First of all it has to be mentioned that there were only women participating in the TREEhugger story-writing-contest. Well, I don’t know why. Maybe men think that it is a sign of weakness if you hug a tree. Or maybe they think that someone would be watching them and think that they’re crazy!
Hugging trees! What’s that?
Maybe women are a little bit more complex and therefore able to hug and feel a tree and even write a story about it. Women seem to feel more, or deeper and it looks like they are able to express themselves much better than men!
Trees are symbols of Life. Hugging trees means that you hug the nature! You hug a being that is alive! Actually you hug something that is not able to speak with you. You have to feel it!
Are trees communicating?
Denise Gagné Williamson a wife and mother of two adult children, from Calgary, Alberta might be able to answer this question:
“Greetings Friend, You Are Welcome Here
We are in an age when the two-legged ones are finally waking up to the impact of their choices on the environment. Thanks to global events such as the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and films such as An Inconveniant Truth, the evidence of how human beings are changing their natural world is becoming indisputable.
I encourage and support all forms of conservation actions. From recycling pop bottles to political activism, and everything in between, we all have a role to play. All those behaviors come from a place of Head; of mental understanding, and are important. The purpose of this website, however, is to encourage connection and caring for the Earth from a place of Heart. My goal is to teach others to show the Earth the depths of their heart-felt love and appreciation. Even though love is intangible, it is the source of all healing.
I have been doing shamanic work, privately, in my own small way, since 2000. Trees have been my teachers. They have taught me how to sing to them, how to hear their songs, how to listen to their stories and bring healing and requests to them. These love-filled forms of communication are healing for them. In June of 2007, while on my annual vision quest, I was told by the trees that it’s time to bring these teachings to the world.
They love being sung to, they love being listened to and they would like for many, many others to bring them healing in these ways. If you are one of those who resonates with this call, then this website is for you.
The basic tools and techniques I suggest are absolutely free. This is my gift to the healing of the planet. Please feel free to learn from them and share them as much as you wish. There are other items and tools available for sale as well; but these are NOT essential to the basic teachings. They are there for those who wish to pursue certain aspects of the work more in-depth.”
Maybe you are wondering who the winner of the contest is?
Well, I’ve asked Mr. Kutti MC a.k.a. Jürg Halter to be the juror of this contest as he has done this already. But he didn’t reply to my request. Never mind. There is an other solution – a democratic one:
You can vote during one week only…
I would like to thank all of the writers for their stories and I hope that next year more people will try to win a Bao-T-shirt!
In the meantime you can train TREEhugging:
Here are again all the MyTree.TV – TREEhugger-Stories 2010: