I know of some who were deeply impacted by the movie Avatar and the oneness with nature that existed between the Na’vis and their surroundings on the planet Pandora. At the end, with main character Jake Scully wounded, the Na’vis take him to The Tree of Souls -- a giant willow-like tree that is their closest connection to Eywa (the Na’vi Goddess).
This tree is a point of extreme spiritual significance to the Na'vi more so than any other point on Pandora. Besides being a connection to Eywa, the Tree of Souls also works as a way for her to directly interact with the world through the seeds of the tree. The tree has the capability to connect directly to the human nervous system, despite humans lacking a queue. The roots of the Tree of Souls are capable of initiating a link with the Na'vi that allows them to unite as one.
The above from: http://james-camerons-avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Tree_of_Souls
The Na’vi also lived in another huge tree and slept in its leaves, hammock-like. There was a sense of peace and community in this dwelling, and they were able to nimbly navigate through the branches as if in unison with the tree and space around them.
That said, consider this story -- again from the Essene Gospels:
“In the days of old, when the Creation was young,
The earth was filled with giant trees,
Whose branches soared above the clouds,
And in them dwelled our Ancient Fathers,
They who walked with the Angels,
And who lived by the Holy Law.
In the shadow of the branches all men lived in peace,
And wisdom and knowledge was theirs,
And the revelation of the Endless Light.
Through their forests flowed the Eternal River,
And in the Center stood the Tree of Life,
And it was not hidden from them.
They ate from the table of the Earthly Mother,
And slept in the arms of the Heavenly Father,
And their covenant was for eternity with the Holy Law.
In that time the trees were the brothers of men,
And their span on the earth was very long,
As long as the Eternal River, Which flowed without ceasing
From the Unknown Spring….
…. the sacred covenant with the Creator
Was broken by the sons of men,
And they were banished from their home of trees.
Now the path leading to the Tree of Life is hidden from the eyes of men….”
(From Edmond Bordeaux Szekely’s The Gospel of the Essenes, © 1974, pgs. 193-194)
Such things just make me wonder: Is the creation of such movies sheer imagination, or could there be some cellular memory deep within us that knows these stories and, at times, surfaces through certain people (via stories or movies) to remind us? I don’t have the answer… but the synchronicity sure grabs my attention.
Susan C. Moyer, MSW
Is a sound healer and transformational coach. She has 25+ years experience in using alternate states of consciousness to access deeper healing on all levels: physical, psychological, mental and spiritual.