There is a mystical tradition that – like the individual soul – the whole of creation lives in a bond of love with the One, the Absolute, the Beloved. Like many mystics before us, we can experience in our hearts: The Earth has a love affair with God. This is hidden in her spiritual light – the light that leads us to recognizing that all creation is sacred.
When we tune into this relationship of love from the depth of our hearts, we bring together light with light, the light of our soul with the light of creation, which eventually is one light. Thus the Earth — who through nature gives us so much, touches us so deeply and reminds us of the deepest love– can in turn be reminded of her light through our spiritual practice, our prayers. Without this light there can be no healing, no transformation.
Our prayer for the Earth becomes a prayer with the Earth as we remember and celebrate the fundamental love affair together with her and for her.
“And from within this darkening there arises a cry that we hold the light that is left,
the light that is within our self and within the spiritual body of the world.
So much has been lost, so much has been desecrated by our endless desires, but those of us
who are aware of the sacred need to hold what is left, hold it in our hearts and real awareness.
The light of the sacred needs our care and protection. Maybe at some time it will give birth
to the child with stars in its eyes, to the future whose seeds are still around us.”
aus “Darkening of the Light”
We are looking forward to meeting for this retreat in the end of winter,
when the earth slowly begins to prepare herself for spring!