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How to Use Nature to Help You Through Your Process of Grief and Grieving

February 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 83

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the process of grief and grieving. It is easy to lose ourselves in the pain of the loss. Yet we need relief from this. We need to know that life goes on and that we still have a place in that world outside of ourselves. The way to know this is to go within. And a great way to do this is to connect with nature. When we connect with nature we are reaching out to the beauty of the world around us and allowing it to flow in and around us. Whether you live in a high rise flat or a house with a beautiful garden, nature is all around us and can be found when you need it.

The beauty of the natural world is always there, and we don't always choose to spend time in it, yet it is a great resource which we can use any time we choose. So right now, stop for one minute and connect with nature: look out of the window, stand in your garden, sit in the park... or even watch a gentle video or look at a beautiful photography.

As you take this minute out of your day, out of your grief and grieving, simply gaze upon the beauty in the world around you. Notice what is there and connect with the infinite love and gentleness which is always there to hold you. In this minute, simply be. Allow yourself to be present by letting go of your thoughts and worries and taking in what is there. Breathe the air and the beauty into you, notice how you feel and allow that too to slip away, coming back to focus on the flower, bird, tree, grass, leaf, moss or whatever it is you are gazing upon.

These moments of peace are precious. They are one of the gifts of life. Taking one minute at a time, we can begin to feel that we are still a part of this world and that that is a wonderful experience. Now you have learned this simple technique, take a minute for yourself whenever you are feeling overwhelmed or sad or like life isn't quite what you want. Use these moments to be. The more time you spend gazing upon something natural in this way, the easier it will become to remember to use the beauty of the natural world to resource yourself. These moments will also enable you to know yourself better and help you to connect with who you are.

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