Nothing soothes my soul faster than time spent communing with Mother Nature. When I would get home from a stressful day at the office, and my head was pounding, my body was sore, and my stomach was in knots, I couldn’t wait to lie under my favorite tree near the reservoir for a half hour. After some time, my body started to unwind, my stress levels dissipated, and a feeling of relaxation and euphoria that I couldn’t find anywhere else swept over me.
I read somewhere that the earth vibrates at a frequency of eight hertz, when we walk in natural areas, our bodies resonate with and absorb this vibrational energy, which provides a feeling of harmony and relaxation.
That’s what was happening, and I was hooked. Connecting with earth’s energy was the only thing that would bring me back to neutral and feel whole again.
In today’s modern society, we sometimes forget to reconnect with our roots (literally). Below are some of the healing benefits you can experience by spending quality time in nature:
Rebalance your Soul
We are from the earth and connecting with earth’s energy is crucial for our health. Whether its 30 minutes of grounding walking in the grass, a quick dip in the ocean or lake, a walk through the woods, by reconnecting to gaia’s rhythm you are rebalancing everything – your body, chakras, aura, ions, natural circadian rhythms. everything. Spend 30 minutes in nature at least 3 times a week for optimal happiness and wholeness.
Heal your Mind, Body
Most of us are in front of electronic devices 24/7. This can be very detrimental over time. A quick hike in nature or walk in the park can start to remediate some of these harmful effects. Your body is getting buckets of fresh air, vitamin D from the sun, and negative ions from the earth. A stroll outdoors can improve brain function, promote a positive frame of mind, and increase creativity and concentration. In addition, spending time outdoors can heal Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), which is caused by staring at screens for a long period of time.
Last, but certainly not least, exercising outdoors can also recharge your exercise routine when the gym is just plain stale. Working out outdoors is said to burn more calories, and give us a better workout.
Find your Truth and Live an Authentic Life
Albert Einstein said “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
In life, we’re all on a journey of self discovery. Why am I here? What is my purpose? It’s human nature to want to grow, learn, and evolve. Spending time alone in nature meditating or practicing deep rhythmic breathing, you’re more likely to quiet your mind (your ego) and listen to your heart (your soul or authentic self). Your heart is where your authentic self lives – what you love, what makes you whole, what sets your soul on fire. In our society we’ve been trained to service the mind, not the heart. And as a result, many of us are missing that depth and living lives that are not fulfilling or authentic.
I’ve found that instead of seeking guidance externally, look inward and connect with ourselves and our intuition first. You already have all the answers you need, you just need to retreat, and carefully listen. Being in the presence of nature magnifies our ability to listen, expands our consciousness, and helps us find creative solutions that will help us live a deep authentic life. Because, when we are true to ourselves, that is when we ultimately feel rich.