High In A Tree

I find a peaceful and healing energy near some trees. When I was a young boy I enjoyed climbing up trees, for the view and exhilaration. Once ,at the age of 15, I climbed up a 100 foot tall eucalyptus tree to the nest of a red tailed hawk; I used climbing irons like those of the telephone service technicians. I felt an electric quality to the air, perhaps electrostatic and also a feeling of strength and power.

Today I explore forests and have found some redwood trees and groves which induce a fine degree of serenity, variable from one grove to the next, and not present near all trees or groves. The quality varies, as does the intensity, and can t times be slightly unpleasant, of a slightly depressive and dizziness quality.

The Legacy of Luna, by Julia Butterfly Hill is a sweet story about a young woman who lived at the top of a redwood tree for two years. This is an extraordinary and sensitive account of life with an ancient redwood tree, a living and wise companion for this author, who resonated with her, via inner song and power that shines forth from each page of this book. This site perched high in a tree is clearly a luminous place, powerful and healing in nature.

John Muir also found a perch high in a fir tree of the Sierra Nevada, during a storm; it appears to have been a high lite of his life (chapter 10, The Mountains of California).

Another fascinating tale of life in the trees is recounted by Marina Chapman, in her book, The Girl With No Name (1954). She was kidnapped, age four, and abandoned in the Amazon jungle. Alone, she grew up, a feral child, who learned from monkeys how to survive, including climbing to the top of the jungle canopy. Life above, in the tree tops was so good that she spent as much time there as possible, including sleeping. Her perceptions are pristine, and shares her unique perspective on many aspects of life, including relationships with various people of the modern city environment.

For those who prefer not to climb high up in a tree, consider these options:  On your next hike into the forest, take a lite weight hammock and tie it between two trees. This is a great way to rest and enjoy the wilderness lying down, napping, reading or meditating. If you plan on spending the night in the forest, then try a tree tent (include the bug net).

Energetic air (small air negative ions of oxygen) is produced by the leaves of trees; this occurs as radon gas, a component of ground water, is transpired and contacts free oxygen, including fresh oxygen released by the leaves. Peak output occurs in the late springtime, when the level of ground water is high, and transpiration is also high; this process is a natural response to warming weather.` Sharp pointed leaves, such as pine needles are also known to release energetic oxygen, and can be found near fir and pine tree forests.

See my previous blog: Redwood Groves     Also,  see: Tree Houses     updated: 6-28-16

Paul C Adams (c) 2016    updated: 6-23-16

Sky High

Cosmic rays from our galaxy shower into earths atmosphere from all directions, at a (almost) constant rate and with greater intensity, due to the geomagnetic field, at far northern and far southern latitudes. These subatomic energetic particles arrive at near light speed and collide with atoms of the atmosphere: One significant result is the massive production of energetic air (ionized oxygen) from a secondary by product of the atomic collisions, called muons. About 10,000 muons reach every square meter of the earth’s surface a minute. Above 2500 feet elevation cosmic rays and the muons they create are the primary cause of energetic air.

Cosmic rays are believed to ignite all of our lightning strikes, they are the spark which starts the discharge process. Cloud formation (droplets via air ionization) and thus weather are also associated with this process.  It is still a mystery as to the exact origin of cosmic rays, however satellite probes indicate supernovas as the most likely sources. Here again, as with radon, radium, and uranium our energetic air is a result of exploding stellar powers. There are some rare ultra high power cosmic rays that arrive with as much power as a baseball moving at 100 mph!  And recently another type of cosmic ray has been detected deep underground; the origin appears to be from Cygnus X-3, located 30,000 light years away!

The higher up you go, the more energetic air you can breathe. Mountain climbing,     sky diving, hang gliding,  gliders, hot air balloon rides,  blimps and light aircraft can receive this variety of energetic air and offer a sweet high from the sky (Caution with altitude illness: some people start to have serious problems as low as 6000 feet elevation).

YouTube: Hot Air Balloon Ride

See my previous blog:  Inspiration and the Air We Breathe

Reading:  The Cygnus Mystery by Andrew Collins

Cosmic Rays and our computers

Paul C Adams (C) 2016    updated:  6/13/16       updated: 6-23-16     updated:1/24/17