Divine Presence Found in Mother Nature

Updated on July 6, 2018
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The peace and beauty of nature inspire me to acknowledge it's power and influence through poetry. Living in the mountains I am blessed.

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The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.

Sakyong Mipham

Nature Encourages Me To Grow Into New Dimensions

You can see forever when the vision is clear. My own, sometimes clouded vision, is never more clear then when I spend time here in the forest high above the desert city of Palm Springs, California.

I moved from Nashville, Tennessee to Idyllwild, California a couple of years ago. I'm a California girl and I wanted to go home. Following in my mother's footsteps, I chose to spend my remaining years in the mountains. Clean, pure air and clear blue skies, surrounding the thick forest, offers me an opportunity to connect with nature in a deeper way.

Waking up to tall pine trees, filling the forest with the fragrance of pine, magnificent rocks, strawberry creeks and a variety of birds that dine throughout the day, from feeders hanging from the deck, I give thanks to the endless variety of the earth's treasures.

It is here that I know, here that I feel, here that I understand the very meaning of life. I breathe in the very breath of nature itself. It is here that I find freedom from illusion.

I long to live my own honesty. There is no better way to do this than just to stop for a moment, be still, and breathe. Mother nature encourages me to create the space in which to grow into new dimensions.

There are those who see creation in God and there are others who see God in creation. I see God in creation and creation in God at the same time.

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Idyllwild is nestled in the San Jacinto mountains. Set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars and Legendary rocks. Idyllwild has perfect day hikes Id

I Sail The Skies Forever

Clear your mind of all thoughts and meditate upon the unity of all life and upon Mother Earths body.
Clear your mind of all thoughts and meditate upon the unity of all life and upon Mother Earths body. | Source

Become One With Nature

Our spiritual center manifests its light

Peace and intimacy with Mother Earth

Stirs our soul with awareness

As we become one with nature.

Strawberry Creek

I listen to the music calling to me from the creek.  It sings a song of peace and well-being.
I listen to the music calling to me from the creek. It sings a song of peace and well-being. | Source

Spiritual Energy Resides in Nature

Spiritual energy resides in every tree

Every flower, each blade of grass, weeds that heal

Drawing inspiration from many sources

Recognition for the oneness of life.

Spiritual Love Found in all Nature

Divine presence is found in nature.  Take several deep breathes followed by focusing on a flower, a tree, the sky, any of nature's gifts.
Divine presence is found in nature. Take several deep breathes followed by focusing on a flower, a tree, the sky, any of nature's gifts. | Source

A Portal toLove

Divine presence found in nature

Meditates on Mother Earth's harmony, balance, and creativeness

A portal to the love within

Transitioning from one realm to a new one.

Mother Earths Sacred Sites Help Us Heal

Look for harmony and balance in nature.  Gain inner strength from majestic trees.  Follow nature's example to live worry free.
Look for harmony and balance in nature. Gain inner strength from majestic trees. Follow nature's example to live worry free. | Source

The Balance We Need

Time to balance our spiritual needs

With our physical needs and priorities

Giving us the balance we need

Leading the lives for which we were created.

Author stops for a rest on her morning hike through the forest.
Author stops for a rest on her morning hike through the forest. | Source

Savoring The Good Employees Mindfulness

A beneficial effect on your sense of wellbeing is to savor the good that is happening around you:

  • Notice the delicate beauty of a flower.
  • What are you feeling when your favorite music is playing?
  • Simply be aware of the moment without doing anything but being in the present.
  • Open your eyes to the source of wonder all around you.
  • Savor past happy events.
  • Appreciate the stunning view or glorious countryside.

Nature is a great resource for seeing beauty and instilling feelings of wonder. Spend time in a green space whenyoucan.

Nature's Natural Principles

Humans can learn that the future of all life on Mother Earth requires that we live wisely and more simply now. Consider the following examples:

  • Most animals consume only as much food as necessary to sustain their lives. Unlike humans, they do not endanger their own or other life-forms by over-eating.
  • Trees and other plants blow in the wind or bend downwards to avoid damage during a rainstorm. Most animals will abandon their customary or preferred food during times of scarcity and will eat whatever is plentiful. This is a lesson in flexibility. We must avoid becoming set in our ways, especially as we age.
  • Our life has many ebbs and flows, just as Mother Earth. We can learn to live in harmony with the natural rhythms around us.
  • Mother Earth is a treasure trove of spiritual wisdom, waiting to help us live a more spiritual and peaceful life.

Final Words: Interconnection With Mother Nature

Open your eyes to the world around you and look for the good. Nature is a great resource for seeing beauty and instilling feelings of wonder (the kind you had as a child.) Spend time in nature whenever you can.

