8.04.2010

Nature as a Spirit Helper


though I feel I share quite intimately with you all
I tame the private details
recently
between a mix of lack of sleep
and emotional challenge
I was a wreck


at my lowest....
I picked myself up and headed to the woods
feeling my sadness
feeling the air
scents inhaled
light offered colors
and shapes
creatures offered sound
as music
company of trees
caressed by the wind
moist earth for substance
my spirit lifted within moments


my dedication to Spirithelpers
deepened
for truly
the presence of our natural world
has the ability to uplift the human spirit
it is a perfect marriage
how lovely
~

all is well
simply the human journey
~

Happy Birthday Annie!
Wishing you a year of days that feel wonderful to you~
with love,
Tammie

46 comments:

  1. Nature is truly healing. Beautiful post for Annie. Love that last photo of the leaf...all the veins of life.

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  2. I am often comforted when I am sad by the beauty of nature. It does work wonders for the soul. The photos are breathtaking, as always. Theresa

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  3. Tammie,

    I feel you - those days when 'simply the human journey' can take us under in brutal and exhausting ways...thank god for a sweet breeze, a perfect shade of green, a scent, the light...and our words about them, too. *Your* words about them.

    E.

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  4. ~tammie...there is nothing that can truly compare and uplift ones spirit than walking about in the glory of her gifts...these words you share...raw and full of emotion...yet ever so beautiful as each picture...i am glad your time was well spent...the human journey...right...we are all there...walking it day by day...may your days be filled with only happiness in your heart...be well and brightest blessings~

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  5. Oh yes, nature the great healer - and, funny, we were MADE for this place!! Healing blessings...
    Valerianna

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  6. ah, to seek solace in the woods..how I hear that! The wind whispering through the trees provides many answers to those that will listen. Always my best wishes to you.

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  7. The spirit beings guide, love and reassure you every moment. Nature is a timeless, renewing force. Thanks for reminding us of the solace in the woods.

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  8. Love these pics. And yes, I know exactly how nature can heal!!

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  9. beautiful pictures ... so sorry to hear about those dark hours, but glad for the solace you found in your walks. Thinking of you, wishing you peace.
    ~anno xoxo

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  10. I love that first photo, it's exquisite. I also find that getting out into nature soothes my worried mind.

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  11. Nature truly is a healer. I'm glad that all is well now.

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  12. Awww hon...I am sorry things have been rough..I truly do understand this. I go to nature when I need to be uplifted too..walking and walking. May things look up and your spirit be restored hon!!
    Sending gentle hugs and love to you, Sarah

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  13. Wonderful shot. The flower is beautiful.

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  14. Thank you for the healing prescriptions!






    Aloha from Honolulu :)

    Comfort Spiral

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  15. Sweet Tammie, isn't it a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by nature? It is as if every scent, every touch and vision cleanses away all the impurities from our soul.

    I hope you are revived. My best to you, always. :) oxx

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  16. I am sorry you went through bad moments and happy that you found solace.

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  17. Tammie, We are all blessed to be able to go to nature to soothe our souls, outside, sunshine, peace, and soon I am back on track. feel better my friend. always better days ahead. hugs. Happy Birthday to Annie, although I don't know whom she is, a great year is wished for her.

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  18. What a wonderful post Tammie. The picture of the dew soaked grass is so uplifting. I love the way you have used these very simple aspects of nature to remind us we don't have to see grand vistas for our hearts to leap.
    I am so sorry that you have been through a troubled time too, and glad to hear you have moved forward. Warm wishes to you .x

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  19. Time in Nature is such powerful Medicine. :)

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  20. It's why I live in the woods....I do not go to a church...but my daily walk is a prayer and a blessing for my physical and spiritual essence. The human journey is made wonderous by nature...even the growth in cracks of a sidewalk.

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  21. Hi Tammie, your photos and poems are as beautiful as ever =)

    Happy week!

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  22. Without Nature, I'm empty. It charges my internal battery; my heart and soul. Thank you for reminding me that there are so many others like me.

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  23. Such wonderful details. Nature always amazes me...

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  24. I never fail to be amazed at the incredible talent of the blogging world. Here you are, and have always been. Yet I just found you. You touched my soul today.

    Thank you.

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  25. Often, when we forget who we are, we get wrapped up in tightness and require some fresh air to loosen the knots we have sewn. So we go into Nature into those places that know them selves. We become Natural and find our personal Nature when we surround ourselves with energy that has its senses wide open. It makes us feel alive because we can reconnect with that which has been temporarily lost. Its like pushing a reset button to regain your internet connectivity and creativity.

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  26. who wouldn't feel better after seeing so many beautiful things...

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  27. Sorry to hear you have been through a bad spell. You chose just the right path to get you through it, though.

    The best to you, Tammie, and keep on snapping your beautiful photos.

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  28. Oh Tammie those photos are so beautiful and uplifting.

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  29. Dear Tammy,
    The way of the human experience can be so very sad. I understand. Often I go to the garden and talk with the bees. When I am with the birds, the butterflies, the dragonflies and the plants I feel connected. I know "this too shall pass."
    Your photographs bring peace. Thank you. I am enjoying the sounds of summer.
    Sherry

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  30. These wonderful shots are making me feel better after a long tiring day. I'm glad that you are feeling better. I always find nature brings me up out the the dumps where I sometimes reside.

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  31. Nature heals. Beautifully. So do your words.

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  32. like everybody said n off course it's absolutely true too ... nature is a great spirit healer - i too love nature at that extend that it can help lift up my soul when i m deppressed (even the graden plant is enough !!)

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  33. Lovely photos - the details in the leaf image are so wonderful!

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  34. So true how nature and creativity can help us heal. Praying for your comfort and continued healing. Sorry you have been struggling so much. Gorgeous images...

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  35. Always love your water drops on green blades. Exquisite.

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  36. You can't be sad for long in the company of trees - just beautiful photos as always Tammie.

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  37. Nature really is a healing force. Hope all is trending toward beautiful and peaceful thoughts. Lovely photos and prose. ~ Angela

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  38. Tammie,
    This is a very sensitive and beautiful post. Nature is a great healer and being close to trees or plants does release so much tension and emotional worry.
    As always you touch peoples hearts with your lovely photos and words.
    You are in my thoughts, sweet friend.
    Hugs,
    Jo.x

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  39. Tammie,
    Sending you love and hugs my dear friend. I am so glad that nature was there to wrap you in her lush warm embrace and absorb your sadness, filling that space with peace and beauty.

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  40. Tammie,

    the deepests wounds heal in the woods (for me)

    thanks
    thanks
    thanks

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  41. every drop looks so lively!

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  42. Thanks Tammie, visiting your blog always lifts my spirits and brings me back to a sense of wonder and awe at the beauty of our world.

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  43. I agree...even looking at the photos and imagining them in reality makes me feel better:)

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  44. Nature is truly a balm, Tammie. Your photos and words always uplift us - allow yourself to feel uplifted, too. I'm wondering about he flower, of course - do you know its name?

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie