Camp is ending for kids and overnight camps are losing their sun from the water’s edge earlier each and every day. The summer is waning. I miss camp. It taught me so much about personal growth and self-exploration ~ about stepping out of your comfort zone and taking chances and all the while knowing that you were supported in your efforts ~ not just by the camp but by your own courage and abilities. But, what I’ve come to discover is you can take the girl out of the camp but you can’t take the camp out of the girl. If you were once a camper, you are always a camper! To nurture the soul and stay in-joy, revisit the elements (air, water, fire, earth) daily.
As spiritual beings, we are always on a self-exploration path coming to know ourselves better and better each day. So, I say go back to camp and relish in your own personal growth and self-exploration daily! And, you don’t need to actually Go To Camp to do that. It is good to at least go outside but, indeed, you don’t even need to do that. All you have to do is have ‘access’ to the four elements ~ Air, Water, Fire & Earth ~ to go back to camp, stay in balance, nurture your soul and live in-joy. Each of these elements pertains to qualities of yourself. Balancing thoughts, emotions, spirit & your physicality are essential to staying in balance and in-joy.
To re~balance, focus on the element that is best associated with the part of yourself that needs some guidance ~ your thoughts, your emotions, physical healing, lifting your spirits up. Connect with the energy of that element ~ inside or outside ~ by going back to camp or sitting still ~ and you will automatically shift into spiritual balance.
Of course, you could “Go Back To Camp’. I did last year. We had a reunion and it was amazing ~ here I am with four sets of sisters all about the same difference in ages who went to camp together.
The friendships that were started by the older siblings were easily continued by the younger one’s! And, it is in the spirit of that friendship that camp continues to exist in each of our hearts. It is in that spirit that we all can revisit nature ~ go back to camp on any given day at any given time ~ to visit the elements and nurture our souls.
In what ways do you allow the elements to nurture your soul?