Today’s scripture is about how to talk to a plant.
Step one, go out in the wilderness. Some sheep for companionship are optional.
Step two, when a flame of light reflects just so from the leaves of a bush or tree or from a blade of grass, then it’s time to turn aside and walk toward it, that’s the one.
Step three, when the plant calls your name, you say “Here I am.”
Step four, take off your shoes and settle in. You’re not going anywhere for a while.
Feel your feet pressed onto the ground. Feel it holding you up. Know that the plant has pressed its feet even further than yours, deep down into the earth. There are things, wondrous things, going on down there you’ll never see or know.
Now you’re ready to listen.
Plants like to talk about responsibility and freedom. You’re listening, and it speaks: “Your people are in misery and they need you. You must lead them. You will lead them out of bondage into a broad and beautiful land. A land of abundance.”
To a plant, responsibility to one’s purpose, and spacious freedom are the same thing.
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