Slowing Down to Gather from Within

IMG_20160511_1652393_rewindHave you ever found yourself wandering outdoors when you’re feeling a little down? There’s magic in nature.  It is subtle, like water.  You start out knowing it’s something you need but not sure how much it will help. But surely, your senses begin to awaken- the air against your skin, the smell of dirt, the quiet… and if you slow down and focus on a small patch of space, you might notice a ladybug larve, a caterpillar or maybe a fairy standing in a ring of flowers.

Outside, away from the stimulus and demands of the world, mother nature can be an anchor whereby the nervous system can become quiet.  This quiet and the embodiment of this quiet has everything to do with mental health, peace of mind, the ability to connect to that constant and natural hum of creation, where we know deep inside who we are and that we’re connected to life. This feeling of wholeness, of connection, of being still, is a remedy.  We can call it “medicine” if it nourishes us.  We can call it peaceful or joyous if it takes us from feeling down to lifting us up.  We can call nature “magic” and we can relish the natural world offers us a reflection of our own magical nature.

Remember, there’s so much beauty to see!  Find a spot to just relax.  If the idea of doing nothing seems a hard choice to make, grab a special blanket, maybe some colored pencils and a journal, then go outside.  Close your eyes, listen to the birds and see what inner wisdom you can gather from within.

Love, Miss Moon

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