I went on a nature journey guided purely by spirit. My body was terrified until I sang a new song of inner peace. That shift was the whole point.
It was hot, dry, and I was in a new place alone. The scenery was literally breathtaking visually and in that breathing deeply was needed to bear the heat (physically and on a Soul level as I was rebirthing a part of myself).
My brain was having a parade of fearful thoughts . . . what if the turkey vultures go after your food, what if a rattlesnake gets you, what if you pass out in the heat, what if the algae gives you a rash, what if those fish that keep surrounding you in the water are up to no good . . . other “what ifs” where flashing through too, but you get the point.
With my rational mind, I talked myself out of each fearful thought. Like as long as I watch the trail for a snake, I can just go around it with plenty of space. Even though I countered the fearful thoughts with logic, I still noticed my breaths becoming shallower and my body clenching up. Countering was actually feeding the fight, flight or freeze mode. That’s when I knew something deeper than what my conscious brain could understand must be occurring, and I opened myself to any subconscious Soul level work that was meant to happen.
Waves of energy flowed through like the heat … past lives in the desert, info of the cave archetype, communication from the spirits of the rattlesnake and turkey vultures, modeling from the trees. So much experiential wisdom was revealed from deep within myself and also from the unique ecosystem in that area.
As the layers upon layers transformed into the present time expression of me, I sang the song of my Soul in peaceful and harmonious communion with the land and living beings around me.
In realizing I could choose not to buy into the brain’s fear campaign and instead focus on bringing through my tone, I was able to simply relax into the moment and actually be myself with nature in its true essence. A whole world of nervous system rewiring for greater resiliency opened up. As real as they felt, the discomforts turned out to be doorways to Soul transformation and nervous system evolution. All I had to do was accept the invitation.
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