“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.”Psalm 24: 1-2
Clusters of the most beautiful deeply hued bluebonnets grace my front yard. I can take absolutely no credit for them. Last spring they simply appeared. Much to my delight they returned this year, bringing more relatives! The bluebonnets’ surprising arrival imparts an essential spiritual truth—it’s not all up to me. What a curious, paradoxical relationship we have with Creator. We humans like to believe we’re in charge of everything. Actually, we’re in charge of nothing. That is, if we are trying to live from the outside in. However, as we live from the inside out, we find that we are in harmony with everything.
Every bit of this amazing Earth and all of her inhabitants are expressions of God. Everything and everybody are fully infused with God life. There is no spot where God is not. That means that when we want to see more love, more peace, more goodness show out into our life or the world we need to go within. Go within and pay attention to the God life within us. Go within and see with new eyes, perceiving the God life within everything and everybody. Trust the truth of Psalm 24 – the earth and all that live here really are originated and continually generated by Spirit. From that realization, from that trust, we move forward with whatever outer actions we are guided to take.
On this Earth Day, take time to see with spiritual eyes. See the very life of God as the reality of our beautiful home planet. Affirm her well-being, her vibrancy, her amazing creativity, her wisdom, and her love. See human beings, all other animals, all plants, rocks, seas, and rivers—all of it infused with holy light. Friends we are being called back to our spiritual authenticity, back to living the validity of our essential life. We are being called back to know who we truly are. What a time to be alive!
In the Love and Light of the Risen Christ,