sunset on Lake Ontario

The Nature Bubble
© Lang Elliott 2013, All Rights Reserved
 

We are born into a magical world of sensory delight, our beings naturally tuned to our surroundings. We are part of Nature, our senses connecting us to the whole like an umbilical cord, allowing us to commune with and be nurtured by the source from which we have sprung.

My concern is about one’s personal relationship with Nature and especially one’s ability to enter into a heartfelt communion with the myriad life-forms with which we share planet earth. My approach is simple and easy to understand and requires no particular set of beliefs. Yet it can be challenging to put into practice because of the unending demands of human-created society which have left many of us alienated from Nature, observing it from a distance as an amorphous “other,” at best to be analyzed and described, rather than cherished and loved.

What I propose is this: If you learn to deeply connect with Nature, to enter into what I call “The Nature Bubble,” you will not only touch your earthly source, you will also benefit in countless other ways. For periods of time of your choosing, you will be released from endless thoughts and worries and you will become like a suckling babe, drawing nourishment from your mother.

How do you accomplish this? It’s really rather simple. Surrender to your senses, become fully “embodied”, and move your attention away from thinking and toward feeling your surroundings. Entering into the Nature Bubble is your birthright. You are made to do it. Your senses are tuned, built from, and connected to the natural world. It’s just a matter of surrendering, of allowing the senses to take control.

The earth not only feeds you, it is the source of endless delights. It provides you with an enormous, extended family which you can visit any time you wish, an inexhaustible world of friends – of all shapes, colors, and dispositions – that, in a sense, are wondering where you have been.

Perhaps now is the time to enter into nature’s nurturing bubble, to embrace nature fully, and say hello to all your brothers and sisters in life. Now is the time to invite them into your inner circle and into your heart. You have been gone so long — now is the time to come home.
 
 

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