When I guide my Hypnosis clients to a "safe place" of their choosing, 95% of the time they end up landing in a beautiful landscape. Nature obviosly soothes the Soul. Experiencing the vast and magnificent creation of Source energy reminds us that there is a much greater power at play, and that we can trust in this power. It is so easy to get caught up with "doing" and with feeling like there is some destination we must reach. Being in Nature can help us synchronize our clocks with the rhythm of the earth, and be present. It can help us get out of our thinking minds, focus on experiencing this wonderful physical world we decided to incarnate into, and therefor align with our higher selves.
Last week, we took our 3 year old son on his first ever camping trip. It has been years since my husband and I had camped, and I have been feeling the urge to sleep in nature for about a year now. I remembered how wonderful it felt to spend time in a beautiful remote natural setting, without internet or any other distraction. Our first family camping trip didn't disappoint.
Watching the stars above us, feeling the cool wind as we bundle up, smelling the wood burning in our fire-pit, eating s'mores, waking up to birds chirping- all of our senses were delighted. I then thought about my clients and how they always describe the ocean breeze in their "Safe dimension", or the smell of the flowers in their enchanted garden, or whatever else they are guided by their higher selves to experience under Hypnosis. Then I wondered why many people, some of my clients included, don't spend more time in nature. Most people flock to the beach when the weather permits, or participate in activities "in nature" such as berry picking in the Spring, and Pumpkin picking in the fall. But one suggestion I would make to everyone is to spend at least one night, whenever you get a chance, in a beautiful natural setting.
I believe from my experience as a Hypnotherapist that part of the magical sensation we get when we spend a night camping is the resurfacing of the Soul's memories from life-times in which we used to live in small structures (such as huts) and spend nights sleeping under the stars. There's something so primal about cooking the food on an open fire, and it is so satisfying to arrive to a clearing in the forest, pitch your own tent, create a fire, and cook on it. My son instantly appreciated being in nature, and didn't open once his little backpack with his toy cars, "tools", and books. I believe it is important for this new generation to foster their connection to Nature, considering how big of a role technology plays in their daily lives. All three of us felt grounded, peaceful, and balanced by the time we left the lovely campground. I believe that one of the good things that will come out from this pandemic is that more people will go camping, hiking, and spending time outdoors. So head out there and sooth your Soul!
Many Blessings from me to you,
Transformational Leader, Hypnotherapist,