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    Question Dancing plants

    I first noticed this phenomenon over 10 years ago and have only seen it a few times; mostly, I suspect, because I am just not out and about in nature very much.

    I am talking of small plants, grasses, even small shrubs, that jerk backwards and forwards as though invisible gossamers pulled them back and fore. The first time I saw it I stopped and stared in wonder. The analytical brain came to the fore and began offering solutions.

    A small creature is running through the grass, I cannot see it I just see the signs of its passing.

    There is a micro-climate here and there is a tiny gust of wind blowing in a highly localised area.

    Spiders tugging on their webs.

    None of these explanation can account for what I have seen. The movement is rhythmical not random, it is rapid also. Like a guage needle hitting a stop, bouncing back but repeatedly trying to go beyond the physical brake. Also there is no movement in plants exactly adjacent to the one 'dancing'. It is a very isolated occurrence.

    The first time I saw it it was very fine grasses and it was easy to dismiss as something rational that I just could not see. However the last time I saw it was on a small gorse-like (Ulex_europaeus) plant and it was only one section of the plant. I watched for somewhere between 5-10 seconds until it stopped then moved in close to study the section, looking for fine webs etc. Needless to say I could see nothing and was no closer to any kind of solution.

    Anyone seen similar, any ideas?

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    Quote Posted by Anakie (here)
    Anyone seen similar, any ideas?
    Not seen anything like this, or I have not noticed it, thinking, like you, of logical reasons like wind etc. My best idea is to bring your phone next time and get a short vid!... Till then...x.... N

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    A possible cause of this movement could be some sort of underground worm or other, tugging at the roots.

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    I saw something similar one time, when I was in Spain. I was on my upper terrace, which put me at about treetop level with some oaks that were about 30 yards away and down a hill. As I watched, one branch on one of the oaks began to wiggle fairly vigorously. It was wind-still, and none of the other branches on the tree were moving, nor were any of the branches on any of the other trees. It was just that one branch on that one tree that was moving. Then, about 20 seconds later, the barest breeze touched me. The breeze was NOT strong enough to have moved the branch, and I was certain that the branch had created that tiny breeze, and not the other way around. Of course, my logical brain said no, that cannot be, and yet, I'm pretty sure it was.

    Also, one time I saw the trees bending to observe me as I walked beneath them. Again, it was totally wind-still, but as I walked beneath them, the trees bent down slightly to watch me pass, just like I would bend to observe a small creature walking past me. They didn't do it because I am anything special...they were just observing me.

    I think this kind of thing can be seen when one goes into the Nagual without realizing it. I'm sure that's what happened with both instances I described above. In the Nagual is where you see things like that happen. I'm sure they happen all the time, but if you aren't in the Nagual, you can't see them.

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    Quote Posted by Anakie (here)
    I first noticed this phenomenon over 10 years ago and have only seen it a few times; mostly, I suspect, because I am just not out and about in nature very much.

    I am talking of small plants, grasses, even small shrubs, that jerk backwards and forwards as though invisible gossamers pulled them back and fore. The first time I saw it I stopped and stared in wonder. The analytical brain came to the fore and began offering solutions.

    A small creature is running through the grass, I cannot see it I just see the signs of its passing.

    There is a micro-climate here and there is a tiny gust of wind blowing in a highly localised area.

    Spiders tugging on their webs.

    None of these explanation can account for what I have seen. The movement is rhythmical not random, it is rapid also. Like a guage needle hitting a stop, bouncing back but repeatedly trying to go beyond the physical brake. Also there is no movement in plants exactly adjacent to the one 'dancing'. It is a very isolated occurrence.

    The first time I saw it it was very fine grasses and it was easy to dismiss as something rational that I just could not see. However the last time I saw it was on a small gorse-like (Ulex_europaeus) plant and it was only one section of the plant. I watched for somewhere between 5-10 seconds until it stopped then moved in close to study the section, looking for fine webs etc. Needless to say I could see nothing and was no closer to any kind of solution.

    Anyone seen similar, any ideas?

    Anakie, I too have observed this and kept it to myself for obvious reasons. We are no longer alone, OK?

    Thank you for sharing.
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    Bio electric/magnetics of Earth and Earth's lifeforms in delicate movement.

    Those plants/trees got over excited and forgot to hide
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    Quote Posted by Selkie (here)
    I saw something similar one time, when I was in Spain. I was on my upper terrace, which put me at about treetop level with some oaks that were about 30 yards away and down a hill. As I watched, one branch on one of the oaks began to wiggle fairly vigorously. It was wind-still, and none of the other branches on the tree were moving, nor were any of the branches on any of the other trees. It was just that one branch on that one tree that was moving. Then, about 20 seconds later, the barest breeze touched me. The breeze was NOT strong enough to have moved the branch, and I was certain that the branch had created that tiny breeze, and not the other way around. Of course, my logical brain said no, that cannot be, and yet, I'm pretty sure it was.

