Yes, I was feeling a little crazy the first time someone told me to hug a tree. Your first thought, just like mine was of a hippie dancing around naked hugging trees, right? However, I just knew I couldn't say “no” as I was being asked to do this by my amazing Feng Shui teacher LuAnn. I have so much respect for her so just couldn’t say “no”. I decided I didn’t have anything to lose (and no one else was around to see), and so I went for it. I found a beautiful tree and gave it a big bear hug. I even remember clinging on a few moments longer that I thought I would because I really did find it peaceful.
LuAnn’s goal on this day of training was to help us connect with nature and I learned that day how to truly connect with the energy of a tree.
Yes, it sounds odd at first, but I encourage you to do it. I do it all the time when I need to feel grounded or before or after a Space Clearing. It’s not uncommon for me to stop at a park near my home and visit a tree “friend”. I am also lucky to live in a city with so many beautiful and lush parks filled with nature and plenty of amazing trees. Since my in-depth training with LuAnn I have developed an even deeper connection to nature. It keeps me grounded, centered and positive and this connection to Mother Nature has inspired much of my personal growth. Now go outside and visit a tree, grasp a branch, or better yet, give it a HUG!