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Nature is the Greatest Teacher

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Discover What Nature Can Teach You About Success

Blog by Kari Hohne

Featured Article: The Creative Genius of the Dreaming Mind

There are many aspects of nature that can teach us about the human condition and inspire our success. Also available as an inspirational app.

Moon.jpgApril 2018 Manifesting Intention Through Moon Cycles The moon is associated with instincts and all that is unconscious. It is a symbol for our feelings and most people don't realize the part feelings play in activating intention. Since ancient times, its cycles have been tapped for creativity and harvest. Discover how this giant night-light and keeper of our dreams can be tapped to activate intention.

water-light-shining-through.pngMarch 2018  Nature's Alchemy - The Emerald Tablet and the Tao te Ching  Duality and a third transcendental product are fundamental to Alchemy because two are blended to become something new. Explore how nature expresses its efficacy through opposites and what this means for dreaming. Contrasting the ideas of the east and west with science, we can reignite wonder. 

Atmospheric_Pressure.jpgFeb 2018  What does the earth's atmospheric pressure teach us about reducing stress? Try this experiment: stand in a doorway and press out against the doorframe. When you stop pressing, the arms fly up all by  themselves. The brain continues to send signals to respond even when there is no need to do so.

Microcosm_in_Macrocosm.jpgJan 2018  The Heart Mind and Intention  Mencius (472-289 BC) taught that the xin or heart mind was the center of self cultivation. Connecting with the heart mind can set our intention because the mind and feelings come together in the solar plexus. Discover the difference between setting goals and setting intention.

Chemical_Bonds.jpgDec 2017  What do chemical bonds teach us about a positive outlook?  Pessimism resembles the negative behavior of electrons that form chemical bonds. Molecules that are unstable or missing electrons in their outer shell tend to react with other molecules in a type of behavior we might call 'clingy.'  What can this teach us about our mindset and the experiences we create for ourselves?

Conservation_of_Energy.jpgNov 2017 What can the conservation of energy teach us about reactions? When water molecules are heated, bonding forces that would hold them together dissolve and steam is released. Situations that unfold faster than you can deal with them can make you blow your lid. Explore nature's conservation of expression.

Cycling_of_Nutrients.jpgOct 2017 What can nature's cycling of nutrients teach us about inspiration?  Roots absorb water and minerals, breaking apart rocks to create rich soil. Leaves take in carbon dioxide, release oxygen and become fertilizer. There is a cycle active in the natural world that can teach you about inspiration.

Erosion.jpgSep 2017  What can erosion teach us about tending to our inner garden?  Your inner garden and your experiences can be observed like an ecosystem. In nature, a petrified landscape of barren soil perpetuates the severe storms that lead to erosion. Explore how the garden 'in here' affects experiences 'out there.' 

Evolution.jpgAug 2017  What can evolution teach us about success and failure? Nature attempts innovations through what appears to be mistakes. Photosynthesis allows plants to make sugar by trapping electrons from water, releasing oxygen. When oxygen first appeared in the atmosphere it was deadly. Yet, something amazing happened.

Friction.jpgJul 2017  What can friction in nature teach us about meeting adversity?  Without friction working against your forward movement, you wouldn't be able to walk, drive and airplanes couldn't fly. Discover how friction in the natural world reveals how all that works against you also allows forward movement.

Seed_Distribution.jpgJun 2017  What can a seed teach us about finding our life purpose? Feeling lost in a world that holds a special place for you is just the distance you have traveled from being who you really are. Bees scatter pollen, seeds are carried on the wind and on animal fur. You are also a part of life's all or nothing equation of sustenance.

Gravity.jpgMay 2017  What can gravity teach us about self-esteem? Gravity reveals how the stronger and more stable something is, the more it pulls other bodies toward it. Bodies that are weaker tend to fall into the orbit of other bodies. Gravity can inspire you to understand the polarity of your inner core.