“Our greatest challenge is that we are far too magnificent to comprehend.”
Growing up deep in the woods far from anything electrical or cellular, nature became my playmate and my guide. Exploring the raw wilderness was my favorite childhood game.
Every weekend I would hike to a new peak and sit close to the smooth silky trunk of an arbutus tree with one ear pressed to the tender bark. Within moments the heaviness of life would move into the earth and be replaced with a fresh, clean sensation of renewal. Then, all at once, the birds would move closer singing at the top of their lungs, celebrating my deepening connection with the earth.
Although there were bears and cougars in the woods, I don’t ever remember feeling afraid or concerned. Instead, I was infused with unprecedented courage. The root of courage is Cor; latin for heart. The word earth is an anagram of heart. When we merge with nature we heal and regenerate our heart. We become more powerful, peaceful and therefor, more aligned with who we truly are.
As the melody of nature turned up its beautiful volume, the silence within always moved deeper. In those precious moments of extraordinary peace, I would often ask myself, “Who am I?” And the answer, which would be the very same answer for every child, was always too magnificent to comprehend. We are all so much more than we know.
Nature is a reflection of our true nature. It’s beauty reminds us that we are self regenerating, loving, playful, individuals, filled with light, vibrant health, harmony, power and grace. If you ever lose sight of this in life, simply move closer to nature and allow your heart to heal. The heart is the key to YOU TH.
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