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28 Days Connection First Journey
Day 16, Olfactory Awakening
Everyone remembers the scent in the air after a summer rain. And everyone can share their story about it.
I am always surprised which smells remind me of different situations and experiences.
On almost every one of our herbal hikes, from the nature school, we come by a small embankment where a lot of thyme grows. We named that place the "Scent Machine" , there we can easily recognize the different types of thyme by the sense of its smell. The participants and we kneel down and smell one pillow after another. Everyone calls louder than the other. “Ohhh, wow!”. “This is intense”. “This one has a lemon note!” “This one is really peppery”.
Everytime we pass through the “smell machine”, I am so surprised and deeply animated by it.
What is the first smell you can remember?
Whenever you are eating in the next few days, try to figure out all of the ingredients.
Funny exercise for at home:
Lay a scent path with scented oil through the house.
Walk through the room and smell what's in the air. Map your house by scent.
Hide something with a strong scent on it and have someone find it blindfold.
For your Sit Spot:
Investigate your sit spot with your nose, almost like a dog, like we did a few days ago by getting to know the place by touch, today check the same places with your sense of smell.
Share your experience with your partners and ask them about it.
Link to the forum:
Have a lovely day.
Michi and Jon.
That must be the Caramel-Tree ;-) How or of what does the wood smell like of that carmel-tree when its still alive?
This was great! I found myself sniffing like a dog on my sit spot realising that the old "dead" branch lying there smells like caramel and that my stone- friend smells like actually something! I wouldn't have thought that stones can have a distinct and quite pleasing smell, which makes me happy, because I love this particular stone. I found a connection to the exercise "Attractive species", because now I go out there with the motivation to find more good smelling stones and dead branches. A the connection to the sitspot grows ever stronger.
ah, time flies when you're having fun. so i must be having fun - i had SO hoped to keep track with this offering every day, and start a WhatsApp group and all the things, and yet i'm still going to work every day, and haven't managed to carve out time as I'd expected. but i'm so grateful you're doing this, so i've downloaded each recording, anticipating to delve better sometime soon. For smell, i find myself wondering why the smell of smoke and fire in my fireplace does not bring the same bodily reactions as when it's 45 degrees Celsius outside and blowing a gusty northerly...so many other factors play in. In my garden the smell of a ripe dripping raspberry makes me salivate! and the peppery sharpness of a wet tomato plant is invigorating. parts of my garden have a dank smell, poor drainage, where dock sends down it's deep roots and huge green leaves. the afternoon breeze brings a scent of silt from the river and i hear the swans honk as they v overhead. for the first time i'm noticing them when i go to the forest too. there is no canopy now, no real noise, and i hear them honk and see them each evening i am there.