Remembering Your True Nature

Nature is a safe haven and sanctuary to most people. The moment we witness the beauty, breathe in the fresh air, feel the soil, sand or water beneath our feet we are instantly soothed. The essence and presence of divinity is undeniable and yet many just visit and have forgotten how to deeply connect with it. This is echoed in our inability or avoidance of connecting with ourselves on the deepest of levels. It’s crazy to think that we are so completely dependent on the earth to sustain us and at the same time living so disconnected and isolated from her. Visiting nature can fill us up but truly connecting can nourish our mind, body, heart and soul, having a beautiful and powerful knock-on effect to how we relate to all things in our life.

Indigenous tribes and peoples all over the world have deeply connected and honoured Mother Earth for eons. They followed her cycles and seasons, tracked the effects of her shifts and changes on the animals and plants and looked to the skies above to note their corresponding movements. These natural rhythms became the heartbeat of their traditions, stories, medicines and nourishment. There was no separation, they were one with the land. Attuned to the subtle shifts that directed, guided or warned them on their journeys, within and without. We still see this high attunement to the earth with the animals and their ability to migrate thousands of miles to the same spot as the generations before them, without ever being shown. We see it in the plant world too, where trees can communicate with one another and share their source of nourishment.

Our own indigenous tribes of Ireland had a beautiful relationship with the land and all living beings most of which is remembered within our native tongue. There are 3,000 + holy wells in Ireland, reminding us of the importance and healing quality of the sacred water on this land. The word druid comes from the word ‘duir’ meaning oak, named so after the wisdom, strength and connection with God. Our myths and legends are full of magic and lore of the nature, the animals and sacred plants and trees. Our country itself is named after Éirú, the goddess and personification of Mother Earth.

Mother nature always finds a way to call us back, just like our heart and soul. Our world today is not natural to us or the earth. Working all day, everyday, separate from our families and communities has created many voids, distraction, false needs and wants. This recent collective shift we are all going through brought us the greatest gift – a reconnection to nature. Sea swims, hiking groups, wild camping and meeting outdoors. This is so innate within us, we intuitively knew how important this was to us, even amidst the stress, fear and crazy of the past couple of years.

This unnatural and distorted way of living is being placed in the spotlight to be reassessed. We are being called to address the distortion which leads to further disconnection and desecration within and without. Through the distortion we continue to be disconnected from the Sacred heart, mind, body and earth and the sacred connection to the divine and loving essence within, who we truly are. When we cannot see it without, it is difficult to see it within and so our relationship with each other and the land reflect this. We continue to desecrate our body, the Earth, the medicine and truth again and again. Until now.

The indigenous peoples, trees, plants, animals and elements, are the ancient guardians and wisdom keepers of our true nature. They are always willing and ready to guide and nourish us back to our true source within. They are also guiding us to remember we too are custodians of the land and our sacred nature within. If we don’t take responsibility for it, then who? When we attune coherently to our own nature we deepen our connection with ourselves and others and the land resulting in greater collective harmony and cohesion.

To be in nature is to remember the vast expansiveness and expression of life and the divine within and all around us.

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In a world that encourages us to stay inside, limit ourselves to boxes, titles, conditions and expectations created by others it’s easy to forget our true nature. Even as we continue to be confined and contracted and remain small she still calls us.

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She calls to your heart and soul and whispers…. Its time to Remember.

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Remember your natural rhythms.

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Remember your expansive heart.

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Remember your beauty & strength.

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Remember your roots and connections with life.

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Remember your infinite imagination and ability to create.

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Remember you are here to be wild and free.

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Remember you are here to take up space, expanding, expressing, radiating your true essence proudly and boldly.

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In each breath your heart and chest rise and expand to remind you of this truth.

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Are you remembering this deep connection to the land and yourself? Are you hearing these whispers or maybe roars?

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