I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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David Spangler was co-director of Findhorn for three years. Spangler lectures on spiritual and community growth and other topics, and he teaches at the University of Wisconsin.
As we move our consciousness into consideration of the New Age, we are faced with a need to reevaluate our understanding of spirit and of matter. This has already been brought to our attention within this century by research done in the field of physics, indicating that what we used to call “matter” is in itself a variation of energy, and these seemingly so solid objects upon which we base our physical life are actually patterns of energy moving in relationship to each other across vast microcosmic distances.
It’s interesting that, in our culture, the Christian pattern is the dominant one, and yet when we reach out to build a new culture, it’s often the last place that we look. I can readily understand why that’s so, given the experiences “that many of us may have gone through with institutionalized religion. Also, when we’re reaching out to discover our own thresholds and our own new dimensions of growth, it’s good to break away from the familiar. Having done that, it’s useful to come back and take a second or third look at the Christian tradition, and today I will be looking at a particular aspect of it.