Spirit of Nature

Thunder is no longer the voice of an angry god… No river contains a spirit… no snake the embodiment of wisdom, no mountain cave the home of a great demon. No voices now speak to man from stones, plants and animals, nor does he speak to them thinking they can hear. His contact with nature has gone, and with it has gone the profound emotional energy that this symbolic connection supplied ~Β Carl Jung

snake
Photo by Grady

Maybe not. There are those of us out there who still try to preserve the spirit of Nature, if we would just use our inner energy and power of Thought. We live in a world of Illusion. Two worlds in fact. Day and Night.Β  We have laid claim to the Day whilst the night belongs to the animals, the creatures, the plants and Nature’s elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air. Which is the real world? Most likely the one under cover of night. The one that lives in the moment.

We need to spend more time away from the cyber world we have created and find ways to let nature balance our lives.Β  We need to become more present minded. Everything in the ‘natural world’ lives in the moment whilst we tend to either live in the past or,Β  be constantly wishing ourselves into the future.

This quote was written by a man who was born in 1875 and died in 1961. It is now 2019. We need to prove him wrong. We need to make our personal connection with nature and the time is here and now.

13 thoughts on “Spirit of Nature

  1. David Redpath February 24, 2019 / 7:58 pm

    Carl Jung was of that age when the advances, made by science, in human
    knowledge seemed to be taking all the
    ‘mystery’ out of this existence. I guess
    it’s all a matter of perspective. My own
    attitude is that all of creation is a miracle.
    There is still much that science can not
    explain.

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    • Grady February 26, 2019 / 7:55 pm

      Absolutely David! I found the quote interesting and it played well with my photo and usual message of living a life of good intention. Thanks so much for taking time to visit and leave a comment. Very much appreciated πŸ™‚

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      • David Redpath February 26, 2019 / 8:46 pm

        I do have the greatest respect for Jung’s work
        (and I especially liked the movie πŸ˜‰).
        He did seek a more spiritual perspective in
        his research, rather than that of Freud’s.

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  2. Yeah, Another Blogger February 24, 2019 / 7:59 pm

    Hi Grady. Good essay. Trying to stay centered is a challenge, but it’s worth the effort. See you.

    Neil Scheinin

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    • Grady February 25, 2019 / 7:18 am

      Thanks Neil! It’s an ongoing battle for sure but like you say, well worth it πŸ™‚

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  3. Carolyn Page February 26, 2019 / 4:39 pm

    Hear, hear… A great reminder for us all, Grady. Nature has such soothing elements we all need to remain in balance! πŸ™‚

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    • Grady February 26, 2019 / 7:56 pm

      I totally agree, Carolyn! Thanks for your kind words πŸ™‚

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  4. earthwalking13 March 6, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    Great post, of course Jung must have been having a bad day πŸ™‚ I still find the life and spirit in Nature every time I foray out into the real world. All Our Relations are there waiting to speak to us. The Creature-beings, the Stone-People, the Standing-People, the Plant People, the Winged Ones, the Finned Ones, the Two-legged, the Four-Legged, the No-legged, the Creepy-Crawlers, Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon, the Cloud-People, the Thunder-beings, the whole Sky Nation, and the Four Chief Spirits Air, Earth, Water and Fire. They surround us in that real world. That’s where I feel at home πŸ™‚

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  5. Grady March 6, 2019 / 8:58 pm

    Yes, Yes .. absolutely Yes! πŸ™‚

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  6. carterwild March 21, 2019 / 7:26 am

    There are still some of us left! I think we become too β€˜adult’ and forget that a bit of imagination and mud can make life so so much more meaningful!

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    • Grady January 6, 2020 / 8:11 am

      Thank you for popping in to visit πŸ™‚

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