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Mother Earth, Mother Nature

Mother,
You are the soul of the Earth.
You are the drops of rain on a Spring Morning.
You are the cold silence of falling snow.
You envelope all life in your Life.
Jason Clark, Gaian Prayer

The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins night and day.
It is the same life that emerges in joy through the dust of the earth into numberless waves of flower.
Rabindranath Tagore

“Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

In every out thrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is a story of the earth.
– Rachel Carson

Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush and angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony, and beauty may reign supreme.”
~The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Susan Brownell Anthony Page 194

“When you are in the woods, you cannot ever be lost. You are surrounded by friends and surrounded by God.”
–Joe Coyhis, STOCKBRIDGE- MUNSEE

Not a handful of rain descends from above without the earth sending up two handfuls of moisture to meet it.
Simeon b. Eleazar, Genesis Rabbah

What Nature wishes should be said,She’ll find the rightful voice to say.
William Forrest Winter

Every plant, every animal, every insect, every bird, every tree is made up of God. God is life and everything is alive. When you are hunting, remember all nature is your friend. All nature has purpose. All nature participates in the life cycle. Nature communicates; Nature talks; Nature listens; Nature forgives; Nature respects; Nature loves. Nature lives in harmony. Nature follows the law. Nature is kind. Nature is balance. The woods are alive and beautiful. She is our friend.

Great Spirit, let me honor and respect the forest and all the life it contains.
Elder’s Meditation of the Day – July 3 2010

Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence. ~Alfred Billings Street

“The Natural Law is the final and absolute authority governing E Te No Ha, the earth we call our Mother.”
–Traditional Circle of Elders

There is no power greater than the Natural Laws. These powers were set up by the Great Spirit in such a way that the human being has no access to it, except by obeying. If we choose not to follow the Natural Laws, our live will be filled with confusion, tension, anxiety and stress. If we poison the Earth, we poison ourselves. If we poison the Water of the Earth, we poison ourselves. As we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves and our children, even the children unborn. May we think about this today and ask ourselves, “Are we holding and acting toward the Mother Earth in a good way?”

Great Spirit, teach me the Natural Laws that govern the Earth.
Elder’s Meditation of the Day – June 2
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
John Muir

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
George Washington Carver

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.
Martin Luther

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.
~Author Unknown

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
Henry David Thoreau

The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this home that is ours, but not ours alone.
Janine Benyus, natural sciences writer
There is always music amongst the trees and in the garden, but our heart must be very quiet to hear it.
Minnie Aumonier

In all things of Nature there is something of the marvelous.
Aristotle

Keep your love for Nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
Vincent van Gogh

Those who live for one another learn that love is the bond of perfect unity.”
Fools Crow, LAKOTA

To serve each other, to respect each other, to trust each other, to honor each other, to love each other, to cooperate with each other, to care for each other, to forgive one another, to focus on peoples’ good, to laugh with one another, to learn from one another, to pray for each other; these are all acts of love. These values and actions will connect us to one another in the Unseen World. Nature is a good example of how we should get along with one another. Watch nature. She is our teacher. Nature lives to give to one another. The insects give to the birds, who give to the four legged, who give to the two legged. The Creator made all things perfect.Oh Great Spirit, let me serve the people today. Let me see that it is better to give than it is to receive. Be with me today.
Elders Meditation

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson, letter to Mrs. J.S. Cooper, 1880

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ~e.e. cummings

Contemplating the lace-like fabric of streams outspread over the mountains, we are reminded that everything is flowing – going somewhere, animals and so-called lifeless rocks as well as water. Thus the snow flows fast or slow in grand beauty-making glaciers and avalanches; the air in majestic floods carrying minerals, plant leaves, seeds, spores, with streams of music and fragrance; water streams carrying rocks both in solution and in the form of mud particles, sand, pebbles, and boulders. Rocks flow from volcanoes like water from springs, and animals flock together and flow in currents modified by stepping, leaping, gliding, flying, swimming, etc. While the stars go streaming through space pulsed on and on forever like blood globules in Nature’s warm heart.
John Muir (1838 – 1914),Meditations of John Muir: Nature’s Temple



In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel nothing can befall me in life, – no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground, – my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, – all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882), Nature

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Flowers

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“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Buddha

GOD IN THE FLOWERS
When I was ten years of age I looked at the land and the rivers, the sky above, and the animals around me and could not fail to realize that they were made by some great power. I was so anxious to understand this power that I questioned the trees and the bushes. It seemed as though the flowers were staring at me, and I wanted to ask them `Who made you?’ I looked at the moss-covered stones…but they could not answer me. Then I had a dream, and in my dream one of these small round stones appeared to me and told me that the maker of all was Wakantanka, and that in order to honor him I must honor his works in nature. The stone said that by my search I had shown myself worthy of supernatural help. It said that if I were curing a sick person I might ask its assistance, and that all the forces of nature would help me work a cure.
Tatanka-ohitika, or Brave Buffalo, Sioux Indian medicine man, `Touch the Earth’

