3 lessons I learned from the forest

Have you seen how perfectly imperfect everything is in the nature?

There is no imposed order; plants are free to grow as they want to, where they want. The Earth welcomes, hosts and nurtures lovingly every fallen seed.

In the midst of ancient forest everything fits in its place. The trees, the grass, the animals and birds, waters and land…. everything is so imperfectly aligned, and yet so perfect as a whole. I vividly remember one of the most enchanting places in Greece.

When I put my first step in those woods, my blood flow harmonized instantly with the beats of the forest. That noisy silence of the waters and the wind blowing through the trees, keeping the forest rhythm, invited me to follow, to harmonize my senses with nature’s song and become part of that entity. It was like entering an Egregore of the trees. Life itself started to slow down. So were the thoughts, the breath, the blood flow. The nature has its way to make one feel welcomed and home. Mornings, tens of birds families were singing; waters were flowing through the stones in a hurry to unite with the sea; the wind was moving the branches and leafs of the trees singing a peaceful song of life – it seemed to be the greatest violinist of the nature. All sounds were perfectly harmonized as in one of the most complex world orchestra. It’s how nature celebrates the day to come!

My first lesson from the forest was:life deserves fastuous celebration every day!

Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash

Midday between those trees, which needed 4-6 people holding hands to encompass each one of them, was like a warm steam bath. The sun sent his loving summery rays to the land and they raised the vapors from the cold wet grass. A nice comfy wet air surrounds that place from within. When the clouds appeared, and rain started to fall, the branches and leafs were giggling under the warm pressure of the rain drops. The birds were singing louder, telling one another how much the are enjoying every drop of that sun blessed water. And the Earth… the Earth was thirstily letting the water pass to its core, so it can come back as the most sacred nourishment of all this ecosystem.

Second lesson was: “everything is a pure form of accepting and welcoming life as it happens!”

Photo by Miranda Salzgeber on Unsplash

In the night, the darkest darkness veil is covering the forest. all becomes quiet. Even the shadows are forbidden to make themselves heard. Rarely a star could be seen through the thick branches. That dark and that silence are nature’s medicine. That cold wet air, full of oxygen, nurtures everyone’s lungs.

Night time, forests goddesses, shiny like the stars reveal themselves to their guests through deep dreams . They are the guardians of the forest. And they bring gifts to their visitors, offering them clarity and light to see what is to be seen inside and out.

Third lesson of the forest “When it feels too overwhelming, nature can guide and calibrate our being.”

Photo by Sebastian Unrau on Unsplash

I am curious to know what did nature teach you?

Stay safe!

M.

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