this is because I see faces in trees as well, also in the sky and rock. I do believe Them to be spirits. On the other hand I’ve not had them talk back to me, I’ve definitely felt such strong serene connections to the earth. I was wondering if you were aware of the state you go into when you to talk with them, sort of like a meditative state? Cause I’ve read in some places you enter another state of consciousness when communicating with spirits,:-) let me know your thoughts about communicating with trees, Im interested in healing with trees and communicating with nature spirits.

    • http://www.melaniejaderummel.com Melanie Jade Rummel

      Hi Astro!
      Ireland is beautiful! Mark and I drove literally all over, and it is just beautiful. Our favorite area for visiting (not sure how it would be living) was Glendalough. The mountains, the trees…it was so beautiful! I wasn’t a fan of Dublin, though. What area are you moving to? 

      That’s so cool that you see faces in the sky and rocks! I haven’t seen any of those, although I have seen sparkles in the sky, and I do have a rock friend. I came home from work one day, and he was sitting in the middle of the driveway waiting for me. I just knew he was my rock, even though I’d never even thought of having a rock before. Since then I’ve been much more aware of the energy of different rocks. Isn’t it cool to see the faces?! You’ll see tons in Ireland I bet! There’s a book I read recently by William Bloom that talks about different nature spirits. It’s called Working With Angels, Fairies, and Nature Spirits (http://amzn.to/n3rcbB) I skimmed through it, and it looked pretty good. You might like it. I also think you might enjoy the book, Nature Speak, by Ted Andrews. I haven’t read it, but his name came into my mind when I read your post, and I love his book Animal Speak. Nature Speak has an entire section on trees & shrubs, as well as flowers and Nature Spirits. He is really connected. He has several books about connecting with nature and animals, so I highly recommend you check him out if you haven’t already. Do you have any books you recommend to anyone wanting to see nature spirits?

      I wasn’t in a meditative state when I spoke to the trees. I talk to my Guides regularly in my head, so I guess I’m almost always connected with that dimension. I meditate a lot though, and it’s really easy for me to calm my mind enough to be aware of other energies because of that. You’re right, though, I do mention meditating in order to connect more deeply. I also listen to hypnosis tracks I’ve made, and those work amazingly well. Do you have a particular method in order to see them? Do you stare at the sky for a while in order to see the Spirits there, or do they just catch your eye? I’m so excited to hear that you see them! I can’t wait to start experimenting myself!

      Healing with trees…that is fascinating! I just looked it up online and read a bit…tell me more!

      Great to hear from you, Astro!

      Melanie 🙂

  • Astropherik720

    Ps read the seconds one, it makes more sense 🙂

  • Listener

    This is the most comfortable tree I’ve seen in a long time! Lovely. And it seemed to enjoy having its picture taken. 

  • Darlene

    Thanks for being courageous enough to talk of your experiences with trees.
    I live in a condo with a small forest out back. The forest is the only reason I can stand to live in this complex with so many people.
    My first deja vu experience was with a coleus plant.
    In the last couple of years, I began to channel my spirit guides and recently dead relatives.
    A month after watching the movie Avatar, I was absolutely blown away with surprise when the tree closest to my home joined me in my channeling. I was connected to the plant world in a way I had never known before. My tree had a message for me…meditate.

    I have friends who are psychic…one friend had a business pouring concrete sidewalks. Trees are plaanted in that small space between the sidewalk and the road. Trees, being what they are, spread their roots and grow. I live in an area with abundant liquid sunshine, so the trees can get a great deal of water near the soils surface. My friend would be talking to the homeowner who just wanted to cut a tree down so they wouldn’t have to repair/replace the sidewalks. The trees went nuts with fear. My friend found it very hard to listen both to the homeowner and the tree, but worked very hard to let the homeowner know it wasn’t necessary to cut down the tree. And in doing so, she let the tree know she valued it.

    I wish more people would connect with the trees and plants around them. They are amazing.

