A few months ago a professor asked my colleagues and me to practice Lectio Divina with nature. Lectio Divina, or divine reading, is a spiritual way of reading scripture in order to listen for the whispers of God. It involves reading a brief passage several times while noticing with each pass which part seems to shimmer at the reader, draw the reader in, or ask something of the reader.
My professor wanted us to do this with nature. To go outside with God and discern that which God was asking us to see or to sit with.
Goosebumps still stand on my arms to remember the way matter and Mystery communed and communicated together that drizzly afternoon.