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awakening to my treekin nature; sun-worship and light-nourishment

I just realized that as I've become more spiritually aware and connected to nature, I've become much more in tune with the sun and the weather. This past winter was the worst for me, SAD-wise, because of that... but this spring is introducing what promises to be the most uplifting summer I've had. Sunlight is a need for me, and when I first go outside for the day and the sun touches my skin, I'm flooded with the urge to revel in zir caresses. I stop, stretch my arms out, palms up, close my eyes and tilt my face to the sun (much like in my icon), and feel blessed in a way that I used to only feel when dancing in worship at church. You know how sometimes you see something so beautiful you stop in your tracks? When the sun touches me I feel the same overwhelming awe, and it is almost instinct for me to open my arms to the sun. Even when I'm in a hurry I do it. I feel like I am awakening more to my plant nature -- I almost feel like a walking tree (or a plant sim *giggles*). Sunlight nourishes me.

For the past four and a half years I've lived in an apartment that gets very little light. There's a large overhang from the roof, a thick-leaved tree in front, we face south, and we're on the ground floor. I had taken light for granted before because I'd never lived in a shaded room, but now I know that wherever we move next, the primary concern is LIGHT. Not price, not location, not surroundings -- not even a pool or dishwasher -- but light. I feel I need it not just to be able to grow plants indoors, but for my happiness and spiritual growth (and I know my partner feels much the same).

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oceanid ══╣Open the door╠══
sometimes you see something so beautiful you stop in your tracks?

Goodness yes! Many times over, there have been moments during peak hour (I work in the city) and people are just racing past one another, like packs of hungry wolves. All dashing around, cutting in front of one another to be the first on their train/tram/bus/mode of transportation. And there are rare times when I will see the sun set, and radiate this beautiful rainbow of colours, and I can't help BUT stop and cherish the moment. There is something strangely soothing about being the only person in a sea of busy and rushing people, to stand still and absorb the moment, blocking out the hectic emotions running by you. Not sure if you've ever felt that, but that line definitely resonated with me.
shadowlily ══╣╠══
I so know what you mean, watching the sun set gorgeously, stilled, while surrounded by a city full of people going about their lives..

(just had to comment, 'cause this resonates so much!)
shadowlily ══╣╠══
:) Space and light are my (and my partner's) two highest desires in a house/apartment. Sunlight on my skin is so nourishing, and I crave earth's warmth like I do sleep & food..
home sweet home
cunningbunny ══╣home sweet home╠══
That's one thing I love about my house...growing up, I lived in a semi-detached (glorified rowhome) with so very few windows, and never on more than one wall of a room (sometimes no windows at all, or sometimes facing the brick wall three feet from some of the windows...ugh). I now have windows everywhere, and my one bedroom window faces East. It's wonderful, especially since I also get the boon of so very many trees for such a relatively small yard, but they skirt the edges so they don't block any light from the house. I will miss this house when I move. It's a wreck, but it has such a perfect layout.
*  Pagan:  Beltane
mermaiden ══╣* Pagan: Beltane╠══
I love this post~! Yes, yes and more yes~

I'm so glad you're getting the nourishment you need, m'dear~ <3
queerbychoice ══╣╠══
I'm the opposite - when I'm exposed to any amount of sunlight, I can just feel myself shriveling up and wilting immediately. Which is inconvenient when I'm trying to garden in a yard where there's no room to grow shade trees.

You could grow plants without light, though, if you wanted. It's just a matter of choosing plants that like those conditions. Peace lilies are a good choice - they need a lot of water and very little light, so a windowless bathroom that gets steamed up during showers is always a good place for them.
frecklestars ══╣contemplative╠══
I'm the same way: as much as I want the next apartment to have anything-but-carpet floors, dishwasher, washer/dryer hook-ups, cat-friendly/snake-friendly, and some must have light. I go nuts in dark spaces.
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
Light is extremely important to health. I'm not surprised you have felt the strain of living in a darker house.

This house has huge windows but because they'e not double-glazed, they let all the warmth out when the blinds are open. It's hard to find a balance between light and warmth here sometimes.
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
look at townhouses. i was amazed when i saw my step mother's place; it looks so small from the outside, but on the inside it's all light and space-- really beautiful. i could totally see you guys in a space like that ♥
darkpool ══╣╠══
My old house had a south facing window seat, it was a wonderful place to bask. (and grow plants but not at the same time.) window seats I think are one of the most wonderful things, and I hate dark houses. If I wasn't Christian I'd want to be a religion that worships the sun I think. THough once I read a great article about several ways the sun is like God, I don't remember what they are any more but it was very neat and significant to me. Like the sun is a model of what heaven is like, if that makes sense.
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