    • http://www.melaniejaderummel.com Melanie Jade Rummel

      Wow Darlene! I just LOVED reading your stories! It is so great to know the Tree Spirits have friends who talk with them all over the world! They are SO amazing 🙂

      I’ve actually written a book with the trees outside my balcony. It’s a conversation with them about finding your direction in life. They are so wise! The words are all done, but the actual publishing of it is still in the works. I’m hoping to have it available within the next month or so.

      Thank you again for sharing with me, Darlene!

      Many Blessings to you!

      Melanie Jade 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/nora.cortes1 Nora Cortes

    Hi Melanie, I was just reading this when some stuff came in my mind. This summer, my boys (twin soon to be teen boys) and some of his neighbour friends, went to a small man made lake where there is a new house development going on. Where I live there’s a lot of nature, something I Love, but my physical body doesn’t , specially in Aug and Sept. Allergies. Aside of that, when I went there for the first time with my kids and their friends, we came to a dirt path where the only thing you see from right to left are trees. As soon as I saw some marked, this incredible sadness became upon me. As the slight wind was moving the trees it sounded as if the trees were moving , pacing from side to side, while their leaves russtled with the wind as making a sound of … melancholy, sadness, a cry of saddness…it’s very hard for me to describe as I found out that very same day, trees do cry. I felt so sad that i started to get upset and angry. Why cut down these trees to make houses?? mind you, where I live, there’s more than enough houses being built. Immediatelly I felt compelled to apologyse to them for what we humans do to them. Thanks for making me realize, it’s ok to talk to them. I always felt dumb for doing so.
    Anywho, aside of this, One of my boys is very much into rocks.. mind he’s amost 13 and ever since he was a toddler, he’s been picking up pebbles and some big size rocks! He still does it. Even when we are walking he sees a pebble, studies it and keeps it. If it were for him, I would have boulders in his room…lol.. but I only allow him small ones. And he’s running out of space. He just can’t get enough of them. Could he be in some way unconsiously connected to them? and why the interest in so many ! don’t mind, just curious. Never actually thought about this until I just read your articles. Melanie, you are such an eye opener.

    • http://www.melaniejaderummel.com/ Melanie Jade Rummel

      Hi Nora,

      Yes, I’ve heard of people hearing the trees crying and feeling sad when many of them are being cut down. James Van Praagh (psychic medium) talks about this in one of his books. I’ve learned that before I trim any of my plants or remove dead leaves, etc. I always tell them what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, and ask if it is okay. Once I feel that I’m working in cooperation with the plant, I start trimming.  

      It does sound like your son is connected to the energy in rocks. Some people have a natural connection with certain types of energy, just like some people are “dog people” and some are “cat people.” I have a rock friend in my home, and it has very soothing, grounding energy. 

      Thank you so much for sharing your stories with me! I love to hear them!!!

      Melanie Jade 🙂

  • flyguy

    Trees have a special place in my childhood memories. Its always like being between friends.  I remember afternoons spending in trees. Now, I came to realize what it was.  Not simply a love for trees, but the slumbering willingness to listen to trees.  Well, listen is maybe a strong word.  More like an awareness.  Each tree have a different “vibe”. 

    The other day I passed a truck with two young trees that is being moved by a landscaping company.  I was struck by their own worry about where they are going.  Not a feeling sorry for them, but a feeling coming from them of “where are we going?” – they were really very concerned. 

    Your description of the joy felt by the tree is so familiar.  I sometimes get the impression that the joy/feelings of the trees are actually much deeper, sort of like the fealing on top of which joy would be build.

  • flyguy

    Trees have a special place in my childhood memories. Its always like being between friends.  I remember afternoons spending in trees. Now, I came to realize what it was.  Not simply a love for trees, but the slumbering willingness to listen to trees.  Well, listen is maybe a strong word.  More like an awareness.  Each tree have a different “vibe”. 

