Jessie Klassen is a transitioning cattle farmer to
author on a journey of self-discovery and expanded
consciousness. She is also a Reiki Master who is deeply
connected to nature.
an empath and mother of 3 sensitive children, she is
interested in living a more peaceful life and inspiring
others to reconnect with the magic of nature and the
magic of their own
inner nature child.
Do you hear the voice of nature?
Intellectually, it is easy to understand the many reasons to change
the way that we live upon our earth.
Erratic and unpredictable
weather, depleted soils, unsafe drinking water, deforestation and
vanishing wildlife are all obvious signs that the society we have
created is unsustainable.
But even with this glaring evidence in front of us, many people are
still unwilling to change or even feel that there is no problem to
Or worst of all, they
feel that they are unable to make a difference in such a big,
dysfunctional society. For many, they still cling to outdated ideals
and beliefs like an old security blanket, hoping if they just stay
hiding beneath it, the problems will disappear.
That, or they are too
uncomfortable with letting go of aspects of their lives that they
feel are necessary to their happiness. It all seems so much easier
to carry on with business as usual.
But why are the warning signs still not getting through? Our food
security, the air we breathe, water we drink, life as we know it,
are literally all at stake here.
Shouldn't this be enough
to shake up humanity?
Perhaps the real problem is the disconnect that much of humanity has
from the Earth. The earth is still seen as a "thing" rather than our
home and our mother that longs to take care of us.
When we are disconnected we cannot hear the cries from the earth, or
feel the urgency of these times, or accept the simple lessons and
love that nature has to share with us.
When we approach nature from an open, spiritual perspective, we soon
realize that our life upon this earth becomes an exchange and
interaction with our surroundings. There are absolutely no moments
when nature will not be engaging with you once you open yourself to
Once we reconnect, our illusion of separation dissolves and we
become aware of the oneness that flows through all of life.
Ancient cultures lived and breathed this way of life, and there are
communities around the world who still do. Fortunately, any one of
us in the modern world can quite simply live a life that is
spiritually connected to our earth.
No matter if you are in
the middle of a busy city or living your life out in the country,
nature still surrounds you. It is not as easily accessible for the
city dweller of course, and at times may seem challenging, but you
are still breathing air and feeling sunshine, there are plants,
trees, pets and birds, and therefore, nature is with you.
We are all her children, after all, and this connection is still
alive inside all of us, waiting to be awakened.
There is no time to waste in reclaiming our Divine connection with
earth mother. In fact, it is our souls' desire and part
of our purpose for being here at this crucial time.
Perhaps the most beautiful discovery you will have when you
reconnect with nature is the realization that nature has been
waiting patiently for your return home. Nature has been waiting for
this connection, this healing, since the moment you were born.
This explains why babies
and small children are always happy when taken outside.
They are immediately
calmed because nature is familiar.
As you reconnect, no matter how many years you have been in absence,
you will find that you will not be scolded, reprimanded, or
punished. Nature welcomes us with open arms and unconditional love,
truly accepting and appreciating us for who we are.
Nature can see our Divine light, and she teaches us to see
the Divine light in all other life as well.
We recognize that
everything on this earth has a consciousness,
and that every plant, animal, rock, mineral, snowflake, drop of
water, absolutely all of it, has a role and a purpose.
We begin to understand
and honor the role that we all play as we are all helping one
our ascension and the ascension of our earth.
We are all in this together, having chose to be here on the earth
through this process, and the earth has chose to help us as well.
Every loving act that we
share helps others as well as ourselves to become lighter, brighter,
ascended versions of ourselves, just as every lower vibration act,
such as greed, jealousy, or unthoughtful actions, drops us as well.
Nature is here for us, we must simply open our hearts.
Speak to the trees, tell that bird how much you appreciate their
song, let your pets know how much you love them and that you are
grateful for their love.
Nature is telepathic, so
you don't have to speak out loud.
You can state these
things in your mind as you step out to your car or are walking down
the street, or even think of them as you are falling asleep, as
gratitude is a great way to relax the mind and body.
You will find that you
wake up peaceful or that your dreams were visited by a messenger
from nature with a wisdom for you, or perhaps just a display of
As I said, nature is ready and willing to engage when we are.
We have been shut off for
so many years that I have found that many times when I attempt
communication with an animal for the first time, they seem caught
off guard by my openness. They have come to believe that we are not
Walk barefoot as much as you can, feel the earth, step gently,
notice the sensation of the wind upon your face, the sun on your
skin, the smell in the air after a rain. Engage all of your senses
and experience nature the way that nature intended.
Many times I have had insects land upon my skin, and I have watched
them as they scooted up and down my arms. I could feel the strong
sensation that it was their wonder and curiosity of me which
inspired them to land on my skin in the first place.
Notice plants reaching out to you as well, as they long to feel your
touch upon their leaves.
Ask nature to teach you, and to heal you. Be open to the many
different ways that nature will communicate with you. Be observant
of all life that crosses your path. Look into plant and animal
Allow yourself to wander
and see what you are drawn to.
Try daydreaming of your
What is the
Is there water,
mountains, forest, desert, caves, fields, or pastures?
What kind of
animal and plant life is there?
What is the
Determine what part of
nature speaks to your soul.
Ask her what you need to
Be persistent. Be sincere. Be patient. You are developing a
friendship, and just as you would go about making friends with
another human being, there are the same courtesies to respect in
regards to building a friendship with nature as well.
Yes, nature wants to
communicate, but try not to be too pushy or demanding. And do not be
picky about how your interactions will happen. I was stung by a
bumblebee this past spring as a reminder to "wake up!" and follow my
I have undergone a lot of
growth this past year, and I didn't always care for the message or
the way I received it, but I am truly grateful and trusting of it as
it has always been in my best interest.
Nature is a constant reflection of the life that is around her,
therefore she is constantly communicating with us.
She is constantly sharing
her wisdoms with those who will listen. Sometimes her reflection
shows something we don't particularly like, but it always comes with
sound advice and an opportunity to grow.
No life is better than another. We are not entitled nor superior.
To nature, there is no death. She is in a state of constant ebbing
and flowing like the tides. She is constantly transforming and is
happy to give of herself. This is why it is of utmost importance to
give thanks to the earth for her nourishment and support that she
A silent thank you before
we take a bite of our supper, appreciation for the trees that
provided our homes, or taking a moment to stop and admire the sky,
no matter the weather, all of these simple acts of gratitude expand
our consciousness and the consciousness of our earth.
Always remember, absolutely no act of kindness ever goes unnoticed
by nature. It is only humans who often fail to notice the subtleties
of life. Nature will always long to help you in return.
As our connection with the earth strengthens, we will find it
impossible to not live our lives in alignment with this connection.
We will find ourselves
yearning to be outside more and enjoy nature peacefully, without the
noise of man. We will stop and pick up that piece of trash, we will
be advocates for recycling and reducing waste, and mindfully
purchase what we need from responsible and compassionate farmers and
We also become fulfilled with simpler activities and will notice
that our need for many "things" will vanish from our lives as we
begin to realize just how unnecessary many of them really are.
Not only that, as we become more sensitive to the voice of nature,
we also become sensitive to the voice of our own bodies.
We will notice changes in
the foods that we crave and may find ourselves making healthy
lifestyle changes as we become more aware of the needs of our
bodies. This is us waking up to our own natures and we will find
ourselves healing and shifting into greater vitality.
As our connection deepens, our presence becomes gentler, and we will
not only find nature gravitating towards us, but other people will
as well. Be prepared to hear comments such as, "how are you so
calm?" or "you seem so happy."
If you are a parent, you will discover that reconnecting with nature
will awaken your inner child, and that you will develop a deeper
bond with your own children. You will find yourself feeling like a
child again, and your children will respond.
They will see you in a
way that they never had before, and will know that you see them for
who they really are as well.
It is when we are surrounded in the unconditional love of our earth
mother that our own innocence and Divine light, and the Divine
presence of the Universe, can flow through us unobstructed and
Our true wild natures are
revealed to us and set free in this space of unconditional love.
So please, step around the bugs on the ground, enjoy the songs of
the birds, appreciate the purpose of all creatures, including the
rats, the snakes, and the mosquitoes. Show unabashed and shameless
gratitude for the food that you eat and the air that you breathe.
Chew slowly, breathe
deeply. Thank the water as you wash your hands, or have a bath, or
when refreshing yourself as you sip. Become comfortable in your
connection with your earth mother, and you will unknowingly be
showing the way for others to do the same.
And this is when we truly understand the reasons for needing to
change the way we live upon this earth. We actually live and become
the solution every moment of our lives because we are in constant
connection with the earth as she becomes integrated into our being.
We are the loving caretakers of our beautiful earth. It is our
souls' longing and purpose to do so.
Let's allow her to be the magical place that she really is. When we
do this, we will discover how magical our lives can really be as
well. And remember, it all happens one step, one moment, one day at
This is a connection that
we are making for the long haul, so don't beat yourself up if you
don't feel it all happening right away or if you ever feel that you
aren't doing a good enough job or being a good steward of the earth.
Nature knows your
We are all getting there,
and as long as we remain open for improvement, the changes will
happen and our earth will be in good hands.