You can also lean against the tree with your back. Imagine that you are slowly melding with the tree, becoming an extension, with roots going into the ground from your feet. Stay like this and just breath. Connect by mentally sending the tree love and then just listen with your mind. You may get an image or words out of the blue.
Several of my coven mates would visit this tree at Paramount Ranch, I think it took 5 or 6 of us holding hands to encompass the tree, known as Witness for it saw lots of history and several movies and TV filmed had her (or him !) in the background. I really thought it would survive the Woolsey fire, but the heat and possibly the toxic contents of surrounding buildings did it in. I will miss this tree very much, we communed many times, and I have lots of photos of her.
Seems like a farewell tree week. was just visiting this thread. viewtopic.php?f=115&t=38985
Our Chinaberry tree is cracking down the center and may have to be removed. We lost several big branches which took out a portion of the treehouse railing a couple years or so ago. If it falls though, it may take out cars on the street. So better take care of that soon. I'll miss this one too, Baba Yaga had a little shrine house in the branches that the previous owner had placed.