You enhance your self worth and understanding by identifying with Earth as your Self, your “other body”.
“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.” Ranindranath Tagore
I went outside to take a walk. It was mid-afternoon. It is mid-winter and the sun is low in the sky. Very overcast day. Grey-white clouds covering the sky. No blue skies and no sun shinning through. The day is quiet. No one else around. The Lands are quiet. You can feel the ebb building. Birds were settled and not much creature movement. The wind was blowing. It was one of those soft warmish winds that come up this time of year. Warmish but in a different way then warm spring winds. These warm winter winds have tinge of chill as it leaves the passing of your skin. You can feel the cold coming behind the warmth. I love these kind of days. Like the day is fully consuming being it self. And not interfered with by too much activity. Just being the day. I have been working very hard and feel behind in most everything. I was glad to just be in the day. I felt returned to fullness.
A few little candytruft flowers are blooming. Some sprinkling of ground phlox. And along the retaining wall that I am walking by is a tiny periwinkle flower blooming. It catches my eye – almost like it says – Whoa – wait up. My whole being reaches out to touch it. I want to pick up – but pause. Then I think -Yes, we want each other and besides the flower will be gone by tomorrow as periwinkle flowers are very short lived. I pick it. It seems like we are happy with each other.
After my walk I bring the periwinkle flower inside thinking I will just lay down on the counter – but then feel that the flower needs water. It has this very tiny little stem – I wasn’t picking it for keeping. But I get the vase that sits over the sink and put the tiny little stem in the vase filling it with water. The stem actually reaches the water – which I am happy about. I place the vase with the periwinkle flower in the kitchen window thinking that it will be gone by tomorrow morning.
A few days later I notice it in the kitchen window – expecting to put it in the compost. But there it is perky and happy. Doing just fine. Over the next week or so I watch it every day and see that it is slowly – ever so slowly – turning itself around to face the light coming in the window. Every day I am amazed that it hasn’t died. I have to put more water in the vase. No wilting. No drooping. No struggling. No angst. Just fullness. Just gradual turning to the light. I love this little flower.
Reflections- What is Nature Revealing to You?
Well, I guess you can’t predict what is going to happen. It is like this little flower part of me wanted me to know something. We came together to help each other. Even though the days have been warm the nights are cold and perhaps the flower would have perished outside. Maybe it should have perished. Maybe now it is just a captured flower with no way out. I guess we could say that – but why. Maybe we are suppose to intertwine with each other and through that lies our destiny. The periwinkle flower showing me – I can’t predict what is going to happen based on what I know happens. Maybe the periwinkle had such strong senses in it to live through more then one day that it reached out and captured me. Using me for its purpose to keep experiencing. Maybe the periwinkle wanted to show me that even though I am getting older that I can keep turning to the warmth and light and don’t have to work hard to do it. Beauty survives naturally.
I really like this little flower. This little bit of happiness. I marvel at its spunkiness.
Find out more about working with Nature and Art:
Eco-Psychology ~ we work within experiential fields for you to re-establish your conscious awareness of your self as Nature and Nature as you. Our work together builds mutual, consensual relationships with Nature through priming your multiple sensory perceptions as you participate in deeply engaged Earth Relationships Experiences. You find that as you heal your self through mutual consensual relationships with Earth you also simultaneously heal Earth.
Sacred Eco -Art ~ (no artistic talent needed) Bringing forth art from your inner world through your relationship with Nature is an exquisite journey to your self. Eco-art portrays your heart’s and soul’s Mystery longings and realizations. Making Art is important work for women to release their wild instinctual being and becomes a passionate gateway to your wholeness.
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl