“Nature” is a big picture word. It refers to the mechanics of consciousness and the way it expresses the world around us.
The Vedic word for nature is Prakriti. In the philosophy of Samkhya, they see prakriti as a duality with purusha, the observer. This is subject and object, Shiva and Shakti.
Prakriti is composed of 3 primary qualities or gunas, sattva (clarity), rajas (activity), and tamas (inertia).
We find these natural qualities in our own makeup. For example, the way we experience the world is ruled by our dominant guna. Does the world seem real, illusory, or the play of God?
We also see them in our qualities and tendencies, what keeps our body working, our emotional style, and so forth.
And we find these qualities in the natural world. The shape of a plants leaf will tell you it’s dominant nature, for example, and thus point to its food or medicinal qualities. We can recognize these qualities by studying the world and by studying ourselves.
We may live in made-made structures, but we’re still intimately tied to the natural world. Nature isn’t something separate from us. Our life is an expression of nature, and it structures all of our experiences.
The laws of nature are the principles nature runs by. Science knows some of them, like for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Or that our bodies need food, water, and oxygen. But nature is also active in our personality and abilities.
These laws can be experienced as principles or as light beings responsible for structuring that part of experiences.
It’s my nature to be analytical, for example, with a strong mind. That made letting go a little more difficult. But then, after the shift, it helps support the insights I share on the blog. Someone else will have different laws more prominent and a bit different process.
We are going back to where we came from. That’s not dust, it’s infinite being. Everything, everywhere.
If we’re responding to life with resistance and pushing against what we don’t want and grasping at what we do, then we’re working for the ego. Often, this means we’re working against nature, so we struggle and suffer. We feel unsupported.
However, as we soften the binding influence of stress and the habits of resistance, we begin to step into the flow of life and synchronize with nature. Nature operates from our infinite being so when we sync with that, we sync with nature.
We put our attention on something or move towards it and it just happens. Things just work out easily. Or if there are bumps, an obvious solution also arises. Then we feel supported by life. This is “support of nature,” feeling supported by life.
Nature becomes our nature and intimate to our very being. We live life in an ocean of life, well-supported. Then it’s easy to feel joy. Life is mostly smooth and easy and satisfying.
Live is good.