We are all affected energetically by what we allow into our lives, and if you pay attention close enough, some things drain us or add positively to our energy. Nature is one of our best allies when it comes to rebalancing the energetic system. When we connect with nature this allows a clear channel of pure energy to flow into us, cleanse us, and recharge us. By opening our senses, we allow ourselves to be more in-tune with what nature is communicating with us on a spiritual and energetic level.
Evolution is a process that is slow, yet vital to the survival of all species on earth. Evolving alongside nature has been built into us since the beginning of time. What we face in society now is something quite different, where our human species is spending less time within the elements.
Our dependency on screens, technology, and remote lifestyles have led to an abrupt form of detachment from reality. Technology isn't all doom and gloom though, it has revolutionized society and has propelled our species forward in amazing ways, but it does come with a drawback. Along with this rapid development of technology, we cannot neglect our vital need for nature and in-person human connection. As we take much slower and longer to evolve than technology does, we have a need to be in tune with the rhythms of nature, with the real living world.
If working with energy is something new to you, the first best step is to become more present which allows more awareness. Energy is more than just feeling tired or awake. Years ago, in my early 20's I was trained in the discipline of Reiki, an ancient Japanese energy healing technique. There are specific energy centers throughout the body called chakras. There are 7 main chakras that flow throughout the body, although some believe there are sub-chakras or additional areas of energy flow. Each chakra is interconnected, traveling from the very base of the spine all the way to the crown of the head.
These specific points of energy affect how we feel and navigate in life, subsequently affecting different functions within the body. Have you ever had a "bad feeling in your gut", experienced "heartbreak", got a "lump in your throat", or felt "butterflies in your stomach"? These are expressions used by many of us and quite often without realizing it, we are communicating the deep intuitive message of what our chakras (energy centers) are telling us. Each center of energy is in a flow, when this flow slows down or becomes stagnant, we can feel a physical reaction within the body. When these energy centers are flowing with ease, are aligned and open, we also feel the effects in amazing ways. Chakras are in constant varying states of energy flow. What is amazing is that nature acts as a cleansing and rebalancing force for each chakra.
Seed to Skin
Built into the philosophy of CEVARI is the deeply spiritual and intuitive connection we all have to nature, to our self, and to others. We believe that when using what nature provides for us, we can deepen our relation to nature on a daily basis. Our cold pressed seed oils hold the energetic blueprint of each plant it comes from, with their own specific energies to nourish you day by day. You won't find that in a synthetically created lab derived product. One quote that captures the essence of this is by the revered Thomas Edison.
"Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life."
- Thomas Edison
I think it's absolutely brilliant that the man who was one of our greatest inventors was humble enough to share how magnificent nature is, how intelligent it is, how perfectly designed it is, and that we are unable to replicate such an intricate masterpiece. We must experience it, learn from it and respect all of nature.
Ways to Rebalance and Align Your Energy
Finding balance is a continuous quest, as we cannot stay in one constant state indefinitely. We are spirits housed within a human form, and as long as we have a physical human form, we will constantly be met with human limitations. We have to always put work into ourselves to reap the rewards of the great taste of enlightenment. Once achieved, new challenges come our way to help us evolve and develop. When we find discipline in daily practices to align ourselves, we strengthen our character, our perspective on life, and our spiritual integrity. Outlined below are just a few ways to bring your energy into balance by utilizing nature to help you achieve a more open flow.
- Meditation (meditation article coming soon)
- Bare feet on the earth
- Laying down on the earth
- Be aware of each season and the deeper lessons that they hold
- Start a garden
- Use nature derived products daily
- Care for houseplants
- Consume real foods
- Schedule in a daily walk in a natural environment, even if just for 10 minutes
- Reduce dependency on screen time
- Sit under a tree for a while - you'll learn a lot
- Eat your meal outdoors - food actually tastes better outside!
- Talk to the earth - let nature know you respect it
There is a whole world out here ready to receive you. Align your energy with its transformative rhythm.