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Are You Really Awake?

Open your heart to nature’s embrace.
Dr. Darren R. Weissman
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Dec 13, 2010 at 09:00 AM

Take a deep breath . . . relax and feel your heart open to nature's embrace. The wisdom and beauty of Infinite Love & Gratitude is all around you, but even more within the essence of your soul's longing to experience life. Now is the time to shine and awaken nature's sacred space of pure potential for growth and change. Anne Frank, wrote in her famous diaries,

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

Peace on earth is more than a vision or a mission . . . it's a natural process that we're privileged and blessed to witness each and every day. In any given moment, Mother Earth provides endless opportunities to observe the miracle of life through a ripple in a pond, a blossoming flower, a spider spinning a web, birds taking flight, or a butterfly emerging. Magic and miracles are all around, everywhere in nature's mysterious rhythmic flow from season to season.

Oftentimes, the hustle and bustle of life and our busy to-do list cause us to feel distracted, disconnected, or even neglect our connection to life's wonder. A single moment of observation, contemplation, or reflection holds the power to transform a mundane experience into one of deep meaning and purpose.

Knowingly or unknowingly we choose our reality. Who you are, what you experience, and where you find your self is either a conscious choice or a moment of reaction. A gentle deer, a waddling duck, one single blade of grass, a blue heron, a solitary rose, and all other unique expressions of the natural world are the culmination of a driving force that ultimately reveals its truest colors, sounds, and behaviors in an ever-changing and evolving way.

Who are you? What are you experiencing? Are you where you'd choose to be? Or do you sense a deeper calling coming from deep within? When you begin to observe yourself in the environment of your life circumstances, you'll soon recognize that there's something pulling, guiding, harnessing, incubating, and being forged from the very essence of your core. It's your soul awakening to its authentic expression of your truest self.

You can walk the same path again and again. Thinking that the environment around you is trivial . . . the same old same old. However, if you'd just stop and be still something extraordinary would occur. You'd discover that there are portals to other dimensions right in front of you, and that nature is the quickest and most efficient way to activate these doorways. You'd recognize spiraling shapes, scintillating colors, deep aromas, and sounds that stimulate a primal part of you that flows and transforms with grace and ease. This is what the ancient sage Lao Tzu described in the Tao Te Ching when he said, Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Nature has a way of speaking the unspoken word. And as a natural consequence of connecting to nature you'll spontaneously begin to shift, like a seed being planted deep within the womb of Mother Earth. You'll begin to take root and grow. Just like the seed, you'll grow the only way you know how . . . through the perceived darkness toward the light.

About Author
Dr. Darren R. Weissman
Dr. Darren R. Weissman, the author of Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude,the developer of The LifeLine Technique, an advanced holistic system that discovers, releases, and interprets the root cause of physical symptoms and stress—emotions tra Continue reading