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Connecting with Nature

"Nature is a great work of art and design, a fantastic, intricate, ever-flowing Oneness, of which we are an integral part. We of the civilised world now feel separate from Nature because in the last centuries we have become onlookers and seek only to control Nature for power and profit. We, the rightful stewards of the planet, have failed lamentably and culpably in our stewardship and are rapidly turning this beautiful world into a desert.

In the past centuries, the sensitive feminine faculties of the right hemisphere of the brain have largely gone dormant and become atrophied. These poetical and imaginative powers can apprehend the Living Whole. We must now renew our awareness that visible nature is the form, the heart is the living Idea. The human being, that crown of evolution, has been so designed that he or she can blend in thought with these Ideas.

Realise the great truth that each of us is a droplet of divinity, a spiritual being housed in a temple, the body, which enables us to operate in the heavy density of the material world. We have become so imbued with the "onlooker consciousness" that we too easily assume that God or our guides will speak to us from outside. But the great truth is that the beings of the higher worlds speak to us within our own thinking.


All is Thought; in thinking we blend with higher beings.


God speaks to us within our thinking. God is within every flower and tree, animal and bird, crystal and cloud and ocean wave. Therefore, it follows that humanity, once over the barrier of conceptual separation, can blend and unite in thinking with the higher worlds."



A double rainbow above some houses.

Connect with Nature


"[Rediscover] your latent ability to unite with the energies of earth. There is no limit to the range of this power. It is universal, all-encompassing."

The Grotto, Everglades, NSW Australia


Connecting with nature in a way that allows you to hear its wisdom and messages requires a deep attunement to your surroundings and an openness to the subtle communication of the natural world.


How?


Mindful Presence


Spend time in natural settings with a sense of presence and receptivity. Engage your senses fully, paying attention to the sights, sounds, smells, textures, and energies around you. Allow yourself to become fully immersed in the present moment, letting go of distractions and mental chatter.


Quiet Reflection


Find a quiet spot in nature where you can sit or walk undisturbed. Take time to quiet your mind and open your heart to the beauty and wisdom of the natural world. Reflect on the interconnectedness of all life and the deeper meanings that lie beneath the surface of existence.


Sacred Rituals


Create rituals or ceremonies that honour nature and invite its presence into your life. This could involve practices such as offering prayers or blessings, making offerings of gratitude, or performing ceremonies to mark significant moments in your spiritual journey.


Nature Immersion


Immerse yourself in the natural world through activities such as hiking, camping, or simply spending time outdoors. Allow yourself to become attuned to the rhythms of nature and the subtle messages it has to offer.


Creative Expression 


Use creative forms of expression, such as art, music, writing, or movement, to deepen your connection with nature and explore its wisdom in new ways. Allow yourself to be inspired by the beauty and diversity of the natural world, expressing your own unique relationship with it through your creative endeavours.


Inner Listening 


Cultivate the art of inner listening, tuning into your intuition and inner guidance as you interact with nature. Trust the wisdom that arises from within, knowing that you are connected to the same divine source that animates all of creation.


Gratitude Practice 


Cultivate a practice of gratitude for the gifts of nature and the blessings of the earth. Take time each day to express appreciation for the beauty, abundance, and nourishment that nature provides, acknowledging your interconnectedness with all living beings.


By incorporating these practices into your life, you can deepen your connection with nature and open yourself to the wisdom and guidance it has to offer. Remember that the language of nature is subtle and nuanced, requiring patience, attentiveness, and a willingness to listen with an open heart and mind.


A practice: Working with still water


Reflections of trees and clouds in the water.

Gaze into the depths of water and you will see reflected what is all around you.


Contemplation: The world around you is a reflection of your inner self. As within, so without.


Intention: Perceive life as it is. You have the ability to perceive life as it is and take loving dominion.


Focus on your breath. Feel your breath expand and release.


What can you see?


What can you hear?


What can you smell?


Breathe in. Breathe out.


What thoughts arise?


If you have a question, ask it.


Focus on your breath. Feel your breath expand and release.


What can you see?


What can you hear?


What can you smell?


Breathe in. Breathe out.


What thoughts arise?


Take your time. Be patient with yourself. Keep returning to the present moment.


Thank Nature for its wisdom.


A practice: Connect with a tree


A gnarly old tree amidst a sea of mossy stones.
Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor

Choose a tree with which you would like to connect and ask the tree respectfully if it's okay to connect with it. Feel the answer. If yes then,


Stand about a metre from the tree and take a deep breath in, and out through the mouth.


Look now at your hands, your body.


What do you see?


Look now at the tree.


What do you see?


Reach out to the tree with your awareness. Direct your consciousness to the tree, embracing it with love.


What do you feel?


Contemplation: Spiritual union is possible with all things and all beings. Each time you project your conscious awareness to a plant or any aspect of Nature's kingdom, your radiance leaps forth. Neither distance or time can dispel this union.


Intention: I am one with Nature. I am loved by Nature. I am in loving dominion with Nature.


If you have a question, ask it.


What thoughts arise?


Take your time. Be patient with yourself. Keep returning to the present moment.


Thank The Tree for its wisdom.



Sources and Inspiration


Talking With Nature by Michael J. Roads


Quote on flower of life background

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Gast
08. Mai

What an inspiring article!

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