Connecting with Nature

In my early twenties I read about hugging trees and did not take it seriously. Moving to California, I saw fields of vegetables and berries along the roads from Ventura and Oxnard to Santa Paula and beyond. The fumes of gas and diesel made me wonder about the effects on the plants we ate.

Attending the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, I learned how plants help us by removing unsupportive thoughts and energies from the body and grounding those energies into the Earth which in turn dissipates it. Even when I was hugging a tree for ten to fifteen minutes when feeling bad worked. I would find myself at times crying to release underlying emotions.

The plants in fields along the busy roads would purify the air by absorbing the fumes and process them through their root system down into the Earth. The institute also suggested putting plants on the coffee table or between you and your television so the plant would process the energy waves from the television. English ivy is a good plant to keep in your home to help purify the air. It is also good to have a plant in your bedroom to help you sleep better.

Sitting or walking in nature can be calming. If you find yourself being ungrounded or airy fairy, nature can help. Sit, lay or walk in the grass. Or, you can sit in a chair with your feet in the grass. If you do not have a lawn, sit in a chair, barefoot if possible, and mentally let your feet sink through the carpet and cement foundation of your home into the coolness of the Earth as your eyes are closed. Relax and tell your feet to grow roots into the center of the Earth.

Then you may either ask that the energy from the center of the Earth come up through the roots and your body to the top of your head as you breathe in and then back down on the out breath. You may do this three or more times or you can choose to bring the energy up the roots and your body on the right side to the top of your head and then down your left side and leg and out the roots below your left foot. After three or four times, reverse it by bringing it up your left foot and side, then down your right side and out the roots flowing from your foot. There are also other variations of this exercise. The ones above are very easy to do to bring you back into your body.

Wishing you love in all that you do,



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