A little child learns about the world through observation – miming, mimicking, and copying. In Nature, we are the child, and the plants, animals, minerals, and spirit are the teachers. Plants, animals, minerals, and spirit always communicate openly – no mind talk, no chatter – resonating in the various chakra centers of our body. We can learn to hear by feeling their voices inside ourselves.
To start learning this new language, get into Nature away from noise and confusion. If you can’t do this, a large city park with lots of trees will do. Take an opportunity to wander in this place. This is actually a walking meditation. Don’t decide where to walk. Quiet your mind; just walk and listen.
Walk as though you are playing a game in which an invisible friend is pulling you gently by a slender silver thread connected to your navel. Follow it! After a while, you may feel “drawn” to a particular place or stone without knowing why. Take the time to send energy to that plant, appreciating its beauty and its give-away.
Be aware of thoughts and insights that come to you that are not your thoughts. You may suddenly know something, but don’t know how or why you know it. Just accept it. Don’t let your mind kick in to question your sensations, feelings or hunches. If distracting chatter intrudes, just let it pass through you and move back into your inner silence. Communication will come through your body sensing and your chakras, through your intuition, and through your heart, not through your mind.
You may begin to feel delight and the joy of discovery. The dictionary definition defines serendipity as an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. There are no accidents. Serendipity happens when you open up and let yourself be guided by spirit and by that innate inner connection to all things around you.
Check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi if you would like to learn more.