The language of Nature and the sense of Indigenous Knowledge – Eda Zavala Lopez
The true essence and meaning of life is Nature. Nature manifested as a divine force that create and holds the essential breath of each one of the elements and wild beings (plants, animals, trees, rivers and mountains) that are also interconnected to the universe through the constellation, the moon and the stars. Honoring ancient wisdom of Nature was so related to humans in ancient times but modernity took away and cut down that legacy and replaced it with greed.
Indigenous People still carry and care about that legacy, the relationship with Nature manifested in their gentle approach to plants, mountains and fire, learning from there the whole meaning of life protected by spirits. Spirits of the Plants that heal and teach to keep balance. Spirits of the Fire that reveal destiny of humanity and guides in one direction to take place, and Spirits of the Mountains that talk about the ancient times when humans built the temples in service to divine forces.
In many countries and many cultures, Nature and plant medicine were in communion and allowed humans to keep a deep relationship between them and other beings. This relationship was in constant movement and Elders held that space that was related to sacredness. Indigenous People still play this role in the current time, not only to pass their ancient knowledge to modern society. Their main role is to guarantee how “modern” humans can recuperate their relationship with Nature and natural ways to live and sustain themselves in complete harmony with natural and divine sources of living.
Becoming an elder takes a long time to ensure that connection in the long term. The real understanding of Nature and divine forces will come when humans really experience themselves beyond their logical understanding and beyond their intellectual approach. It really happens when humans will understand that Nature is not a piece of contract or object that only satisfies power. It really happens when humans embrace the source of life, the breathing of this divine force that represents Nature.