“Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people. Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove, has been hallowed by some sad or happy event in days long vanished.”
The above quote is part of Chief Seattle’s original speech of 1854, as reported by Henry Smith in 1887.
We spend so much of our time indoors, especially in the winter months, as we become so focused on the busyness of our lives. We become disconnected from our Mother Earth.
Geese rushing to be fed
These two Geese followed us some distance checking we had given them the last of the grain.
It is this time of year that the lack of sunshine can bring on the doldrums of feeling low in spirit and the SAD syndrome And even I was feeling depleted in energy as I missed connecting to my garden and going for walks over the last couple of weeks.
How our allotment plot is looking at the moment.Looking tired but still full of Goodness yet to harvest.
I was commenting recently with a fellow blogger as I said the majority of those in cities are now so disconnected to Mother Nature, and this is often what is lacking in our lives… We spoke on how much better we always feel when we connect back with Nature, from either walking or spending time near water or trees..
Snowdrops in the Woodland Walk
Much of what we truly need can only be found under the naked sky, alongside tall trees, on open plains, or in the sound of running water. As our energy re-connects back to the whole of which we are all a part..
Feeding a Chaffinch along our walk with bird seed
Being in nature connects us to the earth, grounding us as we walk, unhindered by concrete, upon her. Surrounded by other living beings, both bigger and smaller than we are, we remember that human beings are simply one form of life in this vast universe.
We instinctively know that nature is good for us on many levels. Even if you live in a city or find it difficult to travel to a forest or the countryside, there are many ways to reconnect with nature.
Rose Hips a natural source of vitamin C.
When you step out of your door each morning, allow your senses to absorb your surroundings. Breathe deeply, listen to the wind, or it may be the rain upon the pavements.. So many of us run around not wanting to get wet… Yet the rain is cleansing and is the Life Giver to this planet, smell it on the grass, and if you have no grass, watch the circular ripples in the puddles. See the reflections in the water and watch the droplets run down your window panes..
Just pause for a moment and take in Nature’s beauty and colours, and remember each breath you breathe Nature has provided we so take our breath for granted. Allow your senses to embrace the gifts Mother Nature has to offer us every day. As you spend time re-connecting with Nature she is also healing you, that is why we all feel so much better for a walk in the fresh air away from the concrete pavements.
( And preferably watch where you put your feet and don’t fall )
Many thanks for all your wonderful well wishes.
I am feeling much lighter of Spirit.
I Will be catching up with you all very soon..
Love and Blessings