Tag: gaia

Spirit Leaves: Spirit of Gaia

When the Natives say, "The Earth is my mother," they actually mean this on all levels. We come from the stars and take on...

Mother Earth: The Forgotten Healer

So, you can hear trees talking? People must think you're nuts. She was 40 years old, going through her daily routine just like the rest...

Nature’s Hidden Kingdom

There is an interdimensional world filled with many incredibly diverse denizens. They are called nature spirits or elementals or fairies. In addition to the...

Into the Woods: How Nature brings Us to our Best Selves

"Click." That is the sound of my boot as it settles into just the right spot in my ski binding. I love that sound...

Nature’s Child

I grew up in nature's lap, thanks to my father, an army officer. He was transferred to the most wonderful places in India. Many...

Nature as Source

Religion is nothing but the use of power over those who want simple answers. That is a pretty strong statement, but think about it...

Love, River, Life

This story is told to me in meditation by my brother, Jayson Thaxton, who cherished the river. I dedicate my life to remembering and...

The Healing Sounds of Nature

A friend of mine says this time of year is when her ears are happiest because she wakes to the sound of birds singing....

Why Nature is Essential for our Soul 

"From the Earth we come and to the Earth we shall return." This surely speaks clearly of who we are and whence we come as...

Embracing Nature and Growing Our Tree of Life

Breathe in. Fully, until you feel the air tickling at the bottom of your lungs. And then breathe out, letting your breath "fly away"...

Come with Me through the Essence of Nature

"From tears, tears of joy or tears of sorrow...we all have the tears. And as our teardrops fall, we remember how raindrops fall across...

The Heart of the Earth

Imagine yourself as a child. If you were like me, you never wore shoes and you loved running barefoot through the mud. It was...

The Power of Nature: Reconnecting to our Roots

What we call nature is the driving force supporting our existence. With each passing decade we seem to forget and separate ourselves from our...

Connection to Sacred Wild and Urban Nature

When humans return to more-than-human places, we remember our deep-time connection and kinship with all of life. In my own experience as a city...

My Soul Takes Flight In Nature

When I head out to nature, it is to replenish my mind with fresh ideas and leave the stresses of the world behind. When...

Four Steps to Reconnecting with Your Natural State of Being

Today’s world is filled with brilliant technological advancements, but it also harbors much suffering. There is no doubt that our current, fast-paced reality, which...

Why Nature is Essential for our Soul

Whether a short walk among trees casting their soft shadows, or more extended treks requiring evolved survival skills, nature nourishes us within so many...