Just as nature feeds us water, air and food, it also feeds our soul. But this isn’t the only similarity the body has with the soul, because the moment one of these elements are missing bad things start to happen. There always has to be a balance between them if you want to have the best quality of life. But how exactly is nature good to our inner-selves? Where is the connection between a beautiful sunset and feeling as calm as the stars in the sky? The quickest answer…nature speaks through your senses, just like essential oils.
For some people it’s standing on the beach, watching the ocean that always rages on, even when the tide is calm. For others it’s that sunset mentioned earlier, because it’s like an oil painting that comes to life in shades of warm yellow and dark blue. Everyone has their own “fix” when it comes to nature scenes and they help us to get a better grip on life. If you’re looking for a place where stress stops to exist and your outlook on life becomes clear, then find your fix.
It’s strange how we don’t really pay attention to our sense of smell, and yet it’s one of the senses with the most profound effects. This also explains why aromatherapy is such a popular practice, because it takes your mind to a whole other place. Nature is filled with all kinds of fragrances that soulfully influences your mood, such as the fresh smell of rain or flowers blooming in the springtime. Sometimes they will unlock beautiful memories or they will simply transcend you to where the world makes perfect sense.
Falling asleep while a thunderstorm roars outside the window, the sound of a crackling campfire accompanied by animals and insects, or a majestic waterfall coming down on a barricade of rocks, this is the voice of nature. It comforts us in so many ways that it’s hard to really explain why. But we do know that these “mantras” of nature have the ability to carry us into different levels of consciousness where anything is possible.
How exactly can nature touch your soul? It’s simple really. Why do we want to drive a convertible car? We want to feel the wind in our hair and the sun on our cheeks. We want to bathe with an essential oil that nature has provided and rejuvenate our skin. We come into contact with nature every day, but only when we start to pay attention we realize the power it has on the soul. It literally melts away worry and stress, while putting a smile on your face.
Last but not least, nature helps us to daydream and get lost through our sense of taste. Once you take a bite of a sweet strawberry then forget about concentrating on anything else, because your mouth might be doing all the work, but your soul is in charge of translating the message. This message will mostly likely be, “I’m feeling so content right now I can eat another one.”
When these elements are combined then you can be sure the motivation to enjoy life as much as possible will never disappear. This is also why nature is so good for the soul, because it acknowledges your existence and refreshes the spirit.