How do I talk to a little flower? Through it I talk to the infinite. And what is the Infinite? It is that silent, small force…when you look into God’s beautiful world, there it is. When you look into the heart of a rose there you experience it…There are certain things, often very little things, like the little peanut, the little piece of clay, the little flower that cause you to look within—and then it is that you see into the soul of things…you can reach out and look into and suddenly find that you are taking hold of the things that lift you up and carry you along and make people love you and give you the joy of life and the joy of living and the joy of having come into the place God has for you, and the exuberance of filling that place in life.
George Washington Carver, `The Man Who Talks With the Flowers

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858

‘Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!
~William Wordsworth, “Lines Written in Early Spring,” Lyrical Ballads, 1798

Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you. ~Edward Payson Rod

The flower offered of itself
And eloquently spoke
Of Gods
In languages of rainbows
Perfumes
And secret silence…
~Phillip Pulfrey, from Love, Abstraction and other Speculations, http://www.originals.net

Mountains


Mt. Fuji, Japan

In the mythic tradition, the Mountain is the bond between Earth and Sky. Its solitary summit reaches the sphere of eternity, and its base spreads out in manifold foothills into the world of mortals. It is the way by which man can raise himself to the divine and by which the divine can reveal itself to man. ~ Rene Daumal,
Mount Analogue

Live your life each day, as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.~ Harold B. Melchart

“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.”
Attr to Theodore Roethke /James Rogers

 

 

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! ~John Muir

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street. ~William Blake


The color of the mountains is Buddha’s body; the sound of running water is his great speech. ~Dogen

Our way is not soft grass. It’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun. ~ Ruth Westheimer

Stones

You are always picking up odd-shaped stones, pebbles and fossils,
saying that you do this because it pleases you, but I know better.
Deep inside you there must be an awareness of the rock power, of the spirits in them,
otherwise you would not pick them up and fondle them as you do.
Lame Deer, Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions

To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.
Bhagavad Gita

And this our life, exempt from public haunt / Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, / Sermons in stones, and good in everything.Shakespeare, As you Like It.

The whole wilderness seems to be alive and familiar, full of humanity. The very stones seem talkative, sympathetic, brotherly. No wonder when we consider that we all have the same Father and Mother.
My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir

In this beauty work, every boulder is prepared and measured and put in its place more thoughtfully than are the stones of temples.The Earthquake by John Muir

Trees

[1] Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
[2] The trees, like the longing of the earth, stand a-tiptoe to peep at the heaven.
[3] Be still my heart, these great trees are prayers.
Rabindranath Tagore

More trees are valuable to local communities, wildlife and the environment. But there is a cultural and spiritual dimension which is just as important. Evans

..the powerful contribution which trees as non-human agents bring to relational agencies in nature-society relations.Owain Jones, Paul J. Cloke

Image source- Banyan roots
[1]Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
[2] The trees, like the longing of the earth, stand a-tiptoe to peep at the heaven.
[3] Be still my heart, these great trees are prayers.
Rabindranath Tagore

More trees are valuable to local communities, wildlife and the environment. But there is a cultural and spiritual dimension which is just as important. Evans..the powerful contribution which trees as non-human agents bring to relational agencies in nature-society relations.Owain Jones, Paul J. Cloke

Image source– Banyan roots
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Water

I became water and saw myself
a mirage
became an ocean
saw myself a speck
of foam
gained Awareness
saw that all is but
forgetfulness
woke up
and found myself
asleep.

Binavi BadakhshaniBe thirsty for the ultimate water, and then be ready for what will come from the spring.”
Rumi
Ultimate Water by Rumi

We can’t help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water.
Milk drinkers draw close to the mother.
Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists,
Hindus, shamans, everyone hears the intelligent sounds
And moves with thirst to meet it.
—Rumi, Voice of WaterOcean of Forms
by Rabindranath TagoreI dive down into the depth of the ocean of forms,
hoping to gain the perfect pearl of the formless.No more sailing from harbor to harbor with this my weather-beaten boat.
The days are long passed when my sport was to be tossed on waves.And now I am eager to die into the deathless.Into the audience hall by the fathomless abyss
where swells up the music of toneless strings
I shall take this harp of my life.I shall tune it to the notes of forever,
and when it has sobbed out its last utterance,
lay down my silent harp at the feet of the silent.Light in ocean

In this world there is nothing softer
or thinner than water
But to compel the hard and unyielding,
It has no equal.
That the weak overcomes the strong,
That the hard gives way to the gentle –
This everyone knows,
Yet no one acts accordingly.–Lao Tzu

In this world there is nothing softer or thinner than water
… –Lao Tzu
[ Reading this, I am moved to extend the words:Till water reveals its crystalline nature
Receiving and transmitting cosmic energy
From the heavens above to the heavens within
Meenakshi]We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David ThoreauHe that will learn to pray, let him go to sea. ~George HerbertThe sea hath no king but God alone. ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The White ShipLike water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth, and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world. -Brenda Peterson
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The poetry of the earth is never dead.
– John Keats, On the Grasshopper and Cricket

http://www.qscaping.com/Images/Photos/F450-11.jpgAre not flowers the stars of the earth,
and are not our stars the flowers of the heaven.
A.J. Balfour

Earth laughs in flowers
Ralph Waldo Emerso
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It is only when we are aware of the earth
and of the earth as poetry that we truly live.
Henry Beston
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson
The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.
Dalai Lama
For the world is not painted or adorned, but is from the beginning beautiful; and God has not made some beautiful things, but Beauty is the creator of the universe.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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