When I was a little girl, I remember listening to the rustle of the trees in the breeze and it made me feel a sense of magic…inner peace. An uncontrollable smile would cross my face and I wouldn’t feel alone. I would feel connected. I felt inner calmness and beauty and realized I was special not just a little girl on this planet for a short time. My soul expanded beyond my physical body and enveloped the Universe in one deep breath.
As I grew older and until this day, every time I would hear the rustle of the leaves in a summer breeze, I would be right back to those moments in my childhood that transcended me to another space – another magical time. No matter where I was or what I was doing or thinking, I would return to that magical sense of wonder. It was music to my ears. My heart would sing…..
Often while I would hear the rustling, I would feel the sun kiss my skin, or hear birds singing to my soul, smell fresh flowers, or freshly mowed grass. I treasured the view of blue sky, white puffy clouds and a brilliant blue/green sea. I would walk barefoot on the ground and feel the vibrations of the earth below me. I would taste the fresh fruit available at the time – strawberries, watermelon, etc. It made my taste buds come alive! Summer was my special time of year as it heightened my senses to their fullest!
As an adult now, I realize those are the times when we are connected to where we came from….the other side. It gave me a sense of home…of connection…of belief in the world beyond my body. I have geared my life to those moments without consciously evening knowing it. I moved to a warm climate here in Tauranga, NZ where those moments are common.
We each have our own connections to the Universe via our senses. What are yours? Where do you feel that sense of true self? Where do you feel inner peace, love and continuity with the true world? I know through my training in how the brain functions (NLP), that I am a high auditory, low visual person so it makes sense that the sounds of the trees in a breeze or the panorama of the gleaming sea would make my heart sing.
Think back to your childhood…what made your heart sing? Something you heard, saw, touched, smelled or tasted? Find that again in your life and visit it as often as you can to keep in touch with your soul…..
About Barbara: She is the author of Natural Options, former radio talk show host, international lecturer, consultant, counselor, and researcher in natural healthcare for more than 30 years. Barbara has trained with and been certified as a Primordial Sound Meditation teacher by Dr. Deepak Chopra for over a decade. She has also trained and been certified by Dr. Doreen Virtue as a Certified Spiritual Counselor; Dr. Eric Pearl as a Reconnection and Reconnective Healer; as a NLP practitioner and Eriksonian Hypnotherapist.
Barbara is the creator of Soul Energy Clearing (SEC) and co-creator of Universal Balancing and Link (UB & ULink) which are both based on her years of training and research in the mind/body/soul healing area. The basis for her practice is the belief that we can reduce our stress and enhance our lives by making better daily choices. She has seen her clients’ lives improve after learning to listen to that inner voice that we all hear; that inner voice that speaks to our passion in life.
Barbara's website: Barbara Ann Guiney (selfgrowth.com) and