Just taking a quiet walk in nature can reveal so many subtle awarenesses. We can sink into ourselves more deeply when there is a natural environment in which to feel ourselves in. We can reflect more deeply and find newness arising in our spirit. Nature has away of helping us just be with is unfolding.
Often we are inundated with so much outer experiencing that it can be hard or even impossible to really feel into our deeper richness. Sometimes we just have to take a step or take out of all this over stimulation and jus let it be. We feel our aliveness begin to rise up in new ways….like the new life that is always springing up in nature. We cross over a dead log and we feel the old ways leaving. Sometimes we just have to let go of the hold on life that our minds have created and just let it all wash through like a sweet stream gently knowing how to move through the woods. It just flows, just flows.
When we can allow this unfolding of our external world, we see that just like in nature, there is a natural, easy flow. We allow people and experiences to just come and go. There is a freedom in all this allowing. Thriving begins to take over and surviving begins to fall away. We can receive more of what is truly needed. There is a gentleness like the deer I saw moving through the woods. They saw me and I saw them and they ran. They just knew that they should run. Then I saw them several more times, just running.
Sometimes we feel we need to run too. Maybe there is a safer place for us. We go to where we feel we need to be. The deep doesn’t think it through or strategize, it just moves until it feels easier again. Sometimes we run, or force an action because we don’t know what else today. Like the deer, we will find a place where we can pause again, relax and reflect.
Just noticing what we do when we are scared. Just be willing to pause and notice in the safe places. We can see so much when we can pause. We can stop running or forcing an outcome. Then we can see our lives from a whole new vista. It’s more expansive. There is a refreshing wind blowing through. I feel it so soothingly. It’s inviting me in deeper. Then I wonder…what is this all about?
Why are we running or forcing outcomes? Do we really have to have it all turn out ‘our way’. Is there a greater or better way for us to soften into? Are there subtleties and nuances of life that we miss out on a lot, because e of our reactive behaviors?
Can we trust in the unfolding of life? Ask your heart…breathe into your heart and see. Is there a better way? Could life be easier for me? What would have to happen for me to allow this? How much do I have to let go of to hear the answer. Could I just listen right now?
Simplicity of mind and of living allows for the opening we are seeking here. Quiet is the ground, resting and relaxing into ones self more fully. Living an easier way of life engages this natural flow. Too much chatter outside and inside blocks this sensitive awareness. Let the noise fall away. Feel in more deeply…what is here now? Let go more fully. Take a few deep breaths. Drop your shoulders. Move your head around a bit. We can get so stiff in how we respond to life that it begins to tighten us up all over.
In this moment just be…simple…just be…let’s just be here. This is enough. This is full. This is free. Right now I am free. Easy, just free. Just being more natural now…sitting still. Quiet. Silence. Simple. Easy. Like the wind blowing through a weeping willows branches…just gently moving. Simply being here. This is enough. This is the beginning and the ending right here. Allowing everything else to just be.
The lists of what to do, the mind chatter about how to do it, the thoughts about everyone else, the worries and concerns about my life…just passing through. when it feels natural to move, I move. Breathing just knows how to breathe. Just breathing through your life. Deep breathing as much as possible. Drinking water, walking, eating nourishing foods, breathing again, keep breathing deeply. Just naturally moving through my life…slower, easier.
As you live this way…your inner world expands and yet you continue to attend to life with more ease and gratitude. There is more breathing room, more room to be your natural self. The outer expectations ease up and we are just simply here. No longer are we seeking for someone or something to rescue us, nor are we needing to rescue anyone else. We are moving beyond survival fears and deepening into our inner wellness. This is a deep wellness. Like the old oak true roots, this runs deeply to our soul.
When we begin to experience life from our soul depths, there is a natural stream of love that begins to move through our being. It starts with a trickle and as we quiet more of the survival stories, the stream increases. It replenishes the dried out places in our hearts. Our hearts begin to awaken. Now the stream of love has an outlet.
Pause and let this stream of loving, quenching water soften all your heart spaces. Filling in fully…like a well that has been dry for far too long… take your time now. Let the love fill in slowly, easily enlivening all the old, dry places. Breathing slowly, gently. Your soul is nourishing your heart back to life. See this love flow beginning to stimulate new life. See the deep well of life filling up within your heart.
Allow for moments of forgiveness, just allowing people, memories, any residual holdings to soften. Say to yourself…I hold no one responsible for my life. I am free to be here now. I release my hold on anyone else’s life.
I release all this now. I am grateful to be here now.
Live and let live. Everyone has their own life, if we let them. Focus more fully on this life that you have now. With each breath come home now to this life that is yours. Slowly, naturally begin to live this life. Like a horse may need blinders in the beginning…keep refocusing on this life. This life is enough for me.
As your heart fills in more fully, your soul begins to live and flow through it. There is an integration which occurs that is just simply beyond words. Allow space and time to serve you in this. Trust that what you need for this to occur fully will be brought gently to you, if you drop the old drama survival stories. If you continue to run them, they will draw more survival experiences to you.
Start to create slowly. Gardening is a wonderfully nourishing experience. As we continue to focus on our garden we learn how to bring nourishment to the plants, then they nourish us. A beautiful balance of allowing love to flow and being loved back.
The dance of life is beginning now in a new easier way. Go slowly, breathe deeply, hear the subtle, feel the sensitive…cultivate this. Allow the unfolding.