I just arrived back in Mexico where I spend my winters. After 9 months of bebopping around from place to place, circle to circle, I have landed for the next 3 months in a place I think of fondly as my winter home. I come her to replenish and remember my truest essence.
I know, from past years, that when I first arrive it takes me a good few days to really land and feel truly here. One of the awarenesses I have is that I feel like an outsider looking in somehow. Though I love and appreciate the beauty of the natural world here, it’s why I come back year after year, I still feel separate from it at first. I’m awoken to the reality that I’m usually walking through life armoured against and away from my immediate environment. I don’t notice it until I come back here. At first I watch the roll of the waves, the blending colors of the sunset, the swooping of the pelicans, instead of merge with these natural wonders and become their enchantedness.
A few days from now I know the boundaries of our separateness will be blurred and I’ll be remembering with my whole being, body, self and soul, our oneness.
I’m passionate that all beings know that one-ness, not just with our mind, but as a visceral experience, a delicious savoring of the present moment’s sensual delights. A melting open that softens our separateness and weaves our web of connectedness. I believe that we need to savor our beautiful natural world in order to see her flourish, instead of seek to save her which is a domineering objectification, a separation that defeats the purpose entirely.
So please start savoring instead of saving! Just as I re-discover the richness of savoring each year anew to replenish my own wholeness, I know we can support the earths wholeness in the same way.
Leela Francis is an Embodiment Expert. She helps women dance their power and rock the world with their passion for life.