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Reconnecting

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“The work that must be done for each woman to reconnect with her psyche and to give herself a chance to live her own life is essentially the same. The realization of the equality of all races, the equality of all beings is essential.”  ~Betty Buckley

 

 

I think often about the way we treat one another, and how we treat all beings….wise words from Betty Buckley.  Not just referring to humans, but all creatures.  The importance of this statement is often overlooked in our world today.

 

 

Without my connection to all, I find I am lost.  And I believe it is why I crave quiet, alone time in nature.  To reconnect with my basic roots….my DNA…the smallest particles that are found in all parts of the universe….we come from the same Source.  And I find my connection to the Source strongest in nature.

 

 

DSCN8995As I move along in my journey of SOARING this year, I have found one important aspect for allowing me to Soar is self-care.  And essential to that care is maintaining my connection to the Source…..you can call it whatever you like (God, Allah, The Supreme Being), but that Source is life and life-giving for me.

 

 

People talk about unplugging, and de-stressing.  I know no better way than to immerse myself in the natural world.  As I write this, the gentle breeze is wafting in from outside.  And carried on that soft kiss of air, is the sound of birds.  Each calling to a mate, each singing a song as eggs are laid in new formed nests.  And with each strain of their songs, my heart is lighter, my body relaxed, my face is smiling….all of it even my eyes.  There is no tension in my shoulders or ache in my back.

 

 

Just being here with no agenda or purpose…no camera.  The raw me in this raw world where scents delight from perfumed garden…the smell of earth and grass bring me back to my primal self.  And I take deep, lingering breaths as I cannot get enough to fill my lungs…to fill my soul.

 

 

IMG_3343And if I am here long enough, I can feel roots beginning to grow again from my feet, firmly gripping the ground.  Feeling a part of this place where I belong.  Those roots grow deeper with each time I come back….each time I let myself linger.

 

 

I crave this time.  My body, my heart, my soul all tell me when to come back….often please they whisper.  Even if it is just to catch a breath of this fresh, clean air as it brings back the memories in each cell…relaxing each muscle….all parts of me.  Sometimes that is all I need.

 

 

But I think now maybe I need more.  More time here to just be with me….be with all the beings surrounding me with wonder that will move me to tears of immense joy.  Yes this is how I will heal myself….to find the truer me that sometimes hides behind the folds of her brain too much in the thinking world, and not enough here….to just be…in this moment, with no agenda…only time to linger a bit longer please.

 

 

 

 

Note:   In the Language of Flowers, red roses represent unity.  I find my reconnection to and a great unity with my garden where I grow these red roses.

 

 

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I leave you with another thought about reconnecting.  Feel free to download this photo and share.

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All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

28 Comments

  1. May 14, 2015    

    YES,
    I need time alone. Time in the quiet, preferably outside. Time to be. Not to do, but to be.
    And the garden (despite the blood, sweat and tears I feed it) is a place of healing.

    • May 16, 2015    

      Yes that peaceful time especially in nature is blissful! Wishing you that healing time alone Soosie!

  2. May 14, 2015    

    I am trying to learn about self-preservation…this was a perfect lesson!…:)JP

    • May 16, 2015    

      Oh I am so glad JP…self-care is so important.

  3. May 14, 2015    

    I am working hard this year to spend less time doing, more time being… so I loved this post, it is right up my street.
    Enjoy those little birds Donna!
    Wren x

    • May 16, 2015    

      I will and you enjoy your time alone!

  4. May 14, 2015    

    Thankful for this sensitive and gorgeous post, full of wisdom and in witch I can find inspiration, too! We need a relaxation time, quiet moments to hear our souls, indeed! Love the quote, too!
    Warm greetings, Alexa T

    • May 16, 2015    

      Oh how nice of you to say you were inspired Alexa…..

  5. May 14, 2015    

    A deeply evocative post. The ways in which my garden is both blissfully unaware of and yet completely conscious of my presence brings lessons for me to relearn whenever I remain there for longer than a moment. My connection to those spaces and all the lives playing out there grows me, most days, though I pretend I am growing them…

    We are each of us a source as well as needing a Source. Our ministry of presence blesses as it brings blessing. We all need to hear that, to feel that, to know that is true. Thank you for being and bringing that reminder.

    • May 16, 2015    

      You are most welcome and I love how you expressed these sentiments so perfectly Deb!

  6. May 14, 2015    

    Yes, Yes,Yes!

  7. May 14, 2015    

    red signifies the passion of your desire for unity – a dare to soar post indeed Donna <3

  8. May 14, 2015    

    The older I get, the more life intrudes, the more I need a space of peace. A quiet time, a moment…

    You’ve written a lovely post Donna, one that is inspiring me to look inward, and find that much needed peace.

    Jen

    • May 16, 2015    

      Thanks so much Jen…I am glad you enjoyed this post.

  9. May 14, 2015    

    I felt this in every molecule of my being.
    Yes….a million times over.
    I need this thing you speak of.
    Sanity and sanctuary.
    Thank you for the deep breath
    that was the gift from this read.
    love and huge grace,
    Jennifer

    • May 16, 2015    

      Oh I am glad you felt this was a gift Jennifer….hoping you can get some time soon to rest.

  10. May 14, 2015    

    I know how you feel. More and more I seek time for quiet solitude and contemplation. I enjoy it the most whilst sitting out in a garden or the countryside where I can connect with nature 🙂

    • May 16, 2015    

      Yes I agree Cherie that the time is nature is perfect for our solitude…enjoy your time there.

  11. May 15, 2015    

    Yes…but my yard is becoming a place of stress with my neighbor….

    • May 16, 2015    

      Perhaps another spot might do for now instead…that is sad when our sanctuary is spoiled.

  12. All so true ; beautifully expressed 🙂

  13. May 16, 2015    

    Time spent alone connecting with source is absolutely essential. xo Laura

  14. May 17, 2015    

    Agreed – being out in the woods is a whole new kind of better connection with all! What a lovely post.

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