Celebrate the community of all beings!

The more I study all religions, the more each one intrigues me. As the Thermostat rises and the spring flowers bloom, I can see the Creator in the flowers, the trees, the mountains. I believe that if someone is searching for God, nature is a great way to connect.
How have you guys experienced the spiritual in nature? Are there particular places that stick out as being extremely significant for you? I am eager to find these sorts of places. Any tips or advice that you guys have would be great. Thanks for helping us out.

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Comment by Cacatua on March 27, 2010 at 13:44
We live in central Iowa on about 50 acres of woods, wetland, prairie grass and pasture. I find new revelations and inspiration here amongst old friends all the time as my understanding of the relationship I have to the natural world grows and changes. So don't overlook your back yard in search of some place really impressive.
Comment by Fishbowl on March 27, 2010 at 16:28
I'm with Cacatua on this one. One of the most profound lessons I have learned no matter where you go, there are sacred places. Sometimes, you have to look underneath the pavement and in-between the cracks. Oftentimes, it is these places, abused, neglected, abandoned, who need to reach out and relate with us the most.
Comment by Corwen ap Broch on March 31, 2010 at 12:06
My most special place is the Breamore Mizmaze, a medieval turf labyrinth in a yew wood, on a hill in East Dorset (or maybe just inside Hampshire?). The centre of the labyrinth is a kind of cosmic navel-omphalos, a symbolic centre for me, like Black Elk's central mountain, which is everywhere.

Of course everywhere partakes of a specialness, and I think its a mistake to bundle up all the sacredness in one place which might make other places seem less important in comparison, but one can't help but be moved by beauty, history or grandeur of particular places. I guess some places feel good to be in because of what they do for or with us, or maybe because of what we do for and with them.

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