– First Introductory Experience –
Feel The Good Vibrations
How Does It Feel To Go Down The Heartwood Path?
The way it feels to head down the Heartwood Path stems from the way it works. As one proceeds through the courses one soon begins to feel expansive, harmonious, and fulfilled.
These feelings begin as one repeatedly enters into optimal states of functioning, learns about one’s self and the world, expands one’s horizons, and becomes ever more compassionate. As one reads the text and does the activities, one becomes more easily driven to help others without crashing and feels the elation of uncommon fulfillment––a happiness that is authentic, abiding, and abundant. By going down the Heartwood Path, one feels the joy that can only come by moving beyond the ordinary to a “place” where one’s happiness meets the world’s great need for sustainability.
The Heartwood Path leads to a happiness-producing sense of responsibility for the care of others. This building of compassion occurs as one finds attractive natural beings and learns how to commune with them using over fifty natural senses––one’s that we humans and nature use to function in the world, relate to fellow natural beings, and obtain healing, information, and guidance. These benefits come as one stops at informative waypoints along the Heartwood Path and learns how to absorb the rhythms of nature the way we humans did before our lives became dominated by pervasive indoor distractions such as the television, reading the news, and spending long nights on the computer. Once the skill of absorbing the rhythms of nature is rekindled one can begin to feel a satisfying lack of suffering and the satisfaction that comes by being able to solve personal and planetary problems.
One can find these wonderful feelings along the Heartwood Path in two ways:
The good feelings and increased effectiveness that comes from following the Heartwood Path do not just come from reading the text and doing the activities. They also come as subtle and warm feelings that emerge as a result of the unifying awareness that is established as one engages in the following process:
The visceral results of going down the Heartwood Path include:
Being compassionate, as one is taught to be along the Heartwood Path, slows the heartbeat and expands the secretion of the hormone oxytocin, which heightens pleasure and facilitates bonding.
If this is not a day when you prefer to spend time in nature without an agenda, do the following activity:
Learning How to Find Attractive Natural Beings To Help You With
Your Heartwood Path Activities
First Introductory Heartwood Path Activity: Learning How to Find Attractive Natural Beings To Help You With Your Heartwood Path Activities. With pen and journal in hand, go to an attractive natural area and, in a spirit of appreciation, look around you to find something that is attractive to you. Once you find an aspect of nature that is attractive to you continuously for at least ten seconds, use the optimal functioning you receive along with your continued attraction (which can be thought of as your consent to do this activity with the help of the attractive natural being) to learn how to find an attractive natural landscape and a local natural attractive being, living or non-living, outdoors. To do so, pay attention to the being and landscape that most draws your attention, ones that you find appealing in some way, ones that you feel comfortable in their presence. This activity is simply for preparation and practice. It will be the first of hundreds of requests to find your attractive natural being in an attractive natural landscape.
Natural Systems Reflection Process
For best results, write down your impressions of this activity in your journal using as many of the following components as you see fit, afterwards, share your interpretations with others.
The Heartwood Path Exchange:
Swap Your Ideas, Impressions, Photos, And News With Others
Your input is vital. Enjoy sharing!