I have often pondered the question “What would I believe if I had not been taught what to believe?” By that I mean, are there core truths that are essentially part of me?

My list is really quite short.

1. Earth is a garden, wide in diversity and deep in beauty, with constant echoes and rhythms of knowledge and wisdom.

2. All creatures are singularly both immeasurably small and infinitely large while being interconnected with and through nature.

3. Actionable love is both the beginning and the end and it is the answer to all in between.

4. The Creator is in the Created. This Great Mystery is revealed continuously and increasingly through many ways including the prior three statements.

Not much theology in those innate beliefs of mine.