Hug Spiritual Trees


God and Nature put it there. Hug it!

We are aware of no spiritual or religious belief system in the world at odds with prioritizing sustainability of mankind and all life our earth sustains, and it is a central pillar of most!  Put its power in action!

Join SEN’s Prayer Chain for Earth on this very page. Message your friends. SEN professes no expertise in theology or the many spiritual belief systems and organized religions of the world. In our own, God gave us creation and thus the earth, but not to destroy. And in our own experience we are seeing more churches, temples, congregations, ministries, and others beginning to take a sustainability leadership role in their communities. Good! BUT WE MUST URGE MORE!

Talk to your minister, pastor, priest, rabbi, cleric, shaman, or other spiritual leader or adviser. Ask if more should not be done. Offer to help get it done.

And pray for a sustainable world. See Hugh’s call to spiritual action after the video below.

This message from indigenous people of North & South America is our convocation to Hugh’s appeal:

Vibes, prayer, energy, Spirit, power, light, Qi

It doesn’t matter what you call it. If you believe an indefinable something flows into you and through you and out to heal body or mind or lessen a problem you are welcome to join an ever-increasing number to focus that power on planetary problems.

Can you imagine the power of a hundred, a thousand, a hundred thousand, a million people joining you in receiving and sending that energy out for the same purpose?

I can. It would be world changing. We could become the power source for SEN and even the whole Global Recovery Movement.

By intentionally transmitting peaceful, loving, compassionate energy together we can reset the course of history. Just now our course is set for planetary disaster. The way we are living is not sustainable, in both meanings of that word. Our course cannot continue and it cannot support the life of humans or most of the other creatures we love on this beautiful blue and brown and white ball.

The state we are in when we ask for the flow to come into us and then out is very important. Anger or judgment will not be honoured. They will not change our course but perpetuate our current state. Love, compassion and peace are the habitat of what we seek to send. It is a mood of love, compassion and peace that we must seek. Then the flow will begin, often quietly and barely noticeably but very real.

SEN asks you to use YOUR name for it, and to seek the power you know to flow through you to support our campaigns. Be there and know that another is with you at the time you are doing it and that many others throughout the day will be directing the wonder working flow at the same goal. No matter what time of the day each one does this there will be a unity.

Don’t get caught up in definitions and names that would exclude you from being part of this. It is you we are asking to help. If you know you have the power to bring what is in you to bear on the most serious problem the human race has ever faced, we ask you to do it and realize others like you who use your definitions will be doing the same. The people who come here to read this are already ones who know something is terribly wrong. Many will join us to go beyond the material thinking that has caused the life-carrying capacity of our beautiful mother Earth to begin to fail. They too will direct whatever they know to the saving of the precious existence of life.

Let us now set a strategic target.

Let our strategic target be to send out for a man or woman of immense material power who is part of the greed-driven system that is damaging us all, that he or she will experience an epiphany, a life-changing revelation that causes a complete turnaround in their thinking. It’s ok to focus on a particular name if one comes to your mind, but don’t set out to target one person. Let us trust, that which flows through us knows better than we do who is the one able to receive. Don’t think of someone you are angry at unless you can drop that anger completely and see them as a fellow human who is doing the best they know how, even if we think they are horribly wrong. We are sending the power of love, peace and compassion, which can change the world. — Hugh MacDougall, Australia, SEN Honorary Advisor 

  – Rajna T, Herceg Novi, Montenegro

A Friend’s Artful Rejoinder: Spiritual balance and unity with Mother Earth –your fellow humans — and all living creatures will ascend you to a higher, peaceful and loving consciousness. Allow your inner tree of life to sprout and shine to all! — Stephen Hill, California


Another Friend’s Soulful Rejoinder This friend writes “May this river of goodwill and love and action flow everlasting” and shares much more below. She is — Eureka Morrison, South Africa


     His Prayer for Us and Our Prayers for Them  Wishing and praying for Love, Peace, and our Lord’s richest Blessings in your lives,  now and always. — Pastor Tim Redfern and Jill Cape, Sweet Springs, Missouri


For our Beloved friend, Pastor Tim, and Jill and ALL LIFE ON EARTH  For GOD nothing is impossible. Our Merciful GOD is listening to our Prayers and it is HIS WILL that our earth and life be spared, Amen! — Dalia H, California


                                                                                                              Your prayerful rejoinder or comment submitted below will be most welcome, and will be posted AFTER our review to insure propriety.



  1. Selene Govoni says:

    wonderful read

  2. Linda says:

    May the great spirit guide your path and lessen your load!

    Many blessings! Linda R.

  3. naoko says:

    I’m not a Christian, nor religious, but I do pray to gods of winds, trees, rivers, mountains… I pray to the nature.

  4. Tony Starks says:

    I came to SEN because I saw a thing on Facebook about the Palin Discovery boycott center here. I signed the boycott letter and then noticed “Hug Spiritual Trees”. I was curious so I clicked. I don’t know how to say this exactly, but seeing all these lovely thoughts I did something I haven’t done for years. I said a little prayer! Thank you for listening.

