nature and grace

Finally the trailer for Terrance Malick’s new movie, The Tree of Life. I’ve been faithfully checking the status of this film since his last one, The New World (2007), blew me away — not only did it awaken a desire within me to connect to nature on a deeper level, but also motivated me to learn more about indigenous forms of spirituality (where connecting to the Divine through nature was a way of life.) Ever since, I’ve been anticipating Malick’s next film, hoping for more transformative revelations :) The trailer certainly gives me the chills. Even the first line – “there are two ways through life, the way of nature and the way of grace” – connects to an ongoing, recent conversation with friends about the ‘universal law of grace’ and how it operates. Grace is a subject close to my heart, as is the tree of life, so I’m beyond excited to see what personal revelations Malick has to offer us about these two sacred subjects…


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