Being part of Nature / Teil der Natur Sein / Fazendo parte da Natureza / Ser parte de la Naturaleza

You can touch it, hear it, taste it, scent it, because you are a part of it.

You and nature are very alike and if you can recalibrate your internal compass to include this totality, you might open yourself to the voices, the feelings, the pain, the healing, the insights, the richness, the Love, and the wisdom that arises when you unlearn to resist what is at the margins.

Nature is increasingly conceived as a threat to your sanity, to your health, your home and your community. So you try to negate it further and further by withdrawing your Consciousness, hoping it will go away.

You see trees as if they were furniture. You ignore your breath and you notice the weather only when it creates discomfort.

You arrogantly relegate animals as inferior life-forms, as if life could be measured, rationed and quality tested.

You withdraw your Consciousness from nature, which means pretending that your Consciousness ends within some arbitrary distance of your own physical head.

You are still perceiving beyond this circumference of your body, yet you mentally block the birthright of your natural alignment, your intuition and your safety instincts.

As you over-identify yourself with being ‘civilised’ you marginalise the ‘wild’ part of you.

As you over-identify yourself with the clock and time-frames of the civilised World in its currently contorted form, you neglect the reality of your body cycles and body wisdom, the influence of the seasons, the variations of day and night, and the unique contribution that each brings.

You become less than who you are, as parts of your Self is denied. Nature is ultimately beyond the control of your mind.

Volcanic eruption, hurricane, earthquake, drought or plague can make the whole grandiose form of humanity impotent in a day. You are helpless in nature, just as you are helpless in the fate of birth and death.

When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. – Cree Prophecy

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