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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Journal With Impact: Nature Perspective Investigate

Workshop: Six Conversations for Writing Creative Journals

“Material objects are used to express spiritual truths and reveal that nature is more than it seems. Nature is book of symbols…….’This empty world which we do see is an exact picture and pattern of the spiritual and heavenly  world which we do not see.’”
                                                                                                                           Herbert Lockyer

With an expanded language to push us out of our comfort zone consider what symbols are the most representative to your habitat. Begin with the familiar ones that speak across languages and cultures. For example, we all can relate to symbols we see daily such as the sun, moon, and stars.

And yet at the same time we may see each from a different perspective depending on where we live. Extended summer sun may be experienced as a joy of longer days, or, for those for whom the sun lasts long hours in the summer, it can mean sleep deprivation. For example, in Fairbanks, Alaska, the summer sun means twenty-two hours of daylight.

Once you have your list of symbols investigate their meanings. Which are positive or negative to you specifically. Are they different from what others might perceive them? Why? Which sensory connections have the most impact for you physically, mentally, or spiritually?

When you have investigated the top few symbols that you relate to write up a brief letter to yourself as to why they capture you. Then consider how you would like to share in some form of art, whether or not you have the skills to do so.

Why would that symbol in that presentation best express a truth you have discovered?

Action Steps:

“In a parable, there is nothing contrary to the truth of Nature.” Herbert Lockyer

1. Now make a list of potential symbols that fit your spiritual truth you recognize in your habitat.

2. What truths do they best represent—both positive and negative?

3. Which one do you think best fits a parable? How can you share it in a creative format, whether as a short story or a song or another form of visible art?

Share: What symbol best fits your perspective truth?

Read deep, marcy

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