It is vitally important for your mental health to be in nature, at least once a week.
Connecting to the Earth brings us back to ourselves, it grounds us, and makes us more in touch with our spirituality.
It’s a good idea to make it a daily practice, but once a week is enough.
You can begin this practice by finding a place that feels good to you. It’s important to find land that feels good, and staying away from nature that is gloomy, or doesn’t feel right to be in, is also important as connecting to the land will usually bring about a change in self.
Places that feel good will produce a healing effect, something that renews and restores you.
If you are in a place where there is lots of nature, you can maybe go to different areas once each day or week, and going to these places can bring about an understanding of what happens when you are there. If you find a place that you like, you can make it a point to revisit that area of land continually, to feel the benefits of communing with nature in that specific area.
Some good places to go usually have water nearby, so a lake, a waterfall, a river, or the ocean. You can go to a forest, or you can go to a park, or you can even go to the beach and put your feet in the sand, and this is also something that is vitally important in connecting with the land, is to take off your shoes and put your feet on the earth. Doing this will connect you with the earth, and it will help you to stay grounded and within yourself. This is perhaps one of the most important parts of connecting to the land, feeling your feet on the earth will connect you to it.
Another idea is to go swimming. This is something that will also help you to ground and feel mentally and physically healthy. Finding a place to swim, that is in a part of nature, not in a swimming pool or anything, that is in nature and not man-made, will help you feel alive and refreshed.
Connecting with the land brings the opportunity to connect with the self, and with Mother Earth, and with God. Being in nature, and connecting with the plants, the animals, the soil, the water, and the sun and the wind are all very good ways to maintain mental health. When we were in tribal cultures on the Earth, we were always connected to the land, and now, we must seek out those places where we can connect. Living in houses and buildings keeps us in a mode of living that is not connected to nature, and nature is what sustains us. It is that which we must return to, to remember where we came from, and to appreciate this great Earth.
Wherever you live, make it a practice to go out into nature at least once a week, or even better, go out into nature daily, and find that reconnection with the Earth, and with Life itself.