|"Only after such an unimpeded childhood does a grown woman know in her bones that she inhabits a breathing cosmos, that her life is embedded in a wild community of dynamically intertwined and yet weirdly different lives." David Abram, Becoming Animal|
It is important for kids and adults, to connect with nature. Our separation from the natural world is detrimental to our health, as well as the health of the earth.
Indigenous groups do not separate the people from nature, and rather see themselves as participants in a living, active world. Such a way of life is intimately in tune with the earth, and recognizes that all things possess energy and sentience.
Even the rocks.
A good way to reconnect to earth's revitalizing powers is by taking a moment for a nature meditation, in this case, a rock meditation.
You can feel the energy of the earth through ancient rock.
Find a big rock that's smooth enough to sit on, lie on, or lean against. Relax deeply and feel your body against the rock. Feel how strong and firm the rock is. Notice how cool or warm it is.
Think about how ancient it is and how long it has been in this spot. Pretend you are the rock and try to imagine what it would be like to sit so calmly and still for hundreds, thousands, or perhaps millions of years. Let yourself absorb the serene, powerful energy of this rock. - Shakti Gawain