CURIOUS ON LIFE: the Blog vol. 4
Rebecca Guevara Wingler
artist/ certified life coach/ grey area drinking coach/ reiki practitioner
Nature is a MUSE
Muses are my backlight, the sparkle and voice of inspiration in my minds eye and ear. I have several muses, they arrive at any time of the day or night, and it's always exciting.
The name of my art studio, the space where I allow creative flow to enter, is named
MUSA MIO STUDIO, Spanish for My MUSE.
In the ancient Greek, the Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science and the arts.
Nature, as a muse, is a force of inspiration and deep emotion that always makes me curious and I wanted to know why?
I'm curious about the powerful sensations when experiencing an amazing landscape on a walk or hike, observing the light change as the sun filters through.
Or standing at the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, out at the horizon as the sun is setting and warm breezes and smells whirl around me. I can be left spinning.
Natural beauty, feels sacred, mystical and is dizzying at times. Artists, like myself, have been inspired to photograph it, sketch it, or put paint on canvas to express it.
Mother Nature is so attractive and intoxicating,
Is it the birds, the taste of fresh clean air or the beautiful silence?
All I know is that I need it in my life to be creative, calm, and have a sense of wellbeing.
"NATURE DOES NOT HURRY, YET EVERYTHING IS ACCOMPLISHED." Lao Tzu
Noticing nature and even viewing scenes of nature reduces anger, fear, stressful thoughts and can increase pleasant feelings.
It contributes to our wellbeing by reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.
As a certified life coach, one of the areas I'm trained in, is the realm of "grey area drinking."
I guide others who are curious about their relationship with alcohol, and want to make it small and irrelevant in their lives. I have been through that journey myself. You can read about that here curiousonlife.com
Anyone going through transformation and growth, will learn from nature.
According to some scientific studies it may even reduce mortality.
When we sit in the stillness of nature, we self reflect. It soothes our nervous system.
So go ahead, step out doors, or look at amazing images of nature. Sit in a garden and observe the plants, the patterns, the texture, the color. Open a window and listen to the sounds of wind, or smell the freshness of the air. Take a deep breath in, and in your release be grateful for Mother Nature.
"THE FORCES OF NATURE ARE CONSTANTLY SUPPLYING US WITH NOURISHMENT."
Pandit Rajmani Tigunai
Thank you so much for reading.
With love and wonder