Ecology can begin in Man
“When we humans think of nature and learn to feel nature, a protective elemental spirit naturally builds up in it.”
( H. Grill, The Archai and the Way to the Mountains)
In the meantime, there are many good considerations and procedures to protect the environment and to preserve biodiversity (of species) and to think about their interaction. However, the real relationship of people to their natural environment is still missing. Environmental protection is usually thought of separately from people. But how can humans and nature work together in a constructive way? How can nature benifit by men?
The difference between consumption and conscious contemplation
Man can build up nature, places or objects in the way he looks at a thing and the way he encounter it. By consciously perceiving a thing, for example a certain quality such as a shape, a colour, a composition and experiencing it and finding it beautiful, he promotes that thing. This activity has great value.
It can happen that something is objectively beautiful, but you still don’t notice it very much and you don’t experience it as beautiful even though you look at it. A house or a work of art that is objectively beautiful may still not seem beautiful. Depending on how each person perceives a thing, whether he consumes it or perceives it carefully, he has a giving or a taking effect. By consuming something, by taking possession of it, he takes away its radiance, its beauty. The thing no longer shines for others.
If one consciously looks at something in such a way that one promotes its beauty, then one creates substance for this thing. The next person will look at the thing more consciously at the very first glance. The thing seems to be more alive. This power in conscious, attentive perception means a great lot for nature as well as for culture. Man can revive a thing, build it up and make it radiate for other people. The result is among other things, a sense of respect and dignified treatment of nature, a place or a thing. In this sense, ecology begins in the conscious relationship of human beings to their environment.
In Naone, the different areas are worked on individually
When one arranges something like the design of a garden in a new way, develops new forms, builds new formations and compositions with stones, then one adds something to nature. One enriches nature and creates new life forces (etheric forces). Artistic garden design, simple building with stones, care of the meadow, woodwork, work with forms as well as meditation, text work, contemplation exercises and yoga exercises are different subjects in Naone. Many designs have been implemented on the property so far. Hazel bushes in the marginal area are pushed back to prevent the open area from becoming overgrown. This creates light and the overall area appears more open and wide. Water areas ( streams; a plunge basin, a pond) have also been created as well as cultivation areas for cereals and vegetables. In the forest, storm wood is processed to create order and the wood is used as firewood. A walkway with different areas has been designed to stimulate the senses. Old boundary walls have been rebuilt and various herbs planted for health/nutrition, contemplation and to reduce insect pests.
Order, structure and composition attract people’s eyes and enliven the elemental spirit. And as a result, wild plants such as mullein, lilies and orchid species show up more frequently. Wild animals ( roe deer, red deer, various bird species) also find their way in, as does the emerald lizard.
It turns out that it is necessary to meet nature with thoughts, ideas and active action.
“The more thoughts flow into creation from a natural and chosen activity, the more creation gains an empowerment. But the less we think of nature, of the paths, of the mountains and their elements, the less they can benefit from us for their empowerment.”