Jaisa Sulit, neuro-rehab occupational therapist and author of Purpose in Paralysis, offers a way of capturing the essence of a tree in water for its grounding and centring effects.
Drawn to a conifer, I stopped to connect. Its presence made me feel grounded, centred, and confident. “Can I work with you today?” I asked, after which a feeling of safety and being loved arose in my body. I raised my left hand and absorbed the tree’s energy in through my palm, up my left arm, across my torso, down my right arm, and into a vial of water in my right hand, stopping when the tree communicated that the collection was complete. I still have this tree’s essence in that vial; I take just one drop when I need to feel grounded and centred.