I have been beginning to feel glimpses of what it means and FEELS like to truly connect with nature. To let nature guide me and show me what I can do to connect with her. This is completely new territory. I have no idea what it means to be ONE with NATURE and be connected with nature. I am slowly beginning to see the difference between thinking I am and feeling that I am connected with her. Establishing this Feeling Connection with Nature, trusting her wisdom and guidance in how I can emerge in partnership with her is something my mind just doesn't know how to do. So it is challenging to put my trust in the guidance of nature when my mind as 1 000 000 different reasons to dismiss her whispers.
Welcome to the journey!
I don't know what it means to truly live in partnership with nature. I am figuring this out right now. Nature is embracing us and we are just now beginning to embrace her truly as a part of who we are, as ALL that we are. From NOW it's Nature and US....I am falling in love with nature...slowly and truly...learning how to trust her.
I feel crushed by the prospect of 6-7 months of deep Canadian Winter about to knock on the door, freezing temperature and permanently icy and snow covered ground. The human in me has a much harder time appreciating nature around me given winter. The mind portion of my existence. Yes, my mind says I love you more in summer, than I love you in winter and that makes me laugh right now. Here we go, one reason why we have separated ourselves from nature. We apply all the wrongs and rights to everything within and around us and that includes Nature. This approach created disease, despair and limitation.
I am falling in love with nature, my soul is tired of the limitations created by my mind. I am open and it is NATURE and ME now. Time to dive once more deeper into the unknown! To claim the CONNECTION WITH NATURE that is OUR BIRTHRIGHT...WE ARE REMEMBERING WHAT WE HAVE FORGOTTEN.
I have been asking nature to 'show me' what I can do to connect with her RIGHT NOW where I am. NATURE is everywhere no matter where we are, whether we live in a tiny basement suite (like me), a skyscraper on a farm, or prison. Nature doesn't care and is there for us anyways. We are part of the same UNIFIED CONSCIOUSNESS FIELD. We are claiming our connection with NATURE right NOW where we are. No need to quit our jobs and move into other parts of the world. In fact, you can't buy a connection with Nature, you can't buy being in a sacred partnership with nature and merge with her wisdom. Nature is FREE,and you can enter a new reality with nature where ever you are and experience her as a participant. That's what I am really learning right now for real and what this mean!!! Wow! Yes, the show is going on RIGHT NOW, WITHIN YOU, RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE .
Our dedication, openeness and courage to trust HER will naturally lead us to a blissful life experience with(in) Nature.
"You must experience your own inner connections with these kingdoms. In this way,
the knowledge and experience that are now buried deep in your psyche will
become your conscious reality" (Michael J. Roads Journeying Into Nature)
I have asked nature what I can DO right NOW and HERE!!!! I have asked her how to connect with her. She has been answering and brought Pine Needles and Rosehips into my awareness. She says try it NOW!!!!! She lead me to a Pine Tree holding space on the Land of the LAKOTA. And I asked the tree if I can pick a few of her needles to nourish and heal me. And it responded by showing me the branch to pick the needles from. I went home and brewed a delicious pine tea. Being infused with pine needle energy feels so wonderful and it was nature's way of communicating with me.
Natives call the Pine Tree their Tree of Life with tremendous healing powers.
"Cartier and his crew endured this affliction throughout the winter; in all about 75 men died or were given up for dead. By accident in the spring, however, Cartier encountered "a band of natives," and noticed one who had previously suffered similar symptoms, but who now appeared in perfect health. Cartier's account continued: I The captain rejoiced to see Don Agaya well in mind and body for he hoped to learn from him the manner of his cure in order to apply the same treatment and remedy to his own men. As soon as the Indians had drawn near the fort the captain asked Don Agaya how he had been cured. The latter replied he knew of the juice and the dregs of the leaves of a tree which had healed him and was the one and only remedy for all diseases. . . . Don Agaya then sent two squaws to fetch some of that tree and they brought back nine or ten boughs. They told us how to strip off the bark and leaves from the wood, boil them in water, and drink the liquor every other day while placing the dregs on swollen and afflicted legs. This tree, they said, cured all diseases. In their language they call it Ameda. Following Don Agaya's advice, cartier and his crew prepared their own decoction and administered it to those men who wished it; all recovered their health.
Pine, Nature's perfect food. What A Gift! And all around US, too!!!!!
First, the amount of vitamin C is reported to be five times the amount found in a lemon, which is 83.2 mg, according to NutritionData web site. That means a cup of pine needles would yield more than 400 mg per cup of brew. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and an immune system booster. It also improves cardiovascular system functions, improves skin and eye health, which alone accounts for many of the positive results from using the tea, such as a cure for scurvy.
As I begin to trust myself and nature, I am humbled, swimming in gratitude and excitement, insecure, doubtful, distrusting and trusting all the same time. There is so many layers to this and there is so much going on within my being as I consciously embrace my desire to become one with nature and 'let her into my life'.
One thing I know: Angel Ackriwo nails it when she says that the ETHEREAL SHAMANS are emerging.
"...Gaia, Nature and the Elementals wish to remind Humanity (through you and others like you) how to ignite the Ethereal Shamanic Magic within Them as well. Humans are suffering from a disconnect with the Spirit of Nature. They have surpassed Their capacity for suffering and all but lost Their ability to hear Our Call.”
We are going first, without manual and nature is here to show us the way.
In all of this I am reminded that "courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear". (Nelson Mandela)