Plants dont feel "pain" per se, because pain is a very specific feeling from a nerve ending sending a signal to a specific type of organ (brain).
That said, plants are conscious, sentient, do feel emotion (Im not sure I would call pain an emotion), and can communicate with other plants, and you
and I. How they communicate with each other could be partially based on physical interactions of chemicals through the root system as one poster
mentioned, but telepathy, mind to mind, is also possible just as it is for animals.
How is this possible? It is possible because the mind is not a product of a physical brain. The materialist paradigm from which the idea of
consciousness and mind is a product of the physical is so antiquated at this point, its embarrassing that its still the dominant paradigm in our
society. Mind, consciousness, spirit if want to collect it all into one word
, is what the physical stems from, not the other way around.
Without spirit, there is no physical anything.
And plants do have spirit, just like you and I. "Telepathy" is speaking mind to mind in the form of complete, whole ideas or emotions. Its wordless
and doesnt burden itself with inefficient, subjective symbology to transfer ideas and emotions by proxy (words).
And they will talk to you, if you want to listen. But dont listen with your ears, because youll hear with them nothing. You have to listen with your
heart, and the vast, vast majority of peoples hearts are closed and tightly sealed. They are disconnected from pretty much everything in the area of
the heart, so cant hear anything other than their own voice and projections of voices.
I cant tell you "how" to listen with the heart, because its not a rote, mechanical process. Also, all these words you are reading, are just analogy;
symbolic of what is, not what is itself. What truly is cannot be expressed with words; its ineffable. You have to figure out how to listen on your
The best I can say is that it involves empathy, whatever that is.
Also, if you really want to learn to speak with plants, go to the plant store, and browse, without expectation, because expectation produces mental
projections of what we are expecting to happen, and can be confusing for someone not familiar with distinguishing a projection from a real sense.
Browse, and perhaps a plant will catch your eye. Your interest will be piqued. Go to it and feel it, look at it, "listen" to it as best you can. What
do you feel about it? Do not
analyze your feelings, like its some mechanical thing that has to be broken down and reduced infinitely into
meaningless labels and predefined "this means this" nonsense. Just sense: do you like this plant? Does it like you?
Get it, and care for it, and spend time with it. Again, without expectations, and do not look at it like its an object to be studied, labelled,
dissected, and generally treated as a non-entity, because youll never learn squat if thats the approach you take. The plant will never talk to you,
because you do not recognize it for what it is; only as what you think it should be according to whatever.
Your only concern before buying should be "can I reasonably and adequately provide care for this plant?" If the answer is yes, do it. If the answer is
no, keep the plant in mind for the future, but dont get it. If you love a tree, but have nowhere to plant it and itll just sit in a pot, become root
bound and eventually die, keep it in mind, but look for something smaller you can care for.
Id recommend getting an indoor plant that you have easy access to. The more you care for the plant and the more hands on you need to be, the quicker
youll learn how to hear the plant, and this skill will actually transfer to all other living things, animals, plants, even rocks, stones, and
It starts with feelings being conveyed, and then if one becomes very attuned, you can actually gain practical information from your communications.
Indigenous peoples often times when asked how they knew to mix plant A with plant B in a specific way to get a certain effect, they respond "the
plants told us".
So yes, plants feel, are conscious, self-aware, and can communicate. Modern humans have simply become so disconnected with spirit that they have
literally become spiritually (and emotionally) retarded, and cannot see what is self-evident to anyone more connected.
So go get a plant you like. Care for it, NOT as some science experiment specimen, but as an actual conscious living being, and eventually the plant
will teach you
what you need to know.
edit on 6/4/2014 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)