Connecting With Nature

Connecting With Nature

I moved into my new office recently…

You’ll find me under a tree in my backyard. O.K. I’m not outside all day but I’ve been spending a lot more time there.

Tree

It’s addicting…

I’ve fallen in love with the butterflies, the constant cooing of pigeons, and for the first time in many years, I’ve planted tomatoes, strawberries, eggplant and a blueberry bush.

It’s healing…

But I can’t take full credit for my decision to spend more time outside.

It came up in a spiritual reading I had recently. I was told my schedule is about to get super busy and the energy of my garden will keep me grounded.

I’m sharing this with you because I know you can benefit from a closer connection to nature too. Granted, you might not have a garden in your backyard, but I’m sure there’s someplace close to you, where you can connect to nature.

Don’t brush this off as being trivial… Bird

You could be overlooking the medicine your soul needs, and it’s powerful and free.

If you’ve been feeling drained, depressed, uninspired, bogged down by the craziness in our world, a closer bond with the earth might be part of the medicine you need.

Indigenous cultures know this because their spiritual worldview revolves around nature.

But we’ve lost our way and it’s literally killing us, spiritually, emotionally, physically.

I have to admit that I had totally neglected my garden until it came up in my reading. It’s all about balance. Turn off that cell phone, turn off the T.V. or social media and venture outdoors more often. Simple changes in your daily routine can make a huge difference in how you think and feel about your challenges and your future.

I’m glad I listened. I feeling more energized. I love the solitude and the peace of mind that comes with it.

Enough about me. What steps are you taking to connect to Nature? I would love to hear about it. So reply to this blog and I’ll be sure to write you back.

Until next time, may the ancestors bless you from the north, the south, the east and the west.

Blessings,

James Weeks

Producer, Across The King’s River

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