Our materialist culture has produced a strange and insidious thought form, one that speaks of the “intelligence of nature”, its “wisdom” and its “laws”, without any real definition. Without ever telling us “who” Nature is…
Materialist culture tells us that Nature is nothing more than a series of mechanisms and laws produced by chance, devoid of consciousness.
But this approach makes no sense: in our daily lives we can easily observe how doing something that we can deem “intelligent” requires “someone’s” commitment. The more intelligent and loving one is, the more the product of their creativity will be useful and intelligent. This never happens by chance, without “someone” putting intelligence, attention, thought, love and will into it.
These are all qualities attributable to consciousness.
Why is it so easy in our culture to attribute a consciousness of some kind to all beings – be they humans, animals or even plants – yet deny it to Mother Nature, when it’s so evident that Nature is a great creative consciousness? Because otherwise we would have to say that Mother Nature is a God, or a Goddess. And our materialistic culture like refuses to even consider this possibility.
From the observation of our social and personal life, we can however derive a universal law:
Each level of consciousness corresponds to a level of creativity. Growing states of consciousness correspond to a greater and more mature level of creativity. So the product of creativity always and expresses the level of consciousness of the author, with great precision.
Let’s consider a tree, a mountain, a butterfly, the sea, an ecosystem: how beautiful, wonderfully perfect, functional, wise and loving is Nature? Obviously as much as its creator…
And how intelligent, wise, artistic, capable, loving is this creative consciousness? Certainly to a degree that we could simply call divine. If only our thoughts were free from the strings of our barbaric non-culture…
If we come to the conclusion that Nature is a conscious intelligence, we can open ourselves up to the idea that it actually may be speaking to us in a constant and intelligent dialogue which, as its children, we can participate in.
When we view everything as the result of chance – Nature included – we are alone, at the mercy of a blind fate and a stupid nature which appears indifferent to its creatures.
If, on the other hand, the events and creatures that surround us are not random, it means that someone thinks of them, follows them and organizes them constantly.
And when we consider that we don’t have conscious control of our neurons, our tendons, our organs and our muscles, we can surmise that “someone” might be doing it for us…
Is our opinionated science capable of organizing Earth’s ecosystems and creatures? We’re not even capable of creating a blade of grass, nevermind a sunset.
So who is it that constantly creates, organizes and follows Nature’s beings? We really should finally decide to actively look for those talented organizers of this beautiful, non-random world. Perhaps they are just waiting for us to make that first step in initiating a conversation. And they will certainly have much to tell us…
Could it be that it the concept of an “intelligent nature” born out of randomness was created and spread on purpose to prevent this dialogue, knowing that this dialogue would free us from conditioning and help our consciousness grow?
There’s one way in which we can find this out: let’s try to initiate a loving internal conversation with Nature’s Beings today, by our own free will, and observe which intuitions may surface from it.