Time and time again national and international decisions taken by politicians that are detrimental to the environment, bear witness of their great ignorance on what nature actually is. Large economic and financial concerns have already mucked up our vision for decades. Nowhere is the need for knowledge on the broader reality as acute as in our vision on nature and the environment. To this very day the planet is shamefully abused and exploited; the environment and nature have not been very high political priorities for a long time.
Nature should be at our disposal at all times, and laughter is reserved for those primitives that still speak of mother Earth, and all its holy inhabitants, be it a rock, a plant, or an animal. That communal holy connectedness is shrugged of by most people as hogwash. Yet these people are and always have been spot on. We are the truly primitive. We, the very much single minded interested in the statistics, the extended left brain hemispheres, the walking heads detached from body and soul. The Dutch government is no exception. Alexander Pechtold (D66) summed up their nature policy nicely with his remark that: ‘Some antlers on the wall might also be considered nature for all they care.’
Planet Earth – an everything on it – is a living organism. Just like humans the planet has a body and a consciousness. Her inhabitants come from the realms of minerals and plants, the animal kingdom, and the human world. All of which is consciousness, and connected to everything else. What we should not forget either: as within, so without. Or, as Benjamin Creme phrases it: ‘There are two environments: an inner and an outer environment. The outer reflects the inner. When the inner environment of people is disturbed, the external environment will also be disturbed. That is what we witness all around us today.’
Our soul knows and feels how it is to be connected to everything and everybody. Yet as we are still being ruled by our personalities, we are driven by a force that does not seek connection but separation. This leaves us tossed around by our emotions, as we continuously experience the conflict within ourselves, and beyond. This experience of being separate, the inner turmoil and lack of direction and purpose, is the cause of all our personal suffering, and the desperate situation of our environment. All around us is created by nature, but disasters, destruction, and diseases are inventions of mankind.
Even the weather is under our influence. HB talks about this in the documentary Staya Erusa: ‘Natural disaster and violence are a reaction to the thinking and acting of people. Destructive thoughts and consequent events have throughout history been responsible for the functioning of the earth.’ Creme on this: ‘The discrepancy between the developed and the third world, the poverty and the suffering that are the effect of that discrepancy – and therefore the thought shapes of pain, mortal fear, and destruction that float freely into the girdle of thought of the world. These thought shapes have their influence on the so-called devanic elementals (see appendix A) that are tasked with controlling the weather patterns of the earth. These devas are elementary forces that control and shape structures in nature. They are energies that respond to human thought.’ The devas are responsible for the creation of the matter that constitutes flora and fauna. Better known in our world as fairies, elves, kobolds and gnomes, these fairytale characters are not just very much alive for children, but actually exist, and have therefore not been included in our mythologies without a proper reason. They come in many kinds and it is especially children, who are still unaware ‘of what is impossible’ who can see these creatures. They are, so-called ‘subhuman builders on the evolutionary scale.’
The devas control the forces of the climate and the weather, and they dwell in the sources and the rivers. We are also created from the life’s activity of the devas: our physical body stems from the devas of the moon and our soul stems from the devas of the sun. Out astral emotional body and our mental body are the result of activity by yet other devas.
Maitreya is both the World Teacher and the Master of mankind as the Master of all devas. Not just mankind, but the devas as well have their evolution and their Masters guiding them. Without the activities of the devas nothing would grow, and there would be no nature. They are of immeasurable value for the prolonged existence of ourselves and everything around us. Insight into this broader reality is essential, as it gives us the responsibility to once more think and act healthily. If we do that, the devas will also get into harmony among themselves, and the weather, the climate, and nature will regain their balance.
The entire discussion about nature and the environment extends infinitely beyond what is talked about within politics. As our paradigm is separation, the environment is treated as a nuisance, and a money pit, whereas it should be celebrated as the source of life. In stead of being the stopgap of our budget, nature and the environment should be at the top of the list, exiting point for all future actions. Every atom, every particle of every atom, is in connection with every other particle in the universe. On earth this entails an enormous responsibility on our behalf, because the mineral and plant realms, and the animal kingdom rely on us. The human domain is the realm where everything must pass through. Everything on our planet (and beyond) is actually aimed at becoming human down the end of the line. Our ignorance of this, and of the purpose of our evolution, is very close to having fatal consequences.
Let’s wake up … the planet, nature – that is us.