“When initiates open their door in the morning, before doing anything else, they salute nature: the trees, the sky, and the sun, the day itself and the whole of creation. You will wonder why they do that and the answer is – that is how they put themselves in direct contact with the source of life. Yes, for nature responds to their greeting…
How often have I gone out into my garden in the morning and greeted the angels of the four elements, the angels of fire, air, water and earth, and even the gnomes, nymphs, sylphs and salamanders. And when you do this you see them dancing and singing for joy. I send greetings to the trees, the rocks, and the wind, too. Try it yourself and you will feel that something inside you slips into place and becomes more harmonious, and that many elements of obscurity or misunderstanding fade from you simply because you have decided to salute living nature and the creatures that dwell within it.
You might think, ‘What difference does it make whether I treat the earth with respect or not? It doesn’t feel anything… If you pay attention to stones, plants, and animals, your awareness of the invisible world will develop much more readily. To follow an initiatic teaching is to develop the awareness that all things in nature are alive, and consequently to respect, care for and protect them; it is to develop a profoundly constructive spirit”.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
As the master said elsewhere, nature is a ‘living book’. If we love and respect her she will open her pages to us and we will receive wisdom that cannot be found in books. The master has shared many beautiful insights from his own reading of this living book of nature and I hope to share some of his thoughts -on mountains, springs and rivers, for example -in future posts.