One in the Spirit- A lesson from Nature

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“God’s love is mirrored in nature through an intricate web of connection, communication, and attraction. “Survival of the fittest” is only a subplot of the main action; the other, and larger part of the story, is interdependance . The natural world is a symphony of symbiosis : the counterpoint of green plants and sunshine, flower and bee, earthworm and humus. Nature herself can teach us to begin to break free from human egocentricity and competitiveness. ~Nancy Roth”

As I go about my day, living life I gain a better understanding of interconnectedness. I see the this everywhere I go as long as I am willing to see beyond the superficial cares of the world into the spirit realm, the true reality. The marvelous display before us, His creation a model for the oneness He desires in His people. Flowing naturally, each contributing organically according to his God given talents and ability.

In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. Romans 12:4-16 (The Message)

How can we nurture, then learn to set free, the love that in some ways is so natural to us, yet in other ways so very difficult? Once we acknowledge the kinship with earths other creatures, what does it mean to love them?

Selah

About Amalia

My name is Amalia, I am a survivor, but I am not simply surviving here. I fully intend on living life to its fullest everyday of my life. My past does not define me, it is simply a part of me and a contribution to who I am becoming. Fully awake, fully alive. Love is my religion. I enjoy meeting new people from all different walks of life. I love engaging in deep, meaningful conversation with others. I believe we each have something to add to anothers life. I love Jesus. And the way he interacted with people, especially the outcasts. I sometimes feel as if I am a very old soul born hundreds of years too late. But am realizing I am right where I am supposed to be, there are no accidents. I cherish those who love and accept me for who I am, intensity and all. Who love me for me, not who they'd like me to be. When I love, I love deeply, when I hurt I hurt deeply, I can feel others pain, an empath, but I would not change a thing. My 'story' has molded me into the person I am today and I like me! I am deeply moved by early morning sunrises and evening sunsets, by flowers, bugs, the changing seasons,barefoot walks in the woods, the wind in my hair and the sunshine on my face. I love capturing these moments with my camera, as well as trying to share the emotions attached on canvas. Music is my drug of choice. It soothes me when i'm feeling down or overwhelmed. I am drawn to other creatives and out of the box thinkers, the misfits, outcasts. I love to laugh and make others laugh. Laughter is amazing medicine. I have ADHD and it shows, I am currently....LOOK A SQUIRREL! I have a very strong sense of justice and nothing angers me more than seeing others taken advantage of or harmed, especially in the name of religion or by those in authority who use their authority to harm or control others. I am childlike, yet intense and will fight for those I love until the bitter end. But i've also learned that I cannot save anyone else and have learned when to let go. Because that too is love.

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