At night when you go outside and just sit in silence then your senses change. Your eyes are no use to you really but your ears really start working and even your sense of smell gets more acute.
In the Celtic world the night was really the start of the new day. Just like a seed begins to grow in the darkness of the earth unseen, just as a baby begins life in the darkness of the womb, so the day begins in the darkness of the night.
There is a very common theme that the world was created with sound and this seems so true when you sit out at night. You can hear the owls, frogs, crickets and other night creatures singing the world into existence. Even the high pitched screech of the mosquito has its beauty.
Being out at night we are able to join nature in a very different way, through smell and sounds. In this way the natural world truly enters into you and you truly become part of it as the creatures of the night pick out your scent too. Let the song of creation wash over you and you will feel its healing force.