SOUL Week Three

“When at long last, we gaze into our depths, we see the same kind of enchantment and resilience we see in undisturbed nature.” -Bill Plotkin

Welcome Back Soul Questers!

This week you will get the opportunity to gaze into your depths with Mother Nature as your guide. When I asked you what the word SOUL means to you, many replied instantly with the word BEAUTY. That brought to mind these powerful words that I first read at the age of 13. I have never forgotten them…

“Nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily beautiful. Which is to say, beauty is in and of itself a great and glorious good, something we need in large and daily doses. Nature at the height of its glory shouts, ‘BEAUTY IS ESSENTIAL.’” -Stasi Eldredge

Your assignment this week is to repeat what you did in Week One, the only difference is you will be outside.

  1. Create a sit spot in nature
  2. Commit to go there at the same time each day for 1 week
  3. Show Up
  4. Observe

I cannot wait to hear what you learn about your SOUL this week!

Love, Chelsey

135 responses to SOUL Week Three

  1. Heather says:

    I’m so excited for this week! I’ve been reconnecting with nature since week one, and i have been feeling so much beauty and positive energy radiating through me! Just observing the trees, the wind, the birds chirping, the waves gently crashing, the clouds, the sun, the moon..all of it! It’s captivating! I have realized how much spending a few minutes quietly in nature can carry over into the rest of my life and I have been feeling great! I normally bounce around between a few different “sit spots”, do you recommend I choose one to be consistent with for this week?

    Thanks! Namaste 💜✨

    Heather

  2. Heather says:

    I went outside to my sit spot. I found an evergreen tree that split into three different trunks leaving this perfect little seat for me. It was sunset, I stared at the beautiful array of colors and smiled. The trees are incredible in the winter against the sky, as silhouettes, allowing you to see every detail, every little branch. It reminded me of how much the human body is like a tree. The neural pathways in the brain, spinal cord, the central nervous system, the vascular system, blood vessels, capillaries, the lungs, everything. It’s incredibly beautiful. I began to tear up, slightly from the magic of the moment and slightly because it’s freezing outside. And suddenly as my focus drifts to the voices in the distance I am drawn to the quirky little noises of two squirrels playing in the tree above me. I smile, they begin to circle around the tree branches above me. I feel like I am melted into the tree, a part of nature, as if they didn’t even know I was there. Then one squirrel runs off and the other begins to descend branch by branch towards me. It’s looking right at me now, and we engage in eye contact for what seems like 2 full minutes. A tear trickles down my cheek as I smile and say hello to my new friend.

    What a great experience all in a short ten minutes of being outside. Feeling connected, feeling happy. I hope everyone else had some magical moments with Mother Nature today too. ❤🙏🏼✨

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