Connecting to nature isn’t just about going outside and getting some fresh air or talking a stroll along the beach. It’s more about thinking about ourselves and our wider human and ecological relationships. By having a stronger and fuller connection with nature you can experience things in ways that you don’t currently do so. When you experience things differently you start to think differently and this help you change a lot of things in your life and enhance positive experiences.
Nature offers much more to us than we can imagine, patterns and colours, creatures we are familiar with and those who seem almost alien. The textures and forms of the planet appeal directly to the deepest aspects of your human consciousness and sub consciousness. At the end of the day you must realise that we are part of this nature that is around us. There is no real difference and so we must learnt to connect and be a part of it. Standing on the outside looking in can be nice but it doesn’t immerse us and help us to become more spiritual and fulfilled with life.
A powerful and close relationship with the environment is built into the human psyche. When you look at history, nature, mountains, rivers, trees, the sun, the moon have always been honoured and looked up to as symbols that are meaningful and important. By moving away from our connection to nature and ourselves we have begun polluting and destroying the environment. We need to bring back the attitudes of the past to strengthen our connection with nature once more. However it is best to start on a personal level and see what changes you can make in your own life and then share with others.
For this kind of connection to happen, human consciousness must rise above greed and exploitation, something I am sure many of you avoid as much as possible! If you can take time to see the nature deep within you, your skills and talents and what you can do for yourself and others you’ll start to see it everywhere. This provides the key to this vital relationship with yourself, with others and with your environment. This connection with nature and the deeper, stronger connection with yourself removes negative emotions, elevates your spiritual consciousness and creates a desire to care for the whole planet.
If you’re unsure where to start then here’s some tips:
Music/Dance – rhythm, moving around, feeling emotions from lyrics are all things that can make you open your mind.
Get out into nature – go outside, go to places you’ve never been before, really look at what’s around you, even take photos and look at them later. Take in the sounds, smells and colours.
Moderate exercise – light exercise always heightens awareness of self and makes you feel good. Make sure you do something you like otherwise you’ll associate negativity to it.
Balanced diet – getting vital nutrition helps to keep the body and mind in balance.
Yoga – this is a wonderful way to breathe, think and connect with your own body and understand what it can do.
Meditation – a wonderful way to relax but also to connect with your inner self and maybe even with your spirit guides.
Always be thankful for mother earth, take off your shoes and walk on the grass, feel her under your feet and be forever grateful. Help the planet, help your friends and always help and look after yourself.