Nature and Spirituality

It was at a recent Earth Day lecture  given by a local metaphysical teacher  in April, that I heard those words – “We are Nature and Nature is Us!”  Her words and insights from that lecture reverberated in my head.  For, in the very beginning of her presentation, she stated that Humanity is not separate from Nature, that Man and Woman are, in fact, a part of nature, as are all other creatures on Earth.  That, we are an expression of Nature her/him/ itself.

She went on to say that, unfortunately,  humanity has become disassociated from Nature, seeing itself separate from the natural world, from its natural surroundings and from the cycles of nature.  And how we are like an errant child who leaves home,(in this case, Nature)  angry, rebellious, disassociated and recriminatory.  And as such, we want to oppress, dominate and control Nature instead of loving and allowing Nature to be. So humanity,  as a whole, is behaving like that errant child who has left its family of origin and who (seemingly)hates its family of origin.

And even though the child has behaved badly toward the family, it secretly longs to return to its comfort, security and trust.  And even though the child has behaved badly toward the family, the family still grieves and longs for the child’s return. Similarly, Nature grieves for mankind’s having taken leave from Nature and Nature’s family. And unconsciously, humanity longs to return to its natural family, as well. It  actually longs to reconnect to nature in a deep way, in a profound way and in a healthy way. In very general terms, we all need to remember our deep and profound connection to Nature and to honor, develop and nurture this connection to return to the circle of Nature and engender its trust, comfort and security  once again.

So  what I am offering in the form of my blog posts and poetry, is an attempt to remember my deep and profound connection to Nature and to honor, develop and nurture this connection so that I can engender its trust, comfort and security once again.  So, please check out my blog and see what posts nurture that connection within you as well!