Nature has always been my favorite teacher. I learn through a form of listening that encompasses my whole being. I’m not asked to employ pure intellect, instead I’m curious, invited to explore by the beauty surrounding me. This beauty overwhelms me and I become more than I know myself to be.

I appreciate Nature as teacher, as mother, as Nurturing Presence expressing what is, just as it is. This expression of Truth so profoundly demonstrated, is a constant reminder to return to Mindfulness beyond Mind. I am someone who bears witness to the sacred, continually evident in Nature, which summons gratitude of a depth beyond and including personhood expanding experience to one of Unity and Connection.

The multitude of diversity in manifest form in the Space of formlessness offers up metaphorical teachings daily in all things relative to Heaven, Earth and Being ness nourished like a tree between these realms. Roots grounded in earth and form, limbs reaching towards the heavens and trunk embodying each dimension.

A human being is part of the whole... Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us ... Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely but striving for such achievement is, in itself, a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.
— Albert Einstein
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Tunnel of intertwined Yew

Tunnel of intertwined Yew

Our ‘civilized’ way of living have left us disconnected from the sacred whole. We roam in the realm of the intellect, disconnected from our bodies, our hearts, and the mysterious in our life. Our understanding, is limited in its view of what we encounter, which we compare to our own ways.

Sacred connection to nature provides ground for health, harmony and sustainability. If we can humble ourselves there is hope, for we can be available to the options. Once we acknowledge our disconnect we are on the path towards reconnecting, individually and as a society.

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