Nature Aligned To Unequivocally Rejuvenate Earth

Saving the world means saving it from our own systems. 

The way our global social and economic systems are set up serve to subjugate humanity and destroy our world at accelerated rates.   Environmental non-profits, humanitarian organizations, and political reform groups all do great work, we’d be lost without them. However, they all deal with peripheral symptoms of more fundamental issues. All those entities consistently win battles without ever making significant progress within their respective “wars”. It’s not going to get us anywhere in the long term.   Our technology has grown up around us but we still struggle with the same social issues the ancients wrote of simply because ‘the system’ (which has not fundamentally changed since its advent) has kept social development in stasis.

Foundation:

The world crumbles partially because small groups of sociopathic oligarchs are running it into the ground for their own gain.   Their ambitions are a small part of the story, however.  The real problem is one of psychological warfare the system has been waging against the populace for millennia…   Essentially, humanity doesn’t have much conscious awareness of spirituality, but we have figured out how to manipulate it and subsequently use it against the masses.   This is the most essential aspect of ‘the system’; as we shall see, how humanity largely addresses spirituality almost assures the world crumble in this way.  Reversing the destruction of our world starts with better understanding ourselves.

Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Why are we here? What’s life all about??? For lack of a better term, these questions and their ilk are among the “core questions of humanity”. They are an inherent part of our nature. We are innately compelled to seek understanding of our place in the universe.

Being curious about the world around us is an innate trait but we should note these inquiries are taken a lot more seriously than other inquiries. It could be argued we would naturally be even more curious about things that applied to our existence, but even then we can see these core questions have a deeper grasp on humanity than even particularly intriguing trivia. Knowledge pertaining to our existence and relation to the universe touches the depths of our beings. It’s far more than intellectual musings over awe inspiring and wonderful things found in the universe. Those inquiries involve something deep within us. That we feel sensations reverberate throughout our beings when we touch upon such things only provides a hint of how deeply involved our understandings are with the rest of our beings. The phenomenon of epiphany provides another glimpse as to how some conscious considerations impact far more of our beings than consciousness. Consciousness is only marginally involved with this, most of what’s going on there involves subconsciousness.

It is fairly evident our ‘core questions’ originate within subconsciousness given the innate origins of such curiosities. What is less event to us is what we do with those answers. Being compelled to understand our relation to universe is familiar enough to us, however, we don’t have conscious engagement with the next step in that process anymore than our consciousness is involved with compelling us to research our relationship to everything in first place. It stands to reason the ultimate relevance of those questions could be obscure. What happens is those answers go straight back to subconsciousness where they effectively serve as foundation from which we largely derive our identities, philosophies, moralities, world views, ways of being, approach to existence… So much of what and how we are can be traced back to what we believe. This may seem to be a rather curious conclusion until you take an honest look at humanity, at which point all there is to find is overwhelming evidence. Take the religiously devout for instance, they are effectively literal manifestations of their belief structure in a profusion of ways. Atheists are no different; the way they engage existence is a direct result of what they make of it. We all look into the universe to gain understanding of our relationship to it, then we live through what we find; our process of growing includes working that in. This is how humanity operates. Families turning their backs on their own members for acting contrary to their beliefs stands as testament to how strong of a force belief structure is. Dissenters within more strict environments face being murdered by their own parents; it happens all the time, and the only “good” reason for any of it exists in the rhetoric of belief structure. As we shall see on this site, the more we investigate it the more proof of this dynamic we find: we don’t just form belief structures we operate through them, that so much of what we are and do is established by them.

