I was standing with my favorite tree one day and suddenly wondered:
Would I feel more connected if I actually used my body to connect with nature. I know that trees give off oxygen for us to breathe and we give carbon dioxide to them. I know this reciprocal relationship on an intellectual level.
But what if I opened my senses and consciously breathed with the trees? So, leaning against the tree, I asked for its permission and I imagined that we breathed together: for every breath I took, I inhaled what the tree was giving me and thanked it. And I imagined the tree receiving the carbon dioxide from me.
Try this. It is a completely different feeling when it becomes more personal and connected, conscious of each breath, breathing heart to heart, body to body. Leaning against a tree for support, maybe even hugging it. Feeling its bark, smelling its scent, feeling the energy running through it.
Imagine breathing with the whole forest, a large, connected community or network of which you are part. Imagine all the connected root systems and the consciousness of the forest. It’s hard to feel alone when you are all breathing together, being together in a sensual way. It feels intimate and loving.
What do you think? Have you experienced this connection and intimacy in nature? Do you see this as your true nature? As part of it all?
I’d love to hear from you.