"I say to you that many visions will come to you when you are focused on taking a walk in nature, which will be unexpected, surprising, nourishing -- and spark the creative mind in ways that you cannot yet begin to imagine." -- Grandmother
During these highly stressful times -- several messages have come about the calming, loving power of "taking a walk in the woods." Can we find a way to do that during the restrictions of these times? It might be the most important thing to do, experience to create, to heal a spirit being restricted unnaturally...to spark new energy in the creative mind, by just taking a walk in the woods...
But wait. Grandmother has another idea -- a very different way to "Take a Walk in Nature" -- and use your cosmic imagination! I greatly enjoyed this unusual "stretching the mind" to create a walk in nature! I felt more creative; I felt more hope... I seemed to be more "in tune" with a vaster part of my spirit...and it was uplifting.
An extemporaneous recording about the amazing human imagination in higher consciousness...and the power of the beauty of Earth as we walk in its forests and on its land...to heal even the most difficult illnesses. Could it be that our illnesses are related to our separations from nature over the last 100, 1000 years? And that this is a "wake up call" for self-empowerment in higher consciousness communing with the beauty that is Earth...?
"Grandmother on Taking a Walk in Nature in 3 Ways: Expanding Imagination and Sense of Beauty, Recorded 8-22-20, Posted 8-28-20, 8 minutes, 16 seconds.
"Grandmother on Taking a Walk in Nature in 3 Ways: Expanding Imagination and Sense of Beauty"
Now, at this time, you might have some difficulty taking a healing walk in nature, because there are certain restrictions on travel and gatherings. But try to take a walk in nature anyway. Try to find some isolated place in some country area, or the land of a friend or group, to take a walk by yourself in nature.
Now, I'm going to suggest to you that there is another way for you to take a walk in nature. And that is to go into a deep meditative state. Try this for about 10 minutes. And as we have suggested, Meditating on Love at least 5 Levels, and then we begin this exercise.
Walk in nature in your mind, with vivid imagination. This will have multiple effects and intersections with what you may perceive as "other realities." So, let us begin.
You are, with your eyes closed, approaching the entrance to a very large forest of evergreen trees – very, very, very, very tall evergreen trees. And there is a path. You make your own path, walking amongst the trees.
"You are, with your eyes closed, approaching the entrance to a very large forest of evergreen trees – very, very, very, very tall evergreen trees. And there is a path. You make your own path, walking amongst the trees."
Now, you will begin to see things that look unusual. You see unusual tree shapes. You will see other kinds of trees. You will see squirrels. But you will see other animals, and you are not sure what they are. You will see, even in the midst of the forest, all sorts of things, from flowers and small clearings to unusual vines and blooms. You will see deer, but you will see other animals as well, maybe ancient or future animals. You will see many stones in the path, perhaps crystals, all around you. You will be able to see "sparkly" things.
Use your imagination. If you would like to imagine fairies, then imagine fairies. Whatever your words for unusual beings of unusual realities -- imagine that. The Alice in Wonderland for learning and enjoying nature.
"Use your imagination. If you would like to imagine fairies, then imagine fairies. Whatever your words for unusual beings of unusual realities -- imagine that... Alice in Wonderland...enjoying nature..."
Now you can also just take a walk. Just imagine yourself, step by step. How do the trees, how does the forest smell? What does the air taste like? What do you see that's unusual? What are you hearing?
Focus on each of these senses of the third dimension very carefully. And notice in your mind, as you take a walk.
Now, I'm going to add a part to this exercise, for deep relaxation and increasing your joy. There is another way to take a walk in nature.
There are in your reality, certain programs of your computing landscapes which include pictures of beautiful places on Earth. Many of these are beautiful places in nature, with forests and roads to walk on, and beautiful trees and flowers. And I would like you to try spending 10 minutes in this kind of "beauty-surfing," as you will.
There are many, many, many such places where you can "surf the web" as you call it, looking at the beautiful pictures which many have posted. They call it "pinning." Think of it as someone has "pinned" a moment, because of the picture someone took in nature, for you to relax... (See Sandra Rodman Pinterest Boards on the Beauty of Nature - Beauty Is Its Own Reward, Board 1 and Board 2.)
Enjoy your walks in nature whether you are physically able to walk in nature, whether you are mentally able to walk in nature, whether you are able to view the beautiful pictures of nature that others have offered to you online, because you will begin to refresh and replenish the soul with energies and light, with the ability to love the natural setting of the Earth, and want to bring it into balance and health.
You can do this. But first you begin in the mind. You begin with these meditations and views. And you begin with the intention to walk in nature. Take a walk in nature. Do this every day, one way or another way, but do this every day.
Your very being will change, and you will suddenly attract to you circumstances -- because of your focus -- where you will have the opportunity for many more walks in nature on Earth. This is the time to do that.
I say to you that many visions will come to you when you are focused on taking a walk in nature, which will be unexpected, surprising, nourishing -- and spark the creative mind in ways that you cannot yet begin to imagine. Everything in your thought patterns will begin to improve and have a clarity because of the grounding of the beauty of the place of your being.
"I say to you that many visions will come to you when you are focused on taking a walk in nature, which will be unexpected, surprising, nourishing -- and spark the creative mind in ways that you cannot yet begin to imagine."
Try it. Take a walk in nature and you will get closer to the truth of the nature of you.
With great love, I am Grandmother from Another Planet.
-- Grandmother from Another Planet
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
-- Mary Oliver
“I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.” – Willa Cather
“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” – Amit Ray, Meditations
“Kindness and awareness work together. Through awareness we understand the underlying beauty of everything and every being.” – Amit Ray, Non-Violence
“From barren brown stems to glistening leaf-buds; from the leaf-buds to snowy virginity of bloom…It was like a flute song forgotten in another existence and remembered again. What? How? Why? This singing she heard that had nothing to do with her ears. The rose of the world was breathing out smell. It followed her through all her waking moments and caressed her in her sleep.” – Zora Neale Hurston.
PINTEREST – Nature Beauty-Surfing, S.H. Rodman.
You can do Grandmother’s exercise of beauty-surfing on the web – using these Pinterest Boards. I scroll through them with lovely music playing too, for rest and relaxation…a refreshing break…
“Beauty Is Its Own Reward” – Board 1. https://www.pinterest.com/sandrarodman/beauty-is-its-own-reward/
“Beauty Is Its Own Reward 2 – Board 2. https://www.pinterest.com/sandrarodman/beauty-is-its-own-reward-2/