925. The earth has music for those who listen. ~William Shakespeare

Inside the silence between
your 
heartbeats hides a summons.
Do you hear it?
Listen.
Quiet the voices and noise around you.
Honor the Holy One calling you!
~Author Unknown

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I perceive the universe as a cosmic temple and planet earth as a sanctuary in that temple. Although not given the power of speech as such therein, rain and other weather-related phenomena exhibit distinctive voices in and under the heavens. And as these things fall from earth’s chaotic atmosphere, they often blend their unique voices with other holy sounds in the natural world. In that sacred chorus is a call for humanity to seek the Maker of the temple because God not only hardwired man with a desire to connect with other human beings but also with a  longing to seek and connect with Him. Thus to that end man was given eyes to witness the sacraments of heaven and earth, ears to hear the chants of their hallowed voices, intellect to question and understand to some extent what is seen and heard, and a heart that in due time turns from irreverence to deep longing.  Tecumseh, a leader of the Shawnee, said, “Nature is so powerful, so strong.  Capturing the essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the rain in its weather.  It takes you to a place within yourself.” And so after the 11 inches of magical, mystical rain that we’ve had in the last week, I’m a’listenin’ and doin’ little jigs all over the place.

…let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— ~Proverbs 1:5  ✝

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19 thoughts on “925. The earth has music for those who listen. ~William Shakespeare

  1. I am so glad you got the rains and can understand the dancing.:) I beiieve we could all learn from the Native Amaricans to take care of our little planet the way they originally did. With respect and pay attention to it’s needs.

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  2. “I perceive the universe as a cosmic temple and planet earth as a sanctuary in that temple.” This planet, Earth is a treasure beyond compare. We must learn to treat her with the reverence you encourage here on your blog.

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  3. ok, first of all brilliantly beautiful–secondly–I just got home form madness in Atlanta and decided to catch up for a minute on bogland—as I was scrolling through my reader I made an interesting observation–that none of your posts old , new etc were showing up. “That’s odd I thought so I went searching in order to review what all was on the blogs I follow list…and nowhere was Sacred Touches—what the hello dolly is up with that!!?? How does WP just delete what I follow and don’t follow????
    This has happened before to others following me—a strange disappearance takes place—well, I have discovered the MIA site and have “resubscribed” as it were—so take no offense if you thought for a minute cookie abandoned you—this is one of those “glitches” that really irritates the crap out of me—but as they say, “no harm, no foul”—for now—
    your prodigal child has returned–even though I never knew I was missing!!

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    • I’m so glad you are back and I really had thought about your absence because I knew you and Gregory had gone to the mountains for the weekend and I just assumed you were going to be off blogging till you got back. I hate it when WP does this and wish I knew why and how. It is very aggravating and should NOT happen. I am so glad you realized it and fixed it. Love, love, love you, prodigal child. 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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