Tuning into the outdoors☀️
As fall swiftly comes to a close, I have been taking advantage of the last few days before the snow comes to Brooklyn! And I feel like this change in seasons is the best time for me to tell you all a story about my life, and how being in nature helped to ground me in the midst of a total mental and emotional breakdown.
A while back, I was trying everything I could to become mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually enlightened. Which sounds like a great thing, right?! Well, ultimately it was. But the immediate problem was that I was impatient and was trying to purge too many things at once.. and that truly happened!
I went through a HUGE period of catharsis, but before that happened, I had to detox a lot of things that were living in my system. This meant that I was crying at everything and felt entirely emotionally unstable, I was literally seeing my phobias projected onto random things like buildings when I would walk down the street, I felt like I was way too open so being in crowds of people made me panic, and my body was tired all the time because it was physically detoxing as well. For the most part of almost a week, I literally felt like I was out of my body and going insane.
So I researched, as one does, the reasons why I might be feeling out of body after doing so many things that I thought were supposed to help me! And many different sources told me that I simply needed to ground myself and come back to my true sense of self. Low and behold, all of those sources also said that the best remedy would be to go out in nature, walk barefoot in the grass, sit under a tree, and really feel the earth beneath me.
So I did! I spent a full day by myself in Central Park, exploring and really taking in the energy from the outdoors, and it was truly healing. My purging finally became catharsis, and after one day of being in nature I finally felt like myself again.
SO. There are two morals to this story.
1. Be PATIENT with yourself and with your progress, and dont try to push yourself too hard!
2. It is truly a wonder how healing mother earth's energy is, and we should all try to spend more time experiencing it!🌳