Spiritual and Material Entwined

I belong to a group studying the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Had I background in botany and love for gardening I might enjoy the book. As it is, I have only a deep appreciation for the author’s style and ability to find deep meaning in cleaning a swamp and gathering sap. Over twelve years of work creating a pond had dividends beyond sore muscles for her. The by-products of her work wove baskets, mulched her garden, and made her tea. She concluded of the life of the pond and her own life: “Our lives became entwined in ways both material and spiritual.” The details of Nature that fill every paragraph have impacted my spirit. The thoughts of the book about material things and my spiritual thoughts have become entwined a little more tightly. May all the things around you and me deepen our appreciation and wonder.

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  1. Catherine Schneider on April 18, 2024 at 7:58 am

    Lovely that you are open to learning/reading and bringing it into your spirituality.