When was the last time you went for a hike out in nature? Spending time in nature is a chance to reconnect to the earth and to your true essence. It is a chance to be free and soar. It is also a chance to be more grounded because you are in an environment surrounded by that which is grounded and more connected to source. That is the beauty of being in nature. Nature is disconnected from "the society”; nature just is. Nature is silence. Nature is groundedness. Nature is just in a state of “beingness”, which is one of the reasons people feel so much more whole when they are out in nature. They can be out in nature and more easily let go and not be in their minds so much.
Sometimes though, the silence of the mind scares us. When you are accustomed to having so much noise in your head, then silence comes, you start to realize the depth of who you are as an entity. This realization of your vastness and your power can be scary for some people. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us…..~Marianne Williamson”
If you are feeling this way, know that it is okay. Just make a habit to spend time in nature more regularly and you will get used to the essence that is truly you.
Make it a habit
In the beginning, make a plan once a week or once a month to actually go out in nature and do something like hiking. You can spend as much or as little time as you like. Just be consistent and regular with your practice. You will thank yourself for it.
Now you can be out in nature with friends and of course participate in a conversation, but to truly deepen yourself into the calmness and the beauty of nature make a point to be mindful. For instance, if you are hiking, take at least one minute of your hike and just be open to the stillness of nature and the stillness of who you are. Even if most of your hike you are talking, if you take a moment to be mindful, you will increase the benefit of being out in nature.
Ways to be Mindful
- If you are hiking, you can start by focusing on your feet. Every time you take a step just feel your feet touching the earth.
- Another way you can be more mindful and more grounded is to find a comfortable place to sit, take off your shoes and place your feet on the ground. Mindfully observe your feet touching the ground. Place your attention on each part of your feet. For instance, slowly move your awareness from the balls of your feet to the heels and then to your toes.
- Another thing you can do is to also find a comfortable spot or you can stand doing this and just find something in nature that really resonates with you. Let’s say for instance, a bird, a butterfly, an ant, a flower, a tree, or whatever resonates with you and just observe it. Observe it in a mindful way by just noticing the colors, the shapes, the sounds, etc. You notice without adding judgment to it. You are just consciously observing.
When you are mindful, you will find that your mind naturally quiets. You don’t have to force it to happen, it just naturally does it. And in that space of quietness, you will find that true being of who you are.
Law of Attraction for Health
Now what does spending time in nature have to do with the using law of attraction to improve your health? Well a lot more than meets the eye. Spending time in nature:
- Helps to ground you
- Helps to relieve stress
- Helps to reconnect you back to your true nature
All of these aspects help you to raise your vibration. When you raise your vibration, you feel good. When you feel good, you are allowing your manifestations to come more readily into your reality. Now how wonderful is that?