Thursday, April 12, 2012

Talking Plants - They Can Communicate

Greetings to all who gather in peace and compassion.  This is kinda a follow up to my smudging post from the other day.  I think some of your already know, but I don’t believe in coincidences … I believe everything happens for a reason and that the Divine Spirit is so much greater and bigger and ever so much wonderful than we can even imagine, at least on this earthly plain.   But, that’s my path and everyone is on their own unique path.  Oh, here I go again getting off the point.  Well, a few days after that post I stumbled upon an article about how plants feel and think.  This is why smudging is so good and especially so if we remember to thank the essence of the plant for its energy and blessing.  

The article reads, “Researchers have discovered an amazing world of communication.  Plants can deliberately choose to “talk” with each other – within the same species, with different plant species, and even with animals and microorganism.  Fungi, for example, can lie, cheat, retaliate, and withhold oxygen from a selfish mate.  When a neighbor gets eaten by an herbivore, some plants, like the sagebrush, can defend themselves by “crying out for help” and attracting carnivorous enemies.  They can forage for food, form personal relationships with microorganisms, and modify their behavior to assure greater survival in the environment.  

They go on to write “plants can make “rational” decisions in response to threats in order to maximize seed production.  They even exhibit the capacity for self-recognition by communicating through their roots with other species.  According to growing consensus of biologists and biophysicists, plants use the same types of hormonal and chemical molecules and hormones used by animals and organism.  Plants may actually exhibit a form of intelligence similar to animals.  Although they don’t have a nervous system they do have signaling receptors and pathways.  These documented behaviors and communication strategies are the same ones we use to identify parameters of human consciousness. 
~Mark Waldman (Loyola Marymount University) and Andrew Newberg, MD (Jefferson University Hospital)  

I found this completely fascinating and amazing.  I do seem to remember watching a tv show actually showing and discussing some of this and even more.  Oh, I wish my memory was better because it was such an interesting documentary.  

To me this just demonstrates how we are all connected and we (meaning the human race) are so arrogant as to think we are the only beings that have intelligence and a spirit …. At least some of us do think and feel differently.  Having reverence for all life is what I strive for and try to be aware of my thinking and feelings in this area.  This makes saying grace, or another way to put it is thanking the food for providing nourishment, before meals in the way that speaks to you more meaningful don’t you think?  

May Your Day Be Filled With Sunshine And Happiness !  


Gina said...

One of my favourite albums of all time....Journey through the secret life of plants, by Stevie Wonder :D I don't believe in coincidence either , and I sing to my garden all the time :D XXX
Blessed be :D

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful that you share this post as it is absolute divine truth. It is beautiful to even re-ignite the wisdom that connects us all together in the communion of life. :)

ArtSings1946 said...

Gina and Ana, All I can say right now is that I love you both ... how wonderful and amazing you both are. Thank you so much for these comments ... they make my spirit sing.

Happiness and Peace to all.

Magic Love Crow said...

I too believe that everything happens for a reason! Thank you for this great post! When I am gardening, I always talk to my plants and trees ;o) I even stroke their leaves, to let them know I am here for them and to know that I care ;o)

Gloria said...

Fascinating information, with all the scientific discoveries, there is so much more to learn. TFS!

Victoria said...

What a fascinating post! I never knew that about plants exactly, but I've always believed what John Muir said: "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world".

Many, many blessings to you and yours, dear friend.


ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks NewEndStudio for your comments. I just wanted to thank you (while I remember) for the goodies you sent through the mail that I received yesterday. That was so kind of your.

Happiness to you.

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks Victoria for commenting. I wish I could remember the show that I watched ... it was absolutely fascinating. The world is so much more mysterious than we can imagine.

Hugs, Peace and Happiness, dear one.

Plumrose Lane said...

What a wonderful posting! Now if we could just get the rest of the human race to realize this... and care.
Thanks so much!

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks so much Sharon ... let's keep hoping for the best for humankind.

Happiness to all.