My plan for this blog is to begin participating in a discussion on AUTOPOEISIS – nature’s immune response: the planet’s systems as a whole, from which our humanity is in no way separate.
Earth’s immune-shield is in tidal retreat – a natural Yin response to our exploitation. The same symptoms appear in our bodies, our viral communications, and our obsession with health and safety issues. The AIDS miasm is a prime illustration; also the weakening of eco-systems in the human and vegetable kingdoms through excessive travel, commerce and spillage of DNA. It is a natural development, but in its early stages, out of balance, as we lack respect.
The visual image this delivers, is of roots being shaken out of their soil. Each organism has a ground on which it is designed to thrive, by climate and by local connectivity. A conscious farmer neither exhausts nor forces what a field can produce, by importing from overseas. Every few years it is set-aside fallow, to regain nutrients and vital force. All eco-systems – and our lifetimes – follow a cyclic rhythm – the fibonacci spiral.
Paradoxically, the local connectivity – grass roots – is identical with cosmic connectivity: the Law as it settles, like manna or rain. Travel is good for cross-fertilizing – seeds travel on the breeze from field to field. But excessive travel, worry and search for distraction, is no longer a pleasure or adventure, but merely unsettling.
Thousands of years ago, it was predicted that the early stages of the Age of Aquarius would see humans taking to the air, like insects beginning to swarm. The technology is visible, both physically and in cyber space. As in every other evolutionary stage, we have to LEARN TO FLY; but … we haven’t yet! So it is all in the mind.
The effort to fly ahead of ourselves – acceleration of industry and information beyond capacity – destabilizes our environment, and particularly our own relation with it. It compromises our health and immunity, as goslings of our Mother Gaia.
The tide through the ages, goes in and out: the breath. Jiddu Krishnamurti – who faced many conflicting issues – once said “the tide going in and out has no in conflict in the one movement with itself; the essence is peace.”
And so it is with our history … today as always, along the borderline.
Kabbalah – in the Toledo tradition – teaches that the human soul is still learning to handle physicality. We are not fully descended from the garden of Eden in Yetzirah (world of the psyche) into the earth plane. Most of the time we are locked inside the little castle of our mind, and do not notice where we put our feet or throw our rubbish. Our experiential reality is mostly virtual: not Real.
The Age of Capricorn – 2,000 years or so from today – may well see a humanity which is better grounded and well rounded. Pluto in Capricorn at present teaches fundamental lessons in our values and in the transformation, sometimes harsh.
In Malkuth – the conscious Kingdom of the Tree of Life on Earth – the glory of all the worlds is, was and will be integrated.
Through the human ages so far, occasional societies, kingdoms and sages with the flowering wisdom of the stars, have thrived. Wisdom hears the tree, and rises and falls like the waves at sea. It is no different today in 2012 than at any other time. As the life trapped inside our lower mind torments us, as much as it entertains, the Mayan-calender tipping point arrives: to allow the Higher Mind to enter, which truly walks the Earth. As this begins to happen, the earlier situation is much less tolerable. No birth happens without some visible destruction of the status quo.
“Aquariel” is “the philosophy of Aquarius” – the water bearer. We walk with the rose, through the woods and by the stream.
In myself I feel the dawning of this philosophy. It is not of the individual. It is the Individuation streaming through the individual, to all other organisms of space, time and beyond our time. During the 20th century and the dawn of the 21st, walls were built and broken down, catastrophically: ancient walls of tradition, society and family infrastructure … walls also of ethnic cleansing, projection and religious toxins, are built defensively, and shattered.
I cannot see how we can begin to farm our environment constructively, until these depth-issues we are wedded to, are conscious and addressed. Peace begins with the nearest instant of humanity, here at home. It is closer than our breath. Each to each response-ability passed on, is a butterfly wing effect which governs the subatomic world and the hidden Laws of Nature: the “holy and invisible order of gravity”.
“… all manner of things shall be well
when the tongues of flame are in-folded
into the crowned knot of fire
and the Rose and the Fire are one.”
T.S.Eliot, Four Quartets
Gravity – like a flock of starlings – is the manifest flow of a myriad mini-conductors. The web-land can be used this way.
We are on the move towards getting some of it right – because a supra-Consciousness prevails among our cells, homeopathically – but the gross margin of error fills our vision. Sometimes we lift our sight above the troubled clouds. From embracing a wider view of ourselves and history, we may come to ground, act locally, and let the Aquariel contagion spread.
I shall be working also with a friend, Peter Chatalos, whose article/thesis “Gaia Living with Aids: Towards reconnecting Humanity with Ecosystem Autopoeisis, using Metaphors of the Immune System” is stored at http://www.interscience.wiley.com
Wishing you peace and blessings for Solstice … to hear a still small voice at the winter hearth by candlelight; the Axis Mundi through our centre turns. All is well, and all manner of things shall be well.
Aquariel – an angel of the waters and of the air through the woods of life.
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