  5. Susan Truitt says:

    May these lovely prayers and thoughts survive the ages for the sake of Mother Earth and all the beautiful life She sustains!

  6. Mandi T says:

    Please abide by Mother Earth with all her knowledge. Thoughts and prayers to all our unfortunate friends with ill health.
    I hope all the above prayers will be given deep thought.

  7. Gregory Hilbert says:

    I make this entry to add these Care2 friends and friends of friends to our Prayer Chain for Mother Earth and All Life: Nick, Claire, Anita, Dusty, Pastor David, Ian, Anonymous, and Susanne, and to express gratitude for Rupert Murdoch’s public acknowledgement that Global Warming is both real and a grave threat to life just as Hugh beseeched, for the peaceful passing of James in his sleep, for the return to us of Henriette and Lone Wolf whose time thank God had not yet come, to the many suffering in silence known and unknown to us, and for the hundreds of caring people joined in this Prayer Chain at

  8. Carolyn Miller says:

    It feels almost magical just to be here. I asked my daughter to watch while I entered this, and to say a prayer with me. We watched the Native American video and decided it would be our prayer. Thank you for doing this, it truly is wonderful.

  9. Laurie Molin says:

    I happen to be Christian and so my prayers are to God, but I love it that you have created a place where all may join no matter what their beliefs are. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the whole world were this way?

  10. Protect Colorado says:

    Just wanted to say I really like this and will definitely be back!

  11. Shawn W says:

    This is a wonderful answer to the insanity and greed that dominates the lives of so many. May it save earth for decent life of every kind!

  12. meditation says:

    Thank you for a great post.

  13. wendy wamser says:

    I am sending prayers to help with the healing of Mother Earth due to the horrific oil spill in the Gulf. Her children are suffering & dying because of greed. Why do the innocent ones have to suffer? Will our voices ever be heard?

  14. Mike M says:

    Mother Earth please forgive us for what we have done and guide us to stop the destruction and bring you back into our hearts.

  15. The Hanken Family says:

    Our family prays for all of earth’s infants, human and animal alike.

  16. Henriette M. says:

    Happy Moments, Praise God! Difficult Moments, Seek God! Quiet Moments, Worship God! Painful Moments, Trust God! Every Moment, Thank God.
    We are in difficult & painful moments, we need to seek & trust God!
    We pray that his light will shine on all decent beings of this earth who care, to help Mother Earth heal, and for all the animals to be protected, as we are in such chaos over what our leaders are planning to accomplish! We ask Gods Blessings upon us ALL!

  17. Beauty Spells says:

    I love this page more than many of those on my own website!

  18. Cathy Wilson says:

    I love this website

  19. Lorna Weinzetl says:

    May I use some of the content here in this entry if I provide a link back to your site?

  20. Please sign and share the Petition that we created at:

    Forest Capital Partners LLC sprayed and clearcut near our Washington State land’s boundary. Although this is legal under current regulations, we and the forestry industries know better today. Small landowners do not treat their land with such disrespect. We need to change the rules and regulations. They need to think of their neighbors and the long term.

    Clear cutting kills whole ecosystems and environments and livelihoods. They are all interrelated and we know better. It creates pollution and sediment runoff that pollutes our rivers and our oceans This destroys the lives of animals, birds, frogs, turtles, and adds to climate change and will affect future generations to come.

    Greed fuels this terrible practice. Corporations only plant certain trees that they want to harvest, which eliminates any biodiversity and creates a bigger threat for wild fires. Some companies and the forestry service often say that by clearcutting they reduce the risk of big wild fires. But since they reduce the numbers of bigger tress and the old natural biodiversity it actually creates bigger and more intense wildfires then would have happened naturally. Especially in this arid area.

    Thanks for your help with this.

    News Articles:

  21. David t via Care2 says:

    A Great Urgency


    To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders

    My Relatives,

    Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I
    ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit
    of your Nations in prayer.

    We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we
    are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color,
    which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. As
    I am sending this message to you, many Animal Nations are being threatened,
    those that swim, those that crawl, those that fly, and the plant Nations,
    eventually all will be affected by the oil disaster in the Gulf.

    The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit. The
    catastrophe that has happened with the oil spill which looks like the
    bleeding of Grandmother Earth, is made by human mistakes, mistakes that we
    cannot afford to continue to make.

    I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with
    the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will
    continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of
    in their Prophecies.

    I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers
    for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as
    Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to
    allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth.
    As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to
    assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc¹I Maka).

    We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the
    winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in
    repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we
    make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.

    As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that
    what we create can have lasting effects on all life.

    So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along
    with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember June 21st, World
    Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural
    site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us
    make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our
    children¹s future and well-being, and the generations to come.

    Onipikte (that we shall live),

    Chief Arvol Looking Horse
    19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe

  22. Phyllis Smith says:

    May the Mother continue to sustain us! We will treat her as we would our beloved Mother. She shall remain long after we have gone.

