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
40 thoughts on “Nurturing the Sacred”
Karen, I warm to this post. It’s exactly what I feel and what I am discovering more and more. Thank you.
Thankyou Don. Nature is a gift 🌿
More than nature I long to be connected to the Creator of it. The One who stands behind it and Who shall renew it at the coming of the ages.
Beautiful. Nature holds so much for us to remember about who we are. A lovely post which deeply resonates. Thank you.
It really does help me remember too Carrie. Thankyou 🌿
A timely pause for appreciating the sanctity that we are a part of. 🌲🌳🌲
It is Val. A vast sanctity that we can always connect to. Thankyou 💕🌿
Wonderful reminders Karen. I’ve found that approaching all life as sacred really shifts how I think and feel. And nature is a big part of the rootedness that helps me feel grateful and connected to something bigger.
Me too Brad. It really connects us to abundance and peace.,Thankyou 🙏🏻
sweet ancient wisdoms
They are sweet and wise. Thankyou David 🌿
Karen I love this post! It’s one of my favorites. As a Christian I often walk a tightrope of conventional religion and the healing power of nature. So more recently I have focused on God as Creator, the One who loves and cares about us, because He made us. And now I am more open, and hopefully more compassionate as a result. Thank you for this post. Namaste!
I think we can be apart of both worlds Nico. One compliments the other, and you are very compassionate and caring. Namaste 🙏🏻🌿
Thanks my friend.
Wonderful, Karen.Thank you for reminding me of this just when I needed to know it again. x
We all need reminding! Thankyou Rachael. Happy connecting 🌿🍀🌿🍃
Great questions Karen – I love it! ❤
Great! Thanks Diana 💕🌿
sticks and stones in a sacred light. Love it.
Great description Dave! 🙏🏻
Beautiful post! It reminds me of a quote I shared on Instagram recently:
“These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs.” ❤
Thank you for sharing! 😀
A beautiful quote!! Thankyou 💕
Especially like this post, Karen. Way way back in the day, I read so many of the Catholic mystics. They spoke to me much more directly than any dogma. So I’m glad to be reminded.
I agree MK. Nature is very sacred to me 🍃🌿
A gem of a post, Karen. 😊 Thank you.
Thankyou Jennifer. I Love nature 🌿🍀🍃
Wonderful post, Karen 🙂
Nature is healing so much. We need to take good care of her.
We do. Thankyou Irene. 🙂
Beautiful post. I think nature has most of our answers and is capable of great healing. She is a miraculous mother, and we are indeed her children. 🙂
Yes, beautifully said! Thankyou 🌿🙏🏻
This is one of the things that connects us so deeply, Karen. I love this. It’s kind of hard here, right now, finding balance between loving Her and being Grateful and in Happiness. That is activism in its own way, but there is a lot of activism with fierce peace needed here too. She is being bullied here right now, sad to say.
Much love to your, dear Karen! ❤
And even though she is being bullied Mary, never forget the impact we are having as we nurture and connect to Mother Earth each day. As I learn to focus more on what I am doing and less on what others are, I feel more peace. Much love 💚💚
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Amen to all that, Karen. Nature is the greatest gift we have ❤
It is indeed! Thankyou Helen 💚🍀🌿🍃🍀
The more we understand the nature of things the more we understand the Maker of such things. Each blade of grass is unique. It may be one among millions; but is yet one blade. It, as well as any, can lead us to its Maker. And in that it is sacred.
The Maker of all things has counted each hair on our heads, and knows each blade of grass.
Yes it is sacred. Thankyou Alan. 🙏🏻
Thank you for reminding me how much I need this medicine. Everything seems to be pointing me back to nature this evening. She’s calling me.
She is calling us all Joanna. Thankyou and happy connecting. 🍃🍀🌿💚