Zebediah Rice begins this episode by sharing some of the insights he learned from Peter Wohlleben’s best-selling book, “The Hidden Life of Trees.” It turns out that trees do all sorts of extraordinary and almost human-like things. For example, they care for each other, have memories, make friends, think, and talk with each other. And scientists have shown that humans can hear this tree conversation, albeit at an unconscious level. In this episode, Zebediah Rice has selected several clips from his library of recordings of George Falcon’s talks where this idea of tree’s ability to communicate and remember is discussed and used as a metaphor for the human connection to the divine. In Wohlleben’s book we learn that following the lessons from the higher or greater elements in the natural chain from leaf to tree to forest gives each tree the power to realize its full potential. Primarily using Christian language (since that was the audience), but also alluding to Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist concepts, George Falcon explains that, as with individual trees, each of us individual humans, if we follow the rules set out by the universe and allow life to do its job rather than each of us trying to control the details of our fates, can live the best life possible.
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