Fair to say most of us are familiar with the properties of consciousness, after all we dwell there all the time. Subconsciousness, however, mostly escapes us so it might be worthy to review some its properties. First of all, the neocortex part of the brain is the pride of humanity; it amounts to our upper and frontal lobes which are responsible for many of our most treasured traits: advanced, abstract, rational, analytical thought, planning, language, and so much more that makes us what we are and enables what we have. Deeper within are the limbic regions of the brain, which are responsible for our feelings, emotionalism, behavior, decision making, loyalty, and other things. Those regions and functions more or less draw the line between consciousness and subconsciousness. It implies we mostly do our thinking in consciousness, but mostly act from subconsciousness –which is precisely what works coming out of neuroscience, cognition, and related fields amount to. Leaders in neuroscience Jonathan Haidt (-his outline of how psyche is akin of a man riding an elephant) and Michael Gazzaniga (-his work on “interpreter module” of the brain) describe exactly that, while leadership consultant Simon Sinek’s “Golden Circle” is derived from the insight. Mostly operating from a place that has no capacity for language is an exceptionally pertinent dynamic; its impact on our world is hard to understate.

“The first principal is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool”   -Feynman

That Feynman quote does not apply to eminent physicists alone. In fact, it’s likely to apply to us here and now, and understanding why is profoundly significant to our world. The reason it applies is the above ultimately adds up to spirituality is a genuine, sincere, fundamental trait of humanity. Defined: spirituality is the predisposition to understand and identify oneself with their origin and relation to the universe. Spirituality is about relationship, and that’s how it occurs to humanity, we know it mostly through our conscious relationship to it. Thus, when we ask humanity what spirituality is we should expect to see the answers converge as they do upon a relation to their deity, relation to universe, relation to family/ancestors, a sense of morality/philosophy, alignment with a greater thing/purpose… The type of relationship described is often multifaceted and is rather profound, addressing the very nature of their beings, the nature of the universe, the nature of our relationship to universe, as well as how it informs them to be worthy of their place… Arguably, the definition offered above well captures both what humanity has been trying to express all along, irrespective of faith, as well as properly identifying it to be a legitimate demonstrable trait of humanity. Unfortunately, it seems the vast majority of humanity thinks spirituality is the exclusive domain of religion. Atheists tend to see spirituality as purely a construct of religion (independent of, and completely irrelevant to them), while the religious tend to think there’s virtually no distinction between religious faith and spirituality. However, the properties of humanity rather definitively declare it to be something entirely different. Putting all of the above together reveals spirituality to be a fundamental human trait alone. This of course demotes religion to merely a form of “spiritual path” -a collection of answers and considerations meant to fulfill the requirements spirituality places upon us. The truth is the religious are no more *spiritual* than atheists are; atheists may balk at the term and notion, but they too have looked into the universe to find their place in it, and then have used that information to inform them of their nature and ways of being, as all spiritual beings do; whether or not deity is involved with one’s spirituality is excessively inconsequential to its presence. Feynman also mentioned how clever ‘mother nature’ is, often more clever than we are. Let’s hope we’re exceptionally clever today because we may need to outsmart ourselves.

       Spirituality is primarily a subconscious phenomenon. It originates in subconsciousness, compels consciousness to do some research on the universe/world around us for some info on it and our place within. Then subconsciousness takes our research and incorporates those understandings into our beings such that we operate through them by default, often without further consideration. In fact, further consideration is often unwelcome. Once we’ve settled on some understandings it becomes part of us, part of our being, and we’re not usually keen on having our beings challenged. Reviewing where certain aspects of our being lie provides some insight as to why that is. World view/belief structure/spiritual path is born of subconscious urging so it ultimately residing subconsciousness is perfectly reasonable; however, there are consequences to that: it places world view/belief structure/spiritual path in close proximity to our feelings, emotionalism, behavior, decision making, and loyalty while making those understandings distant from language, logic, advanced, abstract, rational, analytical thought. The implications of those consequences more or less define humanity, and our world -more on that later. But first, about being clever: do we have consensus here? Do you find yourself agreeing with this assessment? If not, why not? Could it be a matter brevity? Fortunately, this site endeavors to cover the depth and breadth of spirituality and its implications; spirituality, how it interacts with human psyche, and how they contribute to the state of our world are fully explained here. So that is an issue that is easily overcome. However, there may be other factors hindering consensus, and they have everything to do with the properties of world view.

