A True Relationship with Nature

Even though I grew up as a city girl, from a young age there was always an intimacy I felt with nature. Nature was not something that was needed, but every time I connected with it, I felt a return to myself that was pure, simple and very lovely. Most of my adult years have been spent in a concrete jungle. When life became intense, nature was a place where I would go walking and ponder. It was a reminder of the spaciousness that I felt within, so I could simply relax and be myself. A few years ago, due to not wanting to face some deep hurts, I threw myself into a journey of  soul-searching, though ironically I did not turn to my soul, but instead looked outside of myself. Nature became my focus and where my answers were sought. I had a need within me to be protected, to be confirmed, to be blessed and to be met by nature – and therefore nature became something much grander than myself. Instantly, the equality with nature I felt as a child vanished. When I looked outside to nature for my answers, I was constantly reconfirming the belief that I don’t know: not only did that feel untrue, it left me feeling disempowered. As a result of feeling disempowered, recognition was constantly needed, thinking it would bring me closer to the power that we are.

This power was simply a feeling within myself of interconnectedness with everything; something that I could always feel strongly inside but hadn’t yet truly brought forth. I chose to believe there is recognition when we are ‘chosen’ by nature, and being bitten by a venomous snake whilst pregnant was my proof that I held a place in nature. It was believed in certain shamanic traditions that it is the living through natural disasters that actually gives one proof of having a place in nature – for example, some shamans are ‘chosen’ when they have been struck by lightning and lived.

However, being bitten by a snake did not allow me to feel once that I was powerful, in-truth it only left me feeling extremely powerless. Even though I could feel my choice of seeking recognition so as to not feel the discomfort of choosing and living this way, I continued to ignore my feelings and to remain arrogant until the traumas in my life forced me to stop and wake up. Nature had become this grandiosity that was much greater than me and was supposed to protect me. I had to look up to it – after all, I sang to the moon on full moon nights and danced to every rising sun. Despite this, I always felt lesser in comparison with it. There was almost a comfort felt in labelling nature as something so immensely grandiose that I had no power over, because then I would not have to take responsibility for a lot of things. When natural disasters happened, they were something that just happened without my control, and when something happened personally in my life, it was nature that I consulted before I reflected on self-responsibility. But how was the comfort of remaining in arrogance and ignorance truly assisting me? I looked for signs everywhere in nature – mountains became masters that I would speak with and wait for replies; leaves and lakes were ‘read’ – but this was mostly done with an expectation of what I would like to hear, and therefore the answers were not true.

Ignoring my feelings kept me locked up in the unknowingness of what is true. It was never really my responsibility but someone else’s, or the universe’s unfathomable ways that were incomprehensible to someone like myself. How I chose to live was constantly re-confirming the belief that I had no power in understanding what was going on around me.

What eventually changed for me was the realisation that the harmony I know within myself and that I see reflected constantly in nature, is not what I am feeling or seeing in daily life. For example, in the breathtaking presence of nature and in traditions that honor nature, human relations can still exhibit cruelty; allowing myself to truly feel this realisation was more painful than any drama that had happened. I could no longer carry on life this way. In essence, I stopped, or more accurately, my body forced me to stop looking everywhere outside for my answers. In the fragile state that my body was in, I literally had to stop and take stock of what had been going on in my life, and in my body.

What I then felt was that I was living in a constantly anxious state of wanting and seeking answers, so I chose to not perpetuate this disharmony anymore by taking back the responsibility for my life. I was inspired by Serge Benhayon presenting in a Universal Medicine retreat in 2013 to return to self-responsibility and commitment to life and gradually I began to feel a pervading harmony that simply came from within.

Nature has never stopped reflecting to me its sheer beauty, harmony and a love that is true. I have never stopped feeling this, with the knowing that what I am seeing is a reflection of what I know I am within. This was deeply felt when the need to look outside for answers and recognition was dropped.

I still love to look at and photograph the skies and clouds, but now every time I am touched by a beauty so deep there is an appreciation for nature in confirming the equal beauty and power that is simply the essence of us all. When the shutter is pressed I am taking a picture that is in confirmation of a true relationship with nature. We are so truly glorious that the skies cannot but reflect that back to us—when lived, we are the blessing that we see.

