April 16 2018

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, April 16, 2018

Nature has long been a source of healing, from its raw materials to its soothing images and sounds to its infinite lessons. In the Christian tradition, John Scotus Erigena, an Irish philosopher and theologian, referred to nature as the big book and scripture the little book. And Fr. Richard Rohr of the Center for Action and Contemplation refers to nature as the first Bible. In one of his Daily Meditation’s Richard writes, “The wondrous nature of the world itself is the universal religion that precedes all later religions. It seems we need nature to smack us upside the head to move us out of head and into experiencing reality.” Nature has much to teach us and in the process help us heal.

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