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Nature’s Communication Skills: Amazing ways plants, fungi and animals interact

By January 13, 2015 No Comments

Each and every individual life form is unique in how it fits into the puzzle of Universal design, it’s niche. This unique overall blueprint is outlined by function, behavior, skills, limitations, interactions, and any other combination of collective characteristics. Charles Darwin referred to the niche as a species’ “place in the economy of nature” (6).

The associations of all individuals embracing natural selective traits sponsor diversity and resilience to a community. A preliminary monumental, analytical achievement of $33 trillion annually offers a window into the wealth of products and services provided by natural systems worldwide (1). Embracing this value to imbibe nature’s blessings into our economy and environment may be pivotal to restoring the wilderness into our ecosystems. We, as humans, are all one of with the grand diversity of species that make-up the world’s biosphere.

Understanding how plants, insects, birds, and other wildlife communicate and respond in relation to human activities opens a portal to expand your community relationships. Recognizing interactions that occur between people and the wild is an opportunity to align with the wild and become inclusive with sharing our human dominated environments with nature.

Fungi join in with the dance of community networks by forming an extended under-ground venue for transportation and communication (5). The string-like fungal body parts release chemicals that dissolve the remains from death. In the process, valuable elements are released to fuel the living’s nutrient needs. The extensive chemical vocabulary of plant’s communication system enlists the fungi to transport essential nutrients to relay services to support kinship and community relationships (2). In addition, chemicals move through the air in an orchestrated conversation between species.

Non-verbal communication streams between species are common (4). The Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation expert, Cleve Backster (7), documented a plant’s response to a human’s mental image. He provided insight on the ability of plants to respond to human thoughts through remote awareness when individuals were positioned in different geographic locations. Luther Burbank claimed to have intuitively communicated with plants as he developed over 60% of our agricultural crops. An abundance of parapsychological communication streams across species are detailed in the 1970s book, The Secret Live of Plants.

Merging into the communication stream with nature is aided through heart-centered consciousness. Assuming your spiritual, non-verbal, heart-centered, electromagnetic communication stream enables you to harmonize with all life. The heart’s magnetic field has been measured to extend several feet beyond the physical body and is 5,000 times stronger than the brain’s magnetic field (3). Embracing receptive knowing through multifaceted senses, feelings, and spiritual awareness aids you to expand into the electromagnetic venue of communication that exist between species.

Aligning with Earth’s Northern and Southern magnetic field is common, while many species; such as wolves, deer, dogs, cattle and foxes, engage in certain behaviors; such as eliminating wastes. Plants are able to sense the Earth’s geomagnetic field (2) and this ability may be the elusive communication network that occurs within natural ecosystems.

All living organisms embrace unique characteristics that adds to the collective benefits found in the Earth’s biosphere. The riches generously offered by the wild blesses human dominated ecosystems. Developing the ability to spiritually interact with natural species initiates a setting to incorporate species diversity into built environments. Heart-centered consciousness is an effective alignment to communicate with organisms across all Kingdoms. Collaborating species, working together positively impacts our World.

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2 Gagliano, Monica, Michael Renton, Nili Duvdevani, Matthew Timmins, and Stefano Mancuso. 2012. Out of Sight but Not out of Mind: Alternative Means of Communication in Plants. Plosone.org. Vol.7:5. Pgs. 1-9.
3 McCraty, Rollin and Dana Tomasino. 2004. Heart Rhythm Coherence Feedback. Rept. Boulder Creek: HeartMath Research Center.
4 Reese, Ryan F. and Jane E. Myers. 2012. EcoWellness: The Missing Factor in Holistic Wellness Models. Journal of Counseling & Development. Vol. 90. Pgs. 400-406.
5 Song, Yuan Yuan, Ren Sen Zeng, Jian Feng Xu, Jun Li, Xiang Shen, and Woldemariam Gebrehiwot Yihdego. 2010. Interplant Communication of Tomato Plants through Underground Common Mycorrhizal Networks. Plosone.org. Vol. 5:10. Pgs. 1-11.
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Author Elizabeth Armstrong

Elizabeth is an Environmental Geek with a PhD in Biological Sciences. Her has a thirst for knowledge and is blessed with completing courses in Green Building Design, Financial Case for Green, and WaterWise Landscaping. Her goal is to build a sustainable community and educate the masses on environmental stewardship techniques for improved well-being and happiness while aligning people with the abundant wealth provided by nature.

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