20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

‘Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.
And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy…
But anywhere is the center of the world.’

~ Black Elk, Holy Man of the Sioux Nation

20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

We cannot separate ourselves from the Earth. She provides for us in so many ways; the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the materials from which we house and clothe ourselves. We have forgotten that we are part of her. What we do to the earth we are also doing to ourselves.

Over time many of us have become distant friends with our planet. We no longer hear or understand her.  Some of us don’t even visit her in her natural spaces anymore.  And yet she continues to love and nurture us.

20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

These ideas might help you reconnect with the Earth, and all she has to offer us. The energy can be used for healing, balancing and grounding us, and for opening us up to higher levels of awareness.

  1. Sit under a tree and become consciously aware of that tree. Introduce yourself to it. Open to its energy.
  2. Go for a walk by a river or creek. Sit for a while and just watch nature.
  3. Swim in the ocean.  Let the water cleanse and revitalise you physically, emotionally and energetically.
  4. Collect some interesting stones that you find on your walks.  Perhaps you’ll be blessed with a feather or a pretty leaf too. Place them somewhere in your home or workplace where they can remind you of the outside world.
  5. Place some cut flowers in your house.  Flowers heal and nurture us with their colour, scent and energy.
  6. Play with crystals – wear them, put them beside your bed or on your windowsill, and hold them!
  7. Sit at a look-out on a hill or mountain. Let peace wash over you.  Feel the Earth breathing in and out.
  8. Plant a garden, even if it’s just a few herbs in a pot.  Nurture those plants. Let their tending be a meditation on mindfulness and nature.
  9. Dance in the rain.
  10. Play with a pet. Animals are wise, loving souls with so much to give us.
  11. Celebrate each season. Enjoy the heat of Summer, eating watermelon and swimming, enjoy Autumn and the falling leaves – the refreshing change in the air, enjoy Winter with slow foods, short days and cold nights, and then celebrate Spring, when new life emerges, leaves and flowers burst forth and the sun begins to sparkle again.
  12. Pay attention to the cycle of the moon and how that makes you feel.
  13. Take a picnic to a favourite park or nature place. Take some friends, a pet or a book, but leave your phone, laptop and worries at home.
  14. Visit a Farmers Market and buy some fresh, seasonal organic produce to nourish yourself and your family. Understand more about where your food comes from, and how it can heal you.
  15. Meditate and consciously connect into the grounding, healing and stabilising energies of Mother Earth
  16. Go outside at night and look at the stars and Moon. If you can’t see them from where you live, consider taking a weekend away in nature to reconnect with the night sky.
  17. Sit by a campfire and listen to the crackle and dance of the flames.
  18. Watch an insect, bird or small animal going about its day. Allow yourself to become quiet and calm and open to any lessons that the creature shares with you.
  19. Visit a wild space. A place where there is only nature. Let it fill you with peace.
  20. Sit in the sunshine and let the warm rays of the sun enter your body with their healing light. Feel yourself relax and unwind.
20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth
20 Ways To Strengthen Your Connection To Mother Earth

Grounded Goodness

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
~ Rachel Carson

 

Yesterday was one of those days when my body just wasn’t cooperating.

At first it got me down. I had so many things to do, and I couldn’t see well enough to do any of them!

Ben came to the rescue and suggested what I needed was a walk and then a nap. He was right.

So, here, in pictures is my walk around the farm, and then the beginnings of fruit salad for dinner.

The bird is a tawny frogmouth fledgling who took shelter on the wheelbarrow in one of our sheds. Cute, hey?

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All Hung Up…

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“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

If you look carefully at the photo you will see a very large tree on a very big lean. It is not the best of photos. The scale does not do this red cedar justice. Its trunk is wider than the body of a thickset man. A while ago I could only just get my outstretched arms to reach around its girth. About twenty feet up it forks into two trunks which then stretch skywards.

