Thursday, August 24, 2006

Carnivorous Plants - Updated

During one of my email conversations with Greg Gourdian, author of Teach Yourself to Read Auras, I asked if he knew anything about the auras of carnivorous plants. His reply wasn't an answer specific to carnivorous plants but it was interesting and informative about plants' consciousness in general. Here is what Greg wrote:

I haven't paid a great deal of attention to carnivorous plants. As you might imagine, plant auras tend to be green but there are streaks of red, pink and yellow or blue in them as well. However, if they are sickly the pink quickly fades and the yellow expands and takes on an unpleasant feel. This is the plant communicating its distress. In my experience, plants have their own consciousness but it is of such a different order that I must be truly in tune or inspired to understand them well.

Cultivated plants have a somewhat different feel to them than do wild ones, I prefer the wild ones. The less we interfere with them the better, unless they require our care, because we have put them in environments they will not thrive in on their own. I myself have been a disaster with plants because I have been too forgetful or neglectful in the past.

One thing is clear, they are typically compassionate and are concerned for our well being. A channel from which I have had warnings regarding our future was from a grove of trees. Plants perceive time very differently from us and are far more oriented in the present. However, they may also posess a communication system that seems to allow them to send messages to one another across time.

As I mentioned, their perception of time is on a vastly different order than ours. Their perception of space is different as well; they are far more multi-dimensionally aware and take greater comfort from their alternate world experiences than people do.

I have often been guided by plants when wandering the astral. If I forget myself, they have the capacity to remind me of myself and help me return to the world my spirit departed from. They seem to form a vast information network and can carry and transmit hologram-like images of every being they meet. These holograms are complete images from birth to death, though only those parts closest to the 'present' are particularly clear.

You could try sending me some snaps or clips of your favorite carnivorous plants and I will have a looksee and tell you what I find. My intuition is that they meditate as part of their means of attracting their prey.

Best regards from Greg

July 29, 2006 Post:

I'm almost embarrassed to say I like them, let alone own some. But the Venus fly trap and Pitcher Plant, those charming and graceful plants that insidiously snap, trap and devour insects, have always fascinated me -- to the point that I actually go to monthly meetings to learn more about them.

Those who are steeped in occult spirituality and alchemy know something that most people would never guess about these fringe-of-society plants,... unless they see plants' auras or are savvy with other than the usual five senses. Carnivorous plants have a distinct aura unlike any other plant species on earth. They also have an unusual yin energy field that draws inward, a magnetism that even Brad Pitt might envy. All other plant species have a "blossoming" yang, outward flowing energy that human senses would subconsciously register as more "normal."

With such lovely names as Darlingtonia (Cobra lily) and Dionaea (Venus flytrap) you'd never suspect their eating habits to be most inappropriate in polite society. Watch "Drosera" patiently awaiting a meal. Then, with it's sticky fingers, Drosera has successfully captured its prey.

If you simply enjoy the complex beauty of Carnivorous plants, you can visit them and their less formidable companions, the Bromeliads this weekend at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center at McKinley Park in East Sacramento. It's a free event where you can pick up usually expensive plants for a very reasonable price.

Shepard Garden and Arts Center at McKinley Park
3330 McKinley Blvd. Sacramento, CA
When: July 29 and 30. Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm.
Website: Sacramento Bromeliad and Carnivorous Plant Society