First Sunday of Advent
This Advent we acknowledge our need to reconnect with the land and the beauty of the created world. First Nations people teach us that,
… the power to transform is given within the land and is available to the human psyche or soul. Land is the medium of all aliveness and soul is the human’s ability to participate in that aliveness.(Fletcher, F. Jesus and the Dreaming. 2013. P. 225)
Advent invites us to spend time in the natural world, to appreciate the sacraments of beauty that surround us each day. Advent offers us time to consider our oneness with all of creationand to know… the unnameable, and untameable presence of the Divine in all things.(Newell, J.P. The Rebirthing of God. 2015. p.1).