I’m interested in the role of nature in people’s spiritual lives. In my church-every-Sunday years, I looked askance at people who said nature was their church. But it’s become the most spiritually filling thing for me. I do a lot of driving back and forth between CA and Utah and it’s been so incredibly green this year from all the rain, and on every drive I feel what I think of as my soul filling in ways that it used to at church. (Okay, except when driving through Barstow on 15.) #nature
p.s. if I somehow posted something very much like this a few days ago, I’M SORRY. I thought I did but didn’t see it anywhere on my page, but am still new to Mastodon!
Also, this particular pic is the view from my mom’s deck in Northern CA, up off highway 3. Those are the Salmon Mountains, part of the Klamath range.
@sara_z I think I’ve always intuitively understood the concept of “nature as church,” even when I didn’t recognize it as such, but it’s only recently that I’ve been able to move from recognizing nature as beautiful to also realizing that it’s holy. The rebirth in the spring, the singing of birds and frogs, the countless stars with planets surrounding them. All sharing the divine that is within them if only I will take a moment to see.
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