Delighted to Have You Here!
Hello, my name is Heidi Korhonen and I am a forest therapy coach! It’s pleasure to meet you! First, I would love to tell you the story of the Great Tree. In many cultures, there is still a strong believe in that story. Great Tree grew out of the earth, reaching up to the heaven. It linked three worlds together; its roots penetrating deep into the heart of the earth, while its branches reached to the heaven.
The Great Tree made air suitable for people to breathe and gave the fruits ripened in the sun for people to feed. It induced lightnings by waving its strong crown, so that people would have access to fire. And whenever a nourishing rain was needed, the Great Tree gathered the clouds in the sky. It took care of its people.
I believe in that story of the Great Tree. I believe in all the trees. They don’t say much, but when they do, you ought to listen.
Forest Therapy Coach
Letting you know about my favorite nature place, may bring into light some of the reasons, why I am on this path. My dearest nature place is in the lake at our cottage. Yes, in the lake. The best time is, when the day starts to turn into night and everything slows down or when the sun is shining the hottest.
When I am floating there, in that small round lake, it is like being in our Mother nature’s arms. There in her arms, I am very close being me; floating in the middle of the lake, ears under water listening to the silence, but hearing so much.
If it’s evening, I love to stare at the blue ceiling of our world. It bends like a dome above me. And the stars! They look amazing. If it’s a sunny day, I can’t even fully open my eyes, so I just sneak a peek and my eyes fill with sunshine. Green trees are guarding my floating and they overarch towards me in every side of the lake. How many green shades there can be!
When floating in that lake, I don’t have to think about the social roles, no one expects anything from me or pushes my sore parts to make a reaction. There is no need to be going anywhere or becoming anything. You can just be. Be, just as you are. Accepted. Fully accepted.