When I say the word ‘Nudity’ what does it make you think of? Pornography, Sex, or Self Love? But honestly, what does it make you think of? Because I’m starting to learn that the way I see this word is completely different to how some perceive it.
Let me start by saying that I love my body, no like honestly I do, its taken me a few years but over time I’ve learnt to brush off any negative comments that I’ve heard about my body and have learned to feel blessed in the skin the earth has provided for me. I’ve always been active and a lover of the outdoors I eat well, most of the time, apart from the sneaky pizza, doughnuts and chocolate here there.
But it wasn’t always a light time for me, I went through phases of bulimia, phases of starving myself and running twice a day to stay skinny and hurting my skin because I wasn’t happy and hating my boobs, legs and shoulders, but then I woke up and realised, why on earth was I doing this? I have nothing to be unhappy about, and then I saw the light, the light of self-love and self-worth. That is when I started to make the mental changes, reminding myself every day of how lucky I was, and how grateful I was, and most importantly how beautiful I was.
And that’s when I discovered naturism, the art of expressing your freedom amongst nature, naturally – naked that is. I’ve always hiked, camped, climbed trees, mountains anything that is related to the outdoors I’ve done it since I was a little girl, but seriously my first every big hike which was 20k’s when I was aged ten at Carnarvon Gorge. My parents raised myself and my sisters to have the utmost respect for nature and the native spirit that watches over this land.
Now that I’m older I’ve learnt that spending my time with nature totally naked is helping me over come anxiety and stress felt from the burdens of the world. I know some pretty neat spots on the coast that are hardly visited, I just strip down to nothing and sit there absorbing those good vibes from the earth, I am always very thankful too, constantly showing my gratitude to nature, speaking with her. The fact I am able to connect with her with my bare skin allows me to connect on a deeper level. Since I’ve started doing this I have become the happiest I have ever been in my life.
And I want you to understand and feel the benefits of this act, after all it is only natural. So why not take some time out of your life, to just sit there amongst nature, naked to feel the therapeutics of the earth, I promise you your soul will be overwhelmed with love and warmth.