The path from my home to the world beyond winds through billowing hedgerows and ancient oak trees, past wild-bee tree hives and sleepy bat roosts until it joins a long yew hedge leading down to the lane and the great River Wye below. Civilisation is not so far away, but it feels far distant and unreal. It is the path to nowhere and yet to everywhere, it is the path of everything.
My path is no better than yours, though it may perhaps be different. Each of us has a path though we may not know it, and your path is the one you have chosen to create: even if you live in a flat there is a path from your home to the outside world, just as your human journey through life and lives is a path to the higher realms, for which you are responsible. The paths may seem separate but in true reality they reflect each other, and the more we are able to respect both, the happier our journey of human life and soul will be.
Honouring our physical way home honours the place and ourselves, and much can be achieved by encouraging nature to have its place there, or ensuring it is free of litter, or even putting something discreet but pleasing to show you care and understand. However modest it may be, your path and how it is speaks of you and where you are going, in every sense. It is the path both to everything that awaits you and also the infinite unreality of nothingness that is the key to the soul journey.
Nations have their paths too, paths of destination and paths of spiritual unfolding and often the two come together as one in karmic retribution and human challenge, seeking everything and often going nowhere. The Middle East today is an example of vested interests striving with one another for gain including national survival, cultural power and personal riches: the interests lie far beyond Israel and Palestine, and the involvement of the international community is not necessarily altruistic. The path that that community follows is motivated by many factors, and it may lead to a totality of devastation that ends in a nothingness of what was and then the infinite possibility of a new everything. One day, war, the tool of evil people, will stop forever.
These are complex matters but there is help we can give to the lands and the innocent wherever they are abused. As you honour, in the way you choose, your path to your home, you may like to imagine a path anywhere in the world that you see as leading to a place of suffering or wrong. It may be the main road through Palestine or the path to a festival site in Israel where terrible events took place; it may be a track through the Amazonian jungle where illegal mining and logging is occurring; or it may be the road to a seat of political power in any western capital city where corruption may fester. Picture the path, and somewhere along it mentally place a flower or something similar to give love and honour to it. So doing can be transformational, and your gift can help make the path, one day, one of everything that is good.