Thursday, June 16, 2011

Communing with Nature

Not all Pagan paths are nature centered, but many are. For those of us who do follow a nature centered path it's sometimes nice (wait, did I say sometimes? I mean often and frequently) to commune with nature.

You don't have to go very far to commune with nature. Sure, it's nice to go hiking in the woods, to get out your tent and go camping, or even go backpacking. But you don't have to do that. All you have to do is step into your backyard, or go to a quiet spot in a local park.

Sit on the ground and listen. Look at the grass or other plants around you. Do you hear birds? Can you see them? You might see insects when you look down. When was the last time you just sat and watched an insect as though it was the most fascinating thing in the world? Feel the breeze on your face, and close your eyes to notice what the earth feels like underneath you.

Just sit. Just exist. Just notice.

Even if your spirituality isn't nature centered I think you'll find this very relaxing.

And if you feel moved to, give an offering or say hello to the spirit of the land.



Magaly Guerrero said...

Or go for a nice hike, very early in the morning (eating oranges), while you wait for the sunrise. Yep, the Summer Solstice is almost here and my yearly walk will take me to a tiny local graveyard where I'll welcome the sun on the longest of his days ;-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good post!

Sarita Rucker said...

Magaly -- Eating oranges is a nice touch. :)

Debra -- Thanks. :)