Nature’s Wisdom: Know thyself
In this New Year, I decided to change things around and rename my series. This new name allows me to write about the clarity that Nature has of herself.
With the start of the new year, I hear that people wish for change, Mother Nature’s wisdom shows us where to start.
For this article, I will be writing about Nature as a representation of all natural plants and animal life and the storm as being external to Nature.
I live in an area where Nature is very present and snow is part of the winter decor and necessary to the local economy. At present Mother Nature is suffering due to very strange weather for this time of year. The past weather patterns are not helpful in predicting the future weather and we are left with uncertainty and hope that things will be ok but Nature still shares her wisdom even in times of change, difficulties and storms.
Nature shows us that a deep knowing of Self can get us through changes, shifts, storms and transition. External components are not of her doing and they come with many aspects: cold, rain, sleet, wind, lightning and more. Like us, Mother Nature is tested in her capacity to ‘Know thyself’
What gets her through these shifts, changes and storms is her deep knowing of who she is, those hidden parts of her identity that hold the secrets that are hers to hold. The external storm doesn’t matter; she needs to reveal the internal ways, her true identity, and her hidden secrets. She doesn’t rely on how she dealt with past storms and transition. She sheds and releases all that is taking away from her capacity to connect to herself and her identity to reveal all that she is. Nature concentrates on her own requirements for growth. She doesn’t get caught in trying to do something that is not hers to do. So in other words, at the moment Nature puts all her efforts in staying dormant during the Winter months, she puts no effort in trying to grow leaves, or have rivers flowing.
During times of transition, changes and storms, Nature surrenders. Surrendering everything is a display of courage and wisdom. The storm is out of her control; she can do nothing about it but let it pass. By knowing herself and trusting who she is, Mother Nature can reveal her strength and her capacity to adapt and grow through great adversity.
Knowing and trusting that no matter how bad the storm, Nature’s secrets and hidden ways are contained in its core and its capacity to ground itself and weather the ‘storm’. With time and its deep capacity to connect with what is left behind or what survived the transformation, the change or the storm, Nature reveals its true self. She just has to wait, be patient, know and trust herself to recognize the signs of growth that will surface on the other side of this storm.
Like Nature, we contain everything within ourselves, we have genuine possibilities of achieving growth, splendor, expansion and unity if we allow ourselves to gain the clarity of knowing who we are. Living through these external storms only serve to reveal even more the core of who we truly are. We are not our issues; we are the strength that develops from facing what the world puts in our path to revealing who we truly are. Know thyself.
About Nicole Levac:
Nicole is a personal transformation guide. She overcame a background of shame, abuse, poverty and so much more. Her capacity to see her journey as stepping stones to discovering who she is along with her years of study in the world of energy, business and various self help books and online training as well as the years of accompanying her clients has helped her to develop a program that can help you to find who you are underneath all the ‘situations’ that you are facing in your life. Don’t let the situation define you. Define and Reveal yourself BECAUSE of the situation.