Earth is an amazingly rich planet, and with your body’s ability to touch, you have the vehicle to experience it.
Touch provides the ecstatic gift of the physical realm. With the blessing of a physical container, your body, you are given the gift of being able to give a hug, to experience a kiss, to hold the hand of a child, to feel the sun on your face, to taste the ripeness of delicious fruit, to open to the magic of movement feeling the solidity of the ground under your feet as you walk, skip, and dance. Your body is a priceless miracle which allows you to experience touch.
Appropriate touch promotes emotional bonding, relieves stress, lowers blood pressure, fosters a sense of well-being and happiness. It boosts the immune system, positive thinking, decreases depression, stimulates, healing, improves sleep, and expands trust. Touching the Earth also does each of these things. Getting your hands in the dirt, sitting with your back against a tree, laying on the ground, making a conscious connection to Mother Nature revitalizes you in the same ways and harmonizes your nervous system.
Touch and your physical connection to Nature strengthens your body wisdom and intuition. Touch strengthens your ability to feel safe and comfortable in your body which allows you to be more grounded and embodied as a leader. When you are grounded and embodied you are more likely to lead from a deep connection to Nature and take a stronger stand for sustainability and caring for the planet.
Today, consider getting a massage, spending time in physical contact with Mother Nature, or giving five hugs. What do you need to do to increase the amount of appropriate physical touch you receive in order to strengthen your embodiment and groundedness as a leader?