Nature is Symbolic. Thankfully, Nature is Everywhere!
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day who lives in New York City. She’s going through a hard time. I encouraged her to tap into Nature for inspiration, renewal and symbolic insight. She balked at me! She complained: “Avia! I live in NYC! I’m surrounded by cars, concrete and carbon monoxide! How do I commune with Nature in a space like this!?”
Easy. Is NYC void of blue skies? I don’t think so. And when peering into those beautiful skies, aren’t they filled with feathered friends? Birds are big messengers!
And what about those weeds that grow through the cracks in sidewalks. I’m serious! Even those determined greenies have lessons to offer. They talk to us about willfulness and a fierce need to thrive and survive.
Heck -There are tons of bugs and beauties in NYC – I’ve been there! I know! Bugs are surprisingly forthcoming with powerful wisdom. No jive! And if nothing else, shove a few potted herbs or houseplants around the apartment! Green is good for the soul!
Granted, Nature crops up in different ways in the city than in the country. Sometimes we’ve got to be extra-aware in the city to read the language of Nature. But that usually makes our messages and meanings more profound!
The country affords its own kind of messages. Country living isn’t for everybody, I know. Nature can be very intense living out in the sticks. I’ve had toads living in my abode, lizards in my bed and scorpions snuggling in my shoes. The bugs! Oy! But Nature lets loose in less populated spaces. As a result, symbolic meanings and messages abound.
Like many of you, I’ve lived in a lot of different places. I’ve settled in big cities like Phoenix and Dallas. I’ve also homesteaded in country backwoods. Which is better? Hmmm. Not a simple answer.
Whether city or country, the Universe is bountiful in symbolic meanings and messages. We can’t escape Nature. She permeates every nook and cranny of our daily experience. Thankfully, that means we can’t escape the signs, symbolism and messages Nature is always sending our way.
All we need to gain direction and insight is a little awareness. No matter where you live, look around, ponder, approach Nature with curiosity and awe – the answers and epiphanies will come!
Wherever you live, I wish you all the delightful insight Nature so generously offers every day.
Thanks for reading!
Big and brightly,
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