       What “spirituality” is to you is necessarily tied to your spirituality (as explained here), and this content is in contrast to how most of humanity understands the universe/world/ourselves to be. It follows difference of opinion is going to amount to distinctions within world view, the domain of spirituality. And again, these understandings reside in our subconscious minds, essentially a place that has no capacity for language nor is concerned with rational analytics, yet drives emotionalism, loyalty, behavior, decision making, among other things. Not surprising the way psyche usually deals with conflict to world view is to deem the conflict to our own understandings outright wrong then simply brush them off with zero sincere consideration. It doesn’t occur to us in that manner, however; consciously we know the conflict is just plain wrong, the depths of our beings know it to be so… our consciousness may not fully understand it but our subconscious somehow has it figured out and simply knows better. We probably should dig deeper into what our beings are settled on, however. It’s not entirely uncommon for our beings to convinced of things that have negligible support and justification (it can range into the utterly ridiculous at times, fact checking is the job of other areas of our being). In fact, with some awareness of this dynamic, it shouldn’t be too hard to recognize subconsciousness defending its own beliefs in our daily lives, even when faced with a stronger stance, utilizing the tools it has: emotionalism, loyalty, behavior… It’s pretty keen on doing what it has to do to protect itself, leaving consciousness to rationalize it as best as it can, which is the precise function of the “interpreter module of the brain”(as described by Michael Gazzaniga, one of the leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience) -roughly, to make what goes on in our subconsciousness comprehensible and justified to our consciousness. It is the nature of humanity to behave this way. This is the sentient creature’s version of instinct, and we are subject to it just as other creatures are subject to their instinct. It would be reasonable to assume something akin to our consciousness is somehow hardwired to our beings while spirituality gets processed through some type of interface, but this is not the case at all; spirituality is hardwired to our beings, while our consciousness operates on an interface.

[Please note: “spiritual” is taken only to mean “of or pertaining to spirituality”, as defined above. There are no other connotations. Cartesian dualism, for instance, never had any direct association with spirituality. As we now know, spirituality is a fundamental human trait, exclusively. Dualist realms, gods, and all other answers gained through/inspired by spirituality amount to a spiritual path or tenets thereof.]

Having some awareness of spirituality and how humanity interacts with it is complete investigation unto itself, however it can also be a foundation. The rest of that story involves all the answers humanity gets, and subsequently operates through. It turns out history has done a fine job of summarizing that story for us because the world view of humanity has been dominated by Abrahamic religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) for thousands of years; this becomes particularly clear and robust when considering colonialism, the industrial revolution, how global systems remain westernized… Eastern Traditions are indeed a significant influence on the whole of humanity but it’s still fair to say most of modern civilization’s growth, development, and prevailing character have been dominated by sub cultures that have been dominated by the Abrahamic spiritual path.    We should note there are some rather visible side-effects of that circumstance embedded within our global social and economic systems, provided we understand how the environment operates and know what we’re looking for. In fact, with a robust understanding of spirituality we can come to know how our world works fairly well.   Within conventional understanding of spirituality it might be fair to say the significance of one’s world view/belief structure/spiritual path (defined as only being a collection of ‘answers’ our core questions have inspired) is not exceptionally significant. They’re known to give a sense of purpose, meaning, and guidance to individuals but it still seems conventional understanding places ultimate significance of world view more among mere intellectual considerations than anything else. The properties of humanity don’t support that conclusion, however; and the way our world works most certainly does not support that conclusion. We’ve already seen how the properties of humanity converge on world views (and by extension, spirituality) having much greater significance to our lives than usually given credit for. Now we can see how it has a much greater impact upon our world than usually given credit for.

