Each individual is always seeking a balance in their life, home, job and environment. Nature and the Elements are a wonderful way to achieve this; yet many of us do not even take the time to sit in nature and receive the healing qualities it has. Eco-psychology values our intimate relationship with Nature and it healing potential.
All life has value and purpose. We are all a part of the webring that connects and interconnects all life. Think about this for a minute; most of us are already using nature as a healing quality from the natural elements we select for our home, office or outside in the yard. Do you have a water fountain? Do you have plants outside or in the house? We invite nature inside our home and outside. How do you feel when you are able to sit down in a park or outside on your porch and just listen to the sounds of the birds or the crickets as they create a harmony and dance the dance of life? Does this relax you? What do you do when you are juggling a million things at one time; most of us often state “I am going home and just turning it all off”. Most of us will usually go within ourselves and use some aspect of nature to balance ourselves and re-create harmony in our mind, body and spirit.
Being in nature actually encourages us to see ourselves as part of the oneness of Life and to live in sustainable ways that care for Earth, our home and the well-being of all life. Our ancestors relied on these rhythms and cycles to survive. Change of seasons, weather, food crops; watching the animals provided all signs for our ancestors on each of the changes that would occur. They were in tune with themselves and the cycles of nature to enhance and enrich their lives.
In order to feel connected to anything; we need to be connected to nature and feel the pulse. We need to feel more in harmony with our life and the world around us. Nature has no labels, no judgment
The Purity of Balance
Within myself and within my environment there has to be an ebb and flow; if something outside of my environment is creating unbalance; then I feel it inside my body and vice versa. So how does one achieve this harmony and homeostasis as within so without. Know when to step in and correct when thinking on a 5 legged term (scientifically) and know when to let the universe guide you in my 4 legged thinking (intuition); this is the balance I use by means of nature and body wisdom.
“The most difficult phase of life; is not when no one understands you; It is when you do not understand yourself” Author Unknown
As we step into the active phase of the year, remember to balance rational logical mind with instinct and intuition. We have laid such importance on our logical minds that we have become used to ignoring our intuition. Learn to listen, to trust, and to act on your inner wisdom and bring your whole self back into balance.
Each of the elements also offers a unique teaching. Earth’s teaching gives us the ability of foundation and taking things step by step. Water’s teaching teaches us about our emotional realm. Air’s teaching teaches us about intention and communication. Fire’s teaching teaches us about transformation and balance. Spirit’s teaching teaches us about each individuals Essence of who we are.
Let nature guide!