The reawakening to the divinity of the five elements (earth, air, fire, water, akash or space) allows human beings to join the sacred in a very immediate way within their everyday lives, since in everyday life we breathe air, we drink water, and we walk on earth.
We are in need of reclaiming the divinity of the five elements, each of which emerged from the Source of Creation in order to manifest the physical universe. To reclaim the divinity of each of the elements (earth, air, fire, water, space) would be to perceive the link between Creator and Creation more fully, the link between matter and spirit. What is central is the shift in perception from seeing each element as an object, to seeing it as an emanation from the Mind of God that is instrumental in allowing the world to come into being.
Akash or spae, in particular, holds this mystery. For it is the malleable space which contains the physical universe like a bubble within timelessness. Akash is the space which holds everything in its place and allows the world to be a world without re-merging with the infinite and timeless. Akash is the container for time and space.
Yet, beyond this is the need to reawaken reverence for the substance of Creation, that which allows it to be. Each of the other four elements in addition to space contains a portion of this substance, even that which appears to have no substance at all such as air. Air is not solid, but it is part of the physical world of Creation and has physical properties that cause it to interact with each of the other elements.
How can the consciousness of divinity be reawakened in relation to what is solid and material?
The reality of the Earth’s being must reawaken within each of us so that we know that She is real and is infused with the Source of of All. Now, the consciousness of water is reawakening. We can feel, however dimly, that water is a physical substance on one level, whose quality is fluidity. Yet, on another level it is an essence that exists within the Mind of God and within all things. We must learn once again to bow to the Divine Source that created water on all levels of its manifestation.
This reawakening to the divinity of the five elements allows human beings to join the sacred in a very immediate way within their everyday lives, since in everyday life we breathe air, we drink water, and we walk on earth. We also experience the fire emanating from the sun and are held by the akash that is the mystical space within the timeless.
May we be led to know how to deepen this perception, to reawaken to that which is of the Divine within the physical. May knowledge of the Divine essence of each of the elements infuse our awareness so that we may share it together in one sacred life.