THE RELATION OF EARTH TO THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE
By Guru Rattana Kaur
Guru Rattana Kaur, Ph.D.
What is the nature of the Earth in relationship to the rest of the universe? Over five hundred years ago astronomers determined that Earth and the other planets revolved around the Sun, instead of revolving around the Earth. This fact inadvertently contributed to depreciating the value of the Earth.
The Earth is, however, the center of astrological inquiries. The main concern of astrology is to discover how the laws of the universe and the archetypical energies of the other planets affect life on planet Earth and how can we make practical use of these laws and energies.
Astrology asks how do the Sun, Moon and the planets influence life on Earth. Although this question is of critical importance, the geocentric point of view of astrology has contributed to ignoring the influence of planet Earth itself. We are fish who have forgotten that we swim in water and that our existence emanates from and is determined by the water (Earth!) itself.
OUR EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP WITH PLANET EARTH
Humans, animals and plants are all dependent upon the soil of the Earth for their sustenance and well being. Yet we pollute the air we breathe and the water that we drink. We plunder natural resources, pave the ground that connects us to the Earth's vibration and destroy natural habitats to serve our selfish greed. Because we have severed our energetic relationship with Mother Earth, we have no understanding of how to relate to her, how to respect her and how to enjoy and be nurtured by her gifts.
Our lack of direct relationship with Mother Earth has led us to view her as unpredictable. We watch as she peacefully absorbs our abuse and then we are distraught when she reacts with floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters. We try to predict what she will do without attempting to understand or accept our responsibility in the cause and effect relationship between our Mother and her children.
Basically we have lost touch with the Earth, with our bodies and with our emotions. We have severed our connection with the flow of the feminine. The result is that we live in fear, feel insecure and perceive lack. This mindset leads us to hoard and squander resources and to seek to control and manipulate to meet our excessive and insatiable needs. We are unable to experience true empathy, and we suffer from unrefined and shut down sensitivity.
We are however at a major turning point. The re-introduction of feminine archetypes into our individual and collective psyche can change our human fate and curtain the abuses of the old paradigm. Reestablishing our connection with the flow of life and the Earth through refined
sensitivity opens us up to new possibilities. We are can experience that there are enough resources for all of us to get our basic needs met and enough opportunities for everyone to share their gifts.
EARTH AND THE QUEST TO EXPERIENCE LOVE
The recognition of Earth as a planet in our zodiac and its pivotal role in defining our human journey will facilitate our soul's quest to experience Love. The perceived burden of being human and having a human body can be reassessed. Taurus and Earth are here to embellish our journey with riches, pleasures and gifts available no where else in the universe.
Humans come to Planet Earth to experience Love in the human form. We activate our body and awaken our consciousness so that we can enjoy this ecstatic feeling. Our past failures to achieve this goal in no way negates the Divine intention for humans to experience Love while on Planet Earth. We are being aided in attaining this goal by the higher vibrations of Love that are infusing the Planet. The Earth's vibration is being upgraded to the frequency of the heart center, which provides the energetic environment for us to open our hearts. The more our hearts open, the more we will be able to honor the sacredness of our Mother Earth, recognize Her as a planet of Love, and embrace Her and our own physical embodiment of Love.
A friend of mine told me this story. He was meditating in the mountains in Spain and the soul of his sister-in-law, who had died during the Spanish civil war, came to him. He asked her, what she was doing. She replied, "The Earth is the most beautiful place in the whole universe. After we leave our bodies, we like to come back every chance that we get."
THE GIFT OF EARTH AND OUR HUMAN BODY
It is a gift to get a body and come for a visit to Mother Earth, where we can actually feel physical pleasures, touch different textures, taste so many foods and absorb the nurturing energy of the Earth and the Sun. Planet Earth is a treasure house of goodies, from gemstones to flowers, plants and trees, to thousands of species of wildlife, to a myriad of landscapes and bodies of water. Taurus teaches us that Earth is a very special place and that we should enjoy our short, sacred journey. It is time to embrace the obvious and to give Gaia Earth the due She deserves. As we truly recognize and honor our Mother and care for and protected her, humans will receive gifts that were previously unavailable. Turning our attention back to our own earthly source will empower us in ways that have eluded us for millennia.
We will be able to tap into the healing and nurturing energy of the Earth and receive physical and emotional healing.
We will escape from the exploitative mindset that has enslaved our psyches and dominated our economic, political and religious systems.
We will be able to enjoy being in our bodies and stop using them as simply a means of transportation, a bothersome mechanism that needs to be fed and a puppet that we get to ornament.
We will be able to enjoy the profound satisfaction of personal empowerment and sacred sexuality.
We will stop looking outside ourselves for salvation and experience our divinity in our bodies. -- Guru Rattana Kaur
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