The vibrant energy of the pink blossoms continue to stop me in my tracks every time I come or go from my small home sanctuary. For this magnificent cherry tree in the image above is right outside the front door to my house.
This morning those 100’s of blossoms made me stop for more intimate moments of connection. To simply fall in love with the beauty of this light filled Spring day and my place in it. It was impossible to have an agenda even though I was on my way to a close by Farmer’s Market.
Instead it felt as if I was being made love to. In return I was loving with all of my being.
If I would have walked by without paying attention this experience would have been missed. The shift from thinking about where I was going….to being intimately present and embraced in the moment by this grand nature artistry shifted my entire day.
The tree wisdom I received in that moment taught me to connect with the beauty of the world around me within a space of gratefulness, curiosity and .discovery.
What does it feel like to “love something with your whole body”?
Nature is a perfect partner to learn with and from. This week it might be fun to explore what you can “befriend and court” and trust what happens. Tell the story to others….and even share it here if you are so moved!
Below is a practice that may teach you about how to “love with your whole body” with nature as the muse.
By Laura Loescher
“What started as a “hobby” for my own healing and resiliency turned into something that could soothe and inspire others. It has connected me so much more deeply with the natural world and with my sense of place. I am so in love with this planet, more than ever before, as I get to know the names of what’s growing all around me. I walk through the world seeing color and shape and possibility everywhere.
*NOTE: Check out Andy Goldsworthy for some amazing earth art!
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Gaye Abbott, Natural Passages Consulting, 4/22/22. Please feel free to share this post!
Your latest post resonated with me.
I’m working with a writing prompt that requires me to actually talk to trees— and ask how they are feeling; it is a humbling experience and the feeling is sensed rather than heard.
Peace to you on this day!
Transforming the human spirit through dance, poetry and silence. http://www.dianaturnerforte.com dianaturnerforte.substack.com
Trees have great wisdom to impart to humans if we would only be still enough to feel, sense and listen. As I watch the trees in wind I am also reminded what great dance teachers they are too! Thank you Diana for sharing your practice and experience! In appreciation, Gaye