Under the Oak Tree meditations

In the seasons of warm weather I host regular meditations under this beautiful, wise tree, held in a quiet location in Niagara Falls (Ontario). See dates on the events calendar.

These meditations are held throughout the summer and fall months in a sacred space under the canopy of the majestic Oak Tree, relaxing around the fire pit, listening to beautiful music. This year the focus is a 45 minute silent meditation.

I love trees, the spirit within them, and the tales they can tell; for they are the quiet watchers of earth. There is healing energy that can be felt when you commune with plants and trees, because they carry a specific energy frequency and vibration. When you are feeling off balance, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, a great antidote is Tree Healing or Tree Medicine. When we think of trees, remember they are grounded with their roots so deep into earth, the trunk is the heart of the soul being and the branches stretch to reach the sky and connection with the heaven or divine.

Each tree has their specific healing qualities; I want to share Oak Healing with you! This is from The Healing Power of Trees by Sharlyn Hidalgo.

“Whenever you feel weak and helpless, sit with an oak or conjure one in your mind. Oak medicine will bring you strength, courage, and bravery. Oak is grounded and strong. It will help you when you are overly excited, anxious, or nervous. With this tree’s help, your energy will ground and even out. When you are carrying too much on your shoulders, you can ask an oak tree to take on the energy and properly disperse it back to the earth for its regeneration.

When you are in a situation that seems to be dragging on or is otherwise stagnant, invite in Oak energy; she will show you that growth and change happen even when you can’t tell physically. She grows slowly and steadily from the acorn, sometimes for centuries. She will help you to be patient. Use the image of the acorn for new ideas, projects, and intentions. Plant them and nourish them well, knowing that in time a tree will grow forth.

Oak represents fertility. If you are hoping to become a parent, commune with this tree. Ask her to share her powers of fertility.

When you are seeking knowledge, information, guidance, or wisdom, ask Oak for what you need. Oak responds to specific questions when you are researching something, especially if it has to do with ancient wisdom or spiritual lineages”.

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Another element we use in the meditations is Fire. The fire center is the solar plexus chakra; this is where your light shines from. Using the element of fire creatively can transform negative qualities, thoughts, or feeling into positive ones with its purifying properties. The solar plexus is the source of your imagination, vision of the future and your desire for action. It’s here where you can come to terms with the past and “burn” accumulated karma (the consequences of the past action). Fire is thought to empower, organize, lead and manage our lives successfully. Fire assists us with releasing all that no longer serves us, transmuting the energy and then powering the physical body to activate the whole system. It is also known to promote a healthy immune system leading to vitality and a long active life.

You owe it to yourself to take the time to release the energies that no longer serve you and fill up with the beauty of nature. The beautiful things about grounding yourself under the oak tree are the lessons that we can learn from them. They are teachers of honor, respect, strength & courage and so much more… Allow the wisdom of the tree to teach you; how to honor and respect yourself while giving you strength and courage to flow naturally through life.

Everything is connected and nature has tools to bring light to our very existence. The powerful tools that we discuss in Under the Oak Tree™ sessions include the connection between the emotional guidance scale, the power and beauty of roses and the trees that we are attracted to.

If it rains the meditation will be in the garage with a Candle Light ambiance. There will be water and tea to drink so if you want something else, feel free to bring it with you. Chairs are available to sit on. You can bring a blanket if you wish to sit on the ground. I always have all-natural bug spray available for anyone that wants to use it.

Each evening will have a different theme, or set of meditations. Past topics and meditations have included:

  • Balance of Emotions while utilizing Nature’s Gifts
  • Fire Meditation
  • Meditation to enhance your visualization skills
  • The meaning and purpose of the Oak Tree.
  • Grounding techniques, and understanding the connection with Earth
  • Rose-Flower and Connecting-with-the-Tree meditations
  • Creating spiritual crafts like gem-and-flower pouches for protection, laminated leaf art, Creating an Angel
  • The significance of connecting with our hands and feet, and understanding our Reflex Zones
  • The meanings of chakras, how to connect with yours, and areas on your foot associated with each chakra
  • Reflexology and Reiki and how the two holistic therapies work and complement each other
  • Read more about past and upcoming Oak Tree events, including posters and pictures, by clicking on their dates at milesofsmiles.ca/calendar.

Contact me at laura@milesofsmiles.ca, or text 905-321-8770, to inquire about times and location. Limited seating!