Today Rod and I ventured down to the sea – the nearby Dirawong Reserve and Chinamans Beach at Evans Head. We got up before the sun rose to start our travels and set off in the predawn, overcast gloom as the flying foxes were making their path towards their home after a night of feasting.
The sun was struggling to break through the clouds………..however by the time we made it to the water (just under an hours drive) it was putting up a good fight and the light welcomed us onto the sand.
Mother Nature was calling us, with an important part of any spiritual practice being to ensure you are well grounded. Getting outdoors and stepping into nature is the perfect way to do this. You should allow your bare feet to CONNECT with the earth beneath it, or in our case today it was both the sand and the salty waters of the Pacific.
In doing so your body will absorb the tranquil energy of the earth which assists to remove and transmute any built up stress that is present in your body (you may choose to sit, walk, stand or lay down)……..it’s all about having direct contact with the earth and the exchange of electrons. Some people (my husband is one of them) like to hug a tree for this same purpose. Being conductive (absorbing) of the earth’s energy has a wonderful effect on your immune system too and if you choose to walk on the beach the pumice like grains of sand with not only soothe your soul but smooth your soles.
By the sea you can allow your soul to be cleansed by the crisp, clean salty air and mesmerized by the ebb and flow of the tide. Meditating while listening to the sounds of the waves is said to flood your mind with memories of past lives and help put things in perspective.
For me stepping into nature is usually more about having my eyes open to enjoy the tantalizing textures and colors of both the flora and fauna offered up by Mother Nature with my camera at the ready.
Today we strolled from headland to headland, with the only observers of our presence being the seagulls. Walking at a snails pace gave us plenty of time to study the treasures being gifted to the shore by the sea. Shells, cuttlefish even the odd ocean tumbled stone, along with some seaweed and a feather made up this bounty. Some of which accompanied us home to be looked upon and admired a little more and to be a later reminder to us of our wonderful escape to the sea.
Revitalized and with a grateful heart we returned home ready to take on the day.
Do you like to be by the sea, or is it the forest and the mountains that are your preferred place to venture when nature calls?