The Earth is Sacred
Beyond our differences: beyond religion, politics and culture, Earth remains, the (literal) ground of our being. Disconnected and distracted, we search for meaning. Overworked and overwhelmed, we struggle. Leave the struggle and the search behind. Whether or not you practice an established faith tradition, you are always welcome to my yoga classes which are held outdoors on mother earth. By virtue of being a human being, you are connected to this Holy Ground. It is your birthright. Welcome. Theology is beside the point. In the quest to reclaim Earth as holy ground, the last thing we should do is become bogged down in arguments about the nature of the Divine, or slip into “my god is bigger/better than your god” squabbles, or worse yet devolve into endless debates about whether or not there even is a God.
Natural spirituality offers us a vision of something greater than ourselves that transcends our individual concepts of Deity. Remember that natural spirituality, meaning connection to the Earth as sacred and the broader Universe as a whole, is the birthright of every human being. It is part of who we are. One can practice a natural spirituality as well as keep the traditions of one’s faith or heritage.
We can journey together, and as we do, we find that direct experience of the natural world is at once inspiring and nourishing to our spirits. As we journey, we can begin to spiritually disconnect from the destructive aspects of our culture. Earth is under assault ecologically but despite it all, despite the species extinctions, the poisoned land, the diminished diversity and the warming oceans it is still our sacred space, our holy ground. We need to claim it and celebrate it as such. We have no other. Join my yoga classes and celebrate with me the divine earth at Siesta Key beach.
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