I have fallen deeply in love with the term “religion” even though for many it is problematic. Many of the things we religious folk have done in the name of our goddesses and gods are terrifying to confess. “Spirituality” has become a term my friends are now using to reframe the conversation. For them this term sings of something mysterious and transcendent. It’s the word many are using to describe the really Real and yet really hard to explain. I like what they’re doing but must confess, I’m head over heals for religion.
In the beginning… the Universe birthed quarks and leptons, protons and neutrons. Over some 14.5 billion years hydrogen gas transformed itself into mountains, Martians, the music of Miley Cyrus, and you and me.
It turns out Joni Mitchell was right, “We are stardust.”
And this is what is so important! This is what the Donald Trumps of the world do not seem to understand; we are not distinct from Earth, we are Earth consciously experiencing Herself.