There’s a soft earthy path which winds away into the wild woods. We can walk together along its soft curves, deeper and deeper into the trees. Here we can escape our worried thoughts, moving closer and closer into a vibrant awareness of the sensory world around us. We can escape our busy minds and chose to reconnect with the stillness and truth of our bodies.
Our skin feels the warm touch of sunlight, and cool patches of shadow, drifting beneath the trees. While birdsong enchants our ears with its layers of sweet notes, spilling down from hidden branches. If we allow ourselves, our whole awareness can rest on these beautiful sensations, leaving no room for thinking and its troubled circles.
Everything around us is infused with fresh lime green light, filtered by the baby beach leaves overhead. Even the waves of sound from the outside world, feel fresh and soft in the heart of the wild woods.
Between the ferns, the tinkle of bluebells calls us ever deeper into nature, and into our senses. Blue bells filled with light, swaying in a soft spring breeze, help us escape from everyday thoughts and distractions. If you listen you will hear the tune, calling us away from the distractions of the world, and back into connection with the earth.
Waves of flowers are waiting to break on the soft woodland banks, like spears of blue asparagus. Life is awakening in the wild woods, and we can choose to hear its call and awaken too, escaping from the sleep of a disconnected life. Our bodies are the best routes back to ourselves, and the feeling of being alive in this moment. Will you follow me, and escape back to yourself, deep within the heart of spring?
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