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Thoughts on the Sacredness of the BWCA
by Teri Mann

Having only been there a few times over 20 years ago and having numerous friends who do canoe there, I can only be in awe of the space. The presence of a higher energy, a space where there is little human control is part of the "awe". The ecstasy of the place is very apparent both in stories, and of being there. The natural wonder – the presence of godís creation. Sacredness – that word invokes a connectedness – a presence of the blessing of existence. We as humans tend to change the environment to our wants and needs for get that we have gifts from the creator that are greater than us and defies our control. The Boundary Waters are a place to connect with the creator and the gift of creation that we as humans tend to forget.

 

Teri Mann was an active member of St. James' Episcopal Church, Fergus Falls, MN, when she originally wrote this article in October 1996. She and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Teri Mann or any MEESC member, or mail them to:


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