Wild woman, Jemma Louise Hunt, takes you to the brooding wilds of South Wales via her words and images.
As the energy of the summer months grows, we begin to feel a shift in our personal journey. The innocence in the lessons of new growth and opportunity that we encountered in the earlier months of spring begins to give way to more fervent and mature energies. It's a point in which we can develop a sense of overwhelm as we begin to explore our new sense of self, and the desire to shrink back into the shadows becomes very appealing.
But nature constantly provides us with inspiration and insight, and as we head into the month of June, I invite you to look towards the wild ferns of May. Watch how they unfurl, opening up to their full potential, and reflect on where you are in your growth journey. Because just like the ferns, your true beauty is only ever released when you unfold your edges and liberate your true self and essence.
Unbind yourself of life-long conditionings and learned behavioural patterns that have prevented you from fully embodying the truth of who you are until now.
Reach up to the blue sky and realise how uniquely, imperfectly perfect you actually are.
Unfurling themselves, the ferns stand strong and tall, braving the elements. This is an inspiring image. That no matter what life has in store for you, know that not only can you endure it, but you can thrive.
A Mindful Invitation:
Take a seat or walk amongst the ferns of late spring. Pay close attention to the varying stages of their growth cycle and ask yourself; is there a phase in which I align with?
Perhaps you feel that your soul truth is currently tightly concealed, akin to the closed fronds? You're unable to liberate yourself from the trappings of your mind and low self-esteem, keeping yourself small and guarded.
Or maybe you have begun to explore your essence and are in the early stages of growth, similar to the freshly opened fronds? Run your fingers gently over the soft, delicate stems that are still spacious and vulnerable in their infancy - explore the mutual fragility as you both reveal yourselves for the first time.
Or do you align with the flourishing, fully grown ferns that proudly fan out towards the light? Breathe in their ancient viridescent scent - pine-like, cool and earthy - and use it to ground yourself as you rejoice in the revelation of all that you are.
About The Author:
Jemma Louise Hunt is a Mindfulness Nature Connection guide from South Wales, UK. She explores the personal and spiritual journey through poetic words and Mindfulness storytelling.