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We recently conducted a survey on Instagram and asked people wha their current state was versus how they would like to feel. This likely will come to no surprise to you but these were some responses:
Current State: anxious, overwhelm, stress, frustration
Desired State: peace, relaxation, grounded
It is said that those who live in more densely wooded areas report better health data than those who live in more urban areas.
Being close to nature can help us to alter our brain waves (hello, theta!!!), slow down our heart beats and lower our blood pressure. In other words: we activate our parasympathetic nervous system and shut down the "fight or flight" response.
Doctors back in the day used to prescribe "sea air" to those who were experiencing depression. We know sea air contains negative ions and that it just feels healing to breath it in!
We know that trees:
- produce oxygen and clean carbon dioxide
- improve air quality
- are a source of medicine
- are a source or protection
Trees have loooonnngggg been a symbol for strength, rebirth, renewal, protection, wisdom, and peace...
...so remind me why we continue to be heads down in our phones all the time?!
It is my belief that we need to be reminded of the power and beauty of nature or else we will continue to be sucked into our cellphones and laptops (where we know that doesn't bring us much good!)
Knowing that we don't always have access to nature, luckily we can go there in our minds! And our mind knows no difference between what's imagined and what's real so today I invite you to get creative.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE HYPNOSIS MEDITATION
Plug into your headphones, get comfortable, relax wherever you are and give yourself that time to simply listen. No previous experience is necessary.
Today's hypnosis meditation is simple: the more we connect with nature, the better we feel and the better we feel, the more we connect with nature.
You are invited to take ~20 minutes to plug into relaxation via a sense of grounding and peace. The hypnosis begins around the 14:50 mark.
ACCOMPANIED ESSENTIAL OIL
Black Spruce was used by the Lakota Native Americans to strengthen their connection to the Great Spirit. It helps to release emotional blocks (via limbic system activation) to bring about feelings of balance and grounding. It is a conifer essential oil and is distilled from the Black Spruce tree.
Young Living's Northern Lights Black Spruce is sustainably cultivated at Young Living’s Northern Lights Farm and Distillery in British Columbia, Canada underneath the Northern Lights. Magical!
Please share this episode with friends and family - anyone who could use a little relaxation, peace or groundedness. Let's remind each other of what is the secret to life: nature!
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