Nature can teach us tolerance and acceptance:

Natures landscape, flora and fauna can model balance, being out of balance, assertiveness and receptivity.  As you study the nature of these features you can integrate this understanding in to your  relationships.  It will increase your skill of  holding more views other and just your own and expand your levels of tolerance.    For example:

  • Imagine the symbol that has come to represent the flow of energy as mirrored in Nature.

 

Yin - Yand

Yin – Yang

  •  Now here are some pictures of  Willows Beach to show Yin and Yang energies in Natures Landscape:

 

If you walked along the beach during this storm,  would you be afraid of intense confrontation of the wind?  I would imagine that you would meet the wind and rain with a resilience to stop from being blown off course.  The second picture would be a completely different experience.  It would be one of peace and a calming influence.

Take these two pictures and think about a time that you felt these two different types of experiences with a friend, boss, co-worker, child, parent or lover.  Did you stay free from the fear of conflict and walk through the intense energy with resilience and without taking it on?  The resilience you experienced in the storm can be experienced at these times when you discover it is about them, not you.  Nature teaches you an inner language that will increase your perceptive nature

My point in sharing this example is that it may be easier to be in our human relationships if we explore and learn from nature. Working with an Asian Teen I learned that they verbally compared me to the inside of a peeled banana. This reference was to my color of skin.  Another way of identifying their experience of people was putting them  in two categories; round and square.  How would you describe a round and square personality type?

Nature has been interpreted by many cultures and has modeled patterns that continue to define our evolution of intellect.  Science, math and geometry are a few examples. Now a need has become obvious for reacquainting our culture with nature in a personal and interesting way.  Remembering the relevance of nature as a mentor may resolve many universal unmet needs.

Enjoy reviewing  the shapes of the five elements in nature, learning to view plants, minerals and fauna as a way to connect to inner feelings and have fun with sharing their language in your connections with others.  One way would be in your messages to others through gifts!

 


 by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Green Behavior Programs grounded in ‘Nature as Nurturer’

 

Daisy

Daisey

Daisy

Floriography – Simplicity – Language of the Flowers

Symbolizes:  Metal, Earth, Wood & Fire –

Nurtures:  Bees, Butterfly’s, Hummingbirds,  and Humans (Carefree and light-heartedness influence)

Represents:  Playfulness, Freedom, Light-heartedness, Strength & Fun


This is the plant that will visually connect one to their child like nature.  The child that was rough, tumble and carefree.  It will increase spontaneity in a simple and carefree way.

 


Representation in three of the 9 life areas:

  • Financial – strong, simple & willing to gamble
  • Fame – not to serious in social situations, fun-loving
  • Relationship – care free and easy-going in relationships

Read More on their Medicinal Uses


 Companion Mineral

Citrine

Citrine

  • Warmth, Joy, Spring Time

 

Copyright 2014 – Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

 

North American Wildflower: Firecracker (Lysimachia ciliata)

North American Wildflower - Firecraker

North American Wildflower – Firecracker

Symbolizes the elements:  Wood, Fire, Earth, Water

Nurtures:  Bees, Butterfly’s, Hummingbirds,  and Humans (Visual pleasure and  grounding influence)

Represents: heart & earth


Perfect garden plant for grounding and connecting heart to earth that expands empathy and compassion.



One could say this wildflower represents being drawn into one’s felt sensations while experiencing a growing connection to nature that increases being presence (being present in the moment).

  • Yellow blossoms, Burgundy leaves and stems –  Leave & Stems are a balance of wood & fire that creates earth, the flower.  Represents growth of grounded heart – empathy & compassion.
  • Petaled  Flowers  – yellow flowers on burgundy is a contrast and standing out from the rest is a surprising way.

 

Representation in three of the 9 life areas:

  • Financial – grounded, holding on to wealth
  • Fame – grounded, empathetic and trustworthy
  • Relationship – grounded emotions and inner beauty

 

Companion Minerals

Yellow Jasper

Yellow Jasper

 

  • Nurturer, protector,  blocks electromagnetic waves
  • Associated with balancing emotions

 Copyright 2014 – Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

 

Begonia – Crackling Fire Red

Begonia - Crackling Fire Red

Begonia – Crackling Fire Red

Symbolizes the elements:  Fire

Nurtures:  Bees, Butterfly’s, Hummingbirds, ladybugs and Humans (Visual pleasure and  motivating influence)

Represents: Motivation, Sparks new projects, Completing old projects


Perfect garden plant for increasing metabolism, sparking new interest and the passion of creativity, motivator to finish standing projects



 One could say the blossoms of this begonia are like stars!  It stimulates creative growth and higher learning.

  • Red blossoms, leaves and stems – Jump-starts new growth and rekindles action in stagnant areas of ones lifestyle.  It      ignites creativity, action and realization.
  • Dangling Flowers – Fiery Action, Fellowship, Charm, Fire light

 

Representation in three of the 9 life areas:

  • Financial –  Starts a fire in wealth areas
  • Fame – Inspiration and Jump-starts beginnings and endings
  • Relationship – Starts a fire in relationships
*Remember the begonia will jump-start other areas, yet too much creates over doing it!

 

Companion Minerals

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

  • Attainment, Wisdom, Learning
  •  Associated with realization

 Copyright 2014 – Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Fushia – ‘Double Otto’

Symbolizes the elements:  Fire, Water & Wood

Nurtures:  Bees, Butterfly’s, Hummingbirds and Humans (Visual pleasure and passionate influence)

Represents:  Acceptance of one’s inner passion, intimacy and loving connection to root source


Perfect garden plant for increasing inner passion, sensuality and sexuality


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 One could say the blossoms of this fushia stimulates earthy, grounded passion and would either bring out or heighten this quality.  If one’s passion and intimacy was too airy, flighty or mental one might benefit from the quality of this fushia.

  •  Deep Purple & Red Blossoms – Personal Identification with igniting inner flame: Beauty, Sensuality, Sexuality
  •  Dangling Flowers Gentleness, delicate hanging fruit

 

Representation in three of the 9 life areas:

  • Financial –  Draws passionate investors and creates attitude of taking chances
  • Fame – Passion, Motivator, Strong Leadership
  • Relationship – Draws relationships, ignites passion
*Remember there is a potential of too much and too much of anything creates the opposite effect!

 

Companion Minerals

Rubies

Rubies

Rubies and Garnets

  • Enhances Relationships
  •  Associated with fire

 Copyright 2014 – Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000