Historically I have turned to nature for my answers. When I was a teenager, I found that going to the woods and listening would help me reconnect with myself and what was important to me. I also found that working outside with nature had a similar affect.
One day when I was doing some landscape work at a retreat high in the hills of San Anselmo, California, I had an encounter with a young stag that took my breath away and changed me forever.
It was early morning and I had just stepped out of the tool shed at the back of the property. When I turned around I saw this young buck standing about twenty feet from me. I froze in place and began talking to him in my mind. He just stood there and stared and I stared back and continued to dialogue with him. I spoke of his magnificence, his beauty and my awe. I talked about his antlers, his fur, and his amazing eyes. As I spoke silently in my mind he stood and stared.
Then quite expectantly he began to move slowly towards me. One part of me was frightened because he was so large, while another part of me was thrilled with the wonderful encounter. I decided to follow the thrilled response.
He continued to walk tentatively towards me and I continued to dialogue with him in my mind. When he finally reached my side I reached out and touched his fur. I was surprised by its rough and prickly texture. In response to my touch he ducked his head down and began to try and play with me in the same manner my dog played with me. I laughed and he pranced and skipped around with amazing agility. I laughed some more and he rubbed his head against my leg. Then in his playfulness his antler hooked onto the cuff of my jeans. I tensed and pulled back in fear. In response he immediately turned and ran back into the thicket.
As I stood and watch his departure I was touched by how well he was able to connect, communicate, and respond to my emotions without me even saying a single word. This also reminded me that we are connected to everything, but in order to experience and benefit from that connection we need to be open, present, and listen. When we are, the Universe can support and guide us throughout our day.
With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos because they are a wonderful way to help you become more open and present and ultimately connect more deeply with nature and the Universe.
Since the ICWIB program, which is endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and place their mind in a learning ready state, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.
Would you like to help make this a reality?
Would you also be interested in attending a small intimate workshop with Dr. Bruce Lipton and Nancy Marie? They are currently organizing an event for late spring of this year.
If you would like to read previous posts, you can find them under resources.