Many people on planet Earth are waking up to the realisation that human consciousness is undergoing a vast and profound shift. The roots of this change happening to us go way back into our history and have long been predicted, but in the last 50 years humanity has not just had a rapid evolution in science and technology, it has also been changing in other ways. The outer change mirrors the rapid growth also going within us, individually and collectively.
Now in the 2020s more of us than ever before are getting the picture that humans are spirit having a material experience, not material beings that have developed mind and spirit through a physical evolution. Spirit and Mind come first. More people than ever before are grasping the idea of Oneness, that life is a unity. Our bodies give us an individual experience of something that is actually collective. While in these bodies we can enjoy separation but we also crave reconnection, which we can find through physical, mental, emotional and spiritual acts.
Having got the idea that we are spirits in material form, the next step towards manifesting a joyful experience of that is to grasp that spirit manifests through the elements. The five pointed star, the pentagram, symbolises this with points for fire, earth, air, water and spirit/consciousness.
As beings of fire we possess potent creative energy. The fire element in us manifests in our passions and joys, in our sexuality and in our search for identity, our urge to shine our individual, personal light in the world. This powerful inner fire can ignite when we are ready to reach for higher truths about who we are, connecting us to spirit, to the higher self, to the divine. Fire tended well takes us into ecstatic states of being. It can also get out of control, can burn and destroy, but a well kept inner fire has the power to nurture, warm, protect – us and those around us.
As beings of earth we experience ourselves in bodies, we share ourselves through touching the world around us. Our bodies are created by a physical act that brings together the fire of sexuality with the earth of the flesh. The body is our vehicle while on earth for pleasure, love and joy. It is designed for labour, but also to play, to feel and channel the bliss of the divine, for, contrary to what religion or science might tell you, the body is holy, created by love making. To start worshipping our own (and others’) bodies as sacred in themselves is to hasten the journey to the realisation of our soul’s true divine nature.
As beings of air we share in the universal Mind, our portion largely veiled so that we can’t see the full picture. We can lift the veils and let in the light of consciousness, in order to grow in awareness and attain wisdom, but we are not generally encouraged to. Sometimes our veils are leaky and unwanted mental energies can enter us, though sometimes we can control the leaks and speak to beings in the universal state of being. Our thoughts direct energy, energy creates emotion – to enjoy good feelings in the body we need to generate them first with thought. Mind is the creative driver, telling the fire where and how hot to burn.
As beings of water we share in the universal love of the divine creation. The water element gives and sustains life, and also exists in us as our feeling bodies, which shift in shape and quality constantly, connecting and disconnecting us from each other and the world around us, and reaching to the depths and the heavens. When we pass emotions between us the spiritual quality of the water element is at play. Water holds presence, including divine presence, something that is usually at first felt rather than seen or heard. Beings in spirit dimensions can connect to us in the physical through feelings, through love.
As conscious beings we are individuals having an experience on planet Earth in which our innate and eternal relationship with the Source of all existence is cut off from our awareness. We may seek to reconnect to the Source, or we may be quite happy enjoying being separate for a lifetime. The universe doesn’t mind which we choose.
But Gaia, the Earth herself, needs us to choose to remember Source, and honour it by honouring her and all other living beings. She does not need us to bow down to gods in the sky, nor to obey the man made restrictions on our freedom set in place by religions, but she does need, and want, us to know that we are always part of everything, always held, always loved and always, ultimately, safe. We need not fear, that is simply the shadow of love.
We are in world of shadows that is becoming a world of love.
We each get to play a part, we each get to make this happen.
In us the union of heaven and earth,
in us the dance of the elements of nature
in us the birth of divine light.