By Adele Leung, Image Director, Hong Kong

Further Reading:
The Magic of Nature the Magic of God and Me

644 thoughts on “A True Relationship with Nature

  1. There is something truly beautiful and supportive about being in nature, and as I walk through nature I feel that I am at one with it and often there is a reflection within nature that I need to pay attention to in my own life.

  2. It is very stilling when one stops and accepts the grandness we are. Just like nature we expand and hold space. The beauty of such can only be felt through choice. Not knowing or believing that we have a choice is the only barrier to living our grandness.

  3. “It was a reminder of the spaciousness that I felt within, so I could simply relax and be myself.” – I can certainly relate to this! How beautiful it is to re-connect with that feeling of spaciousness inside and around us; it’s easy to get caught up in life and feel compressed and stressed but it’s also always possible for us to let that stress go and re-connect with the space that is eternally around and within us.

    1. And when we get caught up in life and get stressed, it’s easy to forget that the spaciousness is always there within us. It never goes away. All we need to do is stop and stay still for long enough to feel beneath the tension and the stress.

  4. I started to really appreciate nature and to value nature as the Magic of God when I got inspired to do so by Serge Benhayon ‘…. I am touched by a beauty so deep there is an appreciation for nature in confirming the equal beauty and power that is simply the essence of us all.’ By reading your blog I could feel I can take my appreciation for nature and thus myself deeper and not take it for granted which most of the times I do not but there are times in my life I dismiss this reflection to not feel my own grandness.

  5. Absolutely Adele. The beauty we see in a incredible sunset or picturesque scene is not just the appearance of what we see, but there is a symbolic link communicating back to us everything we need to see. Better than a brilliant lecture in the most awarded University nature shares wisdom with us effortlessly. It’s a great reminder if ever we needed it, that we are born and all given universal understanding.

  6. There is a lot in this world we live in that is not true, not loving or supportive at all. We can continually react to this, and seek relief in the nature around us – as if to say ‘thank God there’s no people who can touch me here’. Or we can see it as a reminder that we naturally divine, grand and expensive like any sunrise, we can reconfigure the parts that aren’t loving in life just by reconnecting and moving with this natural wisdom and light. Thank you Adele, for this loving reminder here.

  7. I think the simplicity that you have come to now is beautiful Adele – how you can recognise your own worth and innate access to wisdom that is within us all equally and how we each have a responsibility to not undermine ourselves nor dismiss the difference that we each make. And with that we can truly appreciate nature for the reflection it brings and not as something to hide in or need identification from.

  8. The responsibility I feel every day is to commit to life and commit to people, very simply so, everything that takes me away from this commitment I will have to be aware of.

  9. It is truly stunning to come to a place after so much searching where you realize you possess everything within your were ever searching for outside and that all the beauty you see you know you are.

  10. Nature is a reflection for us to learn from, but not to lead us, as it only communicates the grandness it is. Showing us that we are much more.

  11. Nature is one of our greatest teacher of life, it reflects to us the power of stillness and the vastness and grandness of who we truly are.

  12. “I threw myself into a journey of soul-searching, though ironically I did not turn to my soul, but instead looked outside of myself. Nature became my focus and where my answers were sought. ” I can so relate Adele. When deeply unhappy I would go for long walks and look to nature – outside of me – to console me. Since discovering Universal Medicine I still love to walk in nature, but I know to look within me not outside of myself for answers. Giving our power away to somebody or something outside of us does not serve in the long run.

  13. I am sure many people can relate to giving their power away to nature, what you have expressed here in your blog Adele is all about true empowerment. The magnificence we see in nature is but a reflection of our true selves.

  14. ‘…every time I am touched by a beauty so deep there is an appreciation for nature in confirming the equal beauty and power that is simply the essence of us all.’ Nature for me is just that, a confirmation that what I actually see and feel, is but a fraction of the glory and beauty in each one of us.

  15. “Nature was not something that was needed, but every time I connected with it, I felt a return to myself that was pure, simple and very lovely.” I agree Adele, when we connect with the reflection from nature we feel the same equality, harmony and beauty within ourselves. It provides an opportunity to deepen our awareness and our connection to our true inner wisdom and that it is possible to reflect this as our natural way of being.

  16. ‘Every time I am touched by a beauty so deep there is an appreciation for nature in confirming the equal beauty and power that is simply the essence of us all.’ Beautifully said Adele.

