The picture you see here, I put up for a certain purpose.
Not for being photoshopped , so that it looks like levitation and Not for showing up as Yogi or fluffy-headed esoteric, new-age freak.
Nope, none of these.
It was for fun, part of a photo-session, getting used to being photographed, because I did not like it so much and for the purpose of honouring that nature is my best teacher as well as the most optimal meditation-setting, which is something that I found out VERY early in my childhood.
My family spent regularly holidays in Finland, because it´s my mothers home-country and we have relatives there. We had a log-cabin, and my grandfather was a real farmer. The old fashioned kind with a farm, that nowadays would be considered as an organic farm, or small holding.
Chicken, cows, pigs, a workhorse, fields with vegetables, haying in the old style on haystack-poles, an orchard and of course the forest with pine-trees.
The nearby lake was just a few miles away and swimming in water that had and still has drinking-water quality, feels in a hot summer like the pure joy of being alive.
My meditation practise, although I did not know that is was something like that at this age, started within these very ideal and idyllic conditions for relaxation and recreation. As a kid and also later, I loved it so much, just to sit in the forest under a tree for the mere purpose of breathing, perceiving and studying natures wonders, laws and feeling the love that is everywhere.
YES, nature loves you. If you listen, if you are aware and see, it will answer you every question, teach you everything you want to know about: life in general, creation, natural laws, biology, love, harmony, balance, silence, listening, beauty, music, sounds, vowels and their healing-sound, frequencies, art, creativity, generosity, compassion, the elemental powers..and so much more.
You have this, all of this constantly inside of you, because you are an inseparable part of this nature, these natural laws, which are even part of certain universal and cosmic laws and a vital part of the pure potential of that, which you really are.
You might have just forgotten about it. Try to re-member. If you are not totally cut of, from your feelings and memories, you can probably remember that stage of natural harmony inside of you when you where a kid, or at least some glimpses of it. Best time-frame for recalling inner feelings of this is your childhood memories, that you still have somewhere stored in your consciousness or subconsciousness, is up to the age of 7.
You can do this. Your memory is never lost. Temporal amnesia is possible yes, but neuroscientist will tell you that absolutely nothing of your memory can get totally lost.
Its´all stored in every single cell of your body, brain your natural blueprint of your consciousness, morphogenetic fields, the akashic-records and most important in your subconsciousness.
It is only about your choice, to bring it up from the “sub-” to the surface of full-consciousness.
What about my own memories? I do remember clearly everything, which is partially of course the benefit of having a photographic memory, and that is an understatement, because I bet that not even google-maps or a whole movie-data-base could catch up with the huge amount of data that we all can store in our memories.
I do remember, how it felt to sit or lie on the moss in the forest, that I saw fairies, telling me precious things about nature and other connected dimensions, that my parents wondered how I can stay for such a long time outside without getting hungry or thirsty.
I do remember that just sitting, breathing, listening and observing, loving nature completely, being one with it, was my most preferred activity.
It is still my favourite up to today. This is the reason why I posted a picture of one of my favoured places to meditate. It is just on an oak-branch on a field with a sandstone-cliff behind me .
Sitting on a branch gives you literally the feeling to be borne by nature. Dragonflies, damselflies used to sit on my head, after I meditated there for at least 10 minutes.
They tickled me, by the way they were wiggling with their legs, so that my meditation was ending up in a giggling-, followed by a non-serious laughing-meditation. They flew off occasionally, because they knew why they used my head as an air-base, to catapult themselves easily and quickly onto the flies, gnats and horseflies, that certainly tried to land on me.
Honestly, I can assure you: Nature is just one of the best healers, friends or therapists you could possibly find.
It prepares all your anger, frustration, sadness, depression step by step, breath by breath, for being ready to just let all this (s..t) go and at the extreme, to be transformed into pure joy and awareness, letting you know and feel, that even all these undesirable feelings, emotions, conditions, issues and moods are 100 % biodegradable.
Nature is literally an natural enlightenment-booster, even without sunshine, because the elemental powers are always in natural order and harmony, the birds have always a song for everyone and everything is, all the time, Here and Now totally in balance, unconditional love, acceptance with YOU and just o.k. It is easy to give up and let go any inner unnatural, dissonant feelings of resistance when you are in nature.