Nature is around us, Nature sustains us, Nature entertains us!
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.
Just be still for a moment, feel your feet connected to the Earth beneath you. Take a moment to notice your breath. Take a moment to be. You, your breath and the Earth. Allow the rhythm of your breath to flow into the Earth beneath you, until you and the Earth become one.
The times we are in can feel quite chaotic, full of uncertainty with events and circumstances that appear to be changing the ways that we know. Yet what if all this 'shaking' up was simply clearing the way of things that no longer serve us and helping us to see our true hearts & Spirit and guiding us to the place where we were always meant to be.
There is much wisdom that lies in the Earth and by simply breathing into it, we start to recentre, rebalance and reconnect ourselves. Whenever we start to feel scared, overwhelmed, uncertain or out of balance, this simple process of breathing with the Earth will bring us back to our true rhythm and it is in this space that we see what it is that we really need to know.
Aside from this there are an abundance of ways that connecting with nature can help bring us calm, clarity & connection. As we begin to consciously be aware of what is around us, we not only get to see the immense wisdom that nature holds but we start to see the true nature of who we are.
Stay tuned for the next blog for some more tips to connect with nature but for now simply begin to breathe with the Earth.
Below I will share with you a short meditation to help get you started. Simply download and listen whenever you feel. Yet be sure to try your own way too as the Earth enjoys the magic of all.
Nicole is a Reiki Master, Body Worker and Meditation & Yoga Teacher. She loves walking in nature, spending time with animals. practicing yoga and meditation, singing and listening to music. She is also an avid reader ♥
I ask that all those that visit this site receive high vibrational healing and loving energies that help you remember and reconnect to all that you are. I ask that these healing and loving energies radiate out from this site and into the hearts of all those that visit or pass through. Standing in your light & radiating out your love have more impact than you know and by simply being who you are, your very presence brings great blessings to the Earth & to all those around you.