Within the fashionable scientific inquiry, one finds that Nature & Spirituality although assumed to be contrastive are have factually extra in frequent than we imagine.
Earlier than the Abrahamic religions made sense of “God” or the “Energy”, individuals had been extra inclined to worship nature & its components. Proper from Indra (God of Heaven & Thunder – India), Poseidon (God of Sea, Horses, Storms) and so on. Each tradition used to worship a type of nature in in some way.
WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?
Something which impacts a human being & which isn’t in a cloth format, having a optimistic connotation of faith could be outlined as Spirituality. In easy language a path to “God” or “Constructive Power” relying on one’s practices.
The Japanese society has all the time considered Nature to be one thing one can revere & rejoice with spiritual awe while with the exit of paganism & entry of Abrahamic religion the Western society’s focus became the notion that Nature is extra utility susceptible.
ISSUE AT HAND
Local weather change is having devastating results within the ecosystem & depletion of assets are one thing that we as a race are struggling to battle. Our greed to extract extra is one thing which is plaguing us probably the most. In such a situation it turns into necessary for us to place the highlight of our survival on the existence of Nature & pure assets.
On this VUCA world there may be a lot stress that all of us set off prepared as a race to leap into the arms of melancholy & damaging ideas. In such a situation we have to have an anchor that may tether us to the current & the optimistic.
SPIRITUAL NATURALISM – THE SOLUTION
On this context drawing a parallel between each Spirituality & Nature might help us view all the things in a optimistic gentle guaranteeing that the philosophical practices of faith could be utilized in guaranteeing the lively restoration of Nature.
This shall assist us in our survival not simply bodily but additionally mentally since then we will have a “manner”, “path” & “precept” to focus our power on, i.e., Nature.
For many who’s spiritual practices already embody this truth, the swap shall be simpler since historic knowledge describes human beings as having 5 layers of expertise: the atmosphere, the bodily physique, the thoughts, the instinct and the spirit.
Nature thus might help elevate our consciousness & deepen our connection to the earth, permitting us to steer a cheerful life.
(The author is an creator and a storyteller)