With all of the heavy rain and wind we’ve had here in the northern rivers over Easter this poor tree has given up and fallen.

Well, all but fallen.

Yesterday it became hung up on the slender branch of a neighbouring fig, and a tangling of tops with the jacaranda.

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When it falls (and it will for its balance is precarious and those slender branches are bearing so much weight and strain), it will crash down on the power lines, cutting power to the house. Already, in gusts of wind, branches rub the lines and the power flickers ominously.

During the night the thin fig branch has broken. The fallen tree has shifted dramatically. It’s hanging by so little now.

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We’ve already notified the energy suppliers, and the crew they sent yesterday couldn’t cut the tree down. It was too big and too dangerous. So now we must wait for a specialist crew. There are trees down all over the shire just now, and they have plenty of work ahead of them. All we can do is stay away from the tree, and keep the dogs from playing there.

The tree may fall before the crew can get here.

There is nothing we can do.

It is what it will be.

It’s a beautiful reminder of the transient nature of life, and the way that things change in response to their surroundings.

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

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“Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.”
~ Douglas Jerrold 1803-1857

Something very cool happened yesterday afternoon as we went for a family walk to wheel the rubbish bin (it’s a glamorous life on the farm LOL!) down our long driveway to the road.

As I trailed behind Ben and the dogs I spied a funny shaped rock on the grass.

Only it wasn’t a rock, it was a pecan nut!

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The straggly-looking trees lining one side of our driveway are young pecan trees and this year was their first fruiting. They were planted before we came, and we’ve nursed them along, not knowing what they were.

Oh my goodness. I’m a pecan farmer!!!

Ben and I scrabbled around and I filled my apron pocket with nuts. There are still a few more to drop, but it’s not a bad first harvest.

What to do with fresh pecans besides stuff some immediately into your mouth? Pecan pie. I love this recipe – it’s easy to make, and not too sweet or rich.

Ingredients – Short Crust Easy Pastry:

1 ½ cups plain flour, sifted
125g butter (4 and 1/2 ounces), chilled (unsalted if you have it) and cubed
1 egg yolk
2 tblspns cold water
(for a sweeter pastry you can add 1 tablespoon icing sugar)

Method:

Put flour in a food processor, and add a few chunks of butter. Run on, and then slowly feed in the rest of the butter until your mixture looks like crumbs. Add yolk and water and mix again until it is just together (it’s okay to add a little extra water if needed). Dump out onto a sheet of cling wrap, form into a disc, wrap and rest in fridge for ten minutes.

Find a 20 centimetre (9 inch) spring-form pan, or pan with removable base if possible, or ordinary pie dish if not! Grease well.

Roll chilled pastry out thinly between two sheets of cling wrap or greaseproof paper. Take top piece off and use bottom sheet to turn pastry upside down and manuever pastry into dish. Remove plastic or paper, press in gently and trim off edges. Keep any extra pastry for little pie cases or turnovers etc. Pop back in fridge ten mins to rest.

**Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius (375 degrees fahrenheit)

Bake blind for ten minutes (ie place sheet of baking paper in pie dish and weigh down with rice, beans etc), then remove paper and rice and cook eight to ten more minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on bench while you make filling.

** Turn down oven to 180 degrees celcius!! (350 degrees fahrenheit)

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Ingredients for Pecan Filling:
1/2 cup Golden Syrup
1/3 cup soft brown sugar
50 grams (3 and 1/2 tablespoons) melted butter
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 to 2 cups pecans (depending on how deep your dish is)

Put all ingredients except nuts in bowl and mix well. Add nuts and stir to cover then pour mixture into pie dish.

Check that you turned the oven down! Bake pie for 20 minutes, checking in the last few minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn. (If it looks like it’s getting too brown turn oven down or remove pie.)

Cool at least a little before you eat (the roof of your mouth will thank you), and enjoy with cream or ice-cream.

