Where is the door to God?
In the sound of a barking dog,
In the ring of a hammer,
In a drop of rain,
In the face of
Often we find ourselves so focused on tasks we do not look up long enough to notice what is surrounding us. Especially now days, everywhere we look heads bowed and intensity focused on the smart phone being carried. No one really sees each other any more. A great disconnect has occurred.
I, the fiery life of divine wisdom,
I ignite the beauty of the plains,
I sparkle the waters,
I burn in the sun, and the moon, and the stars,
With wisdom I order all rightly …
I adorn all the Earth,
I am the breeze that nurtures all things green …
I am the rain coming from the dew
That causes the grasses to laugh with the joy of life.
I call forth the tears, the aroma of holy work.
I am the yearning for good.
Hildegard of Bingen
Life is beckoning us to take notice once more of its majesty. For too long the emphasis has been put on commercialism … what we can get, how much can we get, followed by, how can I stop others from taking what I’ve got.
Total disconnection from nature and all that provides what life needs, and disconnection, which has grown into disregard, for each other. THIS is what commercialism has brought us.
It is time to embrace the sacred, and to develop ways to protect it, for only in doing so will we get along … just as we’d like to, with a happy planet.