: present in all places at all times
Omnipresence (n.): c. 1600, from Medieval Latin omnipraesentia, from omnipraesens, from Latin omnis “all, every” + praesens “present.”
Present (adj.): c. 1300, “existing at the time,” from Old French present “evident, at hand, within reach.”
“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
The Holy Bible, Colossians 1:17
“The river is everywhere.”
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter; best known for writing “Steppenwolf,” “Siddhartha,” and “The Glass Bead Game;” also The Nobel Prize in Literature recipient in 1946)
“God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages. And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality which surrounds us. The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us.”
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American philosopher, poet, and environmental scientist whose major work was “Walden”)
“It is well to have specifically holy places, and things, and days, for, without these focal points or reminders, the belief that all is holy and "big with God" will soon dwindle into a mere sentiment. But if these holy places, things, and days cease to remind us, if they obliterate our awareness that all ground is holy and every bush (could we but perceive it) a Burning Bush, then the hallows begin to do harm.”
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963, prolific Irish writer and scholar, best known for his “Chronicles of Narnia” fantasy series and his pro-Christian texts)
“God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages. And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality which surrounds us. The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us.” — Henry David Thoreau
When I am out of sorts, distressed, or imbalanced for one reason or another, Nature in all of its depths is what personally brings me back home to myself. Until I am able to commune with Nature’s stunning beauty and healing powers, I am a lost soul in the desert, thirsty and desperate for Water.
Every dimension of Earth and its natural wonders poses as hidden doors to our individual consolation, alignment and healing.
Nature and contemplation are two such dimensions where we can access Universal Love and God’s omnipresence, the visceral envelop of Love, Grace, Mercy, and Truth. In these sacred places we can release the world’s narrow-focused judgments and allow The Great Spirit’s loving support and protection.
It’s about tapping into The Abyss, The Mother and connecting to The Mystery where great potentiality is born.
So, let us dive in, sojourners! and discover what is uniquely possible for us, individually and collectively.
Faithfully Yours, Tonya