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Connecting With Nature:
Have We Lost Our Touch?

By Jonette Crowley


The Gulf oil spill. . . Global warming. . . The loss of our rain forests. Have we lost our way? Have we sacrificed the Earth and our connection to her for convenience and greed? It may look that way. But it doesn’t have to be so. Over the years my spirit guide ‘White Eagle’ has helped us realign our life and values to Mother Earth.

What follows are four important hints to help you and by extension — mass consciousness — to heal your relationship with Earth and Nature. As we prepare for the opportunities of the 2012 shift, we need to act alone and together to reconnect with Nature.

1. It is only about Love.

White Eagle, a spirit guide of the White Brotherhood was once asked, “How can I help heal the Earth?”

His channeled answer was short and sweet. “Your job is not to heal the Earth. Your job is to love her and with your love she can heal herself.” (Perhaps this is good advice for all the people and things we are tying to fix.)

I learned this lesson of love in a surprising connection with a pine tree as I crossed a busy downtown street. As I waited for the light to change I noticed a colossal fir proudly towering over the intersection. Without thinking, I looked up and said aloud, “Wow! You are beautiful!”

Immediately I felt a physical shock opening at my heart! In that moment I knew the tree had heard me and was acknowledging my compliment! It was a clear sensory communication from Nature.

The next week as I sat on an airplane, I read a passage in a book about connecting to devas, or nature spirits of specific plants. The book suggested to sit in front of a plant and tune in. Since there were no plants on the airplane, I decided to connect with the downtown tree, since evidently we were friends.

Whoosh! As soon as I thought about the tree, I felt it! The spirit of that tree was a strong presence in my head. Shocked, I asked telepathically, “How did you find me?”

“Because I love you,” was the instant thought reply. What a marvelously simple idea. It is the power of love that connects everything through time and space. Love is the unifying field.

In my human insecurity, my next question was, “Why do you love me?” The tree spirit didn’t respond directly to that question; but I understood that love is simply the essence of things.

When we love something, our consciousness is connected to it. There is no such thing as separate tree-consciousness, or rock-consciousness, or even me-consciousness. There is just one consciousness.

2. Play and interact with Nature.

Treat Nature as an ever-present intelligent companion. Converse with it. Talk and listen to its secrets as they pop into your mind. Ask for what you want. This summer I was walking in a Canadian forest where a pair of bald eagles had a nest.

Since I wrote a book called “The Eagle and the Condor,” I REALLY wanted an eagle feather. So I said silently, “Please lead me to a feather I can consider as a gift.” Keeping my eyes watchful in the undergrowth — I saw it — a small but perfect eagle feather. Nature does want to serve us.

In the Andes of Peru, one of the highest mountain peaks known as Salkantay — a name that means the wild one, the one who cannot be tamed — responded to a request to help a group of hikers get to their camp safely with the telepathic message, “We have waited to be commanded.”

Nature has a sense of humor too. There once was a story of some Japanese tourists who traveled to England to try to see some crop circles. They didn’t see any. But when they returned home, several crop circles showed up in Japan!

Years ago I planted a garden carefully using a pendulum and muscle testing to choose exactly what flowers to put where. The garden said it wanted marigolds. I responded silently, “I don’t like the smell of marigolds.” And I planted petunias instead.

A month later I returned home from a trip to find three bright and healthy marigold plants no one had planted! Nature wants to be your friend. Nature loves the playfulness and joy of our interactions, and it loves to play practical jokes.

3. Even a little bit of Nature opens the door to all.

Do you find yourself complaining, “Oh, I never get enough time out in Nature?” The truth is you don’t have to be surrounded by beautiful Nature to have a meaningful connection.

White Eagle once had our meditation class do an experiment. Try it yourself. Hold a plant, open your heart to it and connect, letting the plant be the doorway to the vastness of Nature. When I tried it I was skeptical because I picked the last specimen left — a sad and sickly cactus — not at all a picture of beauty.

When I opened my heart to it, I was at once connected to the entire living matrix of Mother Earth in a most phenomenal meditation! It didn’t matter that the doorway into such a transcendent space was a small, nearly dead cactus. Remember Nature is everywhere! It is in that vase or flowerpot, the crystal on your altar or the spider crawling down the window.

4. Keep following your heart to Power Places.

As we move toward the openings of 2012 and beyond, it is vital that each of us follows our personal call to work with Nature. Are you drawn to do a full moon drumming circle? Does your heart tell you to experience the Amazon or touch the rocks at Machu Picchu? Do you feel the call to a nearby lake to meditate or pray? Just do it!

As we each follow our inclinations to connect with sacred places we are reorganizing Earth’s energy and gridlines. We are helped and so is the Earth in a mutual exchange. Just show up with clear intent. You don’t have to know what you are doing or how to do it for something to happen. It is the intention that is important.

The Earth is resilient. She is our partner in everything. Simply remembering to connect in gratitude — not sadness or guilt — will help you realize day-to-day the unbreakable relationship we have with Nature.

Jonette Crowley is a channel for White Eagle and Mark and the author of “The Eagle and the Condor: A True Story of an Unexpected Mystical Journey.” She leads adventure travel to spiritual power places and will be hosting a 3-day conference: The Gathering Sedona 2011 in Arizona in March. The theme is: You. Us. The Earth. There will be international and Native American speakers as well as ceremonies at the energy vortex sites. The conference will be translated into German. Visit: www.JonetteCrowley.com or www.TheGathering2011.com