When I think about nature the first thing that comes to mind is its splendor. The beautiful landscape that surrounds us with its gifts both physically and mentally. Nature is always giving to us in the very breath we breathe so it is of little wonder we refer to her as Mother Nature. She is all the things I envision a strong mom who loves her family is and then she is also wild and free, rebellious even to hold her own identity outside of motherhood. Nature reminds me of me.
I think of the mountains with their deep tree filled forests that remind me of how mighty nature’s strength can be. Those mountains are courageous, fierce and bold in their contrast against a skyline. They give us shelter, peace and comfort when our soul needs rest. It is these very mountains that remind us of the connection to Earth, our home and our responsibility to care for nature as much as it cares for us. A delicate relationship that we owe so much to for our very lives. What I know about nature’s mountains is they will always be there to protect us if we do our part in preserving nature.
I also see the beach where the waves crash at the sand and shore to remind of us of our own need to let go of that which we cannot control. Nature is both beautiful and bold, never ceasing in its own strength and determination to persist and yet those very strengths are the result of holding nothing back. What I know about standing at the edge of the ocean is the freedom life should feel like every day but so often does not. It is the release of so much we feel constraints us and the ability to open up to what could be possible.
What I know about nature is it’s love of us. It provides our very food, medicine, housing and clothing. It is there for us even when we don’t realize it. The very breath we take in is filled with nature’s presence to encourage us and give us life itself. Nothing else on Earth is as powerful and connecting as nature. What I know about nature is we undervalue it so often and fail to see the very necessity of it to survive. It is a calling to be responsible caretakers and lovers of nature for its gift of our lives.
When I use an essential oil I am most reminded of nature’s help in my life. I can smell the aroma of flowers that uplift my spirit on a grey day or soothe me to sleep after a stressful work day. Nature is there when I don’t feel well