One of the best ways to revitalize your creative life is to reconnect to nature. Spending some quiet reflective time in a natural setting can expand your creative thoughts almost instantaneously. I am so fortunate to live in a place where that wide-open nature is so easily accessible. Hiking was never really a part of my life growing up, but I discovered it as an adult and once I did, I knew that something significant had shifted inside of me. I found a way to connect to my spirit through nature.
Today is National Take A Hike Day! To help celebrate it, your challenge for today is to make a date with nature. If you can’t run outside right now, set a time when you can and keep the date! No cancelling, no postponing… this is really important! Getting connected to nature is the best way to clear your thoughts of the man-made clutter that we are constantly bombarding ourselves with. Once you get out there, here are three tips to make your experience worth the trip.
Right? So in order to connect with what you want to connect with, you are going to have to disconnect with everything else. Turn off your phone. Resist the urge to take photos. If you can, go alone. If you can’t, keep conversation to a minimum. If you can give yourself uninterrupted time with nature, you will be able to fully experience it.
Activate Your Senses
Envision yourself as a spirit, observing nature for the first time. Absorb information through smells and touch as well as sights. Listen to the voices of nature. Be curious and patient. Notice everything!
Take It Easy
The slower you go, the more you will discover. There is no point in rushing through the experience. The top of the mountain has just as much to offer as the bottom or the middle. When you can’t be fully present, anxiety will fill that space. What you perceive as emptiness is actually where life truly exists.
Never forget that you are the creator of your experience in this life. Try not to sabotage that power with unhelpful thinking. Allow the natural world to gently guide you back to living a present and vitalized creative life!
Your Creativity Coach,
Bonnie Kelso is the creator of The ABCs of Conscious Creating. She uses energy healing and creating exercises to connect people to their higher “creative” selves. For more information about her services read about her ACCESS! program or to schedule a consultation please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Are you ready to vitalize your creative life?