The Power of Natures Flow

The Power of Natures Flow

Nature is the worlds first bible. What do you think was around before the printing press? One of the reasons we have churches, mosques and synagogues is because we lost our connection with nature. We lost the power of being still and knowing and have done well to realise The Power of Natures Flow in every one of our lives. I am a firm believer that the world is a loving, friendly and remarkable place where Love is the destination if not the journey as well. There is no doubt that there is meaning and purpose driving this elaborate 14 billion year old story through space and time. We are all becoming. One agonising way or another.

We have spoken a lot about our fear driven propensity to turn pain into more suffering as we go through life. Attitudes become personality traits and moods become disorders when they are not managed. At some point in life we all seem to have moments of regression, stagnation and depressive, tense or unmanageable emotional states. Dark nights of the soul as I like to call them. When these times come we need to engage in something powerful even though we may be retracting from life in other areas. We need to flow, to move and and stagger down the road less travelled in life if we are to attempt to master it.

The Power of Natures Flow

While in a flow state, people are highly involved and focused on what they are doing.”The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. In positive psychology, a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. Flow needs to be balanced, as all things do. There is action and then there is contemplation or busy and still. The binary system of 0 and 1 is a testament to this fact. All material things operate from this system. We can learn this from nature. There is day and night, rose and thorn, love and fear, beautiful and ugly and yin and yang.

The Power of Natures Flow is so important that the absence of the elements creates issues with energy, connection and drive. Earth (pritvi), water (jala), fire (tejas), wind (vayu) and space or ether (akasha), are the elements that we need to feel, touch and experience with all our senses as often as possible. Without them a deficit in energy and connection soon seems to follow. Walking on the beach or in a garden, splashing water on your face and touching the trees as you feel the wind is not just a romantic idea of comfort. It is rather a necessity. The sights and sounds in nature are as powerful as any other therapy on earth. Nature when contemplated as eco divina is a sacred relationship that is just begging to transform your life for the better. Go in search of Eden and let her fill your soul with boundless beauty and radiance. If we look, really look around at life we will start to see the beauty beyond the narrative of fear and disasterising that our minds are so prone to.

Walking through a forest as your eyes flick past the thousands of trees is better then EMDR therapy. The breath you take on your hike up a mountainside is as powerful as any of the Wim Hof techniques, which are great too. The flicker of a candle and the warmth of a fire open the body, then the heart and then the mind. Cold showers, grounding techniques and everything from audio meditations to crystal and aroma therapies all form part of our tendency to connect with The Power of Natures Flow. Silence in the church, the sound of a flowing river and the sweet smell of lavender insence and the cool breeze you feel under a tree on a hot summers day are all a vital part of our human experience.

Practicing the Power of Natures Flow

Woo Myung is a meditation teacher who has a lot to teach us when it comes to The Power of natures flow. His way of teaching is detailed and exact. Along with the fact that the students experience enlightenments in each step of the meditation, Woo Myung’s teachings and methods give the students confidence in the progress of their journey, as well as a certainty of the destination of their meditation. Woo Myung’s sole purpose is to help people to escape from their mind worlds and become one, so that they may live in the true world, or nature, as an eternally liberated and peaceful existence.

Today we will use the affirmations in this meditation adapted from Master Woo Myungs Poems – Abandon and Coexist to connect yourself to The Power of Natures Flow when you feel its call. The benefit of including at least a 20 minute meditation practice to your day, twice a day if possible, one that you can wholeheartedly sink yourself into is an investment in time and space that will begin to pay dividends for you in terms of your relationships, career and so on. The poems Abandon and Coexist from the book Natures flow will help you to feel The Power of Natures Flow for yourself as you connect to the world in a trans or relaxed state of body, heart, mind. When we get beyond personality, magic meets us there and transforms us.

The Power of Natures Flow

10 ways to Contemplatively connect with nature

Natures Flow and our awareness of it has some amazing benefits. Aside from helping our ego defences to fall away they are scientifically proven to help us with emotional regulation, fulfilment and happiness, motivation and performance and even learning and creativity. She heals us with her unforced rhythms of grace, all we have to do is connect to it. Here are 10 ways to Contemplatively connect with nature.

  1. Walking meditations. Walk mindfully into the world every morning with intention, silence, gratitude and a deep sense of mindfulness. Allow the thoughts you have to ebb and flow as you start to learn about how to incorporate contemplative walking into your daily practice. Out goes the autopilot. Try one here.
  2. Sensing. To truly feel connected to nature, you must learn to engage your five senses. Nature is a sensory experience that involves seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and sometimes tasting. 
  3. Walk barefoot and make sure to connect with the sand, grass, pathways and water wherever possible. Daily if it is possible. The benefits of connecting with earth, fire, water, wind etc. are beyond powerful.
  4. Seeing. Walk so. Engage and mindfully contemplatively observe nature as if you are seeing it for the very first time. Re-contemplate an apple, a flower, the brook. The connection when you do so is instant.
  5. Touch. Touch everything you can. Being in nature is never about getting from A to B. It is simply about staying between the two.
  6. Rise to the occasion. When last did you purposefully get up and watch the sunrise or sunset and contemplate the colours of the sky. We tend to forget we are on a planet and are surrounded by billions of other stars and planets. Its good to connect and remember these things to renew the mind.
  7. Swim, bike, run. You’re never too old to start riding a bicycle again. Take this call seriously. Make nature your gym, running track and stair-master.
  8. Hug a tree. Thank it for breathing out what you’re breathing in and recognise your oneness with it. It will probably be here long after you’ve moved on. A tree’s might, patience and mystery all need to be intimately contemplated.
  9. Bring nature to you. Have as much of nature in your apartment or home as you can. Pot plants, sand, fire, incense and essential oils or a flick of lavender. Paintings and nature art, dried grass, stones, feathers. Anything.
  10. Fall in love with nature. When it rains. Notice. Do the same when day breaks, when stars shine and when birds sing. Noticing nature is a gift. It is also a language of pure love that gives and gives with abandon. Love the world you’re in and be thankful for The Power of Natures Flow.

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Published by Mark L Lockwood

Mark L Lockwood (BA)(Hons)(psy) teaches spiritual transformation and is the founder of Contemplative Intelligence. Author of The Power of Contemplative Intelligence, Autotherapy and Recovery Magic. Our work is about the science of finding your spiritual self.

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