We’ve been off grid for 22 days and I’m already experiencing Gaia’s healing, she’s so generous in her ways. As our ancient ancestors knew the earth is a healer. She provides many herbs, barks, roots, seeds, flowers, etc that have amazing abilities to heal and improve our health in so many ways. Walking barefoot or even covering the entire body with earth has amazing effects. Her vibration pulses through us with powerful healing energy. When we eat her food, our health and minds expand, man’s food makes us sick and closes the mind. Sunshine was once prescribed in hospitals because it worked. Smoke and water cleanses us energetically and crystals help to heal and balance us. There are so many more ways she helps us heal, I’ve been experiencing some of that healing since living in the woods.
Before moving here we were living in a rental. I woke up in the middle of the night most nights with a horrible headache and swollen sinuses that only went away when I went outside. I’ve spent a lot of time on that patio! Since our first night here, I’ve slept very well through the night and wake up feeling well rested, in a good mood and ready for the day. My monkey mind is settled down, I don’t get racing thoughts like I once did. I still feel the stress of life, I’m just better able to settle down and think things through. I stay solution focused when we do come across any problem and keep myself calm, most of the time.
I’m feeling my own energy and the energies around me more in stronger ways. The nature are spirits are all around me. Just walking through these woods, visiting the old Great White Oak Tree, meditating, foraging for wild edibles and medicines, I feel them. I feel me more, a connection to my higher self. I have a growing love and connection to this land, it’s where she needs me to be to help heal her, she put us here for her own reasons.
We’re eating very well without trying. Living in Nature makes me naturally drawn to foods from Nature. Although I’m a pretty healthy eater, I do indulge in organic, vegan junk food. Junk food is junk food, organic or not. I’ve made no conscious effort to stop eating junk food, it’s coming naturally. I simply don’t want it. I’m feeling the health improvements from it, particularly in more energy. When I don’t eat sugar and chips, I don’t get a crash. I don’t get the late afternoon sluggish feeling. I’m able to stay focused and get things done and get them done in a timely manner.
The effortless physical changes, where do begin? Since living in Nature my skin has nice color and looks very healthy. It’s soft, I don’t itch like I did in the rental and my face is clearer. My hair is much healthier which is an great feat for me. Up until about 3 years ago, I had no idea what my natural hair color was. I was in the beauty salon visiting Harmony, a kick-ass hair artist, on a regular basis. I’m not even going to mention the chemical concoctions I’ve put on my hair myself. After I stopped all that nonsense and decided to let it just grow, my natural curl came back, it’s naturally soft without using the expensive products I once used or a lot of any product. Now that I have my natural color back, I’m pretty sure I paid good money to have my hair dyed this color. Both my hair and nails grow super fast now, it must be all the microgreens!
Living here has made it easier to defeat some of my demons and forgive people I’ve struggled to forgive. Basically, I’m growing past shit. I’m not distracted by all the nonsense in the world so I’m able to sit and really contemplate forgiveness. This is done for me, not for the ones being forgiven. They will not be invited back into my life in any way, shape or form. I will forgive, I won’t forget. Letting go of the energy of those grudges and pains feels really good. I have a ways to go but it’s coming along nicely. As far as my demons, well, the forgiveness has helped. The demons are more of a personal subject I’m not quite ready to discuss here yet. Let’s just say their starving demons and need to go elsewhere for food.
For me personally getting right with Mother Nature and following my intuition feels so right and is working out so well. I know I’m on the right path, I have no doubts or fears. There will be struggles, we will have our aggravations and speed bumps. We will make mistakes. I’m looking forward to every minute of it. We will fail our way to success if need be. Mistakes are nothing more than learning experiences. I’m looking forward to every one of them! I’m being Guided and the more I shut my mouth and quiet and open my mind, the more guidance I receive. She’s always speaking, we’re not always listening.
I’d love to hear about your Nature experiences, off grid or not!