Have you ever noticed that when you’re in nature, near trees, mountains, water or at the ocean, you feel different? We love nature and feel good in nature because we are nature. When we go outside, we reconnect with the part of ourselves that is rooted in the natural world. That’s why, if you’re feeling stuck or fearful, I recommend that you go out into nature and explore.
Feeling Stuck? Go Outside
Most people live in a very concrete world. They go from their house in their city or town that doesn’t necessarily have a lot of nature around, and they get into their car onto some freeway. Then, they get into an office building made of steel and concrete. It’s no wonder that when you get home, your psyche is exhausted, and you’ve lost your sense of peace.
Healing Your Higher Self
In this environment, it is very hard to allow your higher self to emerge. After all, we’re not concrete and steel. I’m not saying these materials don’t have their purpose. However, what I am suggesting is that if you are a part of nature, you need to be in nature to be yourself.
For a lot of us, connecting to that part of ourselves is going to have to be an absolute commitment. We need a scheduled appointment to go outside. However, remember you don’t have to make a big trip to have nature work its magic on you. Even if you’re just going to a park, your higher self will begin to heal.
Once you’re there, go ahead and hug a tree. Hug a big rock. Take your shoes off and let your toes touch the grass.
For me, being in nature is not just about some vague idea of connectedness to what we think of as the “natural.” Instead, it’s about getting the answers that I need in my life.
When I go outside, I try to find big, old, natural things like trees or boulders — as big as I can find. I put my hands on these items and ask, “May I ask you a question?” I’ve never gotten a no. It’s just my way of paying respect.
Then I close my eyes, and I ask whatever question is going on in my life. I wait for an answer. The very first answer that comes into me is the answer that is coming from my higher self.
I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten clarification in my life from using this technique. How does it work? I don’t know! All I’m sure of is that I never get that same type of clarity if I don’t touch a natural element itself. Just by doing that, I seem to tap into a bigger part of me, the part of me that is all wisdom, all wise, all intelligent; the part of me that is my true nature.
By touching and being part of nature and getting this information, I seem to get the answer that is most beneficial for me every single time.
Making the Commitment
I’m going to ask you right now if you’re willing to make this commitment that will help you this week. Are you willing to spend at least 15 or 20 minutes in nature wherever you are in the world? If you can do more, then do more. However, make sure it’s at least 15 to 20 minutes just sitting in nature, looking at it and breathing it in.
There’s also a second part to your commitment. Find a tree, a rock or something else of nature, like a stick or a branch. Hold it, touch it, admire it, and appreciate it. Let it know that you admire and appreciate its wisdom, and you’re going to ask it permission to ask a question. You wait for a response.
How do you know if the answer is coming from your genuine, higher self? If you can’t hear the response to, “Yes, you can ask me a question,” then you’re not quiet enough.
If you’re struggling to find that stillness, take a walk. You can’t rush these things, and if you try to, you’re going to have an ego-conditioned response. You’re going to get an old answer that you’ve already grappled with 100 times.
If it’s the right answer, it will be crisp, clean, simple and obvious. You’re going to know because it’s just going to feel like, “Of course, that’s it!” Write it down as soon as you can and act on it as your normal course of action.
Then, tell us how it goes. Share your thoughts, comments or experiences with the community!
For Your Freedom,