    Also, one time I saw the trees bending to observe me as I walked beneath them. Again, it was totally wind-still, but as I walked beneath them, the trees bent down slightly to watch me pass, just like I would bend to observe a small creature walking past me. They didn't do it because I am anything special...they were just observing me.

    I think this kind of thing can be seen when one goes into the Nagual without realizing it. I'm sure that's what happened with both instances I described above. In the Nagual is where you see things like that happen. I'm sure they happen all the time, but if you aren't in the Nagual, you can't see them.
    I agree it is happening all the time. I reclaimed a large mound of fill dirt covered with poison hemlock by thorough weeding and lots of manure. The reclamation was so involved and required so much love that the mound became a small temple to me on the farm and when the first Persian baby cukes got their true leaves I could stand and watch them break through companions of nasturtiums. Growth and decay are happening in ecological time, which we don't allow ourselves to relax into, probably because we are so aware of our own mortality? Selkie, I agree what you say about being in the Nagual, but can you point me to a reference of that, as I am unfamiliar with the term in this context.

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    I've seen this happen with a house plant. It shook itself. I have also seen trees dance. I was on 8 hits of LSD at the time and they actually danced. I think what I saw was their etheric bodies dancing. Anyway I really enjoyed it and danced also.
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    ...Selkie, I agree what you say about being in the Nagual, but can you point me to a reference of that, as I am unfamiliar with the term in this context.
    Well, the Nagual is just the second attention, the dreaming attention, a la Castaneda. Its sort of like being on mushrooms or LSD, but you're not. You're not on drugs, but you can go into the Naugal...the dreaming attention, the second attention...anyway. It just takes unbending intent, the refusal to be afraid, and the willingness to be a little crazy (open to the unknown, the Nagual)

    I guess I could say that the Nagual is the unknown, but to me, it is also the mindspace that lets you see the unknown. As far as I understand it, it is what happens when ego filters drop, or when one stops imposing one's definitions on reality. You see things that you normally don't see even though they are always there.

    From my experience, it also take a great deal of slowing down. You have to slow down. You have to empty your mind...silence your mind...and then just observe without imposing any categories of thought on what you see.

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    I've seen this happen with a house plant. It shook itself. I have also seen trees dance. I was on 8 hits of LSD at the time and they actually danced. I think what I saw was their etheric bodies dancing. Anyway I really enjoyed it and danced also.
    That's alot of acid!

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    ...Selkie, I agree what you say about being in the Nagual, but can you point me to a reference of that, as I am unfamiliar with the term in this context.
    Well, the Nagual is just the second attention, the dreaming attention, a la Castaneda. Its sort of like being on mushrooms or LSD, but you're not. You're not on drugs, but you can go into the Naugal...the dreaming attention, the second attention...anyway. It just takes unbending intent, the refusal to be afraid, and the willingness to be a little crazy (open to the unknown, the Nagual)

    I guess I could say that the Nagual is the unknown, but to me, it is also the mindspace that lets you see the unknown. As far as I understand it, it is what happens when ego filters drop, or when one stops imposing one's definitions on reality. You see things that you normally don't see even though they are always there.

    From my experience, it also take a great deal of slowing down. You have to slow down. You have to empty your mind...silence your mind...and then just observe without imposing any categories of thought on what you see.
    You have explained this well (and succinctly). This is what happens when I accept things in ecological time. i am a cog in what happens in ecological time but as only part, my influence is within a symbiosis, never control. And the rest is wild raw unknown, plant devas and faeries, much of which manifests later as food.

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    ...my influence is within a symbiosis, never control. And the rest is wild raw unknown, plant devas and faeries, much of which manifests later as food.
    When the shamans say that the plants tell them things, they really mean it

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    Quote Posted by Selkie (here)

    Well, the Nagual is just the second attention, the dreaming attention, a la Castaneda.

    I guess I could say that the Nagual is the unknown..

    You have to empty your mind...silence your mind...and then just observe without imposing any categories of thought on what you see.
    Good description of what I sometimes call a 'state of wonder'. If I had to elaborate it would be the complete suspension of judgement. I don't KNOW what I am seeing so I am open to completely new observations/experiences.

    Our default position is to judge everything that we see with what we have taken to be normal/true. In other words we look at everything through a lens of pre-formed judgement. To bypass that is a blessing I feel.

