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Connecting with God in Nature

I feel closest to God/Universe in Nature....trees and flowers, birds, the winter night sky full of stars, woods and streams and more. Please share your stories of these special connections through the natural world. It's inspiring.

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Latest Activity: Jul 15, 2016

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Solstice is Coming

Started by Jason Hernandez Dec 16, 2013.

Nature Presence 8 Replies

Started by brian keith dessauer. Last reply by Sister Petunia Encarnata, SPI Nov 19, 2012.

A BEAUTIFUL MOMENT

Started by Forever Growing Sep 21, 2012.

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Comment by Emily Lasinsky on July 15, 2016 at 11:53pm

Hi all. New to this community. Nature is my sanctuary and it's where I get much of my artistic inspiration from. The link below is to a piece of nature writing if you'd like to check it out. 

Expanding Our Perception of Sacred Space

Comment by Jason Hernandez on March 6, 2014 at 4:36pm

Went to Ash Wednesday service at St. Paul's Episcopal. No one would ever mistake me for a goth; yet one of the highlights of my year is always this, the most gothic of days. Its message is _memento mori_ -- "remember you must die." But how fitting that it happens at the very end of winter, just before spring burst forth; as Our savior said, "Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds." Death must come, only to bring new life -- this is the lesson of ecology. What in you must die in these next 40 days, that you might live in newness of life?

Comment by Barbara Padgett on January 24, 2014 at 1:00pm

What an incredible, poetic posting, Jason! I too am in love with the sea.  Having grown up in Virginia, and now being landlocked in Ohio, I felt a physical yearning rise up as I read your words.  My resolve to move to the San Francisco Bay area is even more strengthened.

Comment by Cindy Long on January 18, 2014 at 11:23am

This is absolutely beautiful.  It reminded me of the book "Ahab's Wife" by Sena Jeter Nasland. There are a few passages in that book that describe the ocean better than anything I've ever read.  (Including Melville.)

I agree that you can't deeply experience the sea and not be changed forever. I live at the seashore, the boundary between land and ocean.  I love the ocean at various times of day and in all kinds of weather. In fact, I don't like to have to travel inland very far or for very long.  I need a regular dose of the tang of salt in the air and sand between my toes.

BTW - I'm reading "Wild At Heart" based on your comments on my last post. It's very interesting. 

Comment by Jason Hernandez on January 18, 2014 at 4:52am

Y'know, as many aspects of Navy life as there were to hate -- the rigid hierarchy (worst part of it, in my estimation), the seasickness, the long nights of exhaustion, the daily dose of b***s*** -- there are still those moments I love to remember. Have you ever stood on deck, looked 360 degrees around you, and seen only that flat expanse of deep blue? With the wind in your hair and the fluffy clouds drifting by? Your only companion an albatross wheeling round and round? Have you ever gone up to the bridge wing on a clear, moonless night, and just stood looking up at the Southern Cross?

The Sailor's life is a hard life, with no romance in it... and yet... and yet... even now, I am drawn to the coasts, where I stand and gaze wistfully out to sea. Even now, the sea resonates in my soul, and I grow restless again, like the wandering albatross. As the poet John Masefield wrote, "I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky..." Well I remember my shellback initiation; I could see the Spice Islands lined up along the horizon -- how's that for exotic? In the words of P.B. Shelley, "Many a green isle needs must be/ In the deep, wide sea of misery/ Else the mariner, worn and wan/ Never thus could voyage on."

Yes, the sea is a hard mistress, but one who has once heard her siren call can never really walk away...

Comment by Barbara Padgett on December 20, 2013 at 6:08am

So here is my story about mystical connection in nature: I was raised in an abusive fundamentalist family.  I escaped by going to another state to attend college at the age of 18.  Because I did not want to spend my summers with my family I would look for jobs in other parts of the country.  At the age of 20 I traveled alone across country to work at the Grand Canyon for the Summer.  I immediately sensed something divine about the canyon but did not know how to phrase it so would refer to it as being "haunted."  One day I was walking through the pinon pine forest following the path that led to the post office-I was overcome with joy and called up to the bright blue sky "Light of the world, shine on me!" That was the first time I ever felt the presence of God/Goddess.  It took me many years to put a name on what I felt-it was so different from the angry, vengeful, terrifying god I had been raised to believe in.

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Comment by Forever Growing on October 5, 2012 at 1:26pm

Hello Barbara and WELCOME to the group!   As far as adding a photo...when you go to the comment box, click on the icon next to "link" and go from there. I think that's how you do it.  I have a feeling this group is not very active, but pop in from time to time to see what's going on:)!

~Forever Growing

Comment by Barbara Padgett on October 3, 2012 at 3:15pm

Hello everyone, I am new to this website but not to Creation Spirituality.  As a Wiccan and an Earth mystic I would like to be part of your community.  By the way, how does one go about adding a photo?

 

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