Everyone has a spiritual connection to nature that can help to heal the mind, soothe the body, and restore the senses. While many people spend hundreds (if not thousands of dollars) on special retreats, professional presentations, and spiritual boot camps, you can experience your own personal spiritual awakening and get closer to nature right in the comfort of your own home. Here are three inexpensive and effective ways to find a personal path to nature that you are sure to appreciate for a lifetime:
Head to the Used Bookstore
An excellent way to learn about how nature heals and how it can affect your day-to-day life is to put your nose in a few books that analyze the topic. Head to a used bookstore to score copies of books that teach you things such as where to find and forage for wild food in your community that will help fuel a healthy body and how to meditate in nature for optimal spiritual connection. You may be able to bring in some of your old books that you won't read again in exchange for store credit to use toward the purchase of books that you can use.
Go Barefoot in the Backyard
You'll find that simply walking in your backyard barefoot will help you become grounded, and pick up natural energies from the earth to experience a spiritual side of life that you may not have considered before. Some research even shows that connecting your bare feet with the earth on a regular basis helps tune your body with nature for optimal performance to help to stave off disease, provide pain relief, and even neutralize free radicals that have built up within your bod. So take some time out of your day whenever possible to get grounded in your backyard by walking around barefoot to smell the flowers and check out the wildlife.
Grow Some of Your Own Food
There is no better way to connect yourself with the spiritual aspect of food than to create some of your own gardens both inside your home and in the yard, as it reminds you of all the beauty, wonder, and magic that goes into the breath of life. You can grow herbs and baby greens on the windowsills inside your home, which will make seasoning your food convenient and provide your space with natural air freshening.
Tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, and zucchini are all easy to grow on balconies or in large pots in the yard. It's hard not to be fascinated by life and nature after watching your food grow from seed to maturity and tasting each fresh bite. You should be able to find plenty of great books about simple home gardening at the used bookstore!
These tips and tricks should inspire you to spend more time outside and naturally seek out hobbies or activities that you enjoy taking part in within a natural setting.