Our civilization is very good at expressing 3 of the 4 elements. The element of Fire is very much an important part of life. We must be disciplined, have will power and be focused in order to succeed. In Air we must be well educated, have an understanding of the world, and some knowledge or ability to contribute to society and make a living. And In Earth we must be organized, have perseverance and patience to be effective in engaging this world.
Yet as I have mentioned elsewhere, when it comes to the element of water, our civilization knows next to nothing. The element of water in it’s positive aspect relates to feelings such as Love, Compassion, Peace, Serenity, Happiness, Harmony and heart to heart sharing and connection. These are the universal feminine energies.
So if our civilization is running at about 80% in terms of Fire, Air and Earth, in terms of the element of water we are at about 4%.
What this translates to is yes people fall in love, we have families and friends, we experience some emotional well being. Yet our race is haunted by a lack of true deep and lasting peace. Ask most people to tune into the field of love that surrounds and interpenetrates everything and everyone and they look at you as if you are insane. Happiness when it comes is fleeting and without transformative effect. Many many people live lives of suffering, stress, anxiety, fear and disharmony.
What is missing from most people’s lives is those emotional states and feelings that satisfy and fulfill us as human beings. Wealth does not provide this, although it may make our lives comfortable. Many wealthy people have other problems and suffer from the same emotional and psychological problems as everyone else. They also are not free of physical illness even though physically they may not have to slave away at a 9-5 job.
In terms of the water element as emotional well being, our race looks to others in the form of relationships, family and community.. Yet our relationships with others are often fraught with problems, disappointments and even scandal. i.e. relationships can cause us as much pain as they can relative happiness.
What is absolutely crucial for the human race at this point in our evolution is that we must find within ourselves the astonishing beauty and wonder that is hidden within the water element, of which our civilization knows next to nothing. These are as I have mentioned essentially the universal feminine mysteries which out of its vast treasures includes such things as cosmic love, universal compassion, and deep and lasting peace and happiness. Yet the doorway to these treasures lies through the harmony of the feelings and emotions in the emotional body, and this is always done through the element of water. Which itself is a gateway to the well being and healing of the whole human being, mind, body and soul.
For this purpose I have created a short meditation that anyone can do, to find the element of water within.
Imagine you are in are floating on your back in a quiet cove of water such as in the picture.
The sun is shining, the water is a lovely blue green color.
You are surrounded by the beauty of the cliffs and beach.
The sky is a deep blue, and far out of the cove the ocean goes on forever.
It is quiet and serene, there is a wonderful perfumed smell in the air.
You feel the warmth of the sun on your body.
You let all stress, strain and anxiety dissolve into the water below you.
You let it flow away deep into the ocean.
Your body fills with cool, clear water.
There is a feeling of peace that comes over you.
You are absolutely safe and protected, there is nothing that can harm you.
This peace is a peace that has lasted in the oceans for 4 billion years.
There is no need for fear, for you feel a peace that will last for another 4 billion years.
An infinite variety of wonderful feelings fill your body.
Now you let go of yourself, your identity and flow your being out into the ocean.
You are one with the ocean, you feel its beauty, its grandeur and it’s love.
It speaks to you, shares its secrets and it’s dreams.
You see the fish, the coral, and you glimpse the the beautiful domain of the mermaids.
You feel the heartbeat of the planet. The love of mother earth, in her caring for all her creatures.
You feel the love that flows through the gorgeous energies of the planet. There is no end to it.
You feel the love that is in all things that flows through everyone and everything.
You tune into the great harmony.
You are healed and whole.
Send your love and your gratitude to this harmony.
You are a part of it. You are within it. You are one with it.
There is nothing to fear. All fear dissolves into nothingness.
You are safe, protected and you will always have all you need.
Relax. Let go. There is no rush. There is no time.
There is only Love.
Slowly come back to your body, floating in the cove.
Now you are ready to face the challenges ahead of you.