ALICIA: “Since you were so good at giving me an exercise of appreciation, is there an exercise in terms of relaxing that could be helpful to me?
ELIAS: Perhaps. If you incorporate a time framework in which you engage a walk, at a point within your walk allow yourself to stop and sit beneath a tree. In that, as you sit beneath the tree, allow yourself a calmness in which momentarily you focus your attention upon each of your senses, connecting each of those senses with the tree. That may be expressed in a brief time framework. It is not necessary to incorporate a lengthy timeframe to be generating this connection with the tree, but allow yourself to experience and feel the energy of the tree.
ALICIA: I love that. The only thing is, I can get the idea of sound and visualization in the senses, but taste?
ELIAS: Yes. If you are connecting with the tree, you may actually incorporate the taste of the tree’s lifeblood. Allow yourself to incorporate the actual feeling of the atmosphere upon your skin and how you are connecting with this tree, how the tree incorporates its atmosphere, how it sways with it, how it incorporates tremendous strength but also great flexibility, and is interconnected with all of its environment and not disturbed by any of it.
ALICIA: I’m going to do that. I love that exercise. Thank you very much, Elias.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.” [session 1807, July 23, 2005]
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