Mother Earth Mindfulness 

Mother Earth Mindfulness 

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Mother Earth Mindfulness

Rev. Nicole Atzinggen

“Whether we can wake up or not depends on whether we can walk mindfully on our Mother Earth. The future of all life, including our own,
depends on our mindful steps.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh –

I have the privilege of working in a beautiful neighborhood (thank you for that, Spirit). There’s this practice I do, in the middle of my workday when I need to get out and move. I put on my headphones and start walking down the street towards the beach. Many of the homes have vibrant flowers showing off their natural beauty and scent. I literally cannot help but stop and smell or feel the petals. Then once I make it to the ocean I sit and mindfully breathe in the salty majesty of the Pacific.

One time when I was feeling a bit depressed, I was on my walk and I remember stopping to look at this intricate and dynamic looking flower. I touched it and was immediately filled with insight as if the flower spoke to me silently. I understood that this beautiful living flower was temporary. That it shown its light just by being and soon it would wilt away only to come back when it grew again in a new yet similar way. What it means to me is that who we are in this world is impermanent. Our emotions, our perspectives, the people who fill it. All of it is
impermanent except for this Truth.

The reason I share this experience with you is because I feel that nature, the Earth and all the essential elements of this planet are speaking to us. They are trying to care for and nurture us. And when we stop to listen it will teach us so much. This month our theme is Spiritual Ecology. I look forward to exploring this aspect of life with you all.

Rev. Nicole Von Atzingen

Nicole is the Co-Senior Minister at the Seal Beach Centers for Spiritual Living. Her ministry is to remind humanity of its inherent Goodness. One word to describe Nicole is enthusiastic, she is filled with Spirit and loves to share it. She is also a fourth-generation Religious Scientist who admittedly, although growing up in the Science of Mind philosophy, had to walk away for a few years in order to discover the truth of our philosophy in her own life.

(Featured Photo used in the blog by MohammadHosein Mohebbi on Unsplash)

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