  17. Nature is powerful Adele there is no question about that, but nothing is more powerful than who we are in our essence, and nothing grander. Understanding and being able to feel that in myself, has changed forever the way I see the world and any desires, hankerings or need to ‘go see places’.

  18. Loved the depth in which you are describing how you were giving your power away to nature. And to find that power back into yourself and realizing that the way you were dealing with nature, according to some ‘traditions’, was disempowering shows your willingness to deeply look into what is going on. Inspiring Adele, your writings are a gift to the world.

  19. Nature for me is always a great, and sometimes confronting reflection of where I am with myself. When I am in awe by its beauty that I know I am connected to my essence. And why I don’t see it, I know I have to stop and back to me.

  20. Great reading Adele. I have given my power to nature as well, thinking that when I am off in my life nature was the only thing that could bring me back to me. It is a lie, yes nature can support us re-connect back to us, but is never bigger, it is a reflection of who we are.

  21. When I look to the sky, hills and green pastures feeling connected to myself and enjoying being with me, I cannot but feel a part of it. Even though I see the images there in front of me I get a sense of the images coming into me through my eyes. I feel at one with everything.

  22. We have made nature grander than us, tried to harness/control it and many times over got stricken and defeated by it, we have sought comfort and healing from it, and we have trashed it – the relationships we as a species have been having with nature really exposes how we have not accepted the grandness of who we truly are in essence, as an equally Divine component of God’s design.

  23. This is a beautiful reminder Adele. To recognise the magnificence of Nature but at the same time knowing we are just as magnificent and that the answer will always lie within ourselves.

  24. Interesting to read, and I know by experience, that we are able to measure ourselves to nature and with that dismissing that nature is a reflection to us to learn and grow from. While we think we are so intelligent how is it possible that we forget that nature is a way to connect to who we truly are and is a reflection of the universe here on earth. The harmony and order that is reflected is also in us as we belong to that grander whole, the intelligence of nature and of the universe.

  25. We have been given such beauty, such grace, such magnificence. Nature reflects this in its varying world wide landscapes and views. What an awesome reminder of the Love that we truly are.

  26. Awesome blog…..nature constantly reflects back to us, the grandness that we all are in essence, and can also be an awesome reflection, when we are not being that grandness, that is so innately within us all.

  27. Nature reflects constantly it’s stillness, commitment, new life and love – free of judgement and expectation. Nature just is and we are blessed that we need do nothing but be present and feel its healing power..

  28. ‘We are so truly glorious that the skies cannot but reflect that back to us—when lived, we are the blessing that we see’ and appreciating this blessing is something that is becoming an increasingly integral part of my life and this supports my trust in myself that I have the answers that I spent so many years seeking outside of myself for.

  29. I too evaded ‘self-responsibility and commitment to life’ for many years but inspired by hearing Serge Benhayon present I started to make different choices and one of the joys of this has been how the harmony I am increasingly experiencing is reflected back to me in nature.

  30. Beautiful, beautiful blog Adele, thank you. ‘When I looked outside to nature for my answers, I was constantly reconfirming the belief that I don’t know’ this stood out for me. It is so true, this applies to pretty much everything, whenever we look outside ourselves for answers it disempowers us because in truth we hold all the answers within us already.

  31. Beautifully said Adele, “there is an appreciation for nature in confirming the equal beauty and power that is simply the essence of us all”. Nature is our teacher in reflecting back to us who we truly are and it will never stop doing that until we all have chosen to return to that inner essence we all equally have living inside of us.

  32. Thank you Adele for a beautiful blog, I too would go to nature with my troubles looking for something outside of me for healing, now I know that my healing comes from within me. ” We are so truly glorious that the skies cannot but reflect that back to us—when lived, we are the blessing that we see.”

  33. Rather than seeing nature as something grander than ourselves it feels important to see ourselves as a vital and equal part of nature, or of the whole might be a clearer way of putting it because nature too is a part of the same whole, the same oneness.

  34. I can relate to feeling less than nature and to looking to it for my solace, comfort and answers. All this searching and asking left me feeling totally empty when I left nature to return to the city. Serge Benhayon was the first person to present to me that nature is but a reflection of the glory of who we truly are. It is a reminder, a message from God to help us to remember the magnificence of a true being. Now I see nature all around me – even in the middle of London. It is constantly communicating to us – offering us a true reflection of ourselves.

