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Want To Be Spiritual In Nature? Try This…

Want To Be Spiritual In Nature? Try This…

One of the key gateways for me to access my Spirituality, and deep-dive within it, is to be out in nature.

That can be everything from meditation, to re-kindling deep connection with my ancestors.  Although there are simple, key processes that can make this possible, it does involve intention (and often practice).

if you want to be spiritual in nature – try these.

singing algonquin water song

1. Set A Strong Intention

Next time you go for a walk, or are spending time in nature, set a strong intention that this is going to be part of your Spiritual practice.

Say it out loud to yourself, then write it down somewhere like your journal too – then expect yourself to follow through…and show up for that.

This might involve not listening to music but instead letting the sound of nature come to your ears, or chanting mantras to yourself while you’re out.  Think about what helps (and hinders) you from reaching a spiritually connected state and be prepared to put that into action as you’re out.

2. Bring Your Favourite Spiritual Practices Outside

This may be easier said than done.  What you might find easy in your own back garden, or within a group workshop, can make you feel quite self-conscious out on your own in public when you first start, but as it becomes part of your routine, it becomes more comfortable too.

I’ve found that Spirit usually offers a way through this, with other people mysteriously not being around, even on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and when they are I am always greeted with a smile too.

Think about what this would look like to you. Drumming? Meditating? Yoga? Take your spiritual practice from your living room to down by the river, and notice the difference.

 

 

3. Pay Attention & Expect Signs

Also known as Shamanic Journeying In The Middle World – while you’re out in nature expect signs from spirit, and treat what you notice or find as a gift for you.

This is actually how I do some of my Shamanic Healing work, and definitely how I walk out in nature all the time. Starting with initially setting my intention, everything that catches my eye, or comes to my path is a beautiful gift from Spirit and something I should pay attention to.

Heart shaped-stones, feathers from certain birds, bones from animals… The more you notice, the more you’ll notice.  Keep your eyes peeled, and don’t forget the all important gratitude for what finds you along your way.

4. Learn Some Outdoor Specific Spiritual Practices

This could be a little personal fire ceremony, or singing the Algonquin Water Song 

Or it could be something much bigger done with a group, such as a Sweat Lodge or a Firewalk

Most of our spiritual practices have their roots in the ways of our ancestors, before there were heated yoga studios with electric lights – find out more about how herbs, our own bodies, and alignment with nature were key elements of certain aspects of spirituality, and set out to learn how to practice one of those for yourself.

 

 

drumming to the water

Practicing Being Spiritual In Nature

Like most spiritual practices it can take time and commitment to build something that feels natural and enjoyable. Keeping track of how you’re doing can be a great reminder of how rewarding it is on days when you’re struggling to stick with it – why not try journaling for a few minutes after every time you have practiced your spirituality out in nature.

If you’re a coach or change maker, you may find specific training that enables you to support your clients through a deeper experience with nature really useful too.  That could be everything from Reconnection Coaching to Firewalk Instructor Certification Training.

Most importantly get out and get your feet on the land (even if they’re in welly boots while you do it!). Leave space for the Earth Mother to bring her teachings and deeper connection to you.

If you already love being spiritual in nature, I’d love to hear what works for you – feel free to leave me a comment below.

 

 

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Learn The Algonquin Water Song

Learn The Algonquin Water Song

 what is the algonquin water song?

 

The Algonquin Water Song from the indigenous people of Canada, particularly for women to sing, to encourage and enable deep reconnection with the life blood of ourselves and the planet.

It is a beautiful practice of love and connection that can be used anytime you come into contact with water – the heart of your words is carried around the planet by the waters themselves, nowhere is left untouched by your love intentions.

Many people claim that the song has long historical significance, but it is actually only 20 years old this year (2022).

 

giving gratitude to the water

the history of the algonquins and the water song

The song was written by Irene Wawatie Jerome for Grandfather William Commanada’s 2002 Circle of All Nations Gathering.  The Wawatie and Commanda families wish for the song to be spread far and wide, encouraging particularly women to express gratitude for the water as they raise their vibration to that of the water which flows around the world.

The Algonquins are originally from the Southernmost region of Canada, but in modern times reside in 9 different communities in Quebec and Ontario. They call themselves Anishnabe, ‘original person’ as they do many other native tribes, and the word Algonquin which is now used among them is thought to originate from the French.

 

The Words Of The Algonquin Water Song

We are encouraged to share the lyrics Phonetically so that everyone can join the circle of singing, the words are:

Nee bee wah bow

En die en

Aah key mis kquee

Nee bee wah bow

Hey ya hey ya hey ya hey

Hey ha hey ya hey ya ho

Meaning:

The water is the life blood of Mother Earth

The Water that I carry is the blood of Mother Earth

The Water is the life blood of our Bodies

singing algonquin water song
drumming to the water

When To sing The Algonquin Water Song

You can sing the song anytime, but particularly when you are in contact with water.

Of course this can be beside a beautiful river, loch, or the sea, but it can also be when you are in the shower, or washing the dishes ~ water is our greatest gift from the earth mother, the more we express gratitude for the water the more we start to recognise the water in our lives.

How To Sing The Algonquin Water Song

We are encouraged to sing the song through 4 times, each time facing a cardinal point

North

East

South

West

I enjoy using a simple percussion as I sing, such as my drum.

There are lots of videos on Youtube if you want others to sing along with, this on is one of my favourites. 

 

Creating Change With The Algonquin Water Song

It is believed that the song is a powerful step towards creating change, enhancing both Spiritual and Environmental wellbeing across the planet ~ the world so much needs this medicine at the moment, I hope you will join the song and be part of the change we all play a part in creating.

Oh, and by the way…

I host a juicy, free, Facebook group, for folk just like you – want to be a part of the Wild Soul Tribe and find your magik?

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