I just published part two of some recent work Luke and I did with @discovercampbellriver last month. We got to explore the region from sky to sea and I fell even more in love with the rich textures of Vancouver Island. From lush forests home to 1000 year old trees, teal blue waters and snow capped peaks, it’s pretty hard to believe I too, get to call this place home 💙 link in my bio! #discovercampbellriver
Nature: it reduces stress and anxiety, increases focus, speeds healing, and sparks creativity. The theory of biophilia hypothesizes humans developed a biological tendency to affiliate with nature. It’s how we’re wired. Our generation is the unhappiest in human history. Most of us can see the connection between technology and our current mental state. However we fail to take the connection a step further- technology has locked us in self made prisons, causing us to spend more time indoors than all previous generations. The average American spends 90% of their life indoors. It’s time to rewild, rewire our inner wild. Just being surrounded by bountiful nature rejuvenates and inspires us. For me, this mystifying experience in our brain is an obvious signifier that creation is the simplest version of the gospel. Subconsciously our brains connect nature to God, his common grace the root of this Devine healing, inspiration, and creativity. Nature is the purest sanctuary, being baptized by wilderness connects us to God in an intimate and primitive way that can’t be explained or put into words. We have become very separated from the very thing we were given dominion over. It’s incredibly contradictory to see Christians leading the charge as climate change deniers, instead of leading the way towards environmental protection. It’s a huge blind spot in modern theology. Why do believers, who are mostly politically conservative, fight so hard against environmentalists? Conservation ought to be one of our top issues. It’s literally been our first job since Genesis. We’re burning up here, the world is on fire.
A lone horse grazing in a field 🐴
A few days behind but tomorrow morning I’m moving to Alabama for a few months to spend time with my girlfriend and her family! We have a 16 hour drive ahead of us but I’m very excited to see what there is to explore down south 🌳