// week twenty eight (part 2) // the healing magic of sweden’s nature

14 Jul 2015

hello, friends! have i got a treat for you today!

get ready to breathe deep + feel the healing magic of the swedish archipelago. yesterday i shared a bunch of photos with you about camp life in the archipelago – i spent last week there. but, the other part about being out in the archipelago is communing with nature.

to get there, after 2 hours or so, you turn off of the main highway and then drive for a while longer deep into wild, free, green forests of southern sweden. it’s as if you can hear + see the legendary trolls scampering about to hide behind or beneath rocks. and i swear that if i peer closely out the window as we make our way down the gravel roads, i can see fairies flitting about between the greenery, darting behind trees, alighting on the sunshine-drenched wildflowers.

out here everything is natural. everything is organic. everything is simple. and real. and possible.

the air is clear and fresh. the water, cold and clean (minus the seaweed + sea grass floating about sometimes). the sun sets late at night and rises again just a few hours later.

if i stand on the rocks by the edge of the water, i can hear the sea calling me. i feel instant peace. instant serenity. and my breath becomes slow and steady and deep.

yes, there is magic here. there is healing here. if you just slow down… just enough to look for a moment. just enough to feel it. that’s right, here you are one with nature. one with the earth. completely connected. the universe is no longer something that is out there. god is no longer something that is out there. you are enveloped in the wonder of the divine and the sacred.

see for yourself…. and slow down as you gaze at the photos. i so wish for you the pure peace and tranquility that i felt.

path-trees-skeppsgarden dark-forest-trees-skeppsgarden trees-flowers-skeppsgarden trees-sunshine-skeppsgarden trees-skeppsgarden beach-skeppsgarden water-reeds-skeppsgarden green-trees-water-skeppsgarden rocks-calm-skeppsgarden calm-relfection-skeppsgarden tree-skeppsgarden tree-rowing-skeppsgarden oar-water-skeppsgarden skeppsgarden-water

clouds-skeppsgarden rainy-day-skeppsgarden
dark-dock-skeppsgarden cloudy-beach-skeppsgarden

pink-sunsets-skeppsgarden golden-sunset-skeppsgarden sea-skeppsgarden blue-water-skeppsgarden water-sea-skeppsgarden skeppsgarden-view calm-sunset-skeppsgarden pink-sunset-skeppsgarden swimming-skeppsgarden bubbles-sunset-skeppsgarden

wherever you are today, just take a moment to look around at the nature that surrounds you. if you’re in the city, just find a shrub or a flower, or even a weed. or simply stand beside your window and look up, or down. anything that is natural will do. meditate on the nature around you for a few minutes. breathe it in. let it heal you. let yourself become swept away in the beauty and the simplicity. and for one second, just give thanks. and know that, even in the midst of all that is going on in life, you are whole. and you, just like the bits of nature all around us, are perfectly sacred + divine + are simply called to be exactly who you are.

“the miracle is not to fly in the air or walk on the water, but it is to wander around right here on earth.” // china

onwards + upwards! xoxo



  • Reply Louise Gallagher 14 Jul 2015 at 15:08

    and feeling connected

    Thank you for this loving nature inspired interlude.


    • Reply Liz 15 Jul 2015 at 10:34

      I am so happy that the photots served as a little meditation moment for you. Light + love.

  • Reply kate365til 14 Jul 2015 at 16:54

    These photos take my breath away. So much beauty all around us. Thank you for sharing them.

    • Reply Liz 15 Jul 2015 at 10:34

      Thank you for soaking them up, Kate. xoxo

  • Reply Faster Britt 15 Jul 2015 at 16:45

    Du har verkligen blick för hur bilderna ska komponeras. Samma gamla slitna Skeppsgårdsvyer ser så nya och fräscha ut på dina foton och framkallar verkligen Skeppsgårdsfeeling hos mig som betraktare. Kram

    • Reply Liz 16 Jul 2015 at 08:37

      Å, tack så mycket för dina fina ord! Jag blev rörd! Kramar

  • Reply NurseGrit 17 Jul 2015 at 02:04

    Beautiful photos, Liz!

    • Reply Liz 17 Jul 2015 at 08:36

      Thank you, Julia! Hope all is well with you.

  • Reply Meghan 19 Jul 2015 at 15:40

    Absolutely stunning photos, Liz. You captured such stillness and peace and beauty…. I’m blown away. I hope I can get to Sweden someday and see it in person.

    • Reply Liz 20 Jul 2015 at 16:14

      Wow, thank you, Meghan! Oh, I/we really do hope that you will make it to Sweden to visit us. There is so much for you to explore and experience here. It’s right up your alley, I am certain. 🙂

  • Reply Meghan 21 Jul 2015 at 16:43

    Thanks! When I finally commit to doing it, I’ll let you know! I’ve always wanted to go to Sweden and your photos just keep reaffirming that!

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