  35. “What I then felt was that I was living in a constantly anxious state of wanting and seeking answers, so I chose to not perpetuate this disharmony anymore by taking back the responsibility for my life”, what a blessing Adele for you to come to this realisation which was enough to change your life forever. Knowing our place in line with nature and the Universe is a real gift.

  36. Beautifully expressed Adele, I also used to escape to nature to fulfill me in someway, I know longer need this anymore and can just enjoy the magnificence and beauty that nature is constantly offering us.

  37. For many years I used nature to escape to in order to feel better as I was always looking outside myself for answers. Now I have come to appreciate the reflection that nature brings and in walking and moving in connection with my body I feel and enjoy nature as a true reflection of the beauty I feel within my essence and our interconnectedness with everything as a whole.

  38. We cannot give our power away to anyone or anything. It simply does not work and in fact is very harming. The only true way to live is to look within for answers. They are all there and it is just a matter of reconnecting with our true selves to find the answers we are all looking for.

  39. Wow to feel the beauty all around me and to know that beauty and divinity is within is so confirming and something I definitely do not do enough of.

  40. Nature is constantly presenting to us the love that is there for us all to return to, that is all that nature is about and we can call the magic of God as when we open up to this way of living love becomes magical and connected to a divine order.

  41. It is really amazing what nature reflects to us from the smallest ameba to the furthest universe. What you have expressed here Adele sums it up perfectly;
    “Nature has never stopped reflecting to me its sheer beauty, harmony and a love that is true. I have never stopped feeling this, with the knowing that what I am seeing is a reflection of what I know I am within”.

  42. Anytime we look outside ourselves to find the answers we are dismissing the beauty and knowing that we have innately within.

  43. When we search outside ourselves for all that already lies within we completely disconnect from our true power, our innermost.

  44. We capture a stunning sunset, we are captivated by a cloud, and touched deeply by the stature of a age old tree, but isn’t it time we celebrated and appreciate our true nature, our delicacy our power, our stillness, our grace? Wow what a wild-life we would see if we all embraced the divinity we are. Thank you Adele for offering us this nature tour.

  45. From your sharing here Adele it’s very apparent what the difference is between giving our power away to nature and anything outside of us as opposed to simply seeing the reflections that nature in her beauty and glory is offering us. It is these messages from these reflections that would serve us to learn to read and understand.

  46. “We are so truly glorious that the skies cannot but reflect that back to us—when lived, we are the blessing that we see.” Most beautifully said. Thank you Adele.

  47. It is funny how we can be so fascinated with nature but still see it in a way that is segregated and apart. We focus on ‘that flower’ ‘that animal’ or the cloud or sunset that catches our eye. Yet there is such a grander picture to the beauty that lives in how each and every thing is there and why. I wonder do we live segregated in ourselves? or do we value cherish and deeply know that we are connected in every way and that the ‘magic of god’ is not just in the thing we say, but in each and every single move we take – for God knows they all relate back to truth.

  48. Nature is a beautiful reflection of what we truly are, I have always felt a connection with it. But now can truly see what it is meant for, it reflects us the grandness of who we are, and all other qualities we have naturally. The consistency of a flower blooming every year for example, never holding back and going with the cycle that the world is constantly in, as are we.

  49. A great wake-up call to check our equality with Nature and not place ourselves the lesser in grandness. It’s prompted me to take more notice of when I go beyond wonder and joy when I’m out walking in Nature, unwittingly giving my power away to its majesty and completely dishonouring my equalness in the process.

  50. Thank you Adele for a really beautiful blog about your love of nature and finding this love and glory within yourself. I went through life looking to nature to fill a need that was in me, when all the time what I needed was to connect to the deep love that was within me all along.

  51. This is a great blog Adele illustrating how easy it is to lose ourselves by getting preoccupied with looking outside ourselves for external forces, solutions and old traditions no longer relevant in todays world – which only serve to take us even further away from ourselves and prevents us building a true relationship with ourselves and thus a true relationship with others and the world around us.

  52. Thank you Adele. I can see that there is a very clear link between true relationship and responsibility and it applies to our relationships with nature, people and everything else equally.

  53. ‘We are so truly glorious that the skies cannot but reflect that back to us—when lived, we are the blessing that we see.’ I love this feeling of absolute at oneness that there is in and with nature and all it’s glory, all our glory. It is palpable, it is alive it is real and it is true.

