Earlier in the year, I was walking through our yard in Kauai with my friend Nathalien Mangostein. He was giving me the guided tour, which mainly consisted of him sharing the names of the fruit trees, shrubs, flowers, herbs, nuts, vines, etc that are growing around the property and what they can be used for – be it practically, medicinally or otherwise. Naturally, we nibbled each plant we came in contact with (if it was edible, of course) – a tasty tropical gastronomic tour.


At one point we were near one of the many noni trees dotted around the yard when Nathalien stopped to pick up a freshly fallen, perfectly ripened fruit.

“Let’s enjoy this in the aura of the tree”, he said as he bit into the fruit, and then passed it to me to try.

Standing there next to the noni tree, enjoying it’s stinky fruit, feeling the gratitude, admiring the surrounding beauty – we were in union with that tree & the fruit we were eating. Even the neighbouring trees & other plants surrounding us are a part of this exchange. These sentient beings were enjoying our presence as much as we were enjoying theirs.

Research, such as the polygraph testing done by Dr. Cleve Backster found in the book The Secret Life of Plants has shown that plants are conscious beings that not only feel, but can read your mind as well.

Now that is a whole new level of magic to tune into.

It’s a dinner party unlike any other. And it makes the action of praying over the food we eat that much more important. The plants know we’re going to eat them before we even take a bite.

According the Backster’s study’s….the plants respond completely differently if thanking they’re are thanked before the cooking or chowing down begins. It’s really fascinating research – aka RECOMMENDED READING. The Secret Life of Plants will blow your mind.

It blows my mind how many amazing things have eluded me until now. Just think about how your life might change if you considered that your houseplants actually KNOW you.