A Year of the Tao – Day 21

“The gateway to the mysterious feminine is called the root of creation.  Listen to her voice, hear it echo through creation.”  From A New Way of Thinking, A New Way of Being Experiencing the Tao Te Ching)

My almost three-year-old granddaughter often takes me by the hand and says, “Come on Mema, I show you.”  Creation sings to us the same thing.  “Come, I show you all you ever need to know.  Come and see.  Come and play.  Come and receive.  Come and believe.”

Luther Burbank (botanist and developer of the Shasta daisy, among many other varieties of vegetables and plants) observed, “There is no other door to knowledge than the door nature opens, there is no other truth except the truths we discover in nature.”

The Apostle Paul writes in his letter to the Romans,But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being.” (Romans 1:20, The Message)

Just the sights and sounds of the ocean bring my spirit a sense of peace that passes understanding.  Swimming in the ocean is like being swept up in the arms of God.  Witnessing a sunrise or sunset over the sea heals my soul.

For others, hiking in the woods or climbing a mountain provides opportunities for revelation.  You know what speaks to you.  Nature is calling.  Will you answer?


About Karen Nicholson

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” ~ John Milton Writing about these moments of awe has been a driving force of my life for, well, as long as I can remember. Coupled with a devotion to sunrises and sunsets that defies explanation, a combination of the two seemed like the right thing to do. I welcome you to my world. May it be a blessing to yours.
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3 Responses to A Year of the Tao – Day 21

  1. Jan Miletich says:

    I always answer! Loved the time I spent walking in the woods in Arkansas and down by the river. I think nature is the ultimate church.

  2. Bob Trost says:

    I embraced nature years ago and it is my church of choice

  3. Betsy Lewis says:

    Nature embraced me and she continues to humble me on a daily basis.

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