SACRED LIFE

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NATURE IS DIVINITY IN FORM.

Nature is sacred.

Life is sacred.

She, the source of life is the majestic unseen- love.

"Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world."

Rumi

“I do believe that everything we see is the visible part of reality…but God is—as William Blake said—in a grain of sand and a flower. This energy is everywhere.”

Paulo Coelho, in an interview with Laura Sheahan/ Beliefnet.com

"Nature is alive. According to the scientist James Lovelock, who proposed the theory of Gaia, the earth is a living organism, and also according to Hindu philosophy, nature is intelligent and conscious…Commenting on the Gita the Hindu scholar Vinoba Bhave writes, “All that is around us is nothing but god…God is everywhere in the Universe…Nature is divine, sacred, and holy as well as abundant…Nature is kind, compassionate, and generous; she is filled with unconditional love."

Satish Kumar, Dimensions of Ecology: Soil, Soul and Society*

"Banishing God to the heavens, we lost touch with the sacredness of the earth and its many forms of life. We are slowly becoming conscious of this imbalance and the danger caused by the rejection of the Goddess...The masculine power principle has been recognized as responsible for tremendous feminine suffering, to the individual and to the ecosystem...Reinstating the Goddess means restoring the sacredness, all-embracing divinity. "

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul

"The manifest universe is a marvel of providential grace…not only humans, animals, and plants, but all material forms partake of the pervasive light and power of creation, and bear recognition as spiritually alive…the earth is alive, we live in her and through her, and as we are in her keeping, so is she in ours. "

Pir Zia Inayat Khan, “Persian and Indian Visions of the Living Earth”

"I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love…I believe that divine love, incarnate and dwelling in the world, summons the world always towards wholeness, which ultimately is reconciliation and atonement with God. "

Wendell Berry, Another Turn of the Crank

Nature is god/dess.