Here’s another reason spending time in the woods matters: if it is true in the woods, it is true. John the Evangelizer said that our truth is holy, and our deepest truth this is the holiest thing about us. I know my deepest truth in the woods, away from the clutter of the culture.
This means it’s not about right or wrong, it’s about true or untrue. And I don’t need science, scientific studies, experts, evidence, scriptures, or any filtered external source to tell me anything. I know what is true and untrue in my body.
My truth is my responsibility. Those sources can validate, refine, or even refute my truth, but that does not make something that is true untrue. They cannot replace my divine inner authority.
Norma Van Horn