March 24

FAITH MONTH: DAY 24: “Just because you can explain it doesn’t mean it’s not still a miracle.”― Terry Pratchett

I don’t know if I can “explain” anything of a spiritual nature. I can discuss and describe it, but have never felt that I could accurately explain these things.

Even so, science does a great job of that. I just completed a book that took me several months to read. I savored it thoroughly, because it was written in such a way that I did not want to rush through the stories being told. The woman who wrote it is of an indigenous group of people in the Eastern US and also a well-recognized scientist in her field of specialization. Her story-telling skills were on a par with no one I have read before in the realm in which she wrote.

Her stories were about spirit and science together, along with a great deal of historic reference to a way of life that thrills and nurtures my spirit and soul.

I have read many such books before. Indigenous ways around the world has been a field of research and study for me since I was a young girl. I am fascinated by the practices and teachings of indigenous cultures and their reverential behaviors with Earth and animals. The lore and stories are wonderful to read. And literally thousands of books later, I have connected with an author who opened my heart in new ways to her wonderful writing skills.

I spent a great deal of time meditating and sitting with her stories and they were wonderful! I only wish I could convey my gratitude toward her. There is one other author of her caliber, but her credentials were only in the spirit realm, not the realm of science. The combination of the two is stellar!

She could explain everything about her experiences from both points of view and this took NOTHING away from the miraculous. Primarily the healing properties of Nature and the natural world she had such deep love and experience of on so many levels. Much greater than I do in this lifetime. I am grateful for her stories and that I was led to her for my own reading experience.

There is nothing that we do in Nature that does not speak to either Spirit or Ego. Our use of the natural world is a direct link to our karmic relationship with Her. No exceptions. When we are expedient and lazy and use chemicals and poisons on Her, we are in Ego. Period. It is wonderful to read someone whose passion for life and nature are so completely pure and simple. May I walk that path as well.

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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