Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Sign in the Sky

I woke up this morning thinking of that first photo and the need to share it here. After shooting from the car's front window, I was surprised to see that the clouds had formed a spiritual symbol on the left (how many rectilinear clouds do you see?). Do you see it?

I love this photo, because it feels not so much a message about one religion- Christianity- but rather as a recognition of the spiritual nature of all life- around us and in us!

If Jesus were alive today his message would still be all about love. He would still teach acceptance, compassion, justice and peace. And he would still be telling us that we have the potential to do all of the things he did and more.

For me, the true second coming is the recognition of the Divine within each of us. When we connect to the divine in nature (and we thank her for sometimes giving us special signs) we can more easily see that all is whole and holy- and that we are a part of it. We remember our intrinsic beauty and goodness.

"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

The signs may not always be so obvious, (all of these photos were shot from the car on the NYS Thruway on that same trip) but there are always subtle reminders all around you of the sacredness and interconnectedness of all life. For me, love is always pouring out of the natural world to restore and renew us- and help us to remember. You just need to look, open your heart, appreciate and surrender.

 The nature spirits are waiting for you.

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein


icfilm said...

I love the Einstein quote and all of your photos and wisdom. I was rushing home from a film screening in Pa. yesterday- when I decided to stop the car and walk off road in the Delaware Water Gap area. Never there before. I took a 20-30 min. break from my drive and communed with nature. A stream, a field, a mtn. range, the lighting changing, all of it- reminded me of what it's all about. I needed that. So Albert's sentiments are right on and are quite fitting for all of us to consider as we move through our days. Stop and smell the...moss?
Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Upton said...

And thank you for sharing that experience! May others be inspired and take their own renewing nature breaks.