We need to remember that nature is within us, not just around us.
Your body is made up of all the same elements, minerals and energy that makes up the planet, so It is an in integral part of our selves and existence.
Even though we are beings of nature, we can still fall out of alignment with our natural selves. Wellness is essentially being in tune with nature and aligning ourselves with the inherent wisdom that is within us all. At a certain time of night, for example, we get tired. That’s the body’s natural circadian rhythm at work. Whether or not we choose to go to sleep at that time, however, is up to us. And not listening to our body’s (often blatant, but sometimes subtle) cues could be the difference between health and sickness.
HOW TO RECONNECT
Our bodies are created from nature and at the end of this incarnation we give our physical bodies back to Mother Earth. Through meditation and physically going outdoors, we naturally connect with our extended body.
Cloud/ Moon/ Sun/Star-gazing. Looking skyward can be a tool to transcend space-time reality. Many ancient civilizations looked to the stars for guidance and power. As above, so below.
We are made up of stardust and learning about the stars can take us beyond the mundane and into supreme consciousness. Just like we used to do when we were children, cloud-gazing is a fun form of meditation. . We all look up at the moon at night being that it’s the brightest thing in the night sky. But have you ever looked ... for a long time and felt the connection with the moon?
So again, look to the sky for that which is already within you, pure energy.
Go barefoot. Our skin breathes and absorbs vitamins and minerals from the earth. If you go barefoot on the beach, for example, the negative ions from the natural salts in the sand and sea are said to have magnificent healing effects on the body. If you’re not near the sand, simply digging your feet into the dirt or soil can be of benefit. In short, let the skin of your feet touch the Earth, on the grass, soil or sand.
Get friendly with the elements. Fire, Air, Water and Earth.
Whether that means you take a swim in the ocean or go camping in the forest, get into nature!
Learn about crystals and minerals and their healing powers. Touch, wear and feel them.
Study the different plants, flowers, animals and all of life’s creatures.
Breathe the air in an area abundant with trees.
Listen to the birds, the wind in the trees and all the sweet sounds of nature.
Do meditative forms of movement such as tai chi, qi gong or yoga in nature.
Imagine roots growing into the ground from your feet and your arms being the branches of the tree.
Imagine you are any of your favorite animals and feel their energy in your body...because it is there.
You are able to tap into any part of nature, because it is inherently in you. No matter how long you stay indoors, at a desk or under fluorescent lighting. The truth remains – you are nature and nothing can take that away from you.