Today, many of us live day to day life in a stressed rushed routine were we wake up, go to work, come home, rush around screaming and organizing kids, doing chores, cooking & repeat. Many of us barely even get to go outside for 5 minutes let alone sit under a tree to catch our breath!
Many years ago human nature lived in complete connection with nature, we lived by the natural rhythms of the earth, of the day and night, and by the seasons, eating what was available at that time of the year. The truth is we have lost our connection to Mother Earth. How many of us feel at complete peace when we are standing in a forest without technology, without stress, all you can feel is your feet firmly grounded on the earth, the gentle blow of wind on your skin, the warm rays of sunshine on your face. When was the last time you did nothing but enjoy our beautiful earth and appreciate what she gives us?
We can now buy our food all year around from the store, build shelters from man made bricks, create light with a simple flick. We no longer rely on our mother earth as much, so many have lost respect for her, but the truth is we cannot survive without her. We need to find that connection again to recreate balance and feel connected to nature once again.
More and more studies are emerging showing the ever growing importance of the connection with nature. it has shown when we are in nature and feel a connection to it we come to a state of balance, become grounded, reduce stress, increase well-being and feel connected to something greater than our mundane zombie like life, we become at peace with our life and surroundings.
It is ever important to create this connection with nature however you can to increase your well-being and live a higher quality of life than the stressed zombie. Perhaps you could grow your own veggie garden and eat by the seasons, find time to explore nature on the weekends, utilise essential oils to connect with the essence of nature. Herbal Hiraeth utilises the most grounding oils of nature so users can be mindfully transported into that grounding forest each and everyday.
However you find that connection it is not important, it's that you find it so you can live a more enriched life and at one with our beautiful Mother Nature.