In a way, this is a fundamental practice. Center yourself and then reach outward to the natural world in the small area around you, far beyond the things you can physically see. Extend your awareness from the tiniest microorganism to the rabbit in their burrow to the plants of the underbrush to the bees buzzing by to the soil itself and the water it holds. Take your time, sensing the many, many layers of being around you. Sense how they work together in one enormously complex ecosystem. See if you can go from perceiving each individual being to hearing them as one voice – all the many beings and the land itself as one dynamic, living spirit who is as aware of you as you are of it.

Christine Grace in The Witch at the Forest's Edge