Have you ever just stood there in the ocean, bare naked, and let the waves crash over your body? Have you ever stood amongst a rain forest listening to the birds sing as you rest your naked body against a tree? Have you even climbed to the highest mountain, stripped down to nothing and embraced the powerful energy from the mountain?
If you answered yes to any to these then I’m sure you are familiar with the free, liberating feeling being naked in nature gives you, however if you answered no well you’re about to learn about a feeling you never thought you could feel and that feeling comes from Naturism, the art of freeing those restrictive clothes from your body and absorbing the therapeutic benefits of being naked with nature.
Take a tree for example, a tree has no shame in showing you its true colours, a tree has no shame in giving you all its rawness and showing you its bare skin and soul, so why are we as humans so afraid to be so raw? If a tree has the right to spread its roots among the soil and show its bare skin, then why can’t we? After all, trees and humans are very alike.
You have every right to stand tall like a tree and embrace the incredible benefits of the earth. And learn the act of loving and appreciate the body the earth has given to you.
Being naked in nature is not aiming to be pornographic, sexual or erotic (I mean sure if you want to make love in the woods you fucking go for it, I’d probably do the same!) however what I am directing this at is feeling loved in your own skin, and helping you overcome any hurtful words you have floating in your head regarding your beautiful body. Naturism allows you to love yourself and the body you’re in, it gives you the ability to feel as nature does; free.
I understand its hard for some to do this act, but stop letting your mind limit you and get out there, start by taking your shoes off and dipping your toes in the sand, and then as you feel more comfortable you can reveal your naked body to nature and reap the amazing benefits and I can promise you right now, nature isn’t going to judge you, call you fat, ugly or any hurtful words, she is only going to love and heal.
Reach out to friends who you feel comfortable with and suggest this crazy idea, direct them to my blog and help them understand what this crazy Lou chick is getting at, because I seriously have a point, go to your local swimming hole and go skinny dipping together, I promise you you’ll all leave laughing with good memories burned into the back of your mind.
I know you want to learn to love yourself and look in the mirror and feel content and happiness, so get out there, start making those steps to a healthier, healing life.