Security of the forest. [forest mind]

Paul’s Buitencoaching

 

The security of the forest. 

During the Forest Mind walks I always have a number of fixed exercises and one fixed ritual. The ritual is a cup of tea or coffee about halfway through the walk. During this ritual we sit quietly somewhere in the forest and I always bring a thermos with warm water tea and instant coffee.

We make grateful use of the hospitality and security of the forest.

Human silence accompanied by the sounds of the forest. Rustling leaves and birdsong. The entertainment that is more than enough to get out of our heads and embrace only the feeling.

Silence, security and hospitality of the forest.

Human silence accompanied by the sounds of the forest. Rustling leaves and birdsong. The entertainment that is more than enough to get out of our heads and embrace only the feeling.

Silence, security and hospitality of the forest.

The trees release oxygen. That’s what we all know. Scientific research has shown that the trees also release phytoncides. Phytoncyds are the defense system of the trees that protects them against natural enemies such as fungi and insects. We humans also absorb these phytoncyds in our bodies. In this way we also strengthen our own immune system.

The Forest Mind walks with exercises and rituals help to leave stress or anger in the forest. Sadness also takes on a completely different dimension. You are in nature and become part of the bigger picture. The forest can even give a feeling of security. You experience happiness.

Secrets in the forest.

The tea ritual is a good time to think about the people we miss. You invite them to participate in the moment of rest.

The blog in which I commemorated Alexandra Brandes and Madelon Daamen has generated many reactions. All sweet reactions from people who miss these two treasures. My memorial ritual was appreciated.

The tea ritual of the walk last Sunday evoked in all of us the memory of Wim Kirchner. His Hetty introduced Wim for a first walk two years ago. Dear people! He actually fell in love with the forest and all the different trees. A new world opened up at his old age. His emotional part was addressed. Nice that we were able to experience all those walks together with Wim. Grief overpowered us when we think of the lonely last day in the hospital and his Hetty.

Covid-19 had overpowered Wim. It was fatal. With Wim, there are so many who have died from the consequences of the pandemic.

A sweet guy and loyal father, grandfather and husband just out of our lives. Wim is still present in our mind. Wim will be present during all walks and tea rituals.

Last Sunday I poured his last cup of coffee and we commemorated Wim with a stone and three roses. Glad we could give this last honor as a group.

The thought of Wim Kirchner now rests in the security of the forest. Together with Alexandra, Madelon and everyone else we invite during the tea ceremony.

The beauty of discovering the secret of the forest is that you can start over at any time of the day.

Do you want to participate? Read http://www.paulsbuitencoaching.com and register via Paul@paulsbuitencoaching.com .

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