A Spiritual Understanding About Nature
Bobby Lake-Thom, who has written a wonderful book about nature intitled, “Spirits of the Earth”, writes that Nature communicates to all people.”
To feel the spiritual aura of Nature is to listen to a bluebird sing, the evening call of an Owl, watch Butterflies dance across the sky, observe Does and Fawns, watch Rabbits and their Kittens hop to safety in the forest. The forests of Nature are of a spiritual beauty that takes our breath away. The emotions we feel strolling through a forest park or deep within a forest itself, is itself, a spiritual experience. We connect, for a short time with the spiritual essence of Nature. We are also from the natural world of Nature,
Yet, we have in many ways, separated ourselves from the natural world. When we do walk through a garden in bloom or a field of daisies, or a meadow with an array of grass and flora are hearts bloom too, with wonder at the spiritual beauty of nature. It lifts us up, knowing, feeling, an ancient need to stay and be one with natural, this feeling touches us in a spiritual way, a need to be close to unfettered spiritual oneness and beauty. Nature is our natural home as it is to all humankind.
Long ago, in a time forgotten, people lived with Nature and they even protected it by observing Nature as a living entity. They respected it, nurtured it, and protected it. They did not destroy the natural spiritual beauty of Nature. They regarded Nature as a living entity that surrounded them. To those people, Nature was a sacred entity to honor.
People understood that Nature was sacred, a gift from God. They understood the life-giving force flowing through all living things. Even when they had to kill an animal for food or harvest vegetables and fields of wheat, they thanked their God for this life-giving force called Nature. This life-giving force is the Living Spirit who gave them Nature, to them it was their Garden of Eden. They prayed to Nature that was all around them, knowing that all of life is a gift from God.