    The other day I passed a truck with two young trees that is being moved by a landscaping company.  I was struck by their own worry about where they are going.  Not a feeling sorry for them, but a feeling coming from them of “where are we going?” – they were really very concerned. 

    Your description of the joy felt by the tree is so familiar.  I sometimes get the impression that the joy/feelings of the trees are actually much deeper, sort of like the fealing on top of which joy would be build.

    • http://MelanieJadeRummel.com/ Melanie Jade Rummel

      “I sometimes get the impression that the joy/feelings of the trees are actually much deeper, sort of like the feeling on top of which joy would be build.” – Wonderfully said! I agree. Their emotions feel very pure to me. 

      Speaking of moving trees…I have a beautiful potted twisted willow tree that a client/reader gave me last summer, and I love it. When I moved it inside for the winter, it immediately lost almost all of its leaves. I had no idea what was wrong. I tried moving it to a window, watering more, watering less, but it kept losing leaves. Finally, I asked my Guides about it (I don’t know why that didn’t occur to me earlier). They reminded me that trees naturally grow and become deeply rooted in one spot. So when I moved my tree, it was a traumatic experience for it. I talked to my tree, apologized, and explained why I moved it. I said it would stay in the spot it’s in now for at least six months (we’ll be moving then). Then I asked it if there was anything I could do to better care for it. I saw images of water, so I started watering it a lot more. A few days ago, it started growing leaves again!!!!

      Thank you for sharing your story and sharing with us all about the feelings trees have when they are moved from on place to another. I think it’s important to have the awareness that they have feelings and deserve as much consideration as a human. Simple changes to how we garden and take care of our plants can make a big difference 🙂

  • Regine

    Hi Melanie,
    thank you much for this wonderful post!!
    Some years back I read the book “Talking with Nature” by Michael Roads. In it he sits next to a willow tree and writes as fast as he can to keep up with all the things of their conversation. That image always stayed with me and I now want to venture out to do that also. So I came across your website and much enjoyed your article and also the thoughtful stories and comments from your readers.

    I, like you, just live in communication with the spirit world, though it seems to be mostly just one voice. I have not seriously ventured out to talk to other spirits but think it should come easily. Part of me is afraid it won’t work 🙂 so I have been hesitating. Silly, I am sure….

    I have over the last few years felt more and more unrooted and just floating. It’s not a bad state but life then just passes by without much relevance – and it’s surely a handicap when trying to get things done 😉 No, it doesn’t really feel good, I must say. – So I am hoping that making the leap of faith (in my ability) and talking to trees may help ground me, while of course just being an amazing experience and gift.

    Here is a thought that crossed my mind… if one asked the same question to different trees (or spirits in other form) would one get different answers….? Are they all drawing from one kind of center of truth? or are there individually different perspectives? – I would love to find that out some day 🙂

    I would love your thoughts on any of this! There surely is no one else around I could tell all this to 🙂

    Take care!

    Regine

    P.S.: Hoping I will get an email alert when you post something as I may not get around to checking your website regularly.

    • http://MelanieJadeRummel.com/ Melanie Jade Rummel

      Hi Regine!

      I think talking to trees is a great way to feel grounded. I also like to meditate and picture I have roots like a tree that go deep into the earth. That’s usually my go-to grounding visualization.

      I think there are different perspectives depending on what Spirits you’re talking to. A loved one in Spirit may not have all the wisdom and access to knowledge that your Spirit Guides have, for example. A cat might have a limited perspective compared to an Angel.

      I spent some time in Florida channeling messages from the trees, and they gave me some great insight. Let me know how your experiment goes regarding asking the same question of different trees.

      For me, I always intend that I am connected to the highest source of guidance in each moment. That way, I know I’ll get great information, whether it comes from the direction of a tree, a Spirit Guide, an Angel, Jesus, etc.

      Thank you for sharing your experience with me!

      Many blessings and love to you!

      Melanie Jade 🙂