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Under the Dogwood
During the Spring, one of my favorite things to was to lie down on
the lawn under the dogwood trees and look up at the sky through
those brilliant white blossoms. Keta loves it too. She lies next to
me, and we both would daydream.
What a gift it is to slow
down and allow yourself to do nothing but be with nature: The sounds
of the birds chirping; they chirp more when I am outside. The bees
zooming around in the background with their humming voice. The
breeze of fresh clean air. And the sun; how warm and magnificent.
Why is it that we seldom do simple pleasurable things such as
this, something that costs no money?
When I was a child, I
did all sorts of things in nature reminiscent of these wonderful
moments under the Dogwood tree. Here are a few of my fondest
memories in nature: Sitting on the front porch during a storm,
watching the thunder and lightning move through the sky – thrilling.
Having a picnic in the woods, near a trickling stream. Finding a
charmed part of the forest that appeared to be home to fairies, then
going there often to fantasize and talk to the fairies. And yes,
lying on my back in the grass, watching the clouds move through the
sky, seeing them materialize into ongoing shapes, forms, and
If these activities are good enough to occupy a
child’s mind, emotions and spirit for long periods of time, why do
many of us feel they are foolish, a waste of time, or not socially
cool as adults? Instead, we choose to sit at a sidewalk café and
have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine on a beautiful day. Or it’s
more appealing to go shopping or pay to see a concert than be in
nature. Although I also enjoy all of these activities, I cherish my
time with Mother Nature. If you have not tried being in nature
without your phone or radio, I invite you to experience just how
renewing and freeing it can be.
What do I do when I am lying
on my back under those dogwood trees? Sometimes I just listen to the
birds. Sometimes I talk to the trees. Sometimes I ask earth to
ground me and I feel her support under my body rise up and comfort
me. Sometimes I daydream, and sometimes I have deep moments of
meditative awareness, knowing, and receive messages. But, I always
feel such delightful freedom! “I have allowed myself the treat of
doing nothing but being with nature for 20, 30, or 40 minutes!“ And
when I do not have that much time, I steal a break under those tress
for even 5 or 10 minutes.
I want to share that there are more
benefits to being directly on the earth than just the renewal of
ones being – mind, spirit, and emotions. There are health benefits
as well. The earth’s surface is charged with free electrons. The
surface charge is ‘ground’. When grounded, any object including
animals and humans, becomes charged at the speed of light with the
earth’s free electrons. For centuries, we lived connected with the
earth, but recently most live separate from this connection. The
connection is needed to synchronize biological clocks, hormonal
cycles, and physiological rhythms.
Being disconnected from
the earth can cause mineralization problems with areas such as bones
and teeth, along with immune system problems. The benefits of
spending a little time on earth in our bare feet, or working with
our hands in the earth with an activity such as gardening are wide
reaching. Wounds heal 3 times faster. Cortical levels in the body
normalize, quieting the brain and synchronizing brain waves. This
contact also releases the build-up of bioelectrical stress,
addresses free radicals, inflammation, and autoimmune symptoms.
Unbelievably, there is more. Contact directly with the earth
regulates sleep and hormones. When we connect directly to the earth
with our body, we pick up healthy electrons and signals from the
earth, removing mental and physical stress from our body and
supporting our immune system.
Have I caught your interest
yet? Spending time in nature is
renewing, freeing, healthy for your
body, and costs no money.
Try it you will like it, and so will your
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