Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Wise Woods


Everything in Nature has a message to tell if you are open to it. Sometimes when walking in the woods, I seek out advice. I don't ask for anything, I always believe in helping myself first; but I do pay attention.

I look at the trees and remember how strong, weathered and tall they are, no matter what has befallen them. I am sometimes fortunate enough to see a deer, who reminds me to be graceful and not let anything get in the way of my feeling of freedom. The squirrels teach me to be prepared. The wind teaches me that problems will "blow over". The river teaches me that my emotions need to flow to reach the tranquility of the lake. The fog teaches me to be careful. The seasons teach me that change needs to happen and that life is a wonderful cycle of renewal and transition. The sun reminds me of my passions in life and the moon reminds me of my feminine side.

I love symbolism and for me a walk in the woods is very therapeutic. Sometimes I'll just feel so happy and grateful that I'll say out loud..."Okay forest, what do you want to teach me today?" :) And I usually learn something very valuable!

10 comments:

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Love this!!!!

Pam Jackson said...

I love walking among nature. Things like wildlife, trees, flowers and things like just brings a big smile to my face. I can be feeling really out of sorts and something like that makes things feel a bit better. Even just watching the cat and the dog play together, sleep together makes me happy.

Rain said...

Thanks Dianna! :) I could have go on and on lol! :)

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) Oh that's something that brings my heart so much happiness, when I watch the pets sleeping...all I can think of is "innocence" and "trust". I usually call my walks Nature Therapy, so I know what you mean. Sometimes if I'm having a bad day, all it takes to ground me is a walk in the woods. :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a great post! I love the way you think about things and the way you see the world. I believe that if we slow down and really pay attention, we can learn so much from our surroundings.

Rain said...

Thanks Martha :) It took me a long time to open up my mind and spirit to this way of thinking. I feel almost enlightened! :)

Guillaume said...

I love woods, I love woods in autumn even more. When I play Dunegons & Dragons my character is a ranger and he thus lives in the forest. Which is ironic, because I am a rather urban man usually.

SHON said...

Great and unique...

Rain said...

Hi Guillaume :) I love the woods in autumn the most! Mind you, on a nice snowy day, it's also fun to be in the forest, it's so quiet. You know I always thought I'd make a good ranger, living with Alex and the fur kids, in a ranger station high above the forest and mountains...a nice thought since I really have no more urban left in me! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Shon :)