I love being outside and I love being around nature. When I'm around plants and animals and am experiencing the day, night and nature with all of my senses (not only physical senses;D) I feel a joy and aliveness that I do not feel when indoors (the only exception to that is when I am around people I really love). Lately I have been interested in communicating with nature spirits. There is a forest like area around where I live that I visit a few times every week. I always have a lot of fun and feel very peaceful when I go, but today was a little different from my other times going there. Maybe it had to do with the time of day, it was around sunset and I usually go when the sun is still somewhat high in the sky.
Today I was walking for awhile and sat on a bench. While I was walking I had seen a small gray shape out of the corner of my eye twice, each time when I turned to look it had disappeared. The only reason I'm doubting it was an actual animal is because from where it was located in my peripheral it seemed impossible for it to disappear so quickly when I turned my head, and there was no rustling of leaves or sounds that should've accompanied such a sudden movement. However, I am still open to the possibility of it being just an animal and nothing more. It's just something I felt like mentioning. I was also seeing shapes moving from time to time. It was interesting, this had never happened to me outside before.
But what was more interesting was my experience with a tree. I went to a section of trees and started to lean against one, keeping my mind open and trying to feel if the tree was ok with me wanting leaning and trying to communicate. I didn't get any harsh or unwanted vibes so I hung around for a few minutes. I closed my eyes and did some visualizations and then kept my eyes open and just tried to keep my mind blank and receptive. While I was leaning against the tree trunk I felt a subtle feeling in my chest. It felt like my heart was big. Big and dense. It sounds weird but it felt like I had a tree heart. Like in my mind I saw my heart made out of bark. I don't know exactly what was going on and I don't know for sure if the tree was even cool with me being there, but I do feel strongly that there was some sort of communication going on. I'm sure things will become more clear if I visit this tree more often.
My question now is, how many of you have also experimented with contacting either animals or plants? What where your experiences like? One of my biggest motivations for improving my psychic abilities is so I can communicate with plants and animals easier. I would just really like to hear stories, I tried looking this up online but was unsuccessful. So hopefully you all have some experiences you would like to share here:)