My mom and I are getting into oils and aromatherapy so here is what I bought today, it is an essential oils diffuser. I never really thought much about our sense of smell until I used this for the first time and noticed a huge difference in my mood, this experience has made me take a deeper look at my senses.
We are given our 5 senses for a reason and many see that as a way to avoid danger but have we given much thought to how it affects us spiritually? The sound of birds chirping, the smell of flowers on a spring day, the feel of a soft blanket or the touch of a loved one, and the taste of your favorite food, all of this is sensory perception and helps to enhance our experience here on earth.
I have realized that when I meditate, using my diffuser enhances this time as the smell of the lilac or jasmine oil that I put in the water helps to calm me even more, even the color changing LED light helps.
Instead of just sitting quietly and trying to force myself to be calm maybe I should use my 5 senses to help calm me naturally with items that already do? For me personally, these include the sound of rain, the feel of a soft blanket, pillow, or even an animal, and the smell of flowers or grass, all of these are naturally calming and help boost my mood.
No wonder nature is a natural antidepressant, it already contains all of what I mentioned above plus the taste of real fruit and vegetables. I have seen posts about how the soil contains antidepressant qualities within it but I believe it goes deeper than just the soil, I believe it is the whole experience that is taken in with our 5 senses that is the true cure for depression. It is the feel of the soil, the smell of the air, the warmth of the sun, the beauty that surrounds us, all of this is what naturally cures depression and makes us feel better.
About Mimic Nature
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids.
With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away.
So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature.
Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting.
I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family.
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