Nature And Mother Nature : Reconnecting With Mother Earth

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The glacial erratics represent the beginning of human population of the America’s and the beginning of traditional culture, and the rocks carry with them the essence of the spirit of all those years. In honour of the truth and reconciliation act, this essay has an ode to healing by walking the land and, more specifically, reconnecting with Mother earth. I am not a religious person. I am not a spiritual person even in my own mind. And I do not even know if I believe if there is or is not a god. But I have always known that the forest and the mountains and the animals are alive as much as I am, and as an anxious, extroverted, depressed, abused, somewhat autistic person, I have always found more comfort in the company of a forest than a crowd. I have always been a person who retreats to the solitude of the forest to find my peace, my happiness, and some kind of connection with something greater than myself. Despite my strong lack of religious faith or spiritual belief, my connection to mother nature and my spiritual red roots grew deeply on what I was able to participate in during the field trip. As I prayed during smudge I had intense vision in a trance which made me sick to my stomach as I purged myself of the toxins that had entered my spirit both from people and from having to live in the city with no nearby forest for the last few years. My trances are explained in detail in the appendices II and III as I feel they are important to my experiential learning. Aside from
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