Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in the woods than in books. The trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. Saint Bernard de Clairvaux
As I develop a deeper connection with nature, I am learning to hear the sacred wisdom it has for me. This knowledge allows me to reconnect to my own true nature. It helps me see clearly and this shapes my understanding of life. Nature is always showing me how to carve a pathway home to my true-self.
The Indigenous and Native Americans say that respecting our relationship with the earth is the cornerstone to our beliefs and spirituality, which in turn, informs the decisions we make everyday.
They believe that nature is sacred and from a young age, they learn to develop a close relationship with every part of her. They call the earth ‘Mother’, the Sun ‘Father’, the Moon ‘Grandmother’ and the thunder ‘Grandfather.’
And they ask this of each other?
“What is sacred in your life”
”How do you treat something that is sacred to you?”
“Where are you nurturing this sacred relationship?”
When I believe that something is sacred, I treat it with protection, love, compassion and care and I create space each day to nurture this relationship.
“Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the divine. Janine M Benyus