We are both spirit and nature. Each of Mother Earth's life forms is an individual life unit; however, each living unit has a relationship with and a value to the whole. Thus, all life is interconnected.

We can experience ourselves as part of the web of life and feel the strength that this interconnection provides.

If we feel this strength, we may feel less threatened by life's challenges. Interconnection is the strength.

Divine presence can be found in the touch of a leaf, or the radiance of a sunset. It is all around us if we are still and if we listen.

Natures Painting Found in a Sunset

Divine presence can be found in the radience of a sunset.
Divine presence can be found in the radience of a sunset. | Source

Beyond listening is hearing. First you listen, then you hear.

Reshad Feild

Reference:

John McMurphy, Ph.D. Author "Speaking of Mother Earth" Amaranth Publishing

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Reverence For Nature

If you want to talk to Deity, talk to the wind.
If you want to talk to Deity, talk to the wind. | Source

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      • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

        Audrey Hunt 

        2 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hi Linda,

        My face breaks out in a smile when I see that you've visited my hubs. Thank you for being here and for your lovely comments. Have a wonderful rest of the day.

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        Linda Bryen 

        2 months ago from United Kingdom

        What a wonderful and inspirational hub Audrey about connecting with nature. I love your beautiful photos as well. Thank you for sharing it with us. Voted as well Audrey.

      • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

        Audrey Hunt 

        3 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Rajan

        You are so right! We must do all that we possibly can to preserve and respect our beautiful planet. Thank you.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        3 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        The peace and ease one derives from being with nature can never be got in the concrete jungle we are living in today. Nature has and will always remain supreme.

      • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

        Audrey Hunt 

        3 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Verlie

        How nice to see you here. I appreciate your lovely comments. I wish you peace and harmony.

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        3 months ago from Canada

        What a lovely inspirational gift you've given us here Audrey. Gorgeous poetry. It is, as you say, healing to be in touch with nature.

      • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Eric

        It's hard to imagine anyone not connecting to nature. There is such peace, so much beauty, just waiting for us. Thank you, my friend.

      • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Paula

        Hello, dear friend. I think of you often and hope you're in good health and stirring up trouble. :) Thanks for being here. Hugs aplenty.

      • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        We all must work to respect our planet and keep it clean. As you've said : " Getting back to nature helps put things into perspective and more.' Thank you, Eileen, for your insightful words.

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        Ethel Smith 

        4 months ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

        Beautiful hub and words and wise words at that. We humans can be so destructive. Getting back to nature helps put things into perspective and more. We are so tiny in the great scheme of things but as I say can be so damaging. Thanks Audrey

      • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Sha

        Your description of how you connect to God through nature is absolutely lovely. I totally share your inspiring receptivity. How I wish we could share this experience together.

        Thank you, dear Sha, for your years of support and kindness. You are heaven sent.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Manatita44

        Thank you for liking my pictures. I'm working on my photography as there is so much beauty to be captured and preserved here in my forest. Sri Chimnoy is right. It's natural to meditate when we connect with nature. Thank you for watching the video. Blessings to you, dear friend.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Dear Mike

        I couldn't ask for a more beautiful and touching comment. Thank you for taking time to read my poetry. Love, to you.

        Audrey

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        Eric Dierker 

        4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Very nice. I wonder much about folks who do not find love and harmony and spirituality in nature. I wonder what that would be like.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        FlourishAnyway

        When I take time to observe nature's wonders, my own troubles seem so small. I seem to find clarity in the simplicity of nature itself. I love your comments and always appreciate your kind support. Thank you so much. I wish you outrageous joyness each day of your life.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        carolynkay

        Thank you for your nice comments. Sometimes we get so loaded down with life we fail to "see" the many gifts mother nature provides.

        Wishing you peace and joy.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Dear Maria

        I love it when I see your beautiful face gracing the comment section. I can think of no better way, to live out my golden years, than embracing the beauty of mother nature. I'm blessed for sure.

        Thank you for being here and may each day be a vivid one textured with glorious sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches.

        love,

        audrey

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        Paula 

        4 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Audrey.....WOW, girlfriend...just Wow. This gave me goosebumps. You are such a pure & beautiful soul.....Peace, Paula

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        4 months ago from Central Florida

        Audrey, this article really speaks to me. I see God when the sun's rays pour through the clouds and illuminate the tree tops. I hear His whisper in the wind. I feel freedom and peace while standing with my eyes closed, face lifted to the sun.

        I can really see your spirit shine through the stunning photos you've taken and shared in this article.

