Acknowledging Plant Intelligence Positively Impacts Our Lives

Plant intelligence is a reality that ancient cultures lived and never questioned. They viewed man
as part of a mutual creation, charged to work harmoniously with all other creations. This higher
consciousness can shine light on the abundance of proof that plants – as evidenced via the form
and function of their seeds, roots and fruits – are intelligent. The intelligence of plants is evident
through their design, their ability to nourish and heal, and their awareness and interaction with
their surroundings.
The plant’s intelligence is evident at its inception, with the germination of the seed, and observed
during the course of the plant’s cycles of growth and development when nourished properly, and
its inherent connection and communication with the soil, water and sunlight. The plant’s root
system innately draws nutrients out of the soil to nourish and develop the plant. Through eons of
time, we have continued to be in awe of the process by which we see a small seed become an
intricate plant or a towering tree.
In the case of food plants, they fulfill their inherent design and purpose to nourish. They provide
minerals from the soil, in a form that man is able to consume and be rejuvenated by. However,
when agrichemical corporations intrude on the plants’ inherent systems, flooding the fields with
toxic chemicals to produce overgrown plants to impress consumers and garner more cash, the
plants no longer provide that natural nourishment. There is no getting around the natural process
of a plant’s development. When unimpeded, the plants’ systems work synergistically to supply all
that is needed for the human system.
There are plants that are sensitive to the touch of insects and arthropods, and capture them to
acquire the nutrients the plant needs. Plants even know how to protect themselves from being
“Plants can summon insects to their aid to avoid being munched to death by caterpillars,
scientists have found. Leafy tobacco plants have evolved a ‘chemical SOS’ that attracts
predatory insects that eat the attackers” (Science & Environment 27 August 2010)
Plants adapt just as humans and animals do.
Plants are aware of their surroundings, humans included. They absorb the CO2 from our breath
and provide us with oxygen. They can feel when there is harmony and when there is none. They
are even sensitive to approaching harm. They have the intelligence to adapt to whatever their
environment is.
“Researchers have commented that the plants, able to respond instantaneously to ecosystem
changes and inputs with shifts in their chemistry, can begin immediately to produce new
compounds and combinations of compounds at need…. For thousands of generations, human
beings in all cultures on Earth have known that plants (and all of nature) express meaning and
that there is intent behind it…. Among the Iroquois, it has been said that if a person becomes ill
and needs a plant for healing, that plant will stand up and begin calling, helping the person who
is ill to find it…. It has been said among the Winnebago that when gathering plants as medicine,
if you tell them what you need them to do and ask them to put forth their strength on your behalf,
they will do so.” (The Lost Language of Plants, Stephen Harrod Buhner)
Not only are plants interacting with their surroundings, they also have awareness within their
own plant existence. Just as the human has a nervous (feeling) system, so does the plant have a
system that feels and responds.
“Plants, scientists say, transmit information about light intensity and quality from leaf to leaf in
a very similar way to our own nervous systems. These ‘electro-chemical signals’ are carried by
cells that act as ‘nerves’ of the plants. In their experiment, the scientists showed that light shone
on to one leaf caused the whole plant to respond. And the response, which took the form of light-
induced chemical reactions in the leaves, continued in the dark. This showed, they said, that the
plant ‘remembered’ the information encoded in light.
What was even more peculiar, Professor Karpinski said, was that the plants’ responses changed
depending on the color of the light that was being shone on them. He said that the plants used
information encrypted in the light to immunize themselves against seasonal pathogens.” (The
BBC News, 4 July 2010)
Ancient cultures were aware of plant intelligence because they lived closer to the land. As time
has passed, modernization has caused more people to move away from the land and the inherent
vibrations we share. The techno vibe is most prevalent and overshadows the life preserving
vibrational energy and connection we share with plants and all the elements.
Both plants and man were created with an inherently mutual caretaking design. Dr. George
Washington Carver taught that plants are unable to give their secrets to those who despise them,
or do not love them. He was thus able to realize 300 uses and products from the peanut plant and
another 150 uses for the sweet potato plant.
As man cares for plants, in return, plants care for man. This extends to the care of the
environment that plants must thrive in. As we heal our environment, plants are better able to heal
us; through the oxygen they provide, through the rejuvenating, spiritual impact of their beauty
and through the inherent healing compounds they provide us.
Plant intelligence is not a hoax. It is an encouraging reality known by ancient cultures, and
available to all men willing to reconnect with the energy and vibrations present in plant life.

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