The universe is an energetic field. The sun and heavenly bodies of our solar system are part of this field. They are the energetic source of the elements of our living earth. The rhythm of their cyclic movements influences and sustains all life on our beautiful planet. Every form has within it an energetic spark that always remains part of this universal field of energy. This energy, a ‘spiritual spark’, is the invisible nature of all things in the material world of existence. Individual sparks of energy are connected to every other spark, whether we are consciously aware of it or not. Every life is a spiritual spark of energy arising from one universal source.
As humans began to settle in villages, towns and cities, living increasingly apart from nature, we also began to disconnect from our essential nature, forgetting we are energetic sparks within a universal field that manifests as life and consciousness throughout the kingdoms of nature. Our forgetfulness has continued without us being aware of it; without us being aware of how vital this awareness is to the meaning of life and the quality of our lives. As a consequence, many people in modern society feel that something vital is missing in their lives, but they don’t know what it is or where to look to find it. Their busy minds search for something outside themselves all the while missing what is inside.
By spending quiet time in nature and with our animal kin, we can rediscover our inner spiritual spark and reconnect with the energy of the universe that allows us to know who we really are and feel the deep sense of connection and belonging we have been missing. By deeply appreciating and respecting the relationships we have with nature, by giving loving care and attention to our animal kin, we honour their inner spirit and fan the spiritual spark that burns within humans and animals alike. When our inner fire blazes, we begin to shine forth in unique ways. When we acknowledge and embrace every living thing as a spiritual spark emitting the universal energy of life, we fan the spark of a limitless and inexhaustible spiritual fire that brings light and warmth into the world and fills space with the beauty of grace and loving kindness. Know you are a spiritual spark as you inhale the fire of life and exhale fire into life. Blaze forth like the sun. Bring the warmth of loving kindness into the world and know yourself to be a light that shines for others.