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Tree Oracle Reading for Embracing Change

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Trees have long been known as Sacred Guardians of the Earth. Old trees are like wise old souls, full of an energy of calm and clarity. Today’s Tree Oracle images have been chosen specifically to help advise and guide you as you navigate through these current energies of change.

The energies of 2012 and all that went before are finally fading. Fresh possibilities are opening up for each of us. Opportunities for us to branch out in new directions.

Let each image speak to you in its own way.  One of them will have wisdom just for you!

Instructions for using today’s post

Scroll down through the following Tree images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your Tree, scroll further down for your message. Take what resonates for you, and apply it in your life over the coming weeks.

Trust that you will be shown what you most need to know right now.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

Let The Trees Guide You…

1. Mystic River Tree

2. Night and Day Tree

3. Radiant Maple Tree

Image from www.holycraft.com

Image from www.holycraft.com

4. Grove of Power 

5. Sacred Companions Tree

6. Nightscape Tree

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Image from www.wallgc.com

7.  Socotra Dragon Blood Tree

Image from wikimedia

Image from wikimedia

8. Star of Hope Tree

♥ The Message and Gift of each Tree ♥

Each Tree image has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of your chosen Tree.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here.) The Action Step is a tangible step you can take to begin anchoring these energies of positive change in your life.

1.  Mystic River Tree:

♥ Message – It’s time to let your Inner Wisdom Shine. Why are you making this so hard for yourself? Relax and take a deep breath. You don’t have to reinvent yourself, or even the path you need to take. Teaching, communicating, guiding, healing, sharing. That’s your thing. The Mystic River Tree shows you that the world is like a mirror: reflecting back to you others whom you can use as role models; messages, ideas and techniques you can use on your journey; and reminding you to share your own gifts and talents with the world. You overwhelm yourself with the bigness of the task, when all beginnings have always started in humble ways, and small sharings. From little things, big things grow.

♥ Crystal – Clear Quartz  

♥ Action Step – Break your ideas down into small do-able tasks and find a role model (in your own field or even just someone that you’re drawn to) so that you can learn from what they are doing. Pick one simple thing and make a start!

2.  Night and Day Tree:

♥ Message – You’re being called to move in a brand new direction. Don’t throw in your day job just yet though. For now, have gratitude for the security the known brings. It’s okay to stay in the job, the home, the relationship… No one but you need know of your plans for future change if it doesn’t feel right to share your hopes and dreams just yet. It is possible, for a time, to devote energy to two things – completion of the old, and beginnings of the new. These gentle beginnings will be so much less stressful if you allow the Universe to support you as you continue on your current path, while you create the foundations for a path that will one day take you in a whole new direction.

♥ Crystal – Citrine

Action Step – Attend to your security. Whether it’s emotional, financial, health, family, spiritual or a combination of all of those things – ensure that the bills are paid, that the pressure comes off, and that this sense of security can then allow you to take baby steps towards your ultimate transformation. Now is not the time for risks. Make sure those immediate foundations are strong.

3.  Radiant Maple Tree:

♥ Message – Embracing the possibility of earning an income from your gifts and talents. You know what? You’re the real deal. Your ideas are sound. You’re coming from a place of integrity, what you have to share is wanted in the world. But… you have no confidence, no belief in your abilities, and you aren’t backing yourself when it counts. The Universe has just issued an invitation to you. It’s time! Trust, charge what you’re worth, offer up your gifts and talents, find some mentors and support and then plunge in. Your time is now. Begin!

♥ Crystal – Red Jasper

Action Step – Confidence through action. We can’t wait for confidence to come, we need to act in order to DEVELOP that confidence in ourselves and our abilities. Identify some action that clearly shows the Universe you are open and ready for business, no matter how humble that beginning may be.

