Model Celine Delaugere is styled by Samia Giobellina in ‘Grey Gardens’, lensed by Sam Wilson for Indie Magazine Fall 2018./ Makeup by Celine Exbrayat
Dalaugere’s tree-hugging embrace reminds me of a weekend Daily Om email by Madisyn Taylor: ‘Hugging a Tree’. On my own — but in conjunction with several Daily Om courses I was taking in 2017 — I developed a daily, significant relationship with a tree. In fact, I honor her while making my coffee in the morning, seeing her now without leaves out of my East Coast kitchen window.
The Taoist master Mantak Chia teaches students to meditate with trees, as a way of release “negative energies.” In his Cosmic Tree Healing Qigong method, Master Chia teaches how to align one’s body with the “aura” (or energetic field) of a tree. He explains that trees are natural processors that can help you transform your body’s sick or negative energy into positive, vital life force energy. As you connect your energy with the tree you facilitate your own physical and emotional healing. The Taoist theory is that because trees stand very still, they are better at absorbing the Earth’s Energy and the Universal Force from the Heavens. Trees and all plants have the ability to absorb the light frequencies and transform them into physical food; and they do the same with energetic food. The Taoist view of trees is to see them constantly in meditation, with subtle energy as their natural language. via