Nature has always been a source of inspiration for me, and I have no doubt that it will continue to be this way for as long as I live. There`s just something about nature that makes me search for it, makes me want to spend time in it; makes me want for everybody to come and discover it and its magic. I can`t have enough of it, and I know that every wound can be healed by nature. Yes, it has that power. Nature means love; nature means inspiration, creativity, infinity, generosity, nourishment, care. Nature means life, and all these divine feelings and emotions ought to be taught to our children.
If we look around, nature is everywhere and its force of renewal and regeneration is unlimited. Nature is like a loving mother who provides for her children with everything they may need, and she does so with joy and generosity simply because she loves them unconditionally. This is how I see nature.
Since the beginning of all time, men have looked for ways to be in harmony with nature, to understand its laws and live by them, but unfortunately this didn’t always happen because between men and nature lies something that demands an authority of its own: the human ego. And so, men started to attack nature, to use it, to take advantage of it and exploit its resources in order to gain benefits of all kind, especially material ones. Soon enough, men began cutting down large portions of forests, hunt the wild animals; they started building enormous factories and machines that pollute the air and so, men created an imbalance between themselves and nature, and the painful part is that they aren’t even aware of it; the painful part is that somebody else gets to suffer the effects: our children and future generations.
This world is a living spirit, and it is not indifferent to what men are doing to/with it. This spirit knows that people need it, and that, without it, mankind would disappear in a heartbeat.
Because this spirit is ever loving and intelligent, it adjust itself in order to meet mankind`s needs and evolution.
Isn’t this the purest act of unlimited love?
In my view, all the previous generations that lived on this planet had a better sense of what it means to be in harmony with nature. They were closer to it, and they respected it more and also, respected the animals. Thank God, there are people nowadays who still have this notion but for the majority of the planet`s population the word nature doesn’t mean much anymore. Of course they see it, smell it, have contact with it and so on but they lost something very, very important: the spiritual bond with nature. Luckily, this bond can be re-built, and we can do/start this with our children.
Because children are “unstained” by today`s society, its demands, stereotypes, and prejudices. They are free of all these and they have a pure image of God within. If we are to be in harmony with nature again, we need to start teaching our children what nature means and what its importance is, so that our world can be healed and be a better place for every embodied (divine) soul.
Children are the “the bridge” that can close the gap between today`s mankind and nature. Because they are pure at heart, they will absorb effortlessly everything we tell them. We can teach them that nature is the mightiest spirit on this planet, and thus, they will learn to respect it and follow its laws in a very natural manner.
First, it`s essential for children to be in nature. Let them see its wonders and power; let them be in awe of just how amazing and beautiful nature is! Let them see the forests and their greenery! Let them see the height of the mountains, the vastness of the oceans, the golden surface of the desert, the icy view of the North Pole, let them see it all! Let them see the animals and the wildlife! Let them explore nature and its magic; let them taste its infinite creativity! Let them know, thus, that nature is their friend and not their enemy. Let them spend time in it, as much as possible, for it will bring them to the meeting point with God, the creator of this whole world. As they discover the miracle that nature is, they will also come to see the marvelous world they live in, and they`ll feel happy, humble and grateful at the thought that they are part of it. They will be excited and forever in love with life.
Having learned and experienced all these things, our children will grow up beautifully, turning into kind, generous, respectful and responsible adults with a strong sense of humanity and spirituality, and they`ll pass on their gained knowledge to their children when the time will come, and those will pass on their knowledge to their children, and so on, until the entire mankind will have healed of all prejudices and ignorant thoughts and activities toward the natural environment. They will also come to realize that there`s no separation between them and that racial behavior and discrimination is so of little use for everybody.
How will they come to realize this?
Well, say they are in nature and they see it in all its beauty and diversity. They see the tall tree, and the short tree; they see the fat animal, and the thin animal; they see the multiple colored flowers, and the one colored flower; they see the wild and the domestic side of nature. All of these build nature`s integrity. One component can`t be without the others. So too, our children will know that everything in this world, with all the individualized features, shapes and characteristics, make up the wholeness of what we know to be as Planet Earth – our home. They`ll know that just like nature has its diversity of plants, trees, waters and animals, so too mankind has multiple nationalities but all of them – all of them – are as equally as important and each of them contributes to the completeness of mankind as we know it.
Talk to you next time:))