Dear friends, I am the voice of the Earth. I greet you all with great joy! I am here with you, inside you, and in everything that surrounds you, and this creates a deep bond between us. I help you to express your soul through your body, through matter. Together we perform a dance, a dance of Heaven and Earth, a dance of soul and body. Yet, for many now this dance has become a struggle, a laborious effort. Being human has become a fight for survival, and this gives me grief. There is in me a deep desire to receive you, and to play together with you in this short life on Earth. To dance, to enjoy, and to fully allow into your consciousness who you are at your core: a star of Light – a divine being who is here to take on the adventure of incarnation.
You descended into my sphere and you took on a body of flesh and blood. Why did you do that? What is the importance, the significance of this adventure? You are doing this ultimately from love. Out of love, you have been born from the womb of God, from where you embarked on a long journey – you as a unique soul – to discover and to experience everything in creation that is rich with potential. You have chosen to come to Earth on this long voyage and to here rekindle your Light. It is right here on this planet, on me the Earth, that so many different influences are at work, including those influences that have discouraged you. It is here on Earth that the many contradictory forces – Darkness and Light, life and death, etc – play out their roles in the great “game” of life. The memory of who you really are, of who you were when you were born from out of the sphere of the Divine, is veiled by this “game”. By becoming human, you became lost along the way.
At this time, there is a call that can be felt in the hearts of people. There is a sincere desire to find, deep within yourself, who you are and to not be determined by outside influences; to not be manipulated by everything you are told from the outside, but to return to the core of your being: a soul, a star of Light.
I want to tell you something about this adventure you are making on me, the Earth. It is in the interplay with me that you develop and find yourself. You are, here and now, a human being, and the art of living on Earth is to allow your soul’s energy to flow completely into your human nature; to receive completely your soul on Earth. You have been taught in the past that the soul was something higher that you could reach only by suppressing your human nature. In the past, many very strict judgments have been made about your earthly human nature. Precisely because of religious and spiritual traditions that speak and teach about the soul, people have become alienated from their nature: their longings, passion, and sexual desires.
How many admonitions and judgments are there that are directed against human nature? To you, as a soul, has been given a marvelous instrument in which to live as a human being: your body, with its spontaneous natural emotions. And what happens if you are taught from a young age that you should not trust this instrument; that you should align yourself instead with doctrines and principles you get from outside yourself: through your upbringing by your family, or in your school or church, or by your culture? The roots of those traditions extend deeply into many people, even though they think they no longer believe in them; still, there remains a negative judgment within them about their own natural humanness.
What happens is that many people are alienated from their deepest emotions, desires, and feelings. I see loneliness in people, isolation, and a deep homesickness, and a not knowing from where that homesickness arises. There is a nostalgic longing for a balance and harmony, where you are able to be yourself in a quiet way, spontaneously, as does a child. In each one of you lives this desire – this homesickness – and concurrently, you are alienated from the most capable instrument you have: your body, with its feelings and your original nature. It is that part of you to which I would like to speak. It is that part which points the way out for you – back toward Home, where Home corresponds with who you are and with a feeling of oneness. Accept who you are – love yourself! – and by doing that you spread love and harmony around you – it is as simple as that.
I encourage you to experience the flowing nature of your soul. Many of you desire to connect with your soul, and you long to be able to live with joy and passion on Earth. It is the case for many of you that you first awaken to the flow of your soul through your head. You are searching for more meaning in what you see and experience around you, and it is through your head that you become acquainted with new ideas. Then follows a breakthrough to your heart and your feelings, where you become acquainted on a deeper level with the Light of your soul. It often happens then that big changes take place in your life. Your soul asks of you to examine everything that seemed so self-evident, and perhaps the result is that things become turned around and upside-down. See if you can experience, in your heart, an opening toward that flow from the soul that wants to come near you; not only to stimulate your head, but also to open your heart. It is through the body that you experience the soul’s flow.
But let this desire descend even further – into your belly. The belly is the seat of your emotions and your feelings. Your soul can only really anchor on Earth, and only really develop and participate in life on Earth, when it is allowed to flow through to your belly. Truly coming Home to yourself means you allow the flow of your soul to settle fully into your entire body, and especially into your belly.