  23. Gregory Hilbert says:

    The following is from Hugh MacDougall:

    Dr. Masaru Emoto’s Healing Prayer for the Gulf

    Focusing our energies in response to the Gulf oil tragedy and for healing the waters and its inhabitants -

    Yesterday at our spiritual center we read a letter from Dr. Masaru Emoto who many of you will recognize as the scientist from Japan who has done all the research and publications about the characteristics of water. Among other things, his research reveals that water physically responds to emotions.

    Right now, most of us have the predominantly angry emotion when we consider what is happening in the Gulf. And while certainly we are justified in that emotion, we may be of greater assistance to our planet and its life forms, if we sincerely, powerfully and humbly pray the prayer that Dr Emoto, himself, has proposed.

    “I send the energy of love and gratitude to the water and all the living creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and its surroundings.
    To the whales, dolphins, pelicans, fish, shellfish, plankton, coral, algae, and all living creatures . . .

    I am sorry.
    Please forgive me.
    Thank you.
    I love you. ”

    We are passing this request to people who we believe might be willing to participate in this prayer, to set an intention of love and healing that is so large, so overwhelming that we can perform a miracle in the Gulf of Mexico.

    We are not powerless. We are powerful. Our united energy, speaking this prayer daily…multiple times daily….can literally shift the balance of destruction that is happening.

    We don’t have to know how……we just have to recognize that the power of love is greater than any power active in the Universe today.

    Please join us in oft repeating this healing prayer of of Dr. Emoto’s.
    And feel free to copy and paste this to send it around the planet.
    Let’s take charge, and do our own clean up!

  24. Gregory Hilbert says:

    Greetings to all of my sisters & brothers & hoping all is well in your lives ~

    Tonight, I ask that each & every one of you with any belief that you have, please send healing blessings for my brother, Anthony…

    He is suffering knee & ankle surgery from years ago, and an infection has set in ~ he is in the hospital right now & the docters are saying they think it’s so bad he might have to have his leg amputated from the thigh down…

    I believe in miracles…I say that the Great Spirit in the sky will step in & heal him entirely, but he has been suffering with this for many years now, due to a motorcycle accident when he was only 17, he is now 52 yrs of age, and it has caught up w/him.

    Please do what you all do best, and send him healing blessings, light & love or whatever you believe in, maybe light a candle or say some smoke prayers, please.

    I truly would appreciate from my heart any healings you can send ~ I love you all dearly, and I know that you all are such caring, loving people…I am truly blessed to know you all.

    God knows how many trials & tribulations we all have gone through lately, so I pray for everyone on this planet…

    Thank you all from the bottom of my heart & the depths of my soul for taking the time to think of him.

    God bless you all ~ your kindness & caring will come back to you all…

    OneLove, OneHeart,

    FreeSpirit Running xox

  25. FreeSpirit Running says:

    TY Gregory for posting my plea for my brother Anthony ~ your soul is precious!

    God sees all in the Universe ~ all of you kind, caring souls will be rewarded for all of your acts of love, kindness & caring!

    Good vibes being sent to all corners of the world…
    I love you all dearly from my heart to yours ~ Peace be w/u …

    FreeSpirit xox

  26. All our prayers and best wishes for your brother FreeSpirit… and for the strength for him and all your family to help you through this difficult time.

    Hugs and much love to you all.

  27. Food for the soul – PEACE for all living Beings.

  28. Ancil Smith says:

    My prayers go out to Pastor Tim,Jill,and all people who need the healing energies right now.Also,my prayers go out to Mother Earth,who had endured man’s non stop assault on her.And,wishing peace and love to all in the days to come.

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  30. M Fairing says:

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  32. Gregory Hilbert says:

    The man who originally inspired the idea of Hugging Spiritual Trees, Hugh MacDougall, may have passed on January 28, 2011, but his words above and elsewhere live on, as does his spiritual essence. We know you are with us yet, beloved Hugh, and we believe you know we will always be with you.

  33. Lee Jones says:

    RIP Hugh MacDougall – thank you for a life well lived!

  34. Kathy Javens says:

    This sounds wonderful! And even though I sadly did not know Hugh, I miss him just the same. His comments, kindnesses ans wisdom will stay in our hearts forever. I will pray and meditate for the peaceful, loving change we need. Blessings to all.

  35. paketresa says:

    this is the third time i read the blog, great post as always! thanks, paketresa

  36. Russell Standing Feather says:

    Mitakuye oyasin ( All My Relations),

    It is a great Honor to read all the post here, so many people are becoming aware of the Earth changes we can not look the other way. We are of one Race, the Human race…. and we can make a differance as one People…. Aho!

    Sending my Voice Skyward,
    Russell Standing Feather

  37. FreeSpirit Running says:

    I miss you my beautiful brother in spirit Hugh…your words will remain close to my heart forever imbedded in my soul, you have inspired many souls here on this Earthly plane ~ I love you! I was blessed to have met you and will always remember you every day my brother…xox Shell <3

  38. Ollie Batas says:

    I would like to voice my gratitude for your kindness. Thank you; from all of us.

  39. Ephedra says:

    I like reading posts that will make men and women think. Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

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