The Language of Nature

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We can learn to unlock Nature’s voice, the language of life, inside us.  For most of us, however, this process entails a serious attitude adjustment.  The original Dr. Dolittle is not just a fanciful, make-believe character.  He is a role model to emulate.  As part of our attitude shift, we must be willing to become students of Nature.

Next, we must discard all the paraphernalia we drag with us that separates and insulates us from Nature.  Many of us spend our vacations in national parks and beautiful areas, but we are not in any way connected or aligned.  We are afraid of insects and snakes, startled by animal noises in the night, or irritated by both hot and cold weather.  To feel safe, we feel we need our Airstream trailer or our superdeluxe tent.  Surprisingly, even many of those adventuresome folks who trek in the wilds with just the minimal needs on their backs, while enjoying the scenery, often pass through unmentored because they are not aware that they are the student passing through the landscape of the teachers.  A disease of our society is that we have forgotten how to get below the surface of things.

To learn more, check out the Song of the Deer by Thunder Strikes with Jan Orsi

7 Arrows – Dark Arrow of Judgment

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Looking back to the first dark arrow, when we claim to NEED something or someone once our basic reality needs are met, we opt for pain rather than pleasure, shooting the dark arrow of Attachment. Staying at the effect and in reaction, choosing pain over pleasure, the second arrow we pick up is Dependencies.

Judgements is the third dark arrow. These are the moments when our ego puts others down in order to feel okay, creating strong separation.  Our ego self-importance judges others so we can feel bigger, better, stronger or more than those around us.  There are also times when feel smaller, weaker, worse or less than.  We turn the judgment on ourselves, immersing ourselves in self-pity.

Where are the moments when these first three arrows of attachments, dependencies, and judgments appear in your life?  Are there specific situations?  Can you identify the feelings or thoughts that are present just moments before picking up these arrows?