  54. “Nature has never stopped reflecting to me its sheer beauty, harmony and a love that is true.”
    I feel and appreciate this as well, Adele. In nature we find great reflections and messages from God -we just need to be open to them.

  55. Thank you for such a beautiful sharing Adele – a loving reminder that we can never find wha we are seeking outside of ourselves when all that we are is already within. “We are so truly glorious that the skies cannot but reflect that back to us—when lived, we are the blessing that we see.”

  56. Nature can be very nurturing to feel again the connection with God and within ourselves.
    When we get caught up in the daily worries we feel again what it is really about. Today when I was walking outside I could feel that basically it is not me walking forward but the pictures of nature comes to me. From there I realized deeper that it is all pictures we create during our day which reveal something to us. It is what we magnify is what returns to us. If we see beauty in the nature it is because we connect back to the beauty within ourselves.

  57. When we no longer seek to get something out of nature, our relationship with it becomes about the confirmation of the beauty that is there right inside of us and we are open to seeing the Magic of God reflected through nature all around us.

  58. For me Adele, when I doubted myself I looked to others for answers, also seeking outside of myself. So for me I could replace the word “Nature” with “People”. In seeing myself as less then I lost the connection to my essence, my innate beauty which is in fact what was constantly being reflected back at me from others. So to rephrase you quote:

    “[People have] never stopped reflecting to me [their] sheer beauty, harmony and a love that is true. I have never stopped feeling this, with the knowing that what I am seeing is a reflection of what I know I am within. This was deeply felt when the need to look outside for answers and recognition was dropped.”

  59. Beautifully written and shared Adele and I thank you! I like to spend some time each day in nature even if it is my own back yard, the peace and love from watching butterflies and birds and many other visitors that I have is so uplifting and clears the mind and opens the Heart.

  60. There is so much being communicated in nature all of the time – all we need is to be present and the reflection is there.

  61. There is magic all around us all the time… We simply need the eyes to be able to see, and so we need our eyes to be connected to our hearts so that the veil is lifted and we are able to see what is truly there.

  62. I have been recently reconnecting with the amazing beauty nature reflects which at times when truly honest and true-full, can also be challenging to feel too simply because just like nature can reflect a beauty that confirms what we are already choosing to live, it can also equally reflect the fact that we may not be living such beauty.

  63. I love to see an amazing sunset in glorious colours as a reminder to myself to confirm the beauty and power that is simply the essence of us all. It is a beautiful reflection for us all to feel the we are equal to that.

  64. Adele, I enjoyed reading your blog, I too have always loved being amongst nature. My relationship with nature completely changed when I met Serge Benhayon who presented that the whole of nature is a reflection of our own grandness and the magic of God that is reflected to us through nature when we are open to seeing it. This brought a whole new depth and joy of connection and appreciation of the interconnectedness we all are from.

  65. Adele- what a great blog this is to deconstruct some aspects of shamanism and looking outside of ourselves to nature’s wonder to bring fulfillment. At times I still find it incredible that the beauty I see in nature is equally within me but instead of being in awe at nature I am in awe of the beauty I have within even if I am yet to accept it in full.

  66. Nature also gives me the opportunity to have some space, for which I am very grateful, and I know that this space has a purpose, that with it I must return to life and be equally as unimposing.

  67. Adele, you’re really shown how anything not matter how beautiful and God given can be used as a prop for us to avoid what we do know and the steps we need to take, in other words to avoid our responsibility and the power that we all are. Nature is there to confirm and reflect that not as a place to distract and avoid it, and while we can try to treat it in this way, ultimately it doesn’t work. We are all equals parts of God and one piece us, using another to avoid expressing isn’t it – I love how you describe that picture at the end, it’s a confirmation of the beauty of nature while feeling and knowing your own beauty and power.

  68. Nature is beautiful in all its facets, but not more beautiful than we are. It is a continuous reflection of our own connection with god.

  69. Thank you for this statement: “We are so truly glorious that the skies cannot but reflect that back to us—when lived, we are the blessing that we see.” It is great to hear this from somebody who has had such a different belief system about the role nature plays in our lives and it is awesome to understand and realise how truly confirming nature is.

