Telepathic Conversation with Cilantro About God, Life, Death, Reincarnation, Being Eaten, and Living

A chapter from the book: Animal Communicator Adventures: The Power of Love by Maia Kincaid

Formerly titled: Learning to Love from the Wise Counsel of Plants, Animals, Insects & the Earth


Chapter 10 Cilantro

Cilantro was one of the plants included on a list of ingredients in some of the traditional Hawaiian herbal remedies mentioned earlier in this book. I was asked to talk with the plants to hear what each of them had to say about being utilized by humans both for food and healing. When I think of cilantro, I think of the fresh flavor it adds to some of my favorite foods, including Mexican, East Indian and Asian foods. Cilantro is a term used to describe the young leaf of the coriander plant, which is considered by many to be one of the first herbs used by humans. Early writings chronicle how the plant was spread throughout Europe by the Romans and then how it came to America as one of the first spices.

It was early in the morning and one of those rare days where I felt I could devote a significant amount of time to converse with a number of plants. Perhaps it is somewhat like the excitement a journalist might feel at having the chance to talk with someone of interest and the time to really explore topics of curiosity. I remember the sense of delight I felt at the opportunity to ask the plant we call cilantro some questions. I focused on my breath, cleared my mind and immediately noticed that my quiet, peaceful self was now dancing with a lively personality inviting me to come out and celebrate.

Hello, Cilantro!

Hello, Human!

Cilantro, will you talk about how you feel about being eaten by humans?

OK, but, first let me tell you about myself. I am a lively, fun-loving plant! If you put yourself in a celebratory mood then you know how I feel all the time! I love life and I am a vibrant expression of it. I don’t mind being eaten by humans. In fact, I actually feel pride in my ability to bring nourishment and to share my lively spirit with others.

When I say I, I really mean we cilantro plants. Of course, each one of us has a unique personality and energy, but overall we have the characteristic of being playful and fun.

In a more serious manner, we actually do enjoy becoming one with a human when we are eaten. We like it most when the human loves us and prepares us respectfully, with care and appreciation. It is especially powerful when a human blesses what he or she eats, as it literally raises the vibration of the foods and brings them to their most nourishing possibility. Both the individual plant that is eaten, and the species as a whole receive that loving, thankful energy and it makes a wonderful exchange in nourishing humans. In this way, all is balanced and all are grateful for the connection.

We cilantro plants are especially helpful for the human digestion and circulation. We facilitate circulation to areas often forgotten so that these hidden places receive nurturance and cleansing. We are particularly interested in the blood, for it is our source of transportation to all destinations. Our intent is to nourish the blood and assist in enhancing its flow evenly to all parts of the body.

When humans love the spicy taste of our leaf, they receive the most benefit. Gratitude brings out the best in all of us. Our existence is based on gratitude.

For humans who appreciate us, we can be particularly nurturing and even bring about healing because of our cleansing and circulating properties. You can eat us fresh-chopped and put us on top of nearly any food to add a fresh kick to whatever you eat.

Cilantro, what is it like to be a plant?

It is really an amazing experience. I feel the energy of the Earth vibrating in my roots. I often feel movements in the soil and I literally feel the energy that nurtures my individual roots. I notice it there waiting for me to acknowledge it, and then I take it in each day. This energy is not always physical energy; in fact, most often it might be considered by humans to be spiritual energy. I feel connected to it and I feel loved.

Do you feel the same connection with the other plants around you?

No, it is different. I feel connected in a manner like we are brothers, but it is not exactly the same as the way it feels with the Mother organism who feeds and nurtures us all.

I also feel a connection with the sun and the heavens. My life as a plant may seem very tiny and small, but I feel myself - my essence - literally spanning from deep in our Mother up into the distant universes.

Cilantro, when you speak of “our Mother”, are you speaking of the Earth?

Yes, she is the mother of all life. She nurtures us all!

As a plant, it seems like you would not have much control of your life. For instance, you live where you are planted and can be moved or harvested at any time.

It may seem limited from an outside perspective, but let me try to explain. There may be rows and rows and rows of cilantro growing and it is true that we are there at the mercy of our environment. A deer could ravish us or a human could step on us or dig us up. We could dry out or be flooded. There are many possible experiences and that is OK.

None of this really matters! Each of us has a particular character that lives on through it all. Despite being eaten, stomped on or dried out in a drought, each one of us cilantro plants carries on with the characteristic makeup of our species and with our own unique personality, too.

Are you trying to explain that each individual plant has consciousness?

Yes, I am! Each one of us does. When you humans hear that something has consciousness, you immediately attach all your human feelings to it and start to look at it in a different way - that is, if you truly accept the idea that we have consciousness in the first place.

We honestly do, but having consciousness does not mean that we cringe if we are eaten or that we cry out when we are stepped on. We don’t like to be stepped on when it is done out of disrespect, but if a person is grateful to walk upon us, it is OK. By this I mean that the person walking on me acknowle