This makes sense to me. Mother Earth and her energy are real, the energy of the Sun is real, Air is real, Water is real. We can tap into the energy of all those elements at will and feel their effects immediately. Water washes us, Fire warms us, Air fills our lungs, dries us and blows away negativity, Earth grounds us, nourishes us, protects us.
Get in touch with nature, it’s demonstrative energy and spirituality. Working at being aligned with nature’s flow is authentic, true spirituality. We don’t know her, certainly not well enough. We don’t work with her in a conscious way to reap the benefits she can provide and give back to her to benefit all.
Get to know trees spiritually and how they can help, sit by and in water consciously and see the secrets she reveals. Let the breeze blow by you and through you and breathe it in consciously and deeply with intention. Make a fire outside meditate on its transformative power to burn away. Give it your past hurts, bad relationships, regrets. Write them down and let her burn them up.
Start here and you become a member of the Church of the Earth at the Temple of Why. At the Temple of Why – ask questions, question what you believe and why you believe it and let go of what doesn’t work any more. Let go of what doesn’t ring true anymore or maybe never did. Move on. There are so many ways to connect with Earth and, for once, to have a meaningful spiritual practice. Be in rhythm with the seasons, with the moon cycles and consciously aware of the elements that are around you always.
If you think about it, religions have nature as their foundation too. They use water to baptize, fire to confirm, the breath of God to bless and oil to anoint. They have just added manmade conditions and laws so someone can be in charge and enforce the rules. We don’t need them.