one with nature during a nature immersion is one of the most powerful
experiences a lot of participants report at the end of their solo time
usually happens when spending an extended period of time in nature is
that the 'noise' within your mind starts to quieten. Rather than
thinking of endless 'things to do' your attention instead starts to
shift to what is going on around you.
example, when you wake up on a nature immersion instead of rushing off
have breakfast, getting ready and thinking about all of the things you
have to do for that day instead you may just stare out to the horizon
and be with the sunrise.
lot of people report that they start staring off into the distance
looking at the subtle shapes in the mountains. Or feeling the tiny
within moss. Or simply getting in tune with the subtle rhythms of
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- becoming one with the softness of sun-drenched moss
some participants they report that it feels like the separation between
them and nature simply dissolves. This is what it means to be at one
first time I had this experience was when I was in my early twenties. I
was out camping and hadn't seen anyone for about 2 weeks and was
walking along a beach. I bent down to pick up some sand and looked at
all the individual grains of sand on the end of my finger. Some were
orange. Others black. Some white. Others yellow.
then I looked up and saw a lizard sunning itself underneath a tree. All
of a sudden it felt like I had become the lizard and I could feel what
it was like to have my metabolism get quicker with the heat of the sun.
Yet at the same time there was an eagle
soaring above and I could feel what it was like to feel the wind pass
beneath my wings.
at the same time I noticed a fish in the waves and I could feel what it
was like to have water pass through my gills and be pushed around with
the energy of the water. It was like I was everything all at the same
To me, this is the experience of being
at one with nature.
first couple of times it happens may feel a bit strange however I
remember telling one of my friends about it and just how natural it
felt not to be separated from nature.
state of consciousness is known as 'non-ordinary reality' and it is
part dream-like and part imagination. However without the distractions
of 'ordinary' life and the time and space to be it isn't that uncommon
to spontaneously drop into being at one with nature...
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- no separation between self and a dragonfly
is this 'space' where most of my biggest insights have come from whilst
out on a vision quest. The reason for that is that my conscious mind is
out of the way and it feels like I am getting direct messages from
nature and spirit. This is part of the transition phase of the vision
quest process because you are gaining insights around the intention you
at one with nature is a most magical and almost enlightened
to be. It feels like you are 'in tune' with everything that is going on
around you moment by moment. I've spoken with some Tibetan monks about
it at a monastery I stayed at in Austria and they described the state
of enlightenment to being quite similar.
I find spending time alone for 3-4 days in nature without distractions
allows the space for being at one with nature to occur. Then almost
spontaneously it is relatively easy to drop into it without trying.
there it is most easy to enjoy the space. However the point of this is
to then integrate the insights you receive into your daily life when
you are ready to enter the third re-integration phase.
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