A Healing Nature
Updated: Mar 29, 2019
(Me, ’One with Nature’)
My mother introduced us to Nature early on and we spent a lot of days meandering down park trails, posing on rocks taller than we stood, and endlessly splashing in creeks.
Later when I was a tormented teenager and would feel so utterly alone, hopeless, and helpless, I‘d drag myself out for long solo adventures and hike or bike to a nearby arboretum.
My memory is often hazy, yet here I can recall with clarity the sunny, blissful peace washing over me as I allowed honeysuckle and spring air to fill my senses, warming my soul and cleansing me of the day’s impurities.
“...Oneness would overtake me, temporarily wiping away all uncertainty, leaving pure, evergreen hope in its wake.”
I would stand atop an overlook, gazing down at the raging creek, twisting trees and rocky terrain and a sense of peace and Oneness would overtake me, temporarily wiping away all uncertainty, leaving pure, evergreen hope in its wake.
Later I would introduce my own daughter to Nature, but as I became more unwell, my outdoor ventures became less frequent, and sadly I quickly forgot of her incredible healing properties.
I was to be reminded just this past summer, when Nature and I truly reconnected in the jungles of Costa Rica, our limbs intertwining in gnarled, loving understanding, a secret dance only she and I knew.
Suddenly I was six years old again, crouching in front of an ant hill, knees in the dirt and curiosity taking in the minuscule marching creatures, awed by the way they could carry a leaf many times their size as they worked together in effortless harmony.
I wasn‘t even upset when later I’d stand too near to this same ant hill and be stung by dozens of the tiny red insects; only curious as I watched and felt oblong, hot welts rise on the skin of my shins.
As I gazed upon that ant hill and then stood to take in the flowering blossoms, gnarled foliage and thick, majestic air enveloping me, I felt It- The Oneness- and realized that this is what life is all about.
“I realized that I hold the key to unlocking my destiny to this healing garden.”
I knew then that Nature would be my number one ally in healing and in fact, she had never strayed; I had simply taken a wrong path to a locked garden.
Once again, I realized that I hold the key to unlocking my destiny to this healing garden.
During my time in the magical terrain of Costa Rica, I would sneak off down a winding trail in the hills to visit a gentle old horse with wise, endless dark chocolate pools for eyes. I was awed by this gentle giant as I stroked her silky, knotted mane, her lean muscles rippling beneath her spotted, aging skin, revealing such a powerful ancient beauty.
“In her eyes I was home; Home to the Truth oh what I am, which is One with all God’s creation.”
Her kind, pleading eyes told tales of great adventure and of woe for those she’d lost. Our eyes connecting, my own strength and perseverance reflected back at me. In her eyes, I was home; Home to the Truth of what I am, which is One with all God’s creation.
I hope to visit my friend the horse again one day.
I snapped photos and filled my journal with howler monkeys moonlit silhouettes high up in massive trees and songs of curious bright tree frogs, sometimes harmonizing and often times competing with other creatures of the rainforest.
The pounding rain on the roof and flashing lightening through my windows, I committed to memory.
I recorded as much as I could on this trip so that, in my dissociative haze, I could refer back and not later forget its incredible healing powers.
During my excursions in the hills of Costa Rica, indeed I committed to the process of tapping into nature’s great healing powers. Each day, as I hiked for miles in the pouring rain, I silently spoke to my body, talking to it as if already healed and only getting healthier, cheering on my cells and organs in their successful attempts to strengthen and regenerate.
“...Thank you, rain, for purifying and washing away any remaining traces of toxins.”
Thank you, heart, for beating so joyously, pumping blood through my veins and aiding in circulation; bones, for strengthening with each step; thank you, sun, for shining down on me, nourishing my skin and bones with essential vitamin D and its mood boosting effects. Thank you, rain, for purifying and washing away any remaining traces of toxins.
I made it a point to continue to tap into this great natural source and get outside as much as possible this past fall and winter, if just to breathe in the crisp mountain air which blesses my lungs on the daily, invigorating my senses and renewing my spirit.
“...I still talk lovingly to my body, knowing that hundreds of billions of cells are listening to everything I think and say and acting accordingly...”
Now, eight months later, I still talk lovingly to my body on my hikes, knowing that hundreds of billions of cells are listening to everything I think and say and acting accordingly, blood pumping in unison with my smiling cells.
I imagine each cell lifting tiny weights, working in unison and getting stronger with each step.
My skin is brighter, mind clearer, bones stronger, hair growing and stamina improving as I let nature work its healing magic.
What I’ve realized and want to share so much with you is that everything we need to heal is within nature and therefor already within us.
We just need the right tools and understanding that believing is seeing, not the other way around.
“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at will change.”
”Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at will change.”
I’d heard the saying ”you are what you believe you are,” but never fully grasped it until I understood that I am Love, I am whole, and I am One with this great Source. I simply had to tap into it and believe in order to manifest more well being.
“Perceive lack and you will see more of that; recognize your abundance and watch it grow before your very eyes.”
Perceive lack and you will see more of that; recognize your abundance and watch it grow before your very eyes.
As I write this now, I can confidently say that Nature has been and will be my greatest healer.
Have you breathed in the earthy scent of divine love and healing today... let the rain wash away your doubt? Soak it up and soak it in.
A trip to Costa Rica is not necessary to receive this greatest gift; it’s right outside your back door.
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(Me, ‘Purified by the Rain’)