Talkin’ About Roots



ShaMom Says


What shift do you feel in your roots? Can you identify your belief system in your root system? I’m talkin’ about roots. We share 83% of our gene tree code with plants. The Middle World is known as Earth School. We are learning how to be a spirit in a body.


Let’s discuss how to navigate your natural operating system. Remember epigenetics – our genetics are the blueprint, not the house. There is a myriad of similarities between us and the forest. We coexist but not always cooperate with them. A tree with all its leaves is a microcosmic representation of this more macro cosmic process occurring on Earth. Earth is like the tree and we are the leaves. Each 100 years, the Earth releases its people just like a tree releases its leaves. A new set of souls will incarnate and embody their physical vehicles in the next wave just like a new set of leaves will come in the Spring for a tree. We are all related because we are the same set of leaves on the tree at this time.

We can observe similar functions in our Operating Systems (OS):

Trees and Humans share a similar web of life contained underground that is highly intelligent. Trees communicate through Mycelium and Humans through Fascia.

“Mycelium mushrooms have been one of my greatest teachers of trust. The word mycelium means ‘more than one.’ The mycelium organism is a dynamic root system of mushrooms that utilizes trust as a mechanism to build and sustain a vast, reciprocal, underground network that connects the roots of trees and plants and skillfully shares nutrients and resources to support the health of the entire ecosystem with which it moves.


This mycelial network cannot exist without trust. The mycelium communication highway recognizes and believes in the collective ability to channel and receive nutrients where needed, protect against parasites, and expand roots into necessary sites of growth. The network process also fosters intergenerational relationships that welcome the myriad of ancient wisdom and connections that reside in older trees to benefit younger trees. These mushrooms affirm a commitment to building relationships of trust that encourage all life to bloom.” — Adaku Utah


Mycelium is the relationship of roots and soil for the foundation of the forest. Mother or Hub trees can distribute their share of carbon to their fledglings. Trees are interdependent and cooperators who share the language of carbon, water… information. These interlinking highways even connect to other species. Forests have the capacity to self heal and receive help from others in the forest.


Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. Recent studies have indicated that Qi can quickly move along the Fascia web. We can communicate with our operating system as well as trees. We can self heal and help others as well. Remember your ancient wisdom.


FOREST FLASH! Remember to include the first Forest Bathing International Conference, Congress and Celebration this summer as a must do! There will be global speakers who can get you more connected with your own Nature. I will be presenting Shamanism in a Child’s World for you to reconnect to your inner child, love of Nature, and experiences for you to share with family.


Creative and Sensory Approaches to Forest Therapy Workshop

Shamanism in a Child's World/Playing in Nature Madeline Marchell

Saturday July 13, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM


We will explore what it's like to discover Nature through the eyes of a Child. Experiences are presented for you to share and written examples are provided for further exploration at home. The age range is divided three ways: infant/toddler, youth and adolescent. Some of the topics covered are: Breathing Techniques/Energy for Everyone, Drumming for Drumming's Sake, Power Animals Power Up, Spirit Search Adventures, Journal Writing their Way, The Journey at Home in Your Heart. No experience in Shamanism is necessary to enjoy this workshop.


“How does the acorn produce such a mighty tree? You also contain all that you need to be your mighty self.”

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