I have read some wonderful books in recent months: When Women Rise Up Rooted, by Sharon Blackie,  Reclaiming the Wild Soul, by Mary Thompson Reynolds, and Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert.

One thing that jumped out at me was that they each posed the  question … What if the earth also loved you?

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So often when we love the natural world, we can get caught up in the struggle. The knowledge of what is has been lost or damaged; the wanting to find solutions.

Of course we want to find solutions.

But sometimes this can carry a great burden, as we take it as a personal responsibility.  What if there is another way to be with this, and to take our part?

A way founded on our interconnection with the natural world.

We can let go, we can dance more and play more. We are restored as we work to restore. We move from love.

There are people who say we only need to love. But love is a verb. When we are in connection, then it is natural to also act; to find the expression of that love.

It might be environmental activism, gardening, healing, teaching or art. Whatever it is, it will come from connection and feel alive and free, even when challenging.

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What if we let the earth assist us?

We can ask the earth, the trees and mountains and the water for guidance.

Guidance from your deepest true heart,  from the interconnection of the world;  the world where your own true nature and the natural world are deeply, naturally, intrinsically connected.

I invite you to try this this week. To take your question or issue and offer it to the water, the trees, the mountains or the springs and let the answer come to you.  I’d love to hear how you go.

What is your relationship to the natural world?

Do you speak to the trees, the mountains, the lakes or the earth? Please share with us below.

Would you like to join me in the 6 – week Wild Heart Program?

One of my greatest joys is hearing about the changes women are going through as they work with me.  Mauria has recently started the Wild Heart Program and wrote to me after her first week, the Woman of Fire. She has written this beautiful poem, the first, she told me, in many years.

There is a fire in your heart said the wise old woman

the fire is gone I replied, and looked away
here is the fire, said the wise old woman

as her hand reached down inside of me
take it, said the wise old woman, it is yours once again
and I looked, as the fire burned bright in her outstretched hand

there is a fire in my heart, I said to the wise old woman
and now it burns …

Mauria Cover-Sutherland

Find out more about the Wild Heart program here.

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Light basketI’ve been posting these articles and videos for a little while now. I love it when I hear from you in response to one of my article or videos; it really makes my day.

Today I would like to turn it around a bit and invite you to introduce yourself.  I’m all about relationship and connection, and I’d love to get to know you a bit more.

If you want to play, simply leave a comment below to some or all of these:

Your name …
Your work …
What lights you up …
One random fact about yourself is..
.

I’ll start …

Hi, I’m Lure, I live in Hobart Tasmania and work with women who want to step forward and share their gifts with the world but feel held back from what they know is possible. I work with energy healing, heart connection and spiritual alignment to help you heal from the past, deepen your presence, and take your place in the world.

What lights me up?  Singing, walking in the mountains and among trees, swimming in the ocean, wild places. I love seeing people shine and flourish in their life’s work.

One random fact … I am learning to sing in Irish. My favourite song I am learning right now is a song about a selkie, or seal woman. from the north-west coast of Ireland.

Now over to you…. What lights you up?