Yes, it takes my breath away, and once again I am humbled by the sheer force but gentility of Nature. Even though she can be destructive, swift and violent, she can also move so slow and patiently, with intention and love. Both are shows of her power, but on extreme ends of the spectrum. Here I am, trying to define something more infinite than words and language, but I am sure you share my amazement and humility.L.J.Hex wrote:Btw, have you guys looked at videos and pictures from Chernobyl as it is today? The radiation is still in the soil of course, but the nature is thriving there like crazy... Just bit over thirty years of no people messing with anything and the place is teeming with life.
Kind of unique look on what would happen if there would be some kind of an apocalyptic event and all people went away. The planet is fine, its we who are f*cked. (I think that's from George Carlin if I'm not mistaken.)
Btw, about forest bathing and such, come to Finland, in here you can walk in any forest you like and there's one usually just minutes away no matter where you are.
Extremely lucky to be in Finland! Make full use of it for those of us who can't - and spread the goodness through your thoughts and intentions. My forest bathing teacher actually got her training in Finland and Norway, as well as, Japan where it was studied formally and was given official status as a health remedy. I think the same will happen in Finland as well, if not already!
During one of my forest bath/walks, I was out for about 2 or 3 hours, and had to retrace some parts of the route. I saw a little flower and his friends at 10am, their faces half bowed as if sleeping, some of the taller ones were already awake, their petals freshly stretched out like they were yawning, it made me smile and laugh a little, but i appreciate their beauty and cuteness. 2 hours later, i walked past them again, and they were fully awake, they stood erect with their faces and leaves greeting the sun. I sent them thoughts of love that they would be able to enjoy this contentment for that day and many many days to come. The last few times I passed by them, in the mid afternoon, their faces were panned almost 180 degrees over, they were turning themselves to follow and receive the sunlight.
There was no longer any doubt in my mind and heart, that they were completely alive, just not like us. No brain, no central nervous system, but they knew exactly what and how to grow, be happy, and create more Life. It was completely aligned with the nature/consciousness of the universe, and I did feel a moment of envy (haha) how nice to be in complete and utter alignment, but it was an an interesting idea of what we ourselves could look like when we are connected and aligned at all times.
Along the lines of Eckhart Tolle, he shared that plants were flowerless for a few millions years, before one day, the first flower bloomed. It was the "peak consciousness" for that species, and same for the land animals that first took flight. And like a piece of coal turned into a diamond. There is an elevated consciousness to everything around us, and we are also not exempted from this. Why would we? We are of this planet, and at the same time, a soul origin that is divine.
Imagine our peak consciousness - the possibilities and wonders! For me, this is why working through demons and shadows selves is important - to be fully realised by this universe. I am excited and humbled.