Happy New Summer Precious One!
On my run yesterday I stopped to enjoy the massive wild rose bushes lining the back of a nearby park.
I’ve learned over the years that every time I take even just a couple of minutes to consciously connect to the nature around me — whether that be walking through a creek, catching snowflakes on my tongue, or watching a squirrel hide nuts — I always gain something. This time was no exception.
In less than five minutes with the wild roses, I gleaned all sorts of gems…
I noticed that all the bees seemed to migrate not to the new blossoms but to the older blooms. I like to think this is because the older roses are more open and giving and their nectar has had a chance to grow sweeter…much like some humans as they age. As a woman navigating her forties, this was an empowering concept to contemplate.
I also observed that one of the rose bushes was situated mostly in the shade and it looked very different from the other bushes. It wasn’t as big and sprawling, but the flowers on it were more beautifully vivid. This reminded me of the importance of acknowledging both our shadow and light in creating a rich life experience.
And THE most important thing I gleaned from my nature stop… The way bumblebees wiggle their behinds when they’re pollinating a flower is BEYOND cute. 😉
Summer is the perfect time to deepen your relationship with nature and, in doing so, deepen your relationship with yourself. My homework for you this week is to take a few extra minutes outside to really tune into the flora and fauna around you and ask the question: “What does nature have to teach me in this moment?”
I’d love to hear what comes up for you. Come join the convo on my Facebook page!
Here’s to a sweet, expansive summer, M’Dear!
“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
~ Rachel Carson
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“We need the tonic of wildness, to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground.”
– Henry David Thoreau