“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost connection to ourselves.” – Andy Goldsworthy.
This powerful message has always resonated with me. The concept of being inextricably linked to everything on earth is genuine, and the idea that society has somehow lost even a part of this connection is troubling.
As an animal communicator, I’ve always felt lucky to have a direct bond with the creatures I work with. It has given me a deep feeling of connectivity with the natural world, the cosmos, and the unique and mysterious ties that bind us together.
Losing a connection to nature, and therefore to ourselves, can be devastating for our emotions, our society as a whole, and for the world around us. It is impossible to progress as humans without respecting and understanding the natural forces that run through the heart of life.
This Earth Day, I want to highlight these bonds and the growing disconnection between humanity and its only home. I want to look at how we can re-establish our link with Mother Earth and with ourselves. Most of all, I want to learn – and help others learn – how to have better conversations with nature.
Reconnecting with nature requires a realignment of our fundamental frequencies. The natural organism of life works just like us. Mother Nature feels, thinks, breaths, and to recover our bond with her, we must take a breath and think as well.
The modern world offers countless obstacles that cause stress and disconnection, so we must work harder to stay in touch with the origins of our own being. Simple joys like walking barefoot through the grass or sitting silently and watching the clouds drift across the sky can be profoundly healing. These brief moments of calm offer rest, restoration and rejuvenation on a spiritual, mental, and physical level.
Conversations With Nature
Reawakening our bond with the wild is a duty, not just a pleasure. After centuries of mistreatment, we must rediscover a sense of the sacred in the natural world. There is no better way of doing this than by improving our conversations with nature. Opening our hearts to the lessons that wild creatures can teach us is the first step toward finding our natural place within the cosmos once more. From the tiniest of pollinators to enormous sea-dwelling mammals, there is no end to the lessons we can take from nature, and we must take action now.
We Are Nature
So we go back to the beginning, in life and our minds. Remembering that we are part of the natural world, not separate from it, is an important place to start our journey. The impact we have on the world around us is the impact we ultimately have on ourselves. Keeping this in mind, as we explore our sacred nature, will help us enjoy a life of fulfillment and rebuild our relationship with Mother Earth once more.
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Pea Horsley is the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicator, TEDx speaker, grounded teacher, empowering mentor and best-selling author of three books: Heart to Heart, The Animal Communicator’s Guide Through Life, Loss and Love, and Animal Communication Made Easy. Pea created The Pride membership as an answer to the global pandemic where a global council of animals advises humanity.