We belong to the land. We don’t own this land. It is a wonderful gift to all of us. If you listen, the earth will speak to you. This gift comes from the hand of our Creator and we must learn to love what he gives us. Maybe then we will remember that it is time to give thanks for what we have.
Every time I play my flute I remember that the wood that produces the sound comes from the earth. It is as if the tree that produced the wood has a way of talking back to me through the voice of the flute. In this way, when I play my flute I am thanking the Creator for everything in nature – everything that comes from the earth.
Take time to listen to what nature has to say – the wind in the trees, the thunder during the storm, the sound of the rain, the rush of a stream as the water runs over the rocks. Listen to the voices of the animals – the song of the birds, and of those that crawl, and of those that swim – they all have a voice. All of creation can be heard in nature.