4.  Grove of Power:

♥ Message – You need a team – it’s so much easier than trying to do this all  on your own. Just because you CAN do it, doesn’t mean that you HAVE to do it. The next step in your growth is to create that support network. There are few people who have succeeded entirely on their own efforts. Don’t be afraid to draw people to you who can help you become all you desire to be. Teachers, associates, affiliates, mentors, spiritual guides, assistants, health care professionals, accountants, researchers, house cleaners, child minders, dog walkers, whatever it is that you need – look for ways that others can advise you, build your skills or free up your time, leaving you more opportunities to do what you do best.

♥ Crystal – Sodalite

Action Step – Delegation. No-one can do everything themselves. Find one small area that you are ready to hand over to someone else, and act on that. Practice allowing yourself to be open to support in all its forms.

5.  Sacred Companions Tree:

♥ Message – Trust! There is great connection and love on its way to you. This may take the form of a love relationship, a friendship, a mentor, a pet, or even a child. For some it may also include those from the spirit realms. Open your heart. Breathe in Love. Accept healing and hope. Know that this life is a journey meant to be shared.

♥ Crystal – Amethyst

Action Step – Get clear about what you want! Write a list for the Universe. What is your heart’s innermost desire for companionship? What are you ready to heal or let go of? What are you now ready to call in to your life? Be as specific as feels right for you.

6.  Nightscape Tree:

♥ Message – Have patience – you’re a work in progress and it’s all still unfolding. The ways of the Universe can be both gentle and profound. Expect to feel a readiness for change without knowing what that change may be. Inspiration and guidance will come to you in many forms, including dreams, cards, personal messengers, music and books. Know that your intuition and Divine Synchronicity will lead you in unexpected but wonderful directions. Stay open. Stay alert and watchful, but calm… All is well.

♥ Crystal – Moonstone

Action Step – Journalling, visualisation and meditation will begin to reveal the path to you. Spend time on your own, and trust that the vision for your future will unfold piece by precious piece.

7.  Socotra Dragon Blood Tree:

♥ Message – Build scaffolds for your ideas. Create structure for your passions. Passion and keen interest is a sacred energy that aligns you with your heart’s purpose. But passion without structure cannot create stable foundations or a sustainable future.  Right now you need a plan. And from that plan you need to create structure. A routine. Goals. Priorities. Not to make life harder, but to ensure that you can make your dreams reality.  A brilliant time for study, new undertakings and all forms of renovations for the body, mind, spirit and career. 

♥ Crystal – Ruby or Ruby in Zoisite 

Action Step – Plan, diarise, investigate and organise. Determine your short and long term goals and then break those goals down into smaller achievable steps and targets. Implement those plans. Reassess often.

8: Star of Hope Tree:

♥ Message – Now is a time of endings. Patterns are being broken, hard times and suffering shall fall away. You are called upon to have courage, to look deep into your own heart and to let go of all that is holding you back. Know that you will not remain empty-handed for long. Sometimes we need to put our burdens down first, before we can pick up something new that will be more suited to our needs, talents and energies. Ask for help if it is needed. Seek professional guidance and emotional support, call upon your Guides, Angels, Ancestors and God, whatever you perceive that energy to be.

♥ Crystal – Smoky Quartz

Action Step – Identify a habit, relationship or pattern that you are ready to change.  Look for guidance in bringing about that change. Research, find support and actively seek to create something new that better serves you.

PS – If you’d like to do further work with letting go of those old energies of 2012 you might enjoy my free Guided Meditation for releasing 2012.

 

Sneaking out the Door

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“Home is the place that goes where you go, yet it welcomes you upon your return. Like a dog overjoyed at the door. We’ve missed you is what you hear, no matter how long you’ve been gone.”

Michael J. Rosen

By the time you read this I’ll be going home.

Front door pulled shut behind us.

Snuck out of our city house, bundled into the car with bags and books and sleepy dogs, the morning not yet dawned, and the cold breath of winter at our heels.

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By the time you read this I’ll be nearly home.

Driving through endless sugarcane flats and little seaside villages, winding up mountains that overlook oceans, and then greeting the day as the milking cows amble slowly along the narrow country road that leads to the farm, a home where we always enter through the back door.

