How Partnership with Nature Can Transform Your Life and the World
Part 1: The Force of Life
What if you had a profoundly supportive, wise and powerful partner who could assist you in all you create? The truth is, you do. That partner is Nature—not just birds, rivers and trees, but the essential force that permeates through all form. Immeasurably intelligent and resourceful, it is just waiting for us to reawaken to our inherent connection with it. When we do, we can transform our lives and the world.
Parvati.org’s GEM (Global Education for MAPS) includes an upcoming book on the power of co-creating with Nature in all aspects of life. Working in partnership with Nature has been the source of immense creativity and personal growth for me, and has led to the vision for and execution of MAPS: the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary. Through the months to come, special previews from this book will show the limitless potential for you to experience abundant health, wealth and creativity with Nature.
Consider this: in the seconds it takes you to read these words, tens of thousands of stars have been born across the universe. Trillions of cells have come to life in your body in a profoundly complex, harmonious and interconnected pattern—one that allows you to receive these words in this moment. Every day, every instant, Nature is at work within all that has form.
A vast intelligence weaves through every atom that makes up your cells. Its consciousness forms the ecosystems in which you move. It’s the heartbeat of the planet, the symphonic resonance of the solar system, and the compassion of the universe that carries us all.
We each have gifts that make us unique. Yet, within each one of us, beyond our differences, is a greater commonality. It is our universal bond with each other and all things throughout Nature. Because of this, we each have the ability to co-create with Nature’s wise and compassionate presence.
In the deepest ocean trenches that defy our comprehension; in the scorched forests where signs of new growth may be seen; in the sunbaked deserts where the necessity of water is enshrined in its succulents; Nature is alive and finding a way. We are born to embody and express this wisdom.
Listening to Nature’s Voice
Like many children, when I was little, I sensed Nature’s immensity. I felt its loving, guiding force. Its intelligence was vibrantly alive in all things. The trees, flowers, and rivers were not just scenery around me. They were conscious beings with whom I was connected as part of a multidimensional universe.
Nature is constantly speaking to us, ever present and willing to co-create. I feel it’s a privilege, even a gift, that I remember how to listen to it. My life has flowered from the choice I’ve made to honour Nature’s voice and serve its directive. Because we’re all interconnected, in doing so, I serve my highest purpose and the highest good of all.
My love for creativity was inspired by the subtle and intelligent presence I sensed within all form. It held a cornucopia of possibilities. As a little girl, in communion with it, I would make shapes in the mud, build castles in sand, create dresses and hats out of leaves and branches.
I remember composing music as early as age seven, inspired by the force of life I experienced in Nature. I saw rays of light that seemed to sing, in fluttering sunlit leaves, and beaming through urban landscapes. I called them angels. To converse with them, I wrote music using my voice, woodwind instruments and a cassette deck. The world felt full of song, so I sang with it.
Many of us forget the connection we had with Nature as children. By the time I got to school, I discovered that others did not experience Nature the same way I did. So, to fit in, I started to deny my relationship with it.
Even though none of us can ever be separate from Nature, and even though in music and in quiet I still heard its voice, I rebelled. I started to adopt the beliefs of those around me and lost touch with who I really was. The person I became believed in being separate. I thought I had to succeed at life on my own, instead of accessing my truest power that came from living in co-creation with Nature.
However, in university, something happened that reawakened the sense of interconnection and presence I had once felt in Nature: I took my first yoga class. I remember it as though it were yesterday. It built so effortlessly upon my upbringing as a churchgoer, family dinners that explored spirituality, and inspiring visits with my grandmother who was a meditator. As I began the quieting of my mind and the softening of my heart, I rediscovered the wisdom of Nature that I had known as a child. The rebelliousness of my teens dissipated. Yoga provided stability while I was studying architecture.
In search of greater possibility, I found myself pivoting away from the architecture career I had originally planned. I chose instead to travel across the globe and build on my ability to listen to the master architect: Nature.
To be continued next month…
Parvatiis an award-winning musician (“I Am Light”, “Electro Yog”, “Yoga In The Nightclub”), yogini (YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine), author (“The Grace Mindset”, “Aonani of Avalon”, “The Three Supreme Secrets for Lasting Happiness”) and founder and CEO of the nonprofit Parvati.org. All her work is dedicated to protecting all life on Earth by establishing the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS). More info: parvati.tv; parvati.org.