        Thank you for such an uplifting reminder!

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        manatita44 

        4 months ago from london

        Yes. Nature is extremely inspirational and so are your pictures.

        Sri Chinmoy, in Indonesia, said that nature would help us to meditate.

        The four Chinese places are awesome! So are Colorado and the waterfalls. Alaska as well. A charming write, Audrey.

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        mckbirdbks 

        4 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Hell Audrey - The simple beauty of your poetry is drawn so well from nature's majesty that you have surrounded yourself with. The wisdom and peace you brought here is refreshing.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        4 months ago from USA

        This is such a serene, inspired message, and the photos are gorgeous. You look so abundantly joyful to be out among the trees. I like the insights you provided under Nature's Principles particularly and your creative verse.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hello Dora

        Very sweet of you to like my photo in the woods. Sometimes I think of myself as a tree. :) At least I can live to follow the example of nature. So many lessons to learn and apply. Thank you, my friend.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Shyron

        Thank you for your beautiful comments. Spending time in the forest is a renewal for the spirit and the physical.

        Chitrangada

        Yes, nature is a wonderful healer. When I am lost deep in thought and the memories of Todd, my son, only mother earth can bring me comfort and peace.

        Thank you for appreciating my pictures. I wish you spiritual riches to flow through each day of your beautiful life.

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        carolynkaye 

        4 months ago from USA

        This is such an inspirational article and a reminder to appreciate the beauty of nature. Thanks for sharing it :)

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        Maria Jordan 

        4 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

        This post is filled with peace, hope and beauty, dear Audrey.

        I love your picture - you are surely in your element.

        Thanks for this burst of inspiration. Love, Maria

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        whonunuwho

        It's easy to see, when one reads your lovely poetry, that you are connected with nature. Thank you, my friend.

        Hi Linda

        It's always a pleasure to see your lovely face. Thank you for reading and commenting on my hub.

        Peggy

        Feeling "at home" in nature shows how connected we are to our surroundings. With all the many alternatives offered today in the name of entertainment, spending time among nature's bounty has to be the most satisfying. I'm happy to know that you join me in this endeavor. Thanks, Peggy.

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        Dora Weithers 

        4 months ago from The Caribbean

        That scene is even more beautiful which shows you in the picture. Thanks for an inspiring article about the benefits we receive from our connecting with nature. All true!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        4 months ago from New Delhi, India

        Wonderful article, highlighting the beauty of Nature!

        Like you, I am immensely inspired by Nature. I believe that Nature is the ultimate healer, both physically as well as emotionally. Nature has an amazing, calming effect on our mind and body.

        You have included some amazing pictures of Nature, and I loved your happy picture.

        Thanks for sharing this refreshing article!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hi Bill

        I find an intimate connection with trees along with a realization that there is something larger than myself. I know you understand this. Thank you, dear friend.

        love,

        audrey

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        Shyron E Shenko 

        4 months ago from Texas

        I love the deep green forest with all it creatures big and small, I love to hear the songbirds call. This is beautiful.

        Blessings to you my dear friend.

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        Peggy Woods 

        4 months ago from Houston, Texas

        Like you, I love nature and feel most at home in its midst. It is wonderful that you now live in a place that you love and can enjoy on a daily basis.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        This is a lovely article, Audrey. Your photos are beautiful. I share your love of nature and your sense of its importance.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Jay C

        Thanks for your comments. I'll take a look at your link. Peace be with you.

        Mary Norton

        I'm glad that you like this hub and the photos I included. I enjoy taking pictures of the beauty that surrounds me. You, too, are blessed to be surrounded by trees, the lake, and nature. Thanks, MARY.

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        whonunuwho 

        4 months ago from United States

        Nicely done my friend. I too feel more at home and as in a church among the wild forests. The quiet and solitude there is a welcomed sensation to my weary mind. I've always found myself there from the early years to the present. Many blessings. whonu

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        Bill Holland 

        4 months ago from Olympia, WA

        I am in complete agreement. I have not been in a church for at least a decade..maybe longer....but a forest? I'll always find what I need among the fir trees.

        love,

        bill

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        Mary Norton 

        4 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        The moment the snow clears, we are back in our cottage by the lake in the midst of so many trees and nature surrounds us not the huge buildings in the city. We love being here and feel rejuvenated. Nature teaches us so much. I love your hub especially the pictures.

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        Jay C OBrien 

        4 months ago from Houston, TX USA

        Nice article. Here I offer my personal experiences of telepathy which was Verified by the other person. Therefore this is not my experience alone, but a shared and confirmed experience. See

        https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/My-Telepa...

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