Better late than never right? I'm not going to go into a whole apologetic spiel about how my life is so busy and important and why I didn't do this earlier. I'm just going to accept where I am and do my best to bring you some New Age Hipster love and insights on a random Wednesday.
I pulled the 'Cordelia' card from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Deck by Doreen Virtue on Sunday and posted this short but sweet reading about the card on Facebook:
We don't belong in high rise buildings. We don't belong in tube trains. We don't belong in front of our huge flat screen TVs. We belong outside (unless it's really cold right?!) among the trees, fresh air, nature spirits and fairies. We should be looking up at the stars and remembering how amazing this planet and the universe truly is, rather than sitting in front of our laptops all night.
So many times in readings we get 'spend time in nature' type advice, well I know I do! I'm pretty lucky where I live because I have a garden, but I don't always spend time there. I tried to yesterday but there were so many spiders around I got freaked out and had to come back inside! (OK I have some stuff to work through with that!) We don't all live in Summer Bay where you can go hang out at the beach on your lunch break. We don't all have access to a beautiful forest to walk through on the way home from work. If you do have close access to an amazing natural environment then please stop reading this post and go and enjoy it! You don't know how lucky you are!
If you can't even think of how you can possibly spend a decent amount of time in nature this week, or any week for that matter let's have a look at some real life examples of how to connect with nature this week and every week!
<3 Take a walk anywhere for any length of time. Walk through a playground or stand next to some trees. You don't have to be in the countryside to stand near a tree right?!
<3 Buy a pot plant or a bunch of flowers! If Mohammed can't go to the mountain, bring some of the mountain inside!
<3 Make flowers or nature images your phone or laptop screen saver! I got this idea from the lovely Robert Reeves!
<3 Donate some money or time (if you have any!) to an environmental cause - *plug* I'm about to start offering cat charity readings on Etsy so watch this space!
<3 Learn about or read about the Nature Spirits and Fairies! If anyone would like a fairy reading let me know! It's not on my Etsy store, but I'm happy to create one for you! :-D
<3 Recycle! You can rinse our your empty Chinese containers and throw them in the recycling!
<3 When you find yourself outside take deeper breaths! You want all that fresh air in you! This way you can make a ten minute walk feel like a half an hour!
<3 Wind down the windows in your car!
<3 Open the windows in your house. I love opening all the windows, or at least like a front and back door or window to let some air through!
<3 Eat fresh herbs and stuff that grows outside
<3 Pat an animal
<3 Watch a sunset or sunrise
<3 Look at the stars!
Sending you loads of love, light and happy nature vibes!