Updated: Sep 14
During this seasonal transition we have an opportunity to expand our felt awareness of nature’s landscape – and our place in it. Begin with a deep cleansing breath as you stand at your apartment’s open window or as you’re about to take a walk outside. Wherever you are, close your eyes, lift your chin, and feel the air’s moisture on your skin. Breathe in the aromas around you. Do you smell salt from the sea, or a whiff of composted soil ready for planting, or perhaps you notice the petrichor, earthiness scent after the unexpected morning rain. Listen for bird calls, the rustling of the trees, or the sound of the waves. Allow a few minutes of silence as the land communicates to you from the place you are standing. Continue to breath. Notice where the tension begins to relax in your body. When you are ready, open your eyes. What is the first thing you see in the landscape around you? Observe your body’s connection with this. No need to analyze or interpret its meaning. Instead, simply notice and feel it. Carry this link you experience as a supportive ally throughout your day.