Nature Immersion

What a lovely experience walking the trail at the Healing Nature Center on the edge of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Forests really are healing places especially on a trail designed with little nooks and tools for contemplation and realizations and opening. Enjoy the poem.

Healing Nature Center logo sign
Nature Immersion

Nature immersion
start with wringing out unease
in the folds of labyrinth.
Scrub clean negative energy
pushing through the pine branch smudge,
shirking off your many shells.
Place an offering at the stump altar
for all is in balance,
giving is receiving.

Cross the Threshold Bridge
to begin forest bathing
over the bog
nature’s purification system.
Breathe in trees
through eyes, lungs, and ears.
Escape ruminations in presence
stepping through the Zen Untangle.
Fret is cured by creativity,
by noticing,
finding lace on the snowy ground
near the Beaver tree.

Beaver creating ecosystem
constructing borders,
building pond.
Leave behind your old story
imagine a new story.
Exit the path with a second smudge
and a perceptive shift
on the high platform Cosmorinth.

Snow lace

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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