Often times, you can find me staring outside a window at work or at home, daydreaming about wanting to be outside.
Not everybody is like me, and I’m sure a lot of people enjoy the comforts of their own home and the modern conveniences we have. I know I enjoy phone apps, computers, television (when I can find time to watch it), indoor plumbing, and all kinds of things that we have. But… there’s still something inside my very skin that craves to be outside like nothing else. This feeling awakens from its winter hibernation around springtime – now! (I actually still have desires to be outside during the winter time, me acting on that desire is less likely than in warmer months.)
What I’ve found out is, nature is so great for de-stressing. As you know it, we carry a lot of stress inside us, and not enough people take the time to do something about it. There are many things that could relieve stress, sure, but nature is one of the key things that could beat it.
When you are in tune with nature, you are connecting to your core being – how the Creature intended you to be.
Just to be in nature, walk, sit, meditate, frolic in nature, amongst the trees, flowers, sunshine or even rain… is healing. When my mind is racing, I can clear it by walking, thinking about my problem and sending light to it, talking to the trees or the angels about what’s on my mind and imploring help for healing and light. This is just what I do as a meditation with nature. Some people may not want to do this, but that’s how I communicate with nature. And guess what? It responds.
After a good walk in my back yard, which contains many beautiful, tall trees, I feel calmer inside. My mind isn’t racing. My soul feels like it’s cleansed itself a bit.
Even if I’m just sitting for five minutes, communing… gazing at the green leaves, doing my best to empty my mind of external thoughts, I will eventually come back inside my house (or work place) feeling refreshed.
The length of time you’re outside doesn’t even matter as much. If you can spend an hour out, great, but if you can spare only five minutes, those five minutes are worth it. If you go outside each morning for five minutes, you will go into your day with a calmer attitude and state of mind, which is the basis for a good day or a bad day, or especially the basis to your reactions to what occurs in your day.
Medicine heals your body when you’re sick, I completely agree. But nature has hands made by the spirit that heal on different levels, especially on the emotional and spiritual level. If you are cleansed on these levels, that will mirror back into your physical body.
Just like I previously wrote that you need five hugs a day to feel emotionally happy, you need to be in nature once a day. Winter is hard for me, because something inside me yearns to go outside, but I’ll sometimes tell myself no because it’s far too cold, and it gets dark quicker, so that doesn’t work around my schedule either.
But now, the flowers are in bloom, and my soul is, too!
With everything we have nowadays, a lot of us forget that nature is there. You don’t need to look up to view the sky to tell the time or know directions. You look down and see concrete more often than you see grass or dirt. You stare through windows at trees more than you get to be near the presence of the beautiful trees.
Has our society plotted against us to keep us away from nature?
We have succumbed to be where we are.
Balance is needed in all things. Bring some balance into your life by visiting nature as often as you can, and see how it affects your day for the positive. I’d love to hear about your experiences in nature! Has it ever seemed to help you?
Namaste with Love,