The Green Christ has told me more than once that his True Cross is a living, shining green tree: A strong, deeply rooted tree whose branches gracefully grow out at all angles, intertwining with and supporting one another, “housing mosses, ferns and lichens, and the nests of birds and the secret trails of spiders; and housing vast colonies of Nature’s beings, both spiritual and material.” (Message, January 4, 2019) So we can begin with this verdant, vibrant image when we conceive of the Holy Cross: Its roots are anchored in the earth; it reaches far up into the sky; and, centered within its embracing arms, its heart welcomes and shelters all the manifestations of the Green World around it.
We may deconstruct this living, green cross into a simple cross of two lines meeting at right angles. But we can never forget that it is rooted in the land and, from its center, encircles and supports all life, human and non-human. When we start contemplating the Cross from this perspective, we gain a useful foundation for opening out our spiritual practices into the green realms of Gaia. [Read more…] about Heart Work: Making the Heart a Green Cross