As energy beings, we have an infinite amount of wisdom and possibility to connect to. Based on the understanding that everything is energy, take a look around you. Visualize the moon, the planets, trees, and flowers as energy. The Sun, our greatest source of heat and light—energy, if you will—surrounds us. And as we look to the Heavens, we see a night sky filled with twinkling light. But this energy doesn’t just surround us, it is infused within us. And if we can connect to that energy, as we are intended to, just think of the possibilities that can unfold.

As Alan Watts so poetically exclaimed, “You did not come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.”

Here are a few tips to step out of your busy day and begin to connect to this infinite wisdom and power:

  1. Find a quiet place in nature that is all yours—the nook of an old oak tree, a grassy spot in the park, or even the edge of a flowing stream. Sit quietly and breathe in all of the goodness and grace that Nature has to offer. Now open your eyes and truly see everything around you. Notice the animals and leaves on the ground, the birds in the sky, and the way the wind blows the strongly rooted trees. Envision all of these things as energy. Now close your eyes again and envision yourself as an energy being. Connect to everything around you.
  2. Practice a Qigong energy movement, such as “The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth.” As you stand in your posture, let all of your cares fade away. Erase your to-do list, and begin to notice your own breath. Become aware of your body and thank it for supporting you through thick and thin.
  3. Curate an awareness of what is around you by honing your observational skills. Pay attention to people on the bus or train—notice the intricacies of their facial expressions, their posture, and their level of energy. As you go through your day, be aware of everything around you, such as birds gathering sticks to make their nests and the noise leaves make when they rustle in the breeze. Becoming aware will help you to better understand your own emotions, feelings, and reactions.
Mind, Body, Spirit, Nature, Tips

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