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Transform Your Life Through Nature

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By Keith Varnum

One of the most ancient forms of spiritual practice is to go into Nature to mark the changes in our life journey, clarify a situation, seek healing, or reclaim our true place in the natural order of things.

There often comes a time when you must leave family, friends and work to go off alone into Nature, looking within to discover your current “place” in the Circle of Life. This is a path that has been followed by human beings for thousands of years. You hear Nature calling to you. These questions are pushing you:

“Who am I?”

“What do I have to give?”

“How can I heal my wounds and find my power?”

With the aid of self-generated ceremony and intentional transformation, you leave behind the old ways of the limited self and enter into the initiatory realm, which leads to insight, revelation and rebirth as a new being.

People commune with Nature to:

. mark passages: coming of age, midlife or spiritual shift . heal and release past emotional wounds . move through grief and loss, addictions or illness . celebrate transitions: marriage, divorce, career change . find work that has more fulfillment and meaning . reconnect and renew with the Self and the Earth . discover personal, unique, natural talents . fund a deeper contribution to the community of Life

Nature Connects Us to Self

Our connection to the natural world is our connection to the Self. To fully absorb this embrace requires an intimate communication with the Earth herself, allowing her to guide our steps, shape our lives and seep into the essence of our bodies and souls, returning us home to ourselves.

Sacred Renewal in Nature

Time slows down on a vision quest. The stillness of the outdoors can be very powerful.

As your thoughts begin to empty out, you can look into the pool of your own being, noticing how you are, what your dreams are made of, what you need to let go of, and need to let in.

The sacred dimension is present there, and you can enter it easily and naturally. You feel connected to everything, the hovering hummingbird, the stalwart pine in its rocky home, the hawk soaring over its domain piercing our veil of separation with every cry.

With Nature as a mirror, your story is returned to you with clarity and wisdom, empowering you to go forward on your life’s path with more success and joy. True vitality erupts when you’re fully present to your world and your unique contribution to its healing.

A Journey of Self-discovery

You go into Nature to experience how the physical world reflects your inner consciousness and provides guidance for your most profound questions. Borrowing wisdom from native and indigenous people, you learn to re-open your connection with the essence of all Nature: wind, water, fire, earth, animals, plants, rocks and people.

You harness your amazing creative ability to:

. heal your body . Expand your love . attract phenomenal abundance . Tap your natural abilities Questing Is for Everyone

No previous outdoor experience is necessary. Quests don’t have to be physically strenuous adventures. You can adopt a gentle, non-rigorous approach. Quests can be easy, fun, relaxing and revitalizing. And contrary to what you may have been told, Nature is safer than the average urban environment.

An Ancient Tradition

Collective rites of passage have been important to the social health of human societies for thousands of years, enabling individuals to negotiate their life transitions with purpose and meaning.

You return to everyday reality powerfully moved by having lived close to the healing power of Nature and to your own living spirit. It is a time of great joy, celebrating the natural wisdom and wholeness that you have found.

The reward is to re-enter your life bringing your unique talents and opened heart back to family, friends and community.

One might say that the world is attempting to dream awake its evolution through us. The energy of the wilderness has flowed into us as healing, and from us re-enters the world.

You are filled with strength and clarity so you can easily accomplish your life dreams. You recover the excitement you had as a child. You create your relationships as a source of joy and empowerment. You find a livelihood that reflects your special passion.

Are you willing to be happier, more alive, more successful?

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