Ellen Dee Davidson
Author Ellen Dee Davidson lives in the redwoods of far Northern California. Finding deep peace hiking and meditating in the forest, she has written a book, Wild Path to the Sacred Heart, to share how the ancient trees can guide us in restoring ourselves and our world. Ellen is also the author of children's picture books and a young adult fantasy.
Award winning young adult fantasy, translated into Danish and German, selected as one of the best books for children by the International Youth Library in Germany.
PRINCESS JUSTINA ALBERTINA
When a spoiled princess finally gets exactly what she wants, she is in big trouble! Inspired by my daughters, Jessica and Michelle, who begged for pet after pet.
ZOE, THE MISFIT
In a world of green circles, Zoe is a red triangle. Used in schools to teach peace, tolerance, self-esteem and geometric shapes.
TO THE SACRED HEART
Combining wild animal encounters, mystical experiences, and splashes of science about the intelligence of trees, this book uses the author's life to spiral around the central question of how we can both respond to our challenging times and find inner peace, belonging and connection.
Check out the Free Companion MP3 tracks below. They are my original piano improvisations inspired by clear flowing waters, birds in the canopy, butterflies and tall trees.
Enchanted by the lush green beauty and deep hush found in the redwood forest, Ellen has spent the last nine years meditating beneath a few ancient trees. To her surprise, she discovered that the trees have different personalities and communicate with her in sensation, image, and wordless knowing. Sometimes she swears she can hear their creaky voices whispering in her mind!
Sitting with the old growth trees has increased her inner peace and well-being. Ellen has experienced the healing and enlightening power of trees, which are proven by science to lower cortisol, elevate mood and boost immune systems. Ellen helps support people preserving and restoring forests.
Susan Bearden Art
After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, Ellen worked as an elementary, creative writing and piano teacher and raised two daughters, Jessica and Michelle. She has four published books and several magazine articles, including one about saving ancient trees. Ellen lives in the redwoods of Humboldt County with her husband Steve, and dog, Badger.
In virgin ancient forest
Where nothing has been disturbed
For millions of years
And nature has been allowed
To go her own way
Here, with redwoods
Is a sacred holy wellspring
Of pure clear clean
Being moment to moment
In something I can only call
In this quiet forest
Where trees hum
Whispering secrets I may never know
To fungi and stars
Here in this place
Of abiding intact wholeness
I find the part of myself
The part of myself still whole
Able to receive
And give organically
The part of myself
Whispering the secrets of my heart
Sometimes trees speak in silence, in peace, in deep relaxation that becomes communion. Sometimes they speak in soft whispers, in opening hearts, in waves of well being and joy. Forests speak through rivers of wind caressing needles and leaves, sending messages through the atmosphere to the stars and cascading down to nourish mycilleum clad roots. Sometimes they speak in sensations, knowing, even vision. And then we may wonder where the tree leaves off and we begin, where the human and tree become one breathing entity of Life.
Susan Beardon Art