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household. Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”

-Jesus of Nazareth (~The Holy Bible, NIV, Matthew 10:34-39)

Spirituality is about relationship. ‘God/Yahweh/Jesus/Allah loves you’ is a nice sentiment but it says very little about the type of relationship to universe Abrahamic spiritual paths offer. Still, while the specifics of the relationship are not often explicitly shared the nature of the relationship those paths offer is easy to see. First of all, it would be helpful if we established a concept, and for lack of a better starting point the term “divinity” captures the objective sentiments well, provided we strip all deity related connotations from it. What we should be left with is all that’s wondrous, beautiful, and awe inspiring in the universe. Scientists most often describe it as “elegance”. We all sense we are part of something deep and immense, which is likewise an aspect of the divinity of the universe. It’s what touches us. It’s many things. For the purposes of this discussion, let’s utilize this as a rough outline for what ‘divinity’ means. The Abrahamic world view of course expands on that concept of divinity to include their deity and perhaps all it does. Abrahamic concept of divinity can even go so far as to exclude all that is not directly related to their deity, leaving only deity and its antics as sole representation of divinity within our universe. In spite of how far that’s taken, the overarching theme of the Abrahamic path is that followers of it are not directly related to the divinity of the universe; at best, what represents the divinity of the universe might befriend them. This affects human psyche in ways we will soon begin to explore.

Furthermore, fundamentally, the relationship followers of Abrahamic path have to universe is subordinate. That is their place in the universe: subordinate. Their reason for being is apparently to submit to the divinity of the universe [authority]. This too affects human psyche in peculiar ways…perhaps not very ideal ones.

The teachings of Abrahamic religion extend far beyond what’s found within their scripture. After all, no religion would survive for long simply distributing their chosen text accompanied with a friendly, “See you in heaven!”. Rather, [Abrahamic] religions bear a myriad of teachings embedded within their cultures that cater to their longevity and propagation. They are not teachings of scripture, but of culture. The worst of those teachings involve indoctrination and how religion deflects scrutiny of their path. When it comes to indoctrination the interaction is geared toward a quick and poorly reasoned adoption of path, relying heavily on emotionalism. While there are arguments meant to engage and appease our conscious analytical minds, the vast majority of religions’ approach to indoctrination focuses on ploys meant engage us on subconscious levels, deliberately subverting rational scrutiny of the path. The essence of the approach is largely to stimulate polarization and sensationalism, to be reactionary over rational. With a conventional understanding of spirituality we could note the approach seems to be very effective be close to done with understanding the implications of that fact: seems to work, hence the propensity of religious adherents, done. However, with comprehensive awareness of spirituality it is understood the consequences of those teachings extend far beyond religion persuading individuals’ to subvert their own preferred route toward evaluating and adopting spiritual paths. For instance, we see those exact same psychologies and approaches to discourse/considerations at work within Trump supporters, climate change deniers, flat earthers…! We see sensationalism and polarization and emphasis on being reactionary all over the place, it practically categorizes US politics these days. And religion is the only entity on the planet with any clout that teaches these things to humanity. Most institutions meant to inform/educate humanity know the value of our most treasured traits: advanced, abstract, rational, analytical thought, planning, language… They know growing in those areas is how we grow as individuals and as a species. Whereas the first thing religion teaches its adherents is essentially to deny the qualities within us that establish us as sentient. It’s a complete denial of all that makes us great; it’s willful de-evolution. Many of the antics of modern society are representative of a few million years loss of sophistication. We would have never gotten here in the first place operating like that, and we haven’t progressed much further because of it. Our technology has grown up around us but we still struggle with the same social issues the ancients wrote of simply because religion has kept social development in stasis. The good news is we’re inherently innovators. We have natural musicians, programmers, painters, engineers, writers, craftsmen, and scientists running around all over the place. We will readily grow when we’re enabled to.

