As a Reiki Practitioner and Energy Healer, I have always had a strong spiritual attraction to nature. Growing up on the East coast for as long as I can remember there was always a natural draw to the ocean – the unconscious call of tranquility. The bluffs near my home were a place of solace. Growing up, when the noise got too much for my head to process and it felt like my nerves were coming out of my skin, or when it was time for a life path change you could find me perched at the edge of a rock, staring out at the ocean, waiting for the answer to come. I clearly remember the haunting sound of stillness in the untouched forest, the relentless crashing wakeup call of the waves, as they submerged the beach below, mist from the salty surf dampened my face, pulling me back into my physical self. Nature’s silence.
Anyone who has experienced this personal connection with nature has had the privilege to connect to a vast source of true pure energy. What feels like a life time has passed since I sat on that rock, still naturally drawn to the east; I have had to pull my energy for other forces. Based on my current geographical location my solace comes from the forest. Our forest woodlands are an enormous repository of energy that is receptive, and even draws on, an individual’s quest for peace of mind. Backyard gardens can also offer a natural energy vortexes and healing areas.
To my welcoming surprise, my backyard garden has become a peaceful sanctuary for myself and my family. Due to constraints in space and demands on functionality – like the need for a “kidzone” and a vegetable garden, my tranquil garden is cornered in an L shaped. It resembles a triangle. A natural energy vortex. Three trees (Lilac, Magnolia, and Japanese Red Maple) anchor the main points of the triangle. Accompanying these trees are herbs, flowers, and various species of leafy green foliage woodland type plants.
The energy in the middle of this vortex is very strong. The air temperature is always warmer – you can feel the change when you first step into the defined space. This is where I perform meditation, wellness circles, full moon blessings and crystal/stone recharging. If you ever need an answer to a problem this is the place to be. Sitting directly on the grass, connected/grounded to Mother Earth facing the Magnolia tree. The grass in this one spot has grown much thicker than the rest of the lawn. The flowers and herbs flanking the base of the Magnolia tree are growing out of control. The tree’s themselves have record growth this year. But the most exciting thing is that our Magnolia tree bloomed twice this year! Normally it blooms in mid May, but it honored us with blooms again in July. Truly amazing.
And on that very rare occasion, like this morning, when fog blankets the neighborhood, as I sit in a state of mindfulness, in front of the Magnolia tree, I am catapulted back to the edge of that rock, overlooking the ocean, waiting for the answer to come. Mist from the thick fog dampening my face, pulling me back into my physical self. Nature’s silence.