Nature Matters

Wet bird

I got up this morning with the bird songs, the rays of the sun on my face and felt a joy within me. I remember my spiritual teacher (Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai) saying that Nature is the physical manifestation of God. He also said that Nature is your teacher. The joy you experience within you is the connection to God that is Nature. God is Love and Truth.

Nature’s Love

The Sanskrit word Prakriti means Nature, which is the whole expanding Universe. My first experience of communing with Nature happened nearly thirty years ago. It was at lunch break during a spiritual course I was attending at Tekel’s park in Camberley,Surrey. I leaned against one of the redwood trees and meditated and was surprised to feel myself being hugged by a masculine energy with love. It felt good and my perception of Nature changed, and I saw it from a different perspective. Previously, Nature was part of the background for me and now it was something, I could commune with and feel the love of God. The indwelling divinity within that Tree and all of Nature.

Redwood Tree in Newforest National Park

The Word ‘God’

The word ‘God’ has such bad press now, that people are even ashamed of using it. Scientists believe that a rigorous scientific method will ensure the reliability of their hypothesis from accumulated data and experiments. Science perceives religion and faith as a threat to the scientific method, which they feel should be resisted. So, the word God is being seen more and more as mere superstition or foolishness.

There are differences of opinions among the scientific community. A scientific genius, Albert Einstein, stated in 1954, “I cannot prove to you that there is no personal God, but if I were to speak of him, I would be a liar.… My God created laws that take care of that. His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking but by immutable laws” (Hermanns, William (1983) P 132). However, on the other hand you have Richard Dawkins, who wrote the bestseller, ‘The God Delusion’ in which he contends, “that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a personal god qualifies as a delusion”. Here you can see how a great genius like Albert Einstein had an open mind and saw God in the ‘harmony of the cosmos’, while the egotistical Richard Dawkins emphatically states that ‘God is a delusion’.

When the time is right and you have an open mind, you don’t have to be a scientific genius to know the TRUTH that God exists. That will be shown to you when you are ready.