When we appeal to Nature we are caused to be gentle. There is nothing in nature we can actually force or turn. Gentleness is an asking of a kind, for a consent within the interaction. Our imaginative processes are indeed gentle also. Meditation and contemplation, imaging and prayerfulness, these attitudes of being require gentleness before entering into their gifts and properties on offer to
By this we can now know what it feels like in the experience of parting even the great waters before us. You can go to the gentle aspect you know in the quiet of prayer and take this to other tasks equally well. The doors to the mysteries require a gentle applicant, it is not enough to have just a methodical or ritual appearance of gentility (Courtesy, Propriety and Decorum) but that we have an inner disposition of Gentleness, founded on true Love and Knowledge, rather than appearance and practice alone.