She is in every breath and she absorbs us in our death!
Nature speaks, Nature knows, Nature gives and Nature flows.
She is powerful and clear and she gives the chance to hear.
Nature waits, Nature gives you the choice, will you listen to her voice?
Well what can I say, 2020 is certainly shaking us up, which can be difficult but it is certainly something we have needed for a while. One of the ways that can help us feel more balanced, more centred and more connected is to begin to deepen our connection with nature. There are many ways we can do this and below I will share a few tips to get you started. As we move through these times, people will begin to see that alongside providing a variety of health benefits, Nature can also be a great Teacher. Firstly simply by observing her response to our way of living, keeping in mind that Nature is always striving for balance and harmony. We start to see that if our actions cause nature to become out of balance, she will always find a way to restore. Secondly we also have the option of talking directly to nature and listening to the wisdom & guidance she has to share. As we move through these times, we will remember that working in partnership with nature is an important step to creating a better world. Our own health & happiness is reflected in the state of the world and it is not always easy to look at what we have created but we must always remember that things can change and we have the power to change them for the better. Working with & connecting with nature is one of the most simple and powerful ways in which this can be achieved!
Start saying good morning to the plants & animals
This is a simple way to acknowledge & connect to nature. A simple hello/good morning to your houseplants or trees & animals you pass on your walk, perhaps saying thank you to the sun for warming you on a winters day or you may wish to let the birds know you appreciate their beautiful song.
You may wish to take this further and asking questions and simply waiting for a response. Listening to what your plants might need/want, hearing wisdom, perhaps allowing nature to assist you in finding out what it is that you need in this moment.
Perhaps you could play music for your plants/vegetable garden and see how they respond or perhaps you could sing a special song to the sea or river. Simply open and follow your heart.
Be present with nature
Find ways to be present with nature, which really just means being in nature without any distractions. Simply be, stand, walk, garden, swim, sit (whatever feels good for you) in nature and notice what's around you.
Breathe into Nature
Pause for a few moments and take a few deep breaths, breathe in the ocean, the air, the smell of the trees.....
Connect your bare feet to the Earth
Place your bare feet on the ground, feeling gratitude to be here and experience this connection with the Earth.
Meditate with or for Nature
Take time to meditate in the presence of nature or to send out a loving/healing meditation to nature. Perhaps even write and record one yourself.
Give thanks to Nature
Give thanks to Nature often. For the blue sky, the warm sun, the fresh air, the nutritious food, the beautiful moon, the powerful trees, the flowing rivers and oceans.......so much to be thankful for. Remember she is there...
Nature is ever present, yet sometimes we are too preoccupied to know.
She stands with grace & beauty and she simply ebbs & flows.
Nature works tirelessly to support us in every single way.
Remember that she's there, please don't turn & walk away.
Nature is full of magic and can bring us such delight
Now we have an opportunity to simply treat her right
Just take a small amount of time to show Nature that you care.
For the world will be a better place if you remember that she's there.