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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Blankenburg

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Connect with Plant Spirits‍


Today, I want to share with you an exploration into the profound and transformative realm of plant spirits. Many of us walk through life surrounded by the verdant energies of plants without truly understanding their spiritual significance. But what if I told you that deepening your connection with plant spirits could open up new dimensions of understanding and well-being in your life?


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Where every leaf, flower, and root holds the potential of a conversation waiting to be had. My journey as a witch has been deeply intertwined with the natural world, and among my most cherished allies are the spirits that dwell within plants. Join me as we delve deep into the art of connecting with nature, which leads to an even greater understanding of our own nature.


Understanding the spiritual significance of plants

I've always felt a deep reverence for nature as its wisdom is far older than any human script. And the spiritual significance of plants is not a new concept, but like a thread that weaves through countless cultures and traditions. So, before working with them, it's helpful to first understand that the spirit of a plant is the essence or consciousness of a plant, and that each plant has its own energy, personality, and wisdom.

Working with plant spirits can be likened to building relationships, much like with a close friend. In my own journey, I've learned that plants can be powerful allies, teachers, and healers all on their own.


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Recognizing plants as living beings with spirits and a consciousness, we can observe that they are constantly in tune with the rhythms of nature and the cosmos. This is why I believe that understanding the spiritual nature of plants is the first step in connecting with them as they are not mere lifeless decorations, but sentient beings with whom we can communicate and learn from. As I delved into the literature and ancient wisdom surrounding plants, I discovered that many cultures believe in the idea of a spirit or essence that resides within each plant.


This essence is what we aim to connect with — not just the physical form of the plant itself, but the life force, the energy that resides within each plant.

Different Kinds of Plant Spirits

First, there are the plants themselves, which each having different qualities. So, studying the different attributes of plants can help you to find the right ones to align your intention with. For example:


  • Roses for love

  • Lavender for calming

  • Rosemary for protection

  • And so on.



In many traditions, knowing the names of different spirits can be a powerful way to connect with them. And, while not all cultures name plant spirits the same way, some do have specific names for the different beings of nature, such as:


  • Airmid: In Celtic lore, Airmid is the goddess of herbs and healing, encompassing the spirit of medicinal plants.

  • Sakaki: In Shinto, Sakaki is a sacred tree, and its spirit is often honored in rituals.

  • Dryads: Greek mythology speaks of these nymphs as tree spirits, each bonded to a specific tree.


I should also note that when connecting with plant spirits in your own practice, you might find that a spirit reveals its name to you in meditation or through symbolism, which may be different or unique than the names previously listed above.

Sometimes, the messages from plant spirits can be subtle or symbolic, so it can be a bit more difficult to interpret, at first, when you're still learning how to understand and perceive the meaning.

To help work through this, I recommend keeping a journal of your own experiences in this practice and to reflect on them, from time to time, to look for patterns and insights that might emerge over time.


Preparing yourself for connecting with plant spirits

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So how do we do this? Well, before connecting with the spirits of plants, it's a good idea to first prepare ourselves. This isn't just about physical readiness, but also about mental, emotional, and spiritual preparation. In my experience, intention is key. So, first, I start by reflecting on what I'm seeking in this connection. Am I looking for healing, guidance, or simply a deeper relationship with nature? Having a clear intention about what you hope to achieve before working with a plant spirit helps set the stage for a more effective outcome.


The key is to listen to your intuition and to let it guide you to the plant that you feel is most needed to make the changes that you want to make on the deepest level.

Creating a sacred space for a plant spirit connection

Creating a sacred space is an essential part of my practice when connecting with plant spirits. This space serves as a physical representation of my respect and intentions, a sanctuary where the veil between the physical and spiritual realms feels thinner.


  • I begin by choosing a quiet area where I won't be disturbed by outside distractions as our modern world is full of noise and busyness that can sometimes make it hard for people to enter a quiet, receptive state that is more conducive for a connection.

  • I set aside regular times for my practice to help ensure that my sacred space is as free from interruptions as possible.

  • Then, I cleanse the area with incense to purify the space energetically and place the plant on my altar to aid in the connection with it.



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Techniques for connecting with plant spirits

Once the sacred space is ready, there are several techniques I use to prepare myself for connecting with plant spirits. The first is a meditation where I sit or lie comfortably, focus on my breath, and enter into a deep meditative state. This is to help clear any mental clutter that I may have in my mind, just as I previously cleansed the physical space before connecting.


Then, I find that grounding is also incredibly helpful in order better understand the plant from the level of its perspective. This practice helps me to anchor my energy and align myself with the vibrations of the Earth, creating a stable foundation for connecting with plant spirits.



Once I feel that I am in the right state (I recommend using your intuition to help gauge it out), I then visualize the plant or the essence of the plant spirit who I'm inviting to communicate with. In order to do this, I remain open and receptive, allowing any messages or feelings to emerge without judgment.

When it comes to connecting with plant spirits, it can be a little bit challenging at first as you learn how to tune into their energy, but once you get the hang of it, perceiving their energy becomes easier and, through continued practice, your experience will become your greatest teacher.

A well known technique for connecting with plants involves the powerful shamanic practice of journeying, which is carried out by entering into an altered state of consciousness to engage with phenomena in the spiritual realm. I sometimes use rhythmic drumming or certain sound frequencies to help guide me through this process, and then I journey to meet the plant spirit, often experiencing profound insights and guidance along the way.



Connecting with plant spirits, like with other spirits, can be quite profound and practicing kindness and respect to the spirits you work with can lead to even more optimal results and openness. Whether you're seeking healing, wisdom, or simply a deeper bond with nature, plants are there to share their insight with you.


Remember, as you walk this path, you're likely to find that the wisdom of the plant world is a mirror into your own inner wisdom, and that, by learning from them, you're also learning more about yourself.

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Thank you for joining me on this exploration of how to connect with plant spirits. I hope this guide serves as a stepping stone for your own spiritual adventures with the green world. May your heart be open, your mind clear, and your spirit willing to engage with the profound energies and universal wisdom of plants.


Matthew


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