  70. What I picked up from your blog, Adele, was how shallow or insubstantial are the beliefs of so many shamanic traditions in the way they encourage the followers to see Nature as something to be worshipped, and the disrespect of seeing Nature’s true power as something to be harnessed in support of personal gain and personal answers.
    My truth is that Nature reflects to us who we are – In Truth, In Harmony: it has no need for us to dance to it and engage in any prescribed rituals like moon dances or whatever. It simply reflects and holds us as equal to itself.

  71. Thank you Adele for a beautiful blog, I love these words, “every time I am touched by a beauty so deep there is an appreciation for nature in confirming the equal beauty and power that is simply the essence of us all.’

    1. Yes Jill, that’s s a stand out for me … as nature reflects my stillness and the simplicity of my inner essence, nothing required but to appreciate nature and the glorious reflection offered.

  72. This is so lovely Adele, and I really had to stop and re-read a couple of strong points within the piece. When you shared that you saw nature as something “immensely grandiose” and something you has “no power over” I really feel how much I have done the same and have almost been in fear of nature and its largeness and its atrocities. But it is not to be feared. It is actually the opposite, it is to be celebrated. As you also share it is all working within the harmony of the universe and it is designed to bring balance to the world.

  73. ‘When lived we are the blessing that we see’. This is a great line Adele and so very true. When we are connected to ourselves we can feel and see the beauty and magic in nature. When we are out of sync with ourselves this is also reflected in nature by an ant bite, walking through a cobweb or a bird pooing on your car.

  74. A beautiful reflective blog on nature Adele. – I can relate to having been in total awe of the sunsets, sunrises, blue skies and the spaciousness of nature etc. in the past and always making myself lesser through this. Since attending presentations by Serge Benhayon, I am becoming more aware and, giving myself permission to really feel the confirmation of the innermost grandness and awe-some-ness that I am / we are that nature offers in this reflection. With this there is a spaciousness being felt in every particle of my being.
    Now when I see a beautiful sunrise, sunset or proliferation of colourful blossom, or a single perfumed rose, I know this is a reflection and metaphor of the equal abundance and glory of what is deeply within us all – to be celebrated and appreciated, without giving power away to one being more than the other.
    “Nature has never stopped reflecting to me its sheer beauty, harmony and a love that is true. I have never stopped feeling this, with the knowing that what I am seeing is a reflection of what I know I am within. This was deeply felt when the need to look outside for answers and recognition was dropped”.

  75. “We are so truly glorious that the skies cannot but reflect that back to us—when lived, we are the blessing that we see.”
    I find it a case in point , that depending on how connected we are to ourselves in our inner most state, is the degree to which we may notice / truly see what Nature reflects to us.
    When I feel the most free, joyful , and feeling that I absolutely need nothing, that I am whole and amazing as I am, I often notice, for example, glorious clouds and skies, or simple confirmation of an incredible radiating colourful flower or feel something harmonious in the wind.
    I realise it is actually a feeling you get that comes with the ‘visual’ , that is the confirmation.
    It is because I feel connected deeply to my glory that I am able to read the glory that Nature reflects to me.
    At other times, when I have not felt myself, Nature is just there, like in the background. And I feel empty, nothing.
    The more tuned in to my self I am and to everything around me, the more I am given and able to understand and see…and these can be anywhere and everywhere If I am open and feel my connection to all things and people… comments people make, signs on billboards, incidents that happen around me, behaviours of animals etc.

    The truth is in us, and our willingness to be able to read what is happening.As we peel back the layers of unawareness, we can see more. The biggest thing is to not switch off.

  76. Thank you Adele. The wisdom you share here has allowed me to feel that we miss out on the true messages from God every time we look outside ourselves for the answers. Oh the irony.

    1. Yes Leonne, and this searching outside of ourselves for answers only propagates feelings of dis-empowerment, anxiousness and a further disconnection from ourselves.

  77. “I still love to look at and photograph the skies and clouds, but now every time I am touched by a beauty so deep there is an appreciation for nature in confirming the equal beauty and power that is simply the essence of us all” love this sentence Adele, taking the time to appreciate an amazing sunrise this morning allowed me to feel the beauty of our essence within us all.

  78. Beautiful Adele that is a blog that breaks an old believe that nature is grander than us -wow! I have to say that I love it because it helped to return to stand back on our feet again so to speak instead of thinking that everything outside of us is grander. Your quote said it all: “We are so truly glorious that the skies cannot but reflect that back to us—when lived, we are the blessing that we see.” Yes I agree we have to choose to live this – so let us choose to do so and not wait any longer.