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    Saw it fairly often in 2012 while hiking in various places. The plants/ grasses would dance, sway and almost beckon to be watched. I did watch. No entheogens either. The most striking thing was seeing the one plant doing it from say 20 yards away, then allowing mind to go through all its deductions and logic. Oftentimes there were no breezes and if there was the slightest breeze they could be seen acting evenly upon several plants and they did not dance or call in the same fashion. I also saw them just stop... like in a scary movie only this never frightened me.

    It is a very cool phenomenon.
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    Got a chill reading about your experience. A few months back I was watching football on TV when I noticed something move in my periphery. Looking over, my big corn plant was twisting and turning. I almost ran out of the house! There was no breeze, no one else in the house, no apparent reason for the leaves moving around. While not willing to bet anything on it, it did seem there was an odd sound as well.

    I've since talked to the plant and encouraged it to interact with me again. Still waiting.
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    I've seen this happen with a house plant. It shook itself. I have also seen trees dance. I was on 8 hits of LSD at the time and they actually danced. I think what I saw was their etheric bodies dancing. Anyway I really enjoyed it and danced also.
    That's alot of acid!
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    ...Selkie, I agree what you say about being in the Nagual, but can you point me to a reference of that, as I am unfamiliar with the term in this context.
    Well, the Nagual is just the second attention, the dreaming attention, a la Castaneda. Its sort of like being on mushrooms or LSD, but you're not. You're not on drugs, but you can go into the Naugal...the dreaming attention, the second attention...anyway. It just takes unbending intent, the refusal to be afraid, and the willingness to be a little crazy (open to the unknown, the Nagual)

    I guess I could say that the Nagual is the unknown, but to me, it is also the mindspace that lets you see the unknown. As far as I understand it, it is what happens when ego filters drop, or when one stops imposing one's definitions on reality. You see things that you normally don't see even though they are always there.

    From my experience, it also take a great deal of slowing down. You have to slow down. You have to empty your mind...silence your mind...and then just observe without imposing any categories of thought on what you see.
    Thank you for posting this, it resonates with me. I had forgotten something long ago, which your explanation reminded me, not quite dancing plants, but in a similar vein.

    Many years ago I was into Bikes, motorbikes. Anyway, I had driven all day and was a little saddle sore and needing a break. I was driving through a forest and saw a pick nick stop, so pulled in. I was alone, no other cars or people. So I parked my bike and went into a clearing with places for BBQ's and some wooden benches. Anyway I found a nice patch of grass and lay down, putting my jacket over my helmet for a pillow.

    So i'm lying there, very tired, very much at peace, almost snoozing off, when I noticed something odd, a very faint and otherworldly distant rhythmic hum. At first, being tired and such, I paid it little attention and just relaxed, but after a time I began to wonder what the rhythmic hum was, every time I opened my eyes it would stop, every time! So, being a playful soul, I played with it and kept my eyes shut. So now that my focus was clear i could hear the hum more clearly, but could not define where or rather from which direction it was coming from.

    Again very mysteriously, every time I opened my eyes and moved my head about it would disappear, only to return when I relaxed and closed my eyes!! Very weird, so I played with it more, keeping my eyes shut and just moving my head about to see from where this ever so slight a hum was coming from, I could not work out a direction, it seemed directionless.

    There was no electric lines or civilization near, so far as I knew, I was in a small grassy cut out within a reasonably large forest.. So after about thirty minutes of this, the hum was quite loud in my head, really rhythmic, its hard to put into words, the closest would be - wa wa wa wa wa wa wa etc. Rhythmic like a hart beat but everywhere!

    I then slowly opened my eyes, keeping my head very still and could still hear it to the same degree. So I just lay there with my eyes open, listening. I watched the tops of the trees sway in front of me with the wind. I watched as the wind picked up they would sway with vigor, then calm down again and settle as it faded. Then I realized that the trees were making the hum as they swayed in the wind! As I realized this truth before me, the sound became even clearer and I could see that the trees were talking or singing in some way, the wind helped them to talk to each other!! No wind no chatter, wind came the hum. This was a hum from another dimension mind you, it was not an audible sound, the hum was in my head, not in or from my ears.

    I lay there In awe and wonder for another hour, experiencing this new found truth. I think I tried to tell some people back then, they probably thought me nuts so I forgot it completely, until you reminded me.. I grew up around trees, woody creaks etc, this was something I had never "heard" before or since.. My tired state no doubt helped me listen to them. It is a most Wonderfull sound, like when you swing a tube in the air, wa wa wa wa wa!!!.... Thank you so much for helping me to remember!!!xxx.... N
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    Bumping this beacause I have come to learn the Nagual is a very real thing. A state of open wonder where you suspend all your belief systems and are just open to what is truly around you.

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