The Tree Story
Tree of Heaven (Opens All Possibilities) – Ailanthus altissima
This tree grows like a wildling, from seed, and sprouting and suckering. It pops up all over the place, fast growing but short lived. The branches are delicate and vulnerable to the wind. It is not affected by pollution; in fact it can raise toxins from the soil, transmuting them into food for their own growth, then passing them into the surrounding air as clean oxygen. The Greeks call them “stink trees” because their broken branches and leaves give off quite a stench. Even so, they are safely fed to sheep at the end of the summer when most other fodder has dried up. Their fan-like leaves can be up to a meter long and their seed bunches look like highly feathered wings.
This tree resonates with the Extra Terrestrial or Ultraviolet Chakra. This center vibrates above the Crown Chakra, and is thought to be the highest point of energy with which we humans can resonate. It is known as the place that hold patterns from past-life experiences, or one might say where karmic residue lives. This is not the same as ancestral patterns, as it is about spiritual wisdom beyond mundane fears. It is from this place we can soar into the place of our higher calling.
This might be for those who have a terror of taking chances, or going after their dreams. It could be to do with fear of failure, perhaps even fear of success due to the responsibility it might bring. It also helps those who have gone out into space and have not found a way back, so they live in a perpetual state of removal from reality, as if in a drugged state.