"There is one Holy Book,
the sacred manuscript of nature,
the only scripture which can enlighten the reader."
Hazrat Inayat Khan
In the early 90s I learned about the Ziraat concentration from Vakil Forest Shomer at a retreat or camp. I took a public initiation or oath with him to align myself with my true heart’s calling of a spirituality rooted in Earth consciousness. In my mind this included practicing respect for all life forms by living more ecologically, learning ways to incorporate ritual into my Sufi practice that included participation and prayer with nature, and teaching the next generation about Earth-centered spirituality.