Aboriginal people describe the presence of God in nature.
We Europeans look at our environment - brick walls, tarred roads, steel and glass skyscrapers, houses like little boxes....
and our scientific education teaches us that this is dead (dead matter).
The white man seeks to impose his will on nature - everything is controlled, organized, ordered according to our will, our needs.
But it is not dead.
Each item from nature has been fashioned according to a man's or woman's creativity and is therefore alive - in its essence from nature.
- infused with creative energy.
So each item - a wall, a road, a building.....has a history of being taken from nature and fashioned according to an individual's creativity - reflecting that individual's ideas and feelings.
We are co-creators with God.
Our creativity reflects out thinking.
If we think differently our creations will be different.
Our creativity can make beauty that can be seen, heard, or felt.
It can be wise and compassionate, uplifting, or revelatory.
It can also be depressing, even violent if expressed negatively.
Like energy that can be creative or destructive.