As discussed in my most recent post, for those on the Northern Hemisphere, this has been a rough winter, and for those on the Southern Hemisphere, this has been a rough summer. Many have discussed with me not only the feeling of elevated symptoms this past winter and summer, but also, the lack of feeling connected to the Universe from a lack of being able to leave their homes. Today, I am throwing springtime renewal, autumn renewal, and getting connected all into one simple post.
A wonderful way to get re-connected with the Universe is in your approach to nature. Whether you have thought about it in a while or not does not matter, but we have a very unique connection to nature — the plants and tress need our carbon dioxide to breathe, and we need their oxygen to breathe — together, we share life.
Here is a way to re-connect with nature:
After you have an inhale, start to focus on your exhale, but think of it as service. As the breath is leaving you, offer it as serving nature with a gift of life’s breath to all of the plants and trees that need your carbon dioxide. Then, do not “take” a breath on the next inhale, but instead, receive the inhale with gratitude for Mother Nature’s plants and trees providing you a gift of life’s breath of oxygen that you need. Serve nature on the exhale, and receive the gift from nature on the inhale. Connect to your relationship with nature and the Universe.
That’s it! Spring and autumn renewal and connectedness with nature by doing nothing more than breathing with intention.
I know you can do this.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
beautiful post Howard! thank you
Thank you Howard for inspiring all of us to become one with not only ourselves but Mother Nature. Thank you for leading us off to recovery.
I’m watching the TV show Nature, haven’t watched it in years. Never even seen it on cable until today. It’s very peaceful
Thank you Howard for all you do I appreciate it!
Love and richest blessings to all
Beautiful exquisite 💜🌺🎼🌴
I have a beautiful meditation I find beneficial which goes like this.
Imagine yourself sitting up against a beautiful tree of your choice. Feel your spine against the trunk. Imagine the tree reaching up to the light for energy and strength and reaching down into the earth for sustanence and nourishment. Feel yourself one with the tree so that you too see yourself reaching up to the light for wisdom and strength and reaching down to the earth feeling grounded and nourished. This energy moves up and down bringing a connectedness between nature and ourselves . You can visualize the energy as a white light if it helps. After a period just sit in silence.
Thank you Howard for your suggestion.
Love and blessings. Veronica 🌱🌺
Beautiful Meditation Veronica, thank you for your share.xx
Good technique both Howard and Veronica. Thank you!
Thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts Howard
Wonderful and simple!
Thank you Howard
Inspirational, thank you Howard
Beautiful! Thank you both!
Love this post and the comments…I’m so grateful for both Howard’s and Veronica’s meditations …I’ve just come back from a little walk to a nearby park that abounds with trees, flowers and animal life (rabbits, deer and a variety of birds)…feeling uplifted and so lucky to be able to visit most every day…life is kinda beautiful, huh?
Simple and Perfect 🙂
Thank you Howard very inspiring GOD bless you and your family
happy birthday Howard
Hi Howard, gorgeous post, love the simplicity. You kept your birthday very quiet. Well done Jimmy for remembering. Important day as its the day God gifted the world YOU!
May he continue to bless us with your words. Wishing you Love, Joy and continued happiness for the year ahead. Big love to you always.
Thank you so much! This blog is so encouraging! When I take the dogs out to walk, during the walk, I do three different breathing exercises associated with yoga. On the return, Don and I sit on the porch swing. It is wonderful for both of us.