Clearing the Way as a Spiritual Practice

In my last post, I used the word “intention”. If your intention is to clear the way, what might your spiritual practice be?

In the next few blogs we will have an opportunity to explore different methods of potentially clearing the way. Today’s blog will focus on spending time in nature.

What happens when you choose to spend 30 minutes out of doors, experiencing the natural world? I am not suggesting photographing it, although that in itself is a good practice. Or walking in it, which is another. Rather, finding a place to sit and simply listen and observe the natural world which goes on around us, whether or not we choose to see it.

When you get back to your home or office, briefly record what you saw, or heard. (If possible do this several days in a row.) Then bring your attention to any awareness that you have of something opening or clearing that you haven’t noticed previously. What is it?

For the next couple of weeks I will be leaving my living space on the hillside in order to stay in an apartment near the ocean. For a couple of weeks I will tune into the rhythm of tides, the sound of shorebirds, feel the grit of sand and the power of wind. I will find time to simply sit and observe nature as gift, clearing the way.

Please know that you are in my prayers. Please keep Earthenware Ministry in yours. Thank you.

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