Gonna make this simple, and sweet.
Some of you may remember my story of a time a while back, where I got to spend almost a month out in yosemite, far from any internet connection, phone, television, roads, and cars. I was out literally among the forest of trees, with wildlife all around (Had an interesting encounter with a coyote, which left me a bit sad. Saw it, I froze, it froze, I wanted to hug it, it apparently didn’t want a hug, etc.) and beautiful streams and sounds. It ended up being one of the best months in my life, as I found a deep connection with nature in my spirit, and by channeling that through myself, I was able to bring out the spirits of nature through my physical being and into the spirit of the yoyo I was throwing (which was a hitman original for the most part.)
One of the greatest things that I found though during this time, was that the natural sounds of the earth seemed to have a great effect on how I threw. I believe that as beings of the earth, we all have a deep spiritual connection with it, and it’s only natural that when we connect to our earth, we reach a hightened sense of flow and freedom. I would close my eyes and stay still, and focus on the sounds around me. The light rustle of the wind as it blew through the leaves of the trees all around me. The soft chirps of the nearby birds, the light trickling of water from a nearby stream, and if you still yourself just enough, one could even hear the sound, hardly there, light as a feather on the wind, of the sun hitting the earth below. It was a very special time. Once in tune with these sounds, I found that I would yoyo “to the beat of nature”. We all are used to yoyoing to the beat of music styles, but the earth has its own natural beat as well, it just takes some time to recognize it.
And something magical happens when you yoyo to the beat of the earth, for as we are beings on the earth, and we tune in to what the earth is saying, we can use our own beings to communicate and interpret what the earth is saying through our movements, and it is only when we find ourselves following earths natural heartbeat, that we find that this can happen.
My advice? Take some time to try this out. Get away, and don’t just start yoyoing, spend some time listening to your surroundings, get in touch with earth and nature, and then throw, you may find something very special happening.
While its not the same thing, I also feel I can get into this mode when I listen to nature tracks and soft nature sound meditation tracks via headphones. Not anything like the real thing, but it sure helps.
Give it shot, If anything, it will greatly relax you, and you will feel more freedom as you allow the earth to take away every tense care you have, and you are only left with you, nature, and a yoyo through which you dance.