Reconnecting to Nature

Tides of Impermanence

There are many currents in the tides of impermanace

A seed grows into a tree
A tree is cut into wood
The wood is burned in a fire
The ash is used in art
The art is sold at an auction,
And seeds are bought again.

A seed grows into a tree
A tree is cut into wood
Shavings are turned to pulp
Pulp is turned into paper
On paper is written a letter
Asking for more seeds.

A seed grows into a tree…

I believe it is important to keep an ever evolving world-view, an expanding awareness. It seems our lives have become increasingly boxed in, where our awareness is limited to a smaller perspective. There are walls and screens everywhere, and people have lost their connection to nature. For most, something has to happen in order for them to become aware of an issue. We have lost our connection to the planet, and nature itself, the very thing that sustains us. You don’t have to be a “nature-freak” to realize the importance of taking care of our planet and each other. Look at how scientists look for planets similar to Earth, it does seem to be pretty rare to find a planet of such beauty and resource. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, it could be something as simple as taking a walk, in the open air and stop and think for a second about your connection to the planet, your Macro-Mother. There’s nothing wrong with material things but they are destroyed with time, and what remains is what was there before: nature.

I think it’s especially important to for children to recognize their connection to nature and life itself so that they have that to draw on when they are older.

Free Aesop Fable:

TheMouseandtheLion

 

Healing Arts – Lesson 2: Reconciliation & Finding Similarity

Healing Art: The Law of Reconciliation
The Law of Reconciliation or the Principle of Reconciliation is that which finds in differing qualities unifying similarities that allow these differences to be brought together;
to accept the unifying qualities and diminish the differences, so that the differences in the qualities become less clashing and conflicting and the unifying qualities become more binding.This is to reconcile, to find common denominators in things that are normally seen as separative, and to emphasize and exaggerate and promote those common denominators, thus allowing the differences to fade away, or fall into proper alignment. The Law of Reconciliation allows those things which are normally in conflict to become harmonious in relationship to one another.

Source: http://www.iebele.nl/CosmicLaws.pdf (Based on the teachings of a force that calls itself Cosmic Awareness) These “Laws” (take them for what you will) are very helpful if studied and contemplated upon.

In Lesson 1 of Healing Arts, I made a quick discussion about Forgiveness, in this lesson we will discuss reconciliation. In life, we are faced with situations and people whom we may not like, but through the art of reconciliation, by focusing our attention on the unifying properties and not the differences. It can be something as simple as “Oh that person is human just like me,” if not then “Oh, that is a living thing just like me” if not then “Oh this thing and I both exist”, by finding common ground we create a connection. That is why if you are in a heated argument or altercation of some kind, if something is humorous that situation can usually be resolved. Humor also happens to be a great diffuser of pent-up energy.

If we can find ways to humanize, and not demonize those who we consider enemies the world would likely be a better place.

How many can relate to these moments, of vulnerability?

“A house divided against itself cannot stand

-Don’t know who said it, too lazy to google