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The earth loves us and sometimes she smiles at us through her leaves – just like this very happy chappy who smiled at me through the window this evening. Can you see him….the only silvery coloured leaf looking up with a very cheeky grin.
This amazing photo was in one of the papers recently. A tree gracefully stretching as a ballerina. The world of trees never ceases to amaze me.
As the Spring arrives
the whispers can be heard,
there beneath the daffodils
the scent of fairy words.
They chatter to the primrose,
and laugh below the leaves
of blooming springtime yellows
and yawning waking trees.
Their fine silk wings are twitching,
their eyes are full of mirth
these little imps of mischief
that dance upon the earth.
They kiss the shy young petals
and tend to growing stems,
while helping out the robins
the closest of their friends.
They help him find the feathers
he weaves into his nest
and then they till the soil
to bring it to its best.
They run through farmers fields
spread magic as they go,
a potent fairy energy
which helps the crops to grow.
They work upon the land
united in their goal
to care for mother nature;
loyal servants to her soul.
So as you see the flowers
take notice as you pass
jumping through the grass.
And if you are so lucky
give some thanks to them
and you will come to make
a very special friend.
For fairies love a human
who takes the time to see
the beauty of the earth
and the work of the fairy.
So open wide your heart
and welcome in the spring
the spring that’s carried forth
on tiny little wings.
If you go against nature all that’s left is man’s constant battle to preserve ego and its constructs. If you flow with nature all thats left is peace.
begins to stir,
listen and you might hear her yawn.
A soft breath of warmth
exhaling daffodils as she wakes.
Stretching out, she turns her soft round belly
to the sun,
lying back upon the grass –
grass which has come to life just today
filled with its clean green smell.
Proud tall blades
risen from the ashes of winters’ apathy.
She picks a daisy and blows it to the sky.
‘Thank you for the spring’
‘UK scientists suggest that a type of friendly bacteria found in soil – Mycobacterium vaccae – may affect the brain in a similar way to antidepressants.
Researchers from Bristol University and University College London discovered using laboratory mice, that a “friendly” bacteria commonly found in soil activated brain cells to produce the brain chemical serotonin and altered the mice’s behaviour in a similar way to antidepressants.
Dr Lowry and colleagues became interested in the project when they heard that cancer patients treated with the bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae reported increases in their quality of life. They speculated this could be because the bacteria were activating brain cells to release more serotonin.
When they treated mice with Mycobacterium vaccae they found that it did indeed activate a particular group of brain neurons that produce serotonin – in the interfascicular part of the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRI) of the mice, to be precise. They established this by measuring the amount of c-Fos in the area, a biochemical marker whose presence indicates that serotonin releasing neurons have fired.
You can read more on this and also about how harvesting your own crops can lead to a rush of dopamine by reading this lovely article
As the earth begins to stir for spring, allow the same to stir within. Slowly, gently letting the buds of new ideas, new energy, new hope and creativity to begin their journey from the seeds within your heart to the blossomed petals of your spring self.
As humans we think we are more advanced than the natural world as we have the type of brain which allows us to be aware of life, to be aware of living and to explore the idea of life to our hearts content. Indeed this exploration can have its benefits, for our health and the ways in which we live. But it is also this very awareness that separates us; leads us away from the true nature of life and makes it so very hard for us to feel the interconnectedness and the bliss of simply being.
In actual fact that sense of separation is also just a part of life but it makes for uncomfortable living, breeds dissatisfaction, inflated ego’s and isolation. This is where the natural world has the upper hand. Trees dont feel separate from the whole, from life, because they have no awareness on that level, they are simply alive, being. They are not aware of themselves, do not see themselves as individual forms. Perhaps if we endeavored to do more of the same once in a while there would be less conflict, less stress and more love.