Look with your imagination for a moment for a child sitting in the area of your belly. This child is a symbol of your original nature and your emotions when they are not affected by what you have been taught. You were a child once, carefree and happy, and this child carries a very original part of your soul. See if you can find this child sitting in your belly. How does it look? Does it feel happy and joyful, or sad and afraid? Or perhaps, does it feel misunderstood, resentful, and angry? Here in this very human part of you, in this human child, lies the key to your Home. Look at the child, connect with it, and put out your hand toward it. You ask the child: “What do you need in order to be able to relax? What do you wish for, here and now, at this time? Allow yourself to be seen – I encourage you to do so.” Take this child by the hand and then embrace it in your arms. It wants to be yours and to be taken care of by you.
Now look at a problem or a question that you are experiencing in your everyday life; there is always something that you are struggling with, or that you are fighting for! These struggles often arise because you think too much: you worry about what you have to do and how you have to come to a solution, or there is a persistent judgment you have regarding yourself. You want to change something in yourself and in your life, and you most often do not succeed. By thinking too much about a problem, there seems to be no way out – rather you twist yourself into a tight knot. Thinking does not give you a way out, because the thinking process is usually fed from ideas outside your self.
Turn toward the child within. How does the child experience this problem? What are his or her emotions about it? And what does the child need now from you? Take the time, space, and silence to meet this part of yourself.
Many of you are so wrapped up in giving attention to matters outside yourself that there is little time or space given to meeting the inner child within yourself – but therein lies the key to transformation. Usually, when the inner child tries to connect with you through its anger, sadness, or loneliness, nothing is changed because you are unaware of the source of these emotions. Only when you become conscious of your deepest emotions and their source, symbolized by this child, can you understand yourself better and be faithful to yourself.
Many of you feel, deeply within, a sense of being in the wrong place and of homelessness, and you are looking outside yourself for a temporary solution and relief from your pain. Nobody wants to experience the pain of loneliness and the feeling of being lost! You want that pain to go away, and because of that desire you turn toward exterior things: to impulses, stimulation, distractions, relationships, or situations that fill this lack in you, even though the relief is only temporary. Be honest with yourself and observe how often you do this. But also have compassion for that impulse in you that is ever searching, yet always pulls away from the center and goes outwardly, and try to understand why this reaction happens. There is pain in the soul of human beings, and it is very difficult to face that pain fully. It feels that if you went there, it would be like falling into a bottomless, black pit. It may appear easy to turn toward the child that lives in your belly, but it is not easy. It calls for total honesty and a letting go of the outside world as a solution to your problems.
The ultimate coming Home to yourself is something that happens inwardly. It means saying a total “Yes” to everything you are. Not only to what succeeds outwardly, or feels safe and secure in your life, but also to turn inwardly toward the dark parts: the pain, the loneliness, the not knowing, and the not understanding. To embrace these hidden parts calls for courage and determination. That is what your desires and your soul require of you. And why does your soul yearn for this? Because only through looking at your homesickness and deepest pain can the soul truly light up from within.
Many people today are intrigued by spirituality and a search for the meaning of life. Very often you see that it begins in the head through reading books and exchanging new ideas, and over time begins to also open the heart. But then, the soul wants to descend more deeply – into the belly – and there is where you meet with resistance from the most difficult parts of your self; the parts that have been deeply hurt as a human being, or as a child, or in your youth, or perhaps even further back in previous lives. The journey into the soul reaches far and deep; yet the solutions are close by. The truth, the answer to your desire for Home, lies right in front of your feet, as it were.
In making the connection with your earthly humanness and your emotions, even where restricted or blocked, lies the possibility of a return to what I call Paradise. There is an old story in the Bible that tells that people have been banished from the Garden of Eden. That Garden of Eden, or Paradise, was earthly nature in her most pristine state: free and wild and green; and also humans: free and being themselves effortlessly. Then, at a certain time, there came the judgment – the darkness you might say – of being cast off from the unconditional feeling of love, from effortlessly following your own nature.
Where then is the Garden of Eden? Was it ever here on Earth? I say to you, the Garden of Eden lies as a promise in all your hearts. It is the intention in these troubled times that you give birth and expression to the Paradise of ancient time, but here and now on Earth. That process begins with you daring to descend into the deepest corners of your being, and daring to let your Light shine there and to not shy away from this Light. You do that by letting go of the mediocre and becoming extraordinary; and know that your soul and your deepest desire is extraordinary!
It happens usually that when you first hear the call of