Sunday, January 5, 2014

Spirit of the Plants

Some scientist say plants can communicate, co-operate and even wage a war with other plants! Perhaps this is not the best news for Vegans and Vegetarians, but plants scream when they are cut, some even cry in pain and this is just a small part of their conscious life.

It has been proved that plants even interact with humans on a variety of levels, on one level, when a person who waters them and cares for them enters the room the plants are in, their stress levels go down, but if someone who plucks their leaves enters, their stress levels are known to go up.
Even on other levels of life, there is a profound consciousness or awareness that bonds all things together. The Secret Life of Plants is a fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man.
Essentially, the subject of the film is the idea that plants may be sentient, despite their lack of a nervous system and a brain. This sentience is observed primarily through changes in the plant’s conductivity, as through a polygraph, pioneered by Cleve Backster.
We’ve all heard stories of plants responding to positive attention from humans. Botanists have discovered amazing behavior in some plant species, but what could it mean? Lets take a look at what this short video on “Plant Intelligence” has to offer.
We don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with plants, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. “They’re actively engaging with the environment in which they live,” Cahill insists.
“They actively communicate. They actively respond to the nutrients, and the predators, and the herbivores that are around them. It’s a really dynamic system.” By exploring the fascinating behaviors of plant life, including the dodder vine, wild tobacco plant, and Douglas fir, What “Plants Talk About teaches” us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!
So when it comes down to it? What do we eat, people opt to choose plants over animals because they don’t hear the screams or see the pain the animals go through. The best way forward is perhaps to be thankful for all that the universe provides and try sun gazing to lower our appetites.

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