Tips on How to Connect with Nature...
Sit near the part of nature you want
to make contact with: a pond, group of plants, tree, mountain, for instance.
If you are indoors, you may imagine yourself at such a location or at your
favorite spot in nature.
2. Get comfortable. Take some
deep breaths, Look and feel what is in front of you, beside you, above you,
and below you.
3. Feel your feet. Imagine
your feet touching the earth with imaginary roots reaching down to the center
of the earth.
4. See yourself a part of the earth.
Visualize you are walking with your feet 6 inches below the Earth's surface.
Walking with this kind of awareness is a type of physical massage for the
Sense the earth respond to
your gesture by sending up her life force through your roots to your feet
and the rest of your body.
Offer your appreciation and intention to give back
to the earth in your daily life. Leave an offering for nature, such as a
flower, at your favorite spots.
7. Become child like: sing, dance.
8. Feel gratitude to nature for
her beauty, shapes and diversity. Gratitude alone can place you in the heart
of nature. Look for signals from life.
9. Feel a strength and calm
wash over you as you become one with the earth. Be open to whatever feelings
and thoughts arise.
10.Act. Whatever solutions,
ideas, or inspirations come to you, choose at least one to act on, as soon
as possible. Nature responds to thought and intention, but actions cement
the bond, creating an ongoing relationship.