I think the earth and wind and rivers and rock are wholly natural and amazing emergent phenomena of a wondrous numinous universe from which we too have emerged and evolved into one of many conscious creatures able to profoundly love and appreciate our very own and only true home.
“was once in a church where they told me to shun the world of things, the world of decay and physicality. They said to think only of the immortal afterworld, a place I could not see or touch. Even then, I believed they were wrong. I was too in love with wind and rivers and rock.” -Craig Childs