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Johanna Kern’s article “Embracing Nature and Growing Our Tree of Life” was featured in the April 2019 print edition of The Edge magazine.

The magazine has been printed in America since 1992, has over 40K readers monthly, and hundreds of thousands more online. It focuses on topics exploring the Evolution of Consciousness and supports the Holistic Community of the Twin Cities, Upper Midwest and beyond.

Embracing Nature and Growing Our Tree of Life

by Johanna Kern

Breathe in. Fully, until you feel the air tickling at the bottom of your lungs. And then breathe out, letting your breath “fly away” with your worries and unwanted thoughts. Repeat until you smile. That’s right: smile.

You just oxidized your body. Your body is happy, and your brain is happy. For no reason at all, other than your conscious breathing that connected you with your surroundings.

Do we remember to breathe that way when we sit in front of our computers, spend hours on our cell phones, rush to do the numerous things that need to be done each day, and lock ourselves up in concrete walls?

Do we still acknowledge nature as our true home, or have we invented an illusory world in which we dwell — disconnected, disoriented, with too many distractions from who and how we are?

Our Tree of Life is not just a symbol, a nice piece of jewelry, or a sporadic meditation about our direction and purpose. Our Tree of Life is real. It has roots, leaves; it is covered with bark and birds are singing among its branches. There is a whole community of plants, mushrooms, and all sorts of other species residing in its generous shade.

It is meant to support and sustain life. It is a part of a community that thrives because of its nature. Or rather because of nature.

It takes generations to create such a community. It takes all of nature to support it.

In this 21st century, many of us forget how important being in nature is for our well-being. It’s not only that spending some time in nature helps us to reduce stress, makes us happier and less brooding, and relieves our so-called “attention fatigue.” Spending some time in nature directly affects our ability to progress – emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. It helps our creativity and problem-solving capacity.

Our personal evolution is directly linked to our connection with nature.

How does it work? Being in nature induces the alpha brainwaves in our brain. Alpha is “being here, now, in the present.” It is the resting state for the brain, while at the same time helping our overall mental performance, alertness, our mind/body integration, focus, learning, and — in many cases — a genius-like state allowing for creations of any kind.

Spending some time in nature supports the well-being of our Tree of Life.

It is no accident that we use the symbol of a tree to represent our life journey. Tree of Life symbolism has a long history, crossing many cultures and belief systems. It is a symbol of positive energy, good health, new beginnings, a bright future, and immortality.

Perhaps the symbol was created when our ancestors saw themselves as the protectors of the land they lived on, or maybe because they observed that their family’s safety and well-being were possible only when there was an adequate continuity of the intricate network of its branches — their family members through all generations.

Or maybe it was because of their deep understanding that our own Tree of Life needs nature to survive, to thrive, and to maintain its true happiness.

As we learn and develop through our life journey, so does our Tree of Life. We have more interest in finding the best ways to evolve, we seek the wisdom of our ancestors, and later — as elders — we reach to our depths to find the assurance of our own significance, to find out whether we have been following our Heart and fulfilling our purpose in life.

Just like an old tree that loses its bark but bears seeds that contain its very essence, we too want to make ourselves immortal by leaving behind our legacy. We want our own Tree of Life to contribute to the community which cherished its growth.

Embracing our Tree of Life can happen only in harmony with our origins, and tracking those always leads us to nature. Without it, we wither before our time, we lose our direction, our innate joy; we run in circles and — sooner or later — hit a wall.

Our very core belongs to and yearns for its most natural environment: nature. Embracing nature nourishes our Tree of Life, and nourishes our soul.

Read the original article online HERE and in PDF from the magazine’s pages HERE

Detailed information about what is consciousness and the Wheel of Creation, how to achieve happiness, develop personal power and what are the ways to create/change our own reality can be found in the books by Johanna Kern: “Master and The Green-eyed Hope” (basic level), “Master Teachings of HOPE”  – Volume 1, (advanced level), “The Birth of a Soul” (advanced level), “Inner Shadow Transformation – the Banner Method” (advanced level). 

BOOKS by Johanna Kern

Books by Johanna Kern

In her book “Master Teachings of HOPE”  – Volume 1, Johanna Kern guides the readers through a specific program designed to expand your vision of yourself, sharpen your intuition and awake some of the dormant areas of your brain. The book also contains twelve never before published Inner Journeys, allowing the readers to discover their Own Truth, and train their brain for new ways of thinking. 

“Inner Shadow Transformation – The Banner Method” offers the unique, highly effective Shadow Transformation Method developed by Johanna Kern over many years of working with thousands of people as a successful producer, CEO, director, and counselor.

It is a step-by-step system, a tool that leads to identifying one’s hidden subconscious blockages, and then freeing and releasing the pure, inherent Power of our Subconscious Mind. 

Johanna Kern, transformational teacher and multiple award-winning author (“Master and the Green-Eyed Hope”, “The Birth of a Soul”, “Inner Shadow Transformation – The Banner Method”“Master Teachings of HOPE”, “365 (+ 1), Affirmations to Supercharge Your Life”, “Secrets of Love , Shadowland: The Legend), many years ago suddenly began to experience regular spontaneous trances in which she found herself in an ancient temple, where she was receiving the Teachings Of Hope from an ancient Master.

The Teachings Of Hope gave her answers to the most important questions occupying human minds for centuries and a new look at all that we hold as sacred – ourselves, our origins and purpose:

From what is the meaning of our existence, to how to achieve true Happiness, Success, Power, Abundance and Freedom from all limitations. From how our thoughts function in the field of energy that we all are a part of, to what is the meaning and nature of life, matter, spirit – and what really is the Wheel of Creation.

She shares her knowledge and helps people to find their own power and progress in all areas of their lives. Her books and audio recordings are available on this site, as well as on Amazon and other major online retailers around the world – in English, German and Polish languages.  


Master and the Green-eyed Hope - Johanna Kern

Master and the Green-eyed Hope – Johanna Kern



Audio recording of the Introduction and Chapter One of the multiple award-winning book “Master And The Green-Eyed Hope”  – read by the author!

It is the longest chapter in the book, consisting of 3 parts.


Available from Johanna Kern –  BOOKS, MP3s, YouTube Channel 


Books by Johanna Kern


MP3s by Johanna Kern

MP3s by Johanna Kern