Tuning into Nature’s university has much to share. Bill Mollison’s advice to us is to “learn from the book of nature”, with trees being the “teachers of the law, and the true university is the forest”. It is also the medicine of the deep Feminine.
Unfortunately, modern life has dulled much of our instinctual senses. Our field is constantly affected by cell phones, electrical currents and artificial lights, as well as working in concrete and high-rise buildings with the constant noise of engines and machinery.
Now imagine holding the Earth in your hands, and slowly bring this beautiful Earth ball towards your heart. Breathe into her, and notice your heartbeat and breath as you focus your thoughts and energy on this imaginary earth in your hands. Now breathe out healing energy from your heart into your Earth ball. Relax.
My late mother lived most of her life in the country, revering trees and nature’s gifts, and growing most of our family’s food. She lived to 95 years, a testament to the healing properties of our abundant earth. And from her knowledge of nature she taught me how to sense earth – by listening to different bird songs that indicated weather changes, or observing the habits of insects and other creatures that alerted us to what was brewing.
Take off your clothes.
Yes, get down to your bare flesh and bones.
I encourage you to remove your outer layer and sink into the experience as it is such a freeing feeling. Just remember though that ants love to find soft, juicy places to crawl onto!
And I wish you all a very grounded, passionate and prosperous 2014.