How do you receive messages from nature? Plant whisperer - Part 2
""If you photograph us from this angle, you will get a stunning shot!"" It was a whisper from the pink Echinacea which I had photographed earlier from a different angle. It nudged me to the top part of flower and whispered that the foliage around it would add a beautiful background. I could not ignore the message because it was persistent. So, I got up from my chair, followed the instruction and low and behold, it was my best shot this morning!
While writing an earlier blog, 'Am I becoming a plant whisperer?' I thought of the many moments when I have heard and felt messages from nature. I remember the mournful sound of crying dogs in the night and knew that someone had died. In the morning, my parents would talk about it and sure enough, someone we knew had passed away. I often wondered, who else heard the dogs. Was it just those who were close to this person? How did the dogs know to cry? How did I know to receive this message? Did other people hear the dogs but did not receive a message? I remember the blackbirds singing outside of our house very early in the morning (on some days) and my mom would say, ""The blackbirds are singing. I will get some mail today or some news."" How did the birds know that they needed to sing right at the front of the house? How did my mom know how to receive that message? Is it intuition? Is it simply the experience of being more mindful of nature?
We all have that capacity to heighten our intuition and our intuition is never wrong. What we feel is real. It is the deepest part of us, speaking to us with messages intended only for us. We are not separate from nature. We are part of nature by our very being and heightening this connectivity, is a source of power, creativity, longevity, inner resilience and a knowingness of the natural laws of birth and rebirth and everything in between.
As you go through your day, take a second look at the things which grab your attention, in a deeper way than usual. Let it play of your mind for a little while and gently ask your spirit to help you decipher the messages, which are intended only for you. Growing this connection to the life forces around us take time. For me, as this bond continues to strengthen with nature, I feel happier and more grounded. What better feeling is there, than to feel that YOU are part of a grand universe... and your energy exchanges are all sacredly bringing more love, more joy and more happiness all around you.