Tuesday, 30 July 2013
I admit my attachment to nature is probably a little different than some others. I was raised on a dairy farm in central MN and aspire to the old adage “you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl”. I still love to walk through the woods, pull weeds in the garden (however you’d NEVER know that from looking at my garden right now), dig in the dirt, drive the 4 wheeler through the mud, etc. a friend of mine referred to me a while back as a “tom girl” which I appreciated immensely. My love of nature and ability to get dirt on my pants, does not in any way deplete my ability to be all woman in when life requires it, in fact, I find nature to be an assistant to that very aspect of myself. Nowhere else but in nature do I find myself more a part of my feminine energy; we do refer to her as Mother Earth, right? Nature encourages my energy to move; as I relax into it, my intuition expands, it encourages the creative and nurturing tendencies that caring for the earth and its plants ignites within me. My connection back to my roots literally helps to ground me and my energy, allowing me to cleanse and regenerate my body and clear my mind. I love that sense of being connected to a deeper part of myself at the same time feeling connected to all that is greater than me. Nature does that for me.
My love and I head out for an evening ride on the 4-wheeler ride around the square (the county line roads that surround his land). As we toodle along we see an eagle fly past and land in a tree not far from the road, we see deer run across the road ahead of us, we scare a family of geese as they run along the road in front of us and then dash into the ditch and into the pond nearby. Further along several sand hill cranes take flight and turn to mere silhouettes in the light of the sun as it continues its journey to the horizon.
I am so blessed in this life to be able to share this place, this earth, this beautiful, quiet, sacred space…and the man who brought me here ain’t too bad either. J