How connected to Nature do you feel? Do you make time for Nature? Do you spend intentional moments observing and checking in with Nature?

For the sake of transparency, these are trick questions. Contrary to popular belief, Nature is not this separate entity that exists outside. You are Nature. Nature is you. There is no distinction. The trees, animals, and that thing you may occasionally go visit or admire is simply another iteration of your physical existence. You ARE Nature. It’s not something outside of you. The seasonal flow, the sun and moon, the soil and plants… all you.

This illusion of separation is responsible for much of the dysfunction and dis-ease we experience in our modern lives. Many things that we think of as “normal” and “natural” are the product of industrialized civilizations and are new concepts to our kind.  These ways of being have severed our connection to the Earth and ultimately the connection to ourselves and our very innate nature.

Things like living off processed and fast foods, sitting in a chair all day, staring at screens from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, living in climate controlled environments, ignoring our circadian rhythms, pushing past our limits, glorifying exhaustion, and going against seasonal needs and flows, etc. have all contributed to the state of our planet, our rapidly declining physical and mental health, and I’d even go so far as to say crime rates, the objectification of women, and more.  It’s all connected.

When we resist the natural rhythms of life, either consciously or subconsciously, we create dis-ease and disharmony on all levels of our being – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We feel lost, disjointed, frustrated, and purposeless. We feel depleted and burnt out and aren’t tapped into our own life force energy.

The waxes and wanes of nature exist for a reason!

 

All living things on Earth require periods of rejuvenation, purging, expansion, and building. We aren’t meant to exist in one of these phases indefinitely. When operating from that core wound, from shame, this natural rhythm is lost. Add that to a lack of trust for the body, and we have bigger challenges!

Thankfully, you don’t have to face those challenges alone. Remember that you are Nature, which means that you have all the strength, wisdom, resiliency, and gifts of the Mother to support you. On my own journey I’ve foraged lessons from the forest of experiences and now I’m inviting you to claim your own share of these wonderful resources:

 

Flower Essences

Flower Essences are one of the safest and most effective ways of getting the root (no pun intended) and subtle building blocks of your experience. So if you’re curious about Flower Essences and think that they might be useful in your own journey (spoiler alert: they are!) then I hope you’ll find the answers you’re looking for in this little introduction to Flower Essences I’ve put together.

Seasonal Living

Living Seasonally helps us to plug back into the natural way of living; a way of living that our bodies and cellular intelligence understand. By having the external mirror of the flowing of the seasons as our guide, we remember what we’ve known all along.

Herbalism

The practice of using physical plant matter in herbal medicine to enhance our wellbeing and human experience can be seen in a variety of modalities from Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine to Native Americans and other indigenous peoples around the world. Herbal medicine is the primary resource for healing and physical body support, and these “alternative medicine” practices have been around a lot longer than the allopathic approach of today.

Plant Medicine

The first thing people tend to assume when they hear me bring up Flower Essences is that they are essential oils.  The second most common thing I hear is that they are made of actual plant materials.  Both assumptions are false. I wanted to lay out the main three forms of plant medicines, their differences, and their uses in this very basic outline.

I’m Devon Battaglia, MS, NC, RYT and I am Holistic Life Coach + Catalyst + Intuitive + Writer on a mission to identify and transmute the roots of the shame story that’s running your life so you can live your fullest, most authentic incarnation in accordance with your soul’s sacred purpose. If you feel called to work together, please schedule a complimentary, magical Core Wound Alchemy Session.