August 23

The Sacred Wilderness


How Nature is Spiritual

The Sacred Wilderness: How Nature is Spiritual

Hello and welcome back to our series, The Call of the Wild: Embracing Nature Spirituality with Temple of Ara. In our last exploration, we delved into the practices that help us connect with Nature Spirituality. Today, we venture deeper into the sacred wilderness, discovering why nature is inherently spiritual and what it means for your spiritual journey."

Unveiling the Spiritual in Nature

Throughout history and across cultures, the spiritual significance of nature has been a recurring theme. It's as if the wilderness speaks a language that touches our souls.

Our ancestors knew it. Cultures across the world resonate with it. The divine whispers to us through the rustling leaves, in the babbling brooks, in the silent majesty of mountains. They believed that every element of nature, animate or inanimate, carries a spirit, a life force."

This ancient wisdom found expression in the practices of our ancestors, who saw divine intervention in every aspect of nature. They understood that when we quiet our minds and open our hearts, nature can speak to us, guiding us towards deeper self-awareness and spiritual enlightenment."

The Taoists encourage us to live in harmony with the Tao, the natural flow of the universe. The Buddha achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Wordsworth, a revered Romantic poet, saw in nature 'The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse, The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul Of all my moral being.'

But it's not just philosophers, poets, or spiritual leaders who've felt this spiritual connection. Science too recognizes the profound impact nature has on us. Recent research shows that exposure to the wilderness reduces stress, improves mood, and even stimulates a sense of awe and wonder. It's as if the natural world is a healing balm, soothing our minds and bodies, and inviting us to explore deeper mysteries.

Now, let's take a moment for reflection.

Close your eyes and envision a place in nature that resonates with you.

Can you hear the rustling leaves, the chirping birds?

Can you feel the warmth of the sun or the coolness of a breeze?

Keep this feeling close as we journey further.

Sacred Nature Symbols

As we embark on this spiritual journey, let's acknowledge the symbols Nature offers us. Across diverse cultures, specific elements of Nature hold sacred significance. Trees, often seen as a symbol of life and growth; mountains, revered as the abode of the divine; water, seen as a source of life and purification. These symbols invite us to see nature not just as a backdrop to our lives, but as a profound teacher and guide.

As we close this chapter of our exploration, remember that Nature's spirituality is not just to be learned about—it's to be experienced. And we invite you to delve into this experience with us. In our next video, 'Mother Earth's Sanctum: Why Nature is Sacred,' we'll explore the sacredness of Nature even further.

As part of our Crossing into the Mysteries membership program, we invite you to immerse in this sacredness daily, enriching your connection with Mother Nature and furthering your spiritual journey. To get a taste of what's to come, we've included a link in the description below for a free meditation called the Wisdom of Mother Earth, a journey through the four natural elements—air, fire, water, and earth.

Until our next journey together, keep the wilderness close to your heart and let its spiritual whispers guide you.

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