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Is honoring nature a part of your spiritual ritual?
I find that being grateful for the natural beauty of the color or the sky or the shape of a leaf helps connect me to my vision of God.
When I was 18 I went to California, it was 1966 and I was introduced to the Pacific Ocean and the Coronado Beach. That was it for me. I now live in New England and the beaches are beautiful here too. When I go to the beach and see the ocean I feel so small and yet so much a part of all that is. I would have to say it is one of my favorite places of worship and I can be on the beach in a rain storm or a bright sunny day. I also lived in the mountains of Ukiah, California near the Redwood Headlands, grew up and spent summers in the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. I feel so close to a Higher Power when I am in and feel a part of nature.
It is a great way to feel spiritual. I grew up on a farm, so I have a great love and admiration for animals, plants and just life! It kind of shows you that you are a part of something much, much bigger.
Definitely. Honouring nature was a spiritual legacy I was handed by my parents. As a family, we "re-created" in nature: hiking, birdwatching and identifying trees and wildflowers. My parents were biologists and although at first, we did not worship in traditional places, nature was my first connection to a Divinity. This helped me make spiritual connections later in life and gave me some of my lifetime interests. It's a magnificent legacy and it's free. Just walk out your door!