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The Language of Big Nature
Big Nature is Great Nature, Mighty Nature, and Original Nature.
Big Nature is Essence, or Essential Nature. It is the dimension of Nature that is ever-living. That is its quality. It cannot be extinguished.
We probably know that intuitively, but we don’t experience it because we have created a gulf between the seen and unseen, believing that what we cannot see must not exist.
Big Nature is creative, enlivening principle of every aspect of Nature – animal, vegetable, mineral, human.
It is the animating principle that moves through Nature. That is its activity. It is enlivening. We could say that it is greening.
Gaia, as we tend to call the sentience of the planet Earth, is the sustaining force. The earth’s sentience carries out the work of the animating principle. So Gaia supports the elements and the kingdoms, and their activities.
Gaia is creativity, progress, change, amendment, destruction, and restoration. These are all creative forces that sustain the animating, or enlivening principle; the Animus or Spirit of the Earth.
Big Nature and Gaia are not the same, yet they are. They are Principle and Law, enlivening and sustaining. Together, they are Anima Mundi, the Spirit and Face of the Earth.
The Earth travels with the other gods, or celestial bodies, as we call them today. The Earth is a planet of growth. It is associated with chaos and complexity.
We experience the Earth as a school of sorts, a puzzle to solve, or maybe a maze we must find our way through. Each of us in our own way, are searching for the key that unlocks or solves the Mystery of Life. And Gaia helps us do that.
The Language of Big Nature is as old as we are. But we like to think of ourselves as advanced or modern now, so we are forgetting the old ways at a faster pace than ever before.