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By the time you read this I’ll be home.

Shall I make us both a cup of tea, light some incense, put a little music on? Lets watch the dogs run in mad circles for the joy of it while we chat.

Step into my office. It’s where I’ll be writing today. It has rather a nice ceiling, don’t you think? So light filled, and aaaah…. it’s good to be home.

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The wisdom of planting trees

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“Trees are the best monuments that a man can erect to his own memory. They speak his praises without flattery, and they are blessings to children yet unborn.”

~ Lord Orrery, 1749

 

Our humble little farmhouse was built firstly as a two room cottage in 1860 by the original timber-cutter in our area. The walls and ceilings are cedar, the floors are pine. Later, at the turn of last century, the house was added to again, with stone and teak and other found and reclaimed bits of timber.

The land all around was cleared of trees, and the rocks in the paddocks were piled up into stone fences. All was bare and orderly.

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But then someone planted trees again. Trees that they would never live to see grow to maturity.

Now our farm is graced with majestic Fig and Teak trees, enormous Hoop Pines, Bunya Pines, Sydney Blue Gums and a grove of ancient and delicious citrus trees.

There’s a beautiful Magnolia, a giant Jacaranda and some ancient palms.

Trees have turned this bare earth back into a home, and they cradle us in their energy.

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That’s the thing about planting trees. You need to hold a longer-term vision for yourself, and for the world. You need to have faith in a future you may never see.

The gifts of that farmer’s long-term vision are that we are surrounded by enormous old trees that provide shade and protection for us, and countless critters.

And now we’ve added to this vision by planting apples and pears, peaches and nectarines, mulberries, loquats and avocado trees.

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Don’t be afraid to take on big projects. Don’t be afraid to create things, plant things, or start things for which you may never see an end result.

Good things often take time – gardens, quilts, novels, gigantic lego projects, renovations, study, building things…

Your faith in a brighter future is what changes the world, and makes it more meaningful and more beautiful for the rest of us.

What seeds can you plant today? What dreams can you give birth to?

I dare you!

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An Afternoon Walk On My Farm

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“When I woke up I was changed.
The land had recognised me again.” 
~ George Djilaynga, Neil Murray, Warumpi Band

I’m home again, at my little farm at Possum Creek. Yesterday I went for a walk in the late afternoon sunshine.  The wind was rustling the branches, the giant wedgetail eagle flew above me, fat pigeons feasted on ripening berries, and black cockatoos sang to call in the rain.

I pulled on my purple gumboots, called to the dogs, grabbed my iphone to take a few snaps, and captured the energy of home with these shots. I hope you enjoy them…

 

 

The Magnolia, all twiggy digits, reaching for the sky. The light breeze loosens the few remaining leaves and they drift to the ground one by one. You can already see the silky green flower buds forming.

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Brilliant blue blooms and trailing jasmine.

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The stand of huge old Bunya Pines, full of pine-cones the size of cannonballs. It’s going to be a great harvest this year!

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Sweet clover, ankle deep through the paddocks.

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My ancient Meyer Lemon tree, groaning with fruit.

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Gate into the cattle yards, between two majestic Sydney Blue Gums.

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Wildness and streaming sunshine.

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The river, slowly flowing past the back boundary of the farm.

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Hungry cows – nom, nom, nom.

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Purple gumboots and a barrowload of wood for the evening fire.

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Thanks for walking with me!  Bless ♥ xx

The Bee Tree

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” 
~ Albert Einstein

One of my favourite afternoon farm chores is filling up the cattle troughs. When I walk down to the pump house that sits beside our spring-fed dam, I go through a fenced off area that has been created as a wildlife corridor. It’s shaded in there and cool beside the little dam, and you’d think it should be quiet.

Well, it is mostly quiet.  Except for this odd hum.

The hum’s not from the pump.  The hum comes from the bee tree.

