Here we explore what it means to be in conversation with trees. Davidson hikes into an ancient redwood forest on a regular basis and practices “forest bathing”. Being a naturally highly sensitive empath, she began getting messages from the trees when she would sit with them and go into a hypnagogic state. Surprisingly, different trees had different messages. When asked if elementals and fairies are real, Davidson enthusiastically responds, “The Earth has consciousness, rocks and stones, and trees. Also, the light has consciousness and we can tune into this consciousness. There is an exuberant, creative joy that is so full of vitality, so perceptible, so alive, and so conscious that it sparks… We are made of elements too… We can be right there with them in this magical space. So yes, it absolutely exists.”. She encourages us to enjoy the health benefits of accessing wild nature wherever we can find it, reminding us that when we are not bombarded with the noise, bright lights, and electromagnetic fields of a city, our nervous system calms down and our capacity opens up to a wider field of perception. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Ellen Dee Davidson is an advocate for the health of forests. Besides her memoir, she’s the author of a number of children’s books, also worked as an elementary, piano, and creative writing teacher and raised two daughters. She lives with her husband in the redwoods of northern California where she regularly sits with trees in a form of “forest bathing”.
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Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 3/27/2023 Program Number: 3787
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