And still, I return to you ~

Today, like every day, I woke up and there was light. This morning is particularly bright and crisp. From the window I can see dew on the grass and the last standing vegetables in the garden. Our local groundhog has been feasting on our winter crops this past week but I can see that the kale has regrown and looks fresh, bright and vital once again.Sunflower focus small

I’m awe struck by the constancy of Nature, as well as its continual renewal. Every day the sun comes up and when it sets, the moon and stars grace the sky. Every day roots grow, rain flows and winds carry seeds. No matter if I’ve been loving or unloving, full of pain or joy, wrapped up in my own story or wide open to the world, there are amazingly wonderful works going on around me and inside of me in every second.

When I can see this gift and appreciate it, I feel such hope and faith. I can rest here and know that I am part of a living community. I can remember that my true nature is the same as Nature’s ~ repetitious and upward. Nature’s energy moves in pulsation and vibration and so does mine. Yes, I am part of something so utterly magnificent and brilliant that I know without a doubt that I only understand a small fraction of this mystery.

Yes, I falter and stumble. Some times I am not kind. I forget. I don’t always do the ‘right thing’. I’m impatient and narcissistic. And yet I can always be reminded by nature’s example that these states pass, the light returns and there is renewal.

It’s during these most tender sacred moments when I hear the sigh of the sun, the moon, the earth and the wind calling out to me in their merciful voices saying “and still… I return to you.”

Life is such a miracle, such a gift.

“And still, I return to you.” ~ I hear the whisper of the voice beyond.

I rest here.
Come join me.

If it feels right, bring this return into your heart and remember that the sun will rise tomorrow, the birds will sing, the clouds will roll by and the breeze will gently pass you.  You are a vital part of this community no matter what you say, do or think.

Take refuge in Living Nature my dear friends. I’ll meet you there ~


Spiritual mentor Deb Vail will often become ecstatic over her dog, a simple flower, violin music or a southern Appalachian handcraft. Communing with a subtly boisterous forest brings her joy difficult to contain. Deb, the founder of Sacred Living, has created a service for those with serious illness to find comfort, ease and bit of wonderment.