Nature and Spirituality

By Nashville & Middle TN Area A.R.E.

Often Edgar Cayce’s readings recommended the subjects to spend more time in nature for both physical and emotional healing. Edgar Cayce emphasized the sync of the natural world with the Creative Forces (that some people call God).

The main Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. website describes Edgar Cayce as the 20th Century Psychic and Medical Clairvoyant. His contemporaries in 1920-1940s often called him the “sleeping prophet” and later the “father of holistic medicine”. U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) aired a program Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Psychic in the A&E Biographies category in 1997 (published on youtube at the link below).

Born and raised on a farm near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Edgar Cayce all his life was a devout Christian. At a young age, he vowed to read the Holy Bible for every year of his life, and at the time of his death in 1945, he had accomplished this task. When he was asked how to become psychic, Edgar Cayce’s readings advised to become more spiritual.

The act of experiencing the great outdoors such as air, water, and earth helps us purify our minds and bodies and get closer to understanding of the nature and God as Cayce stated in the quote in the title of this post: …He who understands nature walks close with God. (Edgar Cayce reading 1904-2).

There is a great compilation of Edgar Cayce quotes on the topic of Nature in a post Why You Should Spend Time in Nature by Jennie E. Taylor on the A.R.E. website.

… Ever be a worker, as the bee, yes – but in that way in which it is ever a contribution to making thy portion of the earth a more beautiful place [to] live… (Edgar Cayce reading 3374-1).

The process of designing our own sustainable and beautiful homestead would certainly help us increase our spirituality and understanding of nature.

Nashville & Middle TN Area A.R.E. Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 4, 2019 – One-day A.R.E. workshop True Tales from the Edgar Cayce Archives featuring documentary film-maker and best-selling author Sidney D. Kirkpatrick.

Related Articles

“Hold the Vision and They Will Build It” – How Germantown Cohousing Community appeared in Nashville, Tennessee (Founder’s account)

Germantown Commons, the first cohousing community in Nashville, TN, was a result of over five years of research, planning, capital raising, and construction. The Founder of this community Diana Sullivan is sharing with the readers of Your Green Homestead her personal journey of struggle in the early stages of the development process and how she was able to overcome the obstacles by focusing and holding a powerful vision that attracted the right people and resources at the right time along the way.

“How would my own thoughts and ideals have played a role in helping to create this situation?”

For a long time, I thought that my attitudes, beliefs, and feelings had nothing to do with what is going on around me. If I want to be in sync with Nature and solve our environmental problems, it makes sense for me to learn what is behind our manifestations on the Earth and how we could design our way of living in accordance with these principles. In Nature, everything is connected and functions as one whole. Some forces may appear to be in competition with each other, yet they end up cooperating and giving way to the most beneficial and effective outcome. A seemingly insignificant flip of wings by a little butterfly creates a chain reaction that is often called a “butterfly effect.” The recognition that our hidden ideals have played a role in creating the circumstances that we perceive as problematic is the first step in the process of transforming these conditions into opportunities for their correlating and cooperating. Asking a question such as “How would my own thoughts and ideals have played a role in helping to create this situation?” is directing the spotlight of our conscious attention to an appropriate answer within the vast “floodlight” of our enormous collection of unconscious beliefs – like the underwater part of an iceberg. I am excited that more and more people are doing the right thing and having an attitude that any kind of work in this world could become the Love in Action (as described in The Magic of Findhorn).