Nature as Ally

An unexpected treasure revealed on the journey of Clutter Clearing has been to reconnect with my previous passion for gardening. I am as excited as a young child on Christmas Eve at the recent acquisition of an allotment. It requires self-discipline not to spend all day everyday, tilling the soil on my small patch of Mother Earth as I invariably come home tired, yet enlivened with a smile on my face and joy in my heart.

Whilst gardening demands a level of skill it also requires sensitivity if one is to work in harmony with the natural world. In opening to the beauty and wisdom of nature I have felt drawn to using Bach Flower Essences in my work as a Clutter Clearing & Life Coach.

Flower essences offer us their gentle yet powerful ability to bring us into alignment with the natural resonance or qualities of a particular flower. Each flower embodies a specific healing force to counter a particular negative emotional state; along with the capacity to call us into deeper connection with our inherent wholeness and magnificence.

Nature is our ally and essences a gateway to help us integrate those parts of ourselves that we often exile for fear of exposure. Whilst getting to know these parts might require tolerance of unfamiliar feelings, we may be richly rewarded with a confidence and talent to live our true potential. In learning how to shine bright in the world we become part of the solution, rather than the problem. 

Marianne Williamson speaks to this in her well known piece of writing:

Our Deepest Fear 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other
people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

16 Replies to “Nature as Ally”

      1. Is this where l comment Camilla? Do you have an allotment now cos l have just started sharing one with 2 other women so with my garden too it’s keeping me very busy!
        I love that poem too.. I think Nelson Mandela also said something about showing our natural brilliance.
        If you are decluttering that is excellent l have been trying too for years! XX

        1. Thanks for your comment Sue and great to hear that you have a share in an allotment. Re decluttering it’s still a work in progress but I love how physically & energetically making more space brings new opportunities into my life! 🌟

  1. That’s a beautiful piece of literatures. I had it on my notice board for many months. I still need to live up to it and am sure one fine day when the conditions are right I will start the real journey of living in alignment with my deepest values. Finding ones own deep power to work for the benefit of the world is our real purpose. From the smallest detail to the largest project the world needs care and attention like a young child. We all have that responsibility known to us or not. Thanks Camilla.

    1. Thank you for your response Kathy and I love how you linked the need for us to care for the world the way we would a young child. πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks Camilla, I also feel this purity coming from Nature as my ally, a little garden, a few plants, seedlings, surprises as the year goes on makes my world go round.
    I could have a small workshop space available in six months if you are interested in doing Decluttering workshops. Let me know.

    1. I couldn’t agree more Charlotte as I’m so enjoying the small but much appreciated harvest from my new allotment! And thanks, I’ll email you re possible workshop space. πŸ™

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