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Nature’s intelligence responds to communication, and speaking with Nature is fundamental in Native American culture. When working on an article that involved cedar trees, I took a break about 2 a.m. to burn cedar as is common in Native America. I went outside to my front yard in Seattle and sat down next to a cedar tree and asked permission to take its branches. It is a customary Native American practice to ask permission before taking from natural forces. The tree asked why I wanted its branches. It was the first time a tree had spoken to me in that way. In the past I had always intuitively sensed the response, but a tree had never articulated a question before that night. I explained that I wanted the branches for smoke to smudge. At the time, circa 1993 and 1994, I had recently published several articles in magazines, but none of them mentioned trees or cedar.
By the way, the question the cedar tree asked was so astonishing that I didn't take the branch because I had not gotten a clearly affirmative response. I thought, "I've been reading and writing this article too late at night; I need to get some sleep." I went straight to bed and got caught up in the article again the next morning, and the cedar tree faded into exigencies of that work. I gathered up the few remaining cedar twigs from my kitchen and burned them later.
A few days later I received an envelope in the mail containing a handsome cedar branch. A note from a woman in Spokane (500 miles away) explained she had gone for a walk in the woods near Spokane and a cedar tree asked her to harvest a branch and send it to me. She had recently read an article I had written and knew how to contact me from the article.
In old forests root systems of trees can extend for hundreds of miles in a deep network. The intent of my communication with the cedar was assimilated and transmitted through the network of cedar trees that have grown in Washington State for thousands of years. The truly astonishing part was that a cedar tree has responded to my intent and communication 500 miles away to a woman who had read an article I had written.
I had not spoken with anyone about the communication with the cedar tree in my yard. The communication had been too mind boggling to try to explain to anybody until the cedar branch from Spokane arrived in the mail as response to my question.
I have seen Nature give amazing responses to communication. A few years ago I planted several rose bushes late in the season and wasn’t sure they would have the energy to bloom after starting so late. In late September it was getting chilly and there were no buds on the bushes. I sat down with the bushes and acknowledged their beauty with or without blooms. Although rose flowers are beautiful, it was okay to enjoy their stems and branches. They enriched my life with or without blooms.
Three days later one of the rose bushes had budded and a rose went into full bloom so late in the season it was getting cold.
I have seen amazing communications in Nature that include a river changing colors in a sudden whirlpool in front of my window. Soon the entire river had changed color. Nobody in the area had seen anything like it. One man who had lived near the river for 30 years said nothing like that had ever happened in the past. Several years later I overheard two women talking about the day the river changed colors and confirmed with them it was the same event that had started in front of my window as I communicated about the color of the water.
Some crop circles emerge from the intelligence of the Earth and are entirely natural. Those are the ones I carefully watch for the intelligence they convey. In the “Iliad” the Spirit of a river captures Achilles and nearly kills him because of the blood and dead bodies he had caused to fill the river. It is one of my favorite all-time pieces of literature.
One of the saddest parts of modern society is that it has come to view communication and relationship with Nature as myth and superstition. Eurocentrist, in particular, have misused and forgotten the power of Nature’s Mind and view her as an opponent that must be conquered. The saddest part is that Nature is withdrawing its power from the toxic technologies of Western science and will bring them to a standstill, as the Spirit of the river captured Achilles. This may be the only way to staunch the wounds inflicted on the Earth by Western minds and technologies.
Edgar Mitchell writes about the quantum physics of Nature in his paper, “Nature’s Mind: The Quantum Hologram,” at the following link: http://www.edmitchellapollo14.com/naturearticle.htm
Non-physical intelligence that underlies Nature is explored with concepts of entanglement and coherence in quantum physics. Native Americans simply speak of the Spirit that the Earth and the flowers and all things natural.
P.S. I never published the article based on "The Book of Enoch" because the tributary data that flowed to that point in history were too diffuse to deal with in an article. But the larger scenario in which Enoch walked and lived with the Earth was published in my book, "The Human Odyssey."