Back to Nature (Published on TBNWeekly.com - May 22, 2008)
Wrapped in a Mothers Arms
From underneath a collapsed kindergarten a small boy is
found alive in the aftermath of a recent massive earthquake in China while another
father weeps next to the body of his dead son. Sometimes natures cycles of
chaos are indiscriminate and cruel.
Two young women draped in colorful saris, rest their tearful faces against one
another at the funeral of a loved one killed in recent bombings in India.
One young boy throws a futile stone at a tank in Iraq.
Families in Florida anxiously pack what belongings they can gather in a race
against time and the wildfires breathing destruction at their backdoors, only to
discover these fires have been purposely set by an arsonist. It is reported on the
evening news when questioned: I was bored. Sometimes the chaos of
humans is indiscriminate and cruel.
From peace to war, from shore to shore, from heart to heart, from reality to
dreamed futures; we can redirect the waters; we can light up the darkest nights. We
are all influenced by the same receding tides and continuing swirling winds. We are
all a part of the same planet, this universe, this cycle, this DNA .. .nature at
Wed like to believe we are the masters against the winds on this swirling
world fantastic, but we cant control all chaos and all cruelty. Nature
teaches us the only one thing we can master is ourselves.
This spinning globe we live upon sets us all in motion, waters swirl to the right
or the left, rivers flow downhill. When our hearts are shrouded in winter
someones heart is warmed by the summer sun. When our eyes refocus upon the
darkness, anothers souls eyes glisten with light. Its about
cycles, your spring, my fall, your noon, my night, my birth, your flight.
As the black bear hibernates in winter, as the raven calls at dawn, as the
mourning dove teaches her trembling babies that leap of personal faith, just one
step, freedom flight, as much as we can depend on natures cycles we also must
be willing to take those chances, to depend upon ourselves. We are the catalyst for
change. With each individual decision, with each personal effort, with each helping
hand offered, we gain the freedom and power to change the future.
We could save the wolves that run alone in the night. Its possible. We could
save the eagles amethyst, springboard for flight. Its possible. We
could leave a little earth unpaved for wildflowers and weeds. We could accept that
sometimes Mother Nature needs to take her own course and we wont understand
We can openly receive natures healing words in the form of a single flower
or a starlit night, yet remain willing and amply brave to continue to defy
natures gravity. We must stand strong and brave building stone islands in the
midst of well worn streams while lighting up the nights with a thousand memory
Its possible that we can remove the stones from the hands of angels, to
safely lay the child to be wrapped in his mothers arms, and shelter the polar
bear and her cub from the brink of disaster. Each one of us holds the power of
destiny in each hand. We can change the world.
Karen can be reached at MyMuddyPawsStudio@gmail.com.