“You reconnect with nature in the most intimate and powerful way by becoming aware of your breathing and learning to hold your attention there. This is a healing and deeply empowering thing to do. It brings about a shift in consciousness from the conceptual world of thought to the inner realm of unconditioned consciousness”
Today I’m discussing the healing powers of Mother Nature that I have discovered in a Fairytale woodland that has become my greatest companion during this period of lockdown.
Mother Nature’s powers are limitless that can heal us in more ways than one.
I’m sure I’m not alone in taking to nature to free my busy mind of modern-day life and this current heaviness we have faced during COVID-19.
Today I’m taking you on a walk with me through a fairytale woodland that is my greatest companion at the moment for reaping the healing benefits and divinity of Mother Nature.
One of my favourite writers about the powers of Mother Nature is Eckhart Tolle. His teachings on the present moment and connecting deeply to nature have been so groundbreaking for me.
In ‘New Earth’, for example, Tolle describes how ‘seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their innermost being, their true nature’.
For me, as someone who adores fairies, I always imagine myself to be in the energy of the fairy realm when I’m in this woodland. Tuning into their presence, whilst I’m in nature truly enlightens Tolle’s teachings even more deeply for me.
That is because faeries are highly connected to nature and take care of the natural world or what some might call the ‘elemental world’. They bring the spring and help the nature kingdom wake up from its long winter slumber.
In fact, fairies truly are Mother Nature’s helpers. You will find them helping you with gardening, to guiding you to the right plants to buy, to flower arranging.
Through my walks in nature and connecting to my spiritual love of fairies, I immediately return to a place of stillness, of inner peace and tranquillity. My mind becomes quiet once again and I can go back to living my life in a beautiful, loving and harmonious way.
If you’d like to connect with the fairies there are some truly beautiful ways of connecting to the fae realm right here. I also have a review of Karen Kay’s Oracle Of The Fairies oracle cards that are perfect for your connection to the fae realm.
Fundamentally, through the entirety of his works, (the ‘Power of Now’ and ‘New Earth’ are two of my favourite books) Tolle tells us that nature has much to teach us, because of its deep presence, not to mention its beauty and its ability to heal.
We rely on nature for our survival as a human species and from a more philosophical standpoint, we rely on nature to connect to what Tolle calls our ‘True Nature’. That is the pure, unadulterated energy and thought humans possess completely void of ego and false-self.
So whilst I thought at this exact time in 2020 I would be back in the hustling bustling big city using museums to distract my mind, I’m starting to seek great comfort in nature and the silence that lies between our thousands of thoughts that careen through our minds every day.
As Tolle teaches: “Through you nature becomes aware of itself. Nature has been waiting for you, as it were, for millions of years. Nature can bring you to stillness. That is its gift to you”.
And though my walks in my fairytale woodland, surrounded by the most beautiful flowers, trees, scents and sounds, it has gifted me with an immense source of solace, inspiration, adventure and delight that, in turn, has been a beautiful teacher and most healing companion.
How does being in nature feel to you? Have any of you read Eckhart Tolle’s works? And who else adores fairies as much as me? I’d love for you to leave a comment below telling me if anything has resonated with you here.
Meanwhile, sending you so much of these blessings I have found here xoxo