We humans, are a noisy bunch, compared to Wild Nature, although there are a few noisy birds and animals for certain. Crows, Squirrels, Coyote, Wolf, Geese, to name a few.

When People get together in groups, we like to talk to each other, about politics, money, gossip, and what have you, even when in nature.

In our Awareness Series, we encourage a softer quieter approach, especially in Forest Walks, so that we actually notice the excessive noise when a group of people walk, jog, bike or run by us.  In fact, we can hear them coming, often before they are in view.

We just take it for granted that our hearing is operating just fine, however, Quiet Time is a form of relaxation and our awareness of the noise alters when in the Forest. This is because excessive noise now intrudes on our consciousness in a noticeable way.

Most people throughout the ages have known that relaxes us.  In Modern times, many of us flock to Parks, Campsites, Lakes, The Beach, the Ocean, the mountains, or along or on a River to vacation and relax.

It is known that our Blood Pressure Lowers,  The stress Hormone Cortisol, lowers in our bodies and we feel varying degrees of Peace and Contentment when in a Forest.

Forest Villages

Forest trees are connected to each other and have evolved to live in co-operative, inter-dependant relationships maintained by communication and group intelligence similar to an insect colony.  We call this the Forest Village.  Old Growth and Boreal Forests are great examples of this Village Community and many people work very hard to maintain and protect them.

Trees share water and nutrients through their Mycorrhizal Networks and also use them to communicate with each other and symbiotic Fungal Networks They send signals of distress about disease, drought or insect attacks and neighbouring trees alter their behaviour. The fine hair-like root tips of trees join together with microscopic fungal filaments where the Fungi who consume up to 30% of the tree sugar, then filter the soil for fertilizers in the form of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and trace Minerals that the trees utilize.

Boreal Forests are very well known for their interdependent connections as the trees vigorously send out runner shoots underground for many meters in all directions.  The runners that have a  clear space for sunlight, grow tall and are a child of the parent tree.

These connected trees operate in a family way as in the example of young saplings in a shaded part of the Forest.  Lacking sunlight for photosynthesis, they survive because big trees, including their parents, pump sugar into their roots through the network.

Also, the Forest has its own form of natural selection.  When trees are taking up nutrients from neighbouring trees, their seedlings develop the best traits of natural selection and seeds that fall and grow, especially after a fire, are stronger and more resilient than their parents.

Natural Relationships

We show, that all our lessons are interrelated, whether in the Forest on a Walk, in during a Wind or Storm Event, and On The Ocean.

In each of these places, a spring rain, for example, smells fresh and we like to say it has cleaned the atmosphere.

That smell of the rain is so much more than that.  It has its own electrical ion charge, each and every drop. It supercharges the earth, fills our lakes, grows our gardens, and washes us clean.

We interact with the rain in a myriad of ways including persistent rain on grey days with moodiness.

In our Ocean Series, we show how Wave and Tide, the fluid Energy of Oceans attunes to us in a Primal Way.  Sea Life has its own inter-dependant patterns and is part of who we are.

We invite your thoughts and questions on any of our programs.