Walking the Beauty Way
The flowers, the birds and the animals are speaking to us. They each have their own language of delicate, fine vibrations. Once one becomes attuned to these Living-Life vibrations, one understands the ancient admonitions to ask each flower or animal’s permission—before we take it’s life.
How does one begin to ‘See’ and experience these finer vibrations and thus to bring Heaven to the Earth? The next time you are reaching to pluck a flower from it’s stem, stop your arm and hand mid-stream for just a few moments — and try to Breathe with the flower. In this Way you will begin to ‘See’ to ‘Know’ it’s Divine Nature, and feel its gentle Beauty Gift-offering to life. If you can’t feel it the first time, have patience. Sit for an hour, or a day in front of it. Then come and sit again. For any closure is on our side: Nature’s Living-Life streams toward us non-stop.
Separation from Nature coincides with society’s thought-less use of the Sacred body of the Earth. When Humanity feels separated from the Earth, animals are carelessly grown and killed with no sense of Compassion, and the lives of the plants, and the waters and the children of the Earth are roughly played with, and are understood as merely pawns—to be used and abused through the mercy-less, greed filled hands—of Humanity’s immature will. With this viewpoint the True world recedes behind the veils, and Nature becomes as a back-ground, a faded back drop, decorating the stage of our play.
As long as Humanity remains deaf, blind and falsely convinced, that we are separate from the Living Earth, we can not experience our intimate union with Her Beauty. Nor can we hear the desperate cries of all the tender Spirits of the Beings we carelessly harm each day. They are our Sisters and Brothers of The One Breath, and they co-inhabit the Earth with humanity, and whenever we choose to end their lives, we need to Remember—that their life is Being Given to us—for our physical needs.
To keep the flame of Compassion alive within humanity, during the ‘Epochs of Human Ignorance,’ we are taught by the ancients that whenever we take the life of any creature or living thing, we must do so gently, with deep respect and Gratitude.
As we each turn to follow this deeper Call, we begin to develop our ‘Listening’ and our ‘Knowing’ skills:
‘Whensoever you eat your bread, or drink your wine, you are eating -My- flesh, and drinking My blood.’ Jesus was reminding us all to live with gratitude and Compassion: ‘Be considerate to all life—Remember, with each bite of food you take, you are partaking of a Gift that contains the Holy, Sacred One.’
As we open to this Living Unity, we find, that all life is so imbued, so Sacred, that whatsoever we eat or drink—each and every animal, flower, fruit and grain—is filled with the Holy Essence and Being of the One Source of All. Becoming this finely tuned, can take a lifetime of dedication and practice in our epoch, as we are so far removed from the heart of Nature.
If there is any life at all,
this is all there is of life, within the Sphere
of the planet Earth:
One Living, Sacred Gift.
Not even one molecule is hidden.
Yet all that is Real appears
as long as the Heart remains disconnected
For Nature is The Divine Life manifested
in the Here and Now,
and Is the Soul reflection of the Most High.
And nothing of Divine Wisdom, and nothing
of Divine Joy,
or of Holy Communion,
can ever remain hidden
from those Compassionate Ones,
who in Truth,
Walk the Beauty Way.
photo: White Pink Roses, Garden Gate, Emi Miller
In Wisdom’s Light, Ancient and Modern Teaching Stories and Practices, Vol. III, Emi Miller
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