Earth – the playground and foundation for the other elements, it is enriched and enlivened by them. It is the realm where our intentions materialise and we are able to witness the reflection of our own creation. It is through this element of Earth that we can re-cognise the world around us, recognising our role and responsibility within this creative process.
Earth helps us get real, it grounds us and provides a fertile landscape in which we can plant the seeds of our dreams, and it is here that our dreams meet boundaries and limitations as well as gateways of opportunity. It is the great karmic mirror where we bear witness and reap that which has been sewn. The quality of our soil will determine the quality of our crops, and the quality of our crops will determine what kind of seeds are sewn next.
We have been provided with everything we need, yet our mindset and general approach to these resources has been distorted by overconsumption and overproduction where nothing is felt to ever be enough. If we are able to centre ourselves and recognise that the Earth is not here to be exploited but to be engaged with with utmost respect, appreciation, and awareness of what it offers, then we have aligned with a position from which a more sustainable world can be built.