You first notice it as you pause to open the gate. It’s only the faintest of sounds, but it sits underneath everything like an electric buzz.

As you get closer, the hum becomes louder. It took me ages to work out where it was coming from. I stood looking over at the pump house, listening… I walked and listened.  I stood still and listened. There it was.  A gentle, melodic hum.

As I rested beside a big old camphor, hand resting on the tree, I began to feel the hum! I placed my ear against the nobbly bark. The whole tree was abuzz.

Upon further investigation I found a hollow at the base. It was a bee airport, busy with afternoon take-offs and landings. A wild hive, tucked away safely inside this giant tree.

I gazed up into its branches, with a crazy kind of happiness.  A bee tree!  Right here on my farm. The day I discovered the bee tree I was as excited as a child.

There is something precious about this tree to me.  I can’t quite tell you why. And I’m grateful for these bees, and the hard work they do, pollinating all the crops and trees, and keeping our world fertile and lush.

On hot days the tree smells of honey, and the ground at the base is shiny and sweet with the drip from the combs.  But the hive is well protected, and outside our reach. Long may the Queen and her bees reign!

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,

One clover, and a bee,

And revery.

The revery alone will do,

If bees are few.
~ Emily Dickinson

How to nurture your connection to the Earth

Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.

And I say the sacred hoop of my people was one of the many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy…

But anywhere is the center of the world.
Black Elk Holy Man of Sioux

We cannot separate ourselves from the Earth.  She provides for us in so many ways; the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the materials from which we house and clothe ourselves.

Over time many of us have become distant friends with our planet.  We no longer hear or understand her.  Some of us don’t even visit her in her natural spaces any more.  And yet she continues to love and nurture us.

These ideas might help you reconnect with the Earth, and all she has to offer us.  The energy can be used for healing, balancing and grounding us, and for opening us up to higher levels of awareness.

  1. Sit under a tree and become consciously aware of that tree.  Introduce yourself to it. Open to its energy.
  2. Go for a walk by a river or creek.  Sit for a while and just watch nature.
  3. Swim in the ocean.  Let the water cleanse and revitalise you physically, emotionally and energetically.
  4. Collect some interesting stones that you find on your walks.  Perhaps you’ll be blessed with a feather or a pretty leaf too. Place them somewhere in your home where they can remind you of the outside world.
  5. Place some cut flowers in your house.  Flowers heal and nurture us with their colour, scent and energy.
  6. Play with crystals – wear them, put them beside your bed or on your windowsill, and hold them!
  7. Sit at a look-out on a hill or mountain. Let peace wash over you.  Feel the Earth breathing in and out.
  8. Plant a garden, even if it’s just a few herbs in a pot.  Nurture those plants. Let their tending be a meditation on mindfulness and nature.
  9. Dance in the rain.
  10. Play with a pet. Animals are wise, loving souls with so much to give us.
  11. Celebrate each season. Enjoy the heat of Summer, eating watermelon and swimming, Enjoy Autumn and the falling leaves – the refreshing change in the air, enjoy Winter with slow foods, short days and cold nights, and then celebrate Spring, when new life emerges, leaves and flowers burst forth and the sun begins to sparkle again.
  12. Pay attention to the cycle of the moon and how that makes you feel.
  13. Take a picnic to a favourite park or nature place. Take some friends, a pet or a book, but leave your phone, laptop and worries at home.
  14. Visit a Farmers Market and buy some fresh, seasonal organic produce to nourish yourself and your family. Understand more about where your food comes from, and how it can heal you.
  15. Meditate and consciously connect into the grounding, healing and stabilising energies of Mother Earth

I’ve recorded a ten minute Guided Meditation to help you connect into the Earth and her energies – for healing, guidance and increased awareness and energetic connection.  I hope you enjoy it!  Love and Light, Nicole xx

Nicole Cody’s Guided Meditation for Connecting into Mother Earth.