  79. This is gorgeous Adele, and I can related to what you have shared. Nature has always been and offered me a reflection of absolute truth and love living in harmony with all. As a child I always immersed in and marvelled at the wonders of nature and celebrated the oneness that I felt with nature. But over the years I had also separated from this and started to think that the harmony of nature was a way of being that was not possible to live for myself or for humanity. But through the presentations of Serge Benhayon and The Ageless Wisdom Teachings I have also re-discovered and returned to deepening, once again, my relationship with the magic and harmony of nature knowing now that this reflects the magic and harmony within me. As you beautifully said – ‘knowing that what I am seeing is a reflection of what I know I am within.’

  80. Serge Benhayon has inspired me to see and appreciate the Magic of God in nature. The natural world has always been where I have felt most at one with myself and now I am learning to read all the messages that are constantly being communicated to me through nature and the Magic of God.

    1. Me too Mary, I used to need nature to make me feel good. Now I be with nature and appreciate the reflection and messages that are constantly being communicated to confirm and/or support me.

  81. Beautifully expressed Adele, there are many gems in this blog that are worth reflecting on. I especially loved this line – ‘ every time I am touched by a beauty so deep there is an appreciation for nature in confirming the equal beauty and power that is simply the essence of us all.’ – what an awesome reminder for us all.

  82. Beautiful Adele, another claiming of our responsibility, and how much of a blessing true responsibility is. Our beauty is reflected all around us if we choose to accept it’s grandness.

  83. Stunning Adele. ‘When the shutter is pressed I am taking a picture that is in confirmation of a true relationship with nature. We are so truly glorious that the skies cannot but reflect that back to us—when lived, we are the blessing that we see’.

  84. Very powerful Adele, the subject you touched on.. I have looked at nature from a belief that nature was more powerful than me. I feel for this ideal so I actually could step away from my own power, and instead hide, and pretend that I was less responsible for all that happened. What you highlight in your blog is that we all have the power, just like nature does, and that it is actually a reflection of the enormity we come from (yes everyone!). It wasn’t until I met Serge Benhayon that I realized I had such strength and power too, that once I stepped into nature again, it felt that I wasn’t giving my power away anymore to nature (something outside of me). What I also realized was that I had given my power away to many more things in life, such as:my mother, older people, men etc. etc. Because I felt my power back again – I feel that giving my power away is just not it, I prefer living my own power, which is absolutely THE BEST.

  85. I like this level of self-responsibility and it makes so much sense: “How I chose to live was constantly re-confirming the belief ” or reconfirming who we innately are.

  86. The gorgeousness of nature is that it never thinks ahead of time that I am going to shine, I am going to reflect my stillness, I am going to be beautiful. It just is—and then it is truly all of that. Responsibility is natural in our beingness.

    1. ” Responsibility is natural in our beingness” that’s a powerful line 1heart1love1earth I feel this is the power within when we are in connection to our natural rhythm, when we have a flow in our bodies that reflects our true nature. Then we also shine, are still and beautiful.

    2. Thank you Adele this is just pure wisdom- that when we try- we look outside of ourselves and/or need recognition, but there is so much to learn from/be inspired by nature, in that it doesn’t try! It just continues to bloom and express and be in every moment, knowing it is confirming the next.

    3. Very true – nature just is in all its glory. Nature asks for nothing, carries no judgment and is solid and present. We can learn much about being from observing nature.

    4. Nature is just that a pause moment that can bring us back when we are out of whack or pulled into the raciness of the world we live in.

  87. Glorious nature in all its splendour, something to admire in awe yes but to think we are not part of this or from this hurts us deeply as we feel the sadness of the glory we walked away from. May we allow nature to remind us of ourselves and where we belong.

  88. This is such a powerful blog Adele; beautiful expressed, very inspirational.
    “Nature has never stopped reflecting to me its sheer beauty, harmony and a love that is true. I have never stopped feeling this, with the knowing that what I am seeing is a reflection of what I know I am within. This was deeply felt when the need to look outside for answers and recognition was dropped”
    What you have written here particularly resonated with me; I can feel the depth of beauty, harmony and love coming through you.

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