Alchemy in Nature

Fungi-log

This photo was taken two years ago. And it really does remind me of the magic and alchemy that exist in nature. Where fungi such as these are continually transforming dead wood, rotting matter and decay into nutrient rich soil to support fresh, new growth and vibrant life. Without this, where would be right now?..

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No lotus, no mud

Lotus

The lotus is a beautiful flower that grows out of the mud. Without the mud there would be no flower. It seems there’s plenty of ‘mud’ in the world right now. But the mud and the lotus are both organic and ever changing, as are we. We can unconsciously choose to get stuck in the..

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Change is in the Air

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Can you smell it? Autumn that is. There’s something about the arrival of Autumn, making itself known in magical ways. The abundance of acorns and chestnuts on the ground, the nights drawing in or the rutting of wild deer. And there’s a distinct scent in the air too….whether from wood burning fires, or the earthy..

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Effort or Ease

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How is it that we sometimes make things more difficult than they need to be? Have you ever found yourself spending way too long trying to work something out, find a solution, or get it just right? Or maybe you procrastinate before starting something, hesitate before saying something or over complicate when actually there might..

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What lies beneath?

Mushrooms

Fungi are fascinating. Did you know for instance that a Parasol mushroom can grow to the size of a saucer? There are actually hundreds of varieties of Fungi. And all are important both for biodiversity and for the large number of plants that depend on them to supply nutrients to their roots. But the mushrooms..

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Day 13 #30giftsfromnature

Today’s gift is Wonder This morning, as I was wondering whether I had time to venture into nature, one of my calls was magically postponed :) So I went for a walk, wandering in the outdoors and enjoying the fresh air, expansiveness and freedom. And in nature, there is so much to behold, so much..

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Day 12 #30giftsfromnature

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Today’s gift is Structure On my walk this morning I couldn’t help noticing the variety of different structures that exist in nature. An intricate spider’s web, the form of a plant, the shape of a pine cone….in fact, did you know that a pine cone always has 8 clockwise spirals and 13 anti clockwise spirals?..

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Day 11 #30giftsfromnature

Today’s gift is Abundance. Nature is inherently abundant. When we go into nature and take a look around we can notice the abundance of wildlife or plant life or perhaps the rich variety of sights and sounds. And in it’s natural state Nature is a finely balanced, self sustaining ecosystem. We too are part of..

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Day 10 #30giftsfromnature

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Today’s gift is Power. By power, I don’t mean force. I mean harnessing your natural power and creating results with less effort, more ease. Too often, we can fall into the trap of believing that being powerful means being forceful. And that to get something done we need to push, force or manipulate. Yet when..

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Day 9 #30giftsfromnature

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Today’s gift is Beauty. True beauty can prompt us to stop and pause for a moment, captivated in a state of awe and wonder. And in this special moment, not only does it lift our spirits and benefit our well being, it also allows us to experience life beyond our everyday thinking and perceptions. We..

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