The properties of our world make it very clear the techniques religion uses to gain acceptance of their path and deflect scrutiny of it are utilized by the indoctrinated for far more than giving their spiritual path a wide berth. We are innately inquisitive beings who aspire to possess genuine knowledge, wisdom, truth. Schools inspire critical thinking, and our propensity for discovery can be affirmed by any parent/guardian addressing their child’s curiosity. Humanity doesn’t have a lot of sources for teachings which have us focus on denying our best traits. However, Abrahamic religion does teach it, we see those dynamics at work in our world, and it is absolutely no coincidence the entities who will have us deny our best qualities are the ones most closely related to religiosity.

The emphasis on group superiorities within scripture is so ubiquitous not even propaganda like “love thy neighbor” eases how those teachings embody themselves in this world. A simple look at how religious groups treat those who are different reveals which of the conflicting teachings actually gets embedded into world view and acted upon. Humans not inherently racist. Young children who have never been taught to hate difference, don’t; sure they see different skin and eye colors, but they don’t apply any meaning to them. Children evaluate others through how they treat them, through merit of their nature, not through color of their skin. Enculturation can give our colors meaning, however…and often does, turning entire group of people racist. It happens every generation.

Here we have another case of Abrahamic religions being the only significant source of such teachings in our world. And even in spite of scripture telling humanity to “love thy neighbor”, what it consistently reinforces is that some groups are inherently better than others…that other groups are inherently less than yours.

Religion demands your single most intimate relationship is to be with their god. Their god first, then everything else.

^It is profoundly evil, but it is none the less a masterpiece: we can find an entire universe of confirmation bias in that nuance. We can rationalize away responsibility, accountability, decency, and virtually anything else through that. Liberty, justice, and intimacy are often the casualties. The implications of this alone stifles humanity’s progression and quality of life. This is facet of world view is tragic on so many interpersonal and societal levels. Rather than work things out among ourselves religion teaches us to appeal inwardly. Voltaire said if we believe in absurdities we can commit atrocities, and here find an environment where absurdities can exist without challenge.

*good and evil are purely constructs of sentience, they are not intrinsic to the universe; however, they do legitimately exist to the extent of being applicable and rightly applying to sentience.

“Dominion” is a common theme in religion. I.S.I.S. raping women as a prayer to their god is an extreme example, but far from the only one.

The sexual issues mentioned thus far only begin to scratch the surface of the gender related issues Abrahamic religion brings to our world. The degree of patriarchy and suppression of women we find in this world can also be attributed to religion.    Human is the synergy of male and female*, it is the strengths of both that make us what we are and have enabled our assent to global dominance.   We are fundamentally less isolated.   This patriarchal world is fundamentally less than it should be thanks male dominated religion determining women are property. 

“pleasures of the flesh” and the games religion plays with them to give you an aliment only they have the cure for is also a very interesting topic.   -more on that soon.

[*I’m a LGBTQ ally.]

People who know they don’t have much life left tend to reflect upon what’s really important in life.    Those things are human connection, experience, the mark the leave upon the world.    Those who afforded even a modest living tend to not be too concerned with not having made enough money life.   Gold and power is not what we value most.

Religious institutions and their  “Heaven” betray their true motives through the spectacle they make of themselves.    Abrahamic places of worship and the “Heaven” they peddle are all far more concerned with gold, hierarchy, and submission than anything truly valuable to humanity.   Their “Heaven” above is exactly like the places of worship below:  the richer the congregation, the more gold they display, the important the leader is supposed to be, and the more submissive to it you should become.     None of these places make efforts to give humanity greater access to what’s really important. 

This circumstance is bad enough within conventional understanding of spirituality, and it only gets worse when considering how we process it.  With comprehensive understanding of spirituality it becomes clear the imagery of those places would get embedded within us as idealizations.   Many are more invested in greed and power than connection and experience because religion taught them to be that way.   The psychology of greed is prevalent within Abrahamic religion.

The majority of humans are good, decent people who are likely more inclined to empower their fellow human than bring them down for their own gain. Our concept of “paradise” demands healthy ecosystems. We yearn for peace. We yearn for a healthy relationship with everything around us. That is the character of humanity. That is the world we should be living in. The character of this world is very different. An honest assessment of this world reveals it is a reflection of Abrahamic scripture. Scripture is a look into the darkest age of humanity. It is wrought with war, misery, hardship, slavery, subjugation of all forms, famine, economic brutality, brutality outright, racism, destruction… And we live in that world today because scripture has guided humanity throughout history. Our technology has grown up around us but we still struggle with the same social issues the ancients wrote of simply because religion has kept social development in stasis. It is because world view indirectly defines our world; it is a circumstance of world view defining our operating parameters and operating through those parameters either enables or directly manifests the essence of our teachings into our world. Society developed amidst humanity embracing teachings of subjugation and disempowerment; it is no wonder why our world is such poor shape.

Everything good that can be seen in religion is in fact a function of the people and the community they build around their spirituality. None of the benefit religion is said to give humanity can be traced back to religion; religion has no redeeming qualities.

Our world is now becoming comprehensible.   We now have a rough understanding of how and why religion has managed to be such a pervasive force throughout history.   History is full of examples of spirituality/religion being a dominating force in our actions; and now we understand a bit about the psychology behind it.    The overview of our psyche as well as the overview of how our world works both independently converge on spirituality being and working as presented here.   Together, it’s mutual confirmation.   There is no trait of humanity or our world that contests these findings…there is no other way to explain the success or antics of religion.   All we find moving ahead is further confirmation, understanding, sincere wisdom.

NATURE:

Central to the effort, and NATURE’s guiding force, is Way of the Cosmos.    -a spiritual path derived exclusively from the properties of humanity, the properties of the universe, and how they interact. Way of the Cosmos operates with complete and intimate awareness of what spirituality is and how it interacts with humanity; NATURE is proud to share that information with humanity for the first time in history.

Carl Sagan was one of the greatest spiritual leaders who has ever lived; his works are the most spiritually pure works humanity has ever produced. Much to his credit as a scientist, Carl Sagan was agnostic. However, irrespective of his certainty over the issue, he operated with what he could find in the universe. What he found was revealed by science and it effectively leaves his works with a rather pronounced atheistic feel to them. Scientists often speak of what we know,  Sagan more spoke of what we are, directly engaging our spirituality every moment of it. It is precisely why those exposed to his works tend to love him so: they too could begin to relate to the universe on a similar level, a spiritual level.  

We are precisely as Sagan described us to be: we are the universe’s way to know itself. We are its ability to love, produce art, literature, science… We are the most intrinsically valuable thing in the universe; of all the wonderful things this universe does, we accomplish some of its most amazing feats. You’re the coolest thing in the universe: alive, smart, profoundly capable, you’re an awesome creature. You’ve been given a gift, a place of honor, use it wisely. Make yourself worthy of the honor you’ve been given by treating all life, your kin, with dignity and respect. Laugh, play, dance, explore… Enjoy this life, it is precious. Give it your all, it’s the only one you got. Grow and learn, you are young, born of the stars, fulfill your destiny with your technology and frolic with them once again. 

Humanity has long known we are a significant intrinsic part of something deep and wonderful, something that is so much bigger than ourselves.    We now understand it: we are both an end, an achievement in of itself, a gift the universe has given us…we are also a means, the universe accomplishes through us, we are how the universe achieves even greater things.

It is the distinct honor and pleasure of Way of the Cosmos to re-introduce Carl Sagan to the world as its foremost spiritual leader.   The natural world is what we revere, but we none the less hold Sagan in high regard for being our most trusted advisor.   He stands as such only because he has shared his spirituality in ways that gives others greater access to their own.  [not to mention this work would not exist without his influence]  He always was a leader, we just understand the extent of it better now.    Carl Sagan was the first person in history to have conscious awareness of spirituality…   Evidence suggests Way of the Cosmos is a direct and immediate descendant of Sagan’s works and spirituality; we intend to finish something he started.

Religion teaches you’re a subordinate that exists independent of all that’s great and wondrous in the universe.  The teachings amounts to you lack agency in this realm.   Your purpose here is to submit to the powers that be, and to not be too concerned about it because this is not your true home anyway…

Atheistic spirituality, the Way of the Cosmos, promises to greatly improve the shape of our world through reversing such erroneous and harmful teachings   The properties of humanity and the universe make it very clear we are not as religion says we are, and embracing our true relationship to universe will sincerely make all the difference in the world.

So where do we personally fit into existence?

First of all, our world is not set up for the contentment or longevity of any species, particularly our own, so the answer is not exactly so simple. Yet, it is kinda simple: what inspires you? Children more or less tell us everyday what they want to bring to the world. We have natural musicians, programmers, painters, engineers, writers, craftsmen, and scientists running around all over the place. The nature of your being is going to tell you who you are, how to best express what you are. It’s already been written within us. Unfortunately, this world is a messed up place, so seldom do we find good alignment between our beings and lives, but we can change that. To be sure, we’ve been low level poisoning our immediate environments and selves, both chemically and psychologically for a long time… not everything going on within humanity right now is, um, appropriate. …but we can change that too.

‘Forest-Bathing’… We are now collecting tons of science (from psychological to medical and certainly beyond) that shows how deep the connection between humanity and nature is. It is astounding. Shinrin-yoku is the practice of going into natural areas for the express purpose of gaining the medical and psychological benefits shown to come from it. It is a somewhat new investigation for mainstream science, but how much our physicality benefits from exposure to nature is becoming more established and better understood every day. Evolution tells us we are directly “bloodline” related to every living thing in nature; that is our family, and look what happens to us when we go home. That is incredibly profound.

The natural world? -Effectively, that is exactly what it is! It is also a feeling, it’s a relationship, it’s something deep in us that makes paradise. We may have thought about it and coined the term, but the reason we bond with the concept is not something we consciously did to ourselves. It too is indicative of not just the deep relationship humanity has to our belief structure, but even more so how that relationship necessarily interlinked with the rest of the natural world. We thrive on being exposed to our native environments or otherwise indulge our true relation to universe. We have the capacity to put it virtually everywhere in abundance.

…and in general they react to human mood, in ways indicative of said mood.  

We are getting into yet another level of complexity here.   It’s not necessarily a matter of plants reacting to us, but more a matter of how we react to them.   The lesson to be learned here is that all life on this planet is connected and communicates, in very deep and fundamental ways.   For us, that connection is a prerequisite for our health.  We have a direct physiological connection with the natural world, it’s not just in our heads.   We literally diminish ourselves physically (as well as betraying the place of honor we hold) through diminishing the natural world.  

Rift Zone

Thank you for visiting my site!   I am “Rift Zone”  -it’s my ‘trail name’.   Long distance outdoor adventure trekkers tend to adopt such things and mine was first recorded on a trail register in Acadia National Park in 2001.   It’s been my trail-name and online identity since.  My name is Ronrick Alekzan.   I’m an autodidact astrophysicist.   I was not trained by, nor do I operate within academia.   None the less I’ve developed a theory of the universe, ‘Nova’, that challenges, updates, and reconciles Relativity and the Standard Model of quantum mechanics while completely refuting Big Bang Theory.   “Mother Nature” (the properties of the universe and the laws they operate by) is the sole authority in physics…  Theories are comprised of roughly 2 elements: observation, and human translation of that data…   The theory that is more comprehensive and aligns with observation better is the more accurate theory.period.   …and Nova is more comprehensive and aligns with observation better than everything it challenges.  A deteriorating world seemed more pressing than differing physics perspectives which is why Nova remains almost ready for publication while I’ve spent nearly 2 decades focusing on developing Way of the Cosmos and NATURE.   Still, astrophysics is my true passion; I love geek’n out on physics and would be more than delighted to share a very promising theory with you: