Natural mysticism is the awareness of integration of all creation, and it has as a tenet the desire to unite humanity with other species and the natural world. The earth’s ecological needs are a spiritual reality, and the foundation of human life and wellbeing. The natural world has spiritual value in its own right, and nature mysticism encompasses and expresses this value. This concern is an absolute priority of spirituality, and it is good to keep it in focus for the future.
- The Principle of Intrinsic Worth
The universe, the Earth and all its components have intrinsic worth/value.
- The Principle of Inter-connectedness
The Earth is a community of inter-connected living things which are mutually dependent on each other for life and survival.
- The Principle of Voice
The Earth is a living entity capable of raising its voice in celebration and against injustice.
- The Principle of Purpose
The universe, the Earth and all its components are part of a dynamic cosmic design within which each piece has a place in the overall goal of that design.
- The Principle of Mutual Custodianship
The Earth is a balanced and diverse domain where responsible custodians can function as partners with, rather than rulers over, the Earth to sustain its balance and diversity.
- Principle of Resistance
The Earth and its components not only suffer from injustices at the hands
of humans, but actively resist them in the struggle for justice.