Ever missed something that was right under your nose? The answer has to be yes because all around us, magical, secret things are happening – right under our noses – and we fail to see them.
We might think we take the time to stop and smell the roses, but how often do we silently watch a patch of grass or earth, a portion of bark on a tree, the fluttering of petals on a flower, for more than a few seconds?
Often the magic unfolds only after patient, silent, and focused watching. That is when you will find nature’s hidden treasures.
There are so many worlds within worlds around us and when we take the time to see them our own world opens into endless possibilities of creativity, peace, and harmony.
You won’t have to have read many of my stories to know how much I rely on nature to soothe my soul.
FINDING NATURE’S HIDDEN TREASURES
Even with my intense love and gratitude for all the magic occurring around me, it sometimes takes the young, inquisitive eyes of the Goddesses to point out the hidden treasures in nature.
Often, I am looking, but not seeing. I am overlooking nature’s hidden treasures.
As I train my eyes to see more, entire worlds open before me, leaving me in awe and with an intense sense of wonder and harmony.
It’s a practice that takes time and silent contemplation. I know, who has time for that?
Right now, the world is full of fear and distrust and if we can tune into the hidden treasures surrounding us, we give our minds and souls a break from the tumultuous events occurring in just about every country on the planet.
It gives us hope and strength, maybe even meaning to the chaos. After all, nature does chaos in such a harmonious way.
When we immerse ourselves in discovering nature’s hidden treasures, we can’t help but feel uplifted and inspired.
As a crafter who loves to create things from nature’s gifts, I am attuned to seeing many of its treasures. Read my post, How to Craft Your Way to Success.
Yet I miss so much as I walk in my garden or in the bush. I know that I couldn’t, given a thousand lifetimes, discover every hidden secret in my own little patch, let alone all the rest of the world.
MY SECRET GARDEN
Don’t feel the need to travel afar
To discover new lands, to investigate stars
I sit in my garden, alone with the trees
A yard that is teeming with hidden myst’ries
Sometimes the ground itself seems to move
As hundreds of lizards forage for food
And under a rock, there’s a beetle so bright
I know it’s his beauty he keeps out of sight
The busy bees buzz and the butterflies fly
And up in a branch the baby birds cry
Ruby the ringtail sleeps in a tree
And sometimes she blinks her brown eyes at me
A goldfish shares pond with Frankie the frog
And nearby a bluetongue rests in a log
A lifetime of study, focused and fond
Won’t divulge all the secrets within that same pond
The spider makes webs, such a detailed plan
Can’t be outdone by inventions of man
A dig in the soil reveals squiggly worms
They aerate the earth for flowers and ferns
A miniature waterfall is home to tadpoles
And, all around, ants are burrowing holes
Bright petals dance on the wisp of a breeze
Enjoying a canopy of towering trees
Each tree is a haven for all kinds of life
A shelter for those who would stay out of strife
Each tiny leaf working to make good our air
Of its essentuality so unaware
Night-times – more myst’ry, a feast for our ears
Unusual sounds that focus our fears
A tree’s branch creak, leaves protest and shake
Was that a sweet possum, or a slithering snake?
Night noises of crickets, geckos and bats
The buzzing and biting of mosquitos and gnats
Then the possums come bounding, it’s their turn to play
Full of mischief and mayhem, from sleeping all day
Each morning alas, some new thing is discovered,
A visitor passing or something uncovered
Each season eternal in the circle of life
With beginnings and endings, with change being rife
There is drama and intrigue, the struggle to live
And there’s beauty and harmony, so much to give
I step out my door to this bustling throng
A mere passing word in Earth’s magical song
THE WONDER OF FINDING NATURE’S HIDDEN TREASURES
And, that’s what makes nature so incredibly wonderful. There is room for more discovery every single minute.
Just last year, a bunch of new species were discovered, some of them amazingly unique. You can read about the most amazing discoveries here.
These discoveries do not have to be left to the scientists and researchers. We can make our own and add another dimension to our lives – just by taking the time and being aware.
Being in tune with nature in such a way can help us overcome some of our greatest fears and open our minds to creative solutions. It can give us hope.
And it can be solace in our darkest hours. Give it a try. You don’t need access to a large garden or forest. A little patch of grass or dirt will do. Nature thrives everywhere.
Happy discoveries and have a gleeful week, Tamuria.