The city can be very busy. There are shootings, hit and runs, break ins and burglary, among many other things, nearly every night. The energies here get so thick with pain and anger that there comes a time when one just needs to pack the cot and sleeping bag and go spend the evening out in the trees, near the river, with as few people as possible.
Nature has a way of pulling from the body everything that feels toxic and assist in release of the residue. A deep healing can be started when time is spent here.
There have been times in the past where it took three days to release the tension of the city. Indeed, one night doesn’t do the whole trick but it does provide significant relief.
The connection we have with nature will foster healing and health. Lack of this connection will bring about separation from each other, even our own minds, anxieties, anger and illness of all kinds.
The greatest gift we can offer our self is time out to just be with nature. No music, no party, no substances other than food and water, air, fire and earth. There are so many people it is difficult to find a place of solitude … but most people sleep at some point, so there will be quiet eventually.
A forest will absorb toxic energies, the river will carry them away, churning them under until they are cleansed. Just as a car, or air purifier, or furnace need a filter, so do we. If we do not gift our self this time, we will clog up, and we will not function at optimum levels ~ eventually, we will just stop.