Read these short blog posts to explore the Conventional and Natural Paradigms, and what it might mean to you to Re-Align with Nature.
It seems crazy that with our dramatically increasing population, we also have dramatically increasing rates of loneliness. We can be surrounded by people — including those we count as family and friends — and still feel alone. We might feel misunderstood, left out, out of synch, isolated, unable to trust. It’s not only a bad feeling, it’s bad for our health.
Given the characteristics of the “real world” — where behaviors and decisions are made based on a mindset of scarcity, individuality, competition, greed, resistance, and fear — it’s no wonder we feel lonely. Really, how could you not?
It also seems crazy that many of us find solace by being alone — in Nature. But of course that makes sense, because Nature’s Paradigm is based on abundance and systems, synergies and trust, resilience and curiosity. When we’re immersed in Nature, we engage in the world from Nature’s Paradigm, so we don’t feel alone — we feel among.
Every living being in Nature understands and is understood by all of the others. Every being is always included, in-synch, and engaged. It is impossible for a being in Nature to be alone. And guess what — you’re a being of Nature! You’re an active part of the big wonderful whole!
Many of us don’t feel that way, at least not as often as we’d like. But we can, anytime, by learning to let go of the triggers and traps of the Conventional Paradigm and re-discovering our own innate Natural Paradigm. I’m calling the process “Re-aligning with Nature”.
To give you a little sense of the insights that might emerge for you, try this activity, called Wild Wisdom:
Go outside and sit in front of a tree. Be with the tree for a moment or two, recognizing how it exists in Nature with the Natural Paradigm. Silently, in your head, explain what is challenging, stressing, or triggering you, keeping you from living fully from your Natural Paradigm and being your best self. Pause and imagine what kind of clarifying questions the tree might ask you, keeping in mind that the tree doesn’t have much experience with the craziness that arises for humans living in the Conventional Paradigm. Answer these questions and imagine the next ones that might come up for the tree. Keep going, imaging and answering questions, until insights emerge. Pause for a moment to thank your friend for their insights. If you have time, journal about what emerged.
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