Nature that nurtures
From the Japanese Zen garden to the Monastic cloister garden, nature has been used for healing since ancient times. Aside from medicinal plants and herbs, just physically being in nature has been shown to initiate specific healing processes in the body.
One of the primary reasons I moved my medical center away from the dissonant energy of Los Angeles and into the countryside was to make it easier for my patients to access the healing power of nature.
One way I’ve done this is by creating a healing garden that encompasses the entire front entry of my medical center.
Sitting among the decorative grasses, succulents, and inspirational sculpture, patients have an opportunity to quiet the mind and allow the intelligence of their bodies to go about their natural healing processes without the interference of mental noise.
It also provides time to reflect on personal issues and create the mental space for new realizations to come forward.
In today’s hectic world, it can be difficult to find a place where one can properly connect with nature in a healing way.
It isn’t practical to visit a botanical garden on a regular basis, and even walking out into the backyard sometimes just isn’t enough to gain the healing benefits of nature.
It helps to have a dedicated space that both the mind and body can relate to healing, and that is easily accessible on a regular basis. Healing is both a physical and mental process, and the subliminal cues the mind receives from regularly visiting a garden that’s been designed for rejuvenation can have powerful effects.
With this in mind, consider taking a corner of your backyard and transforming it into your own personal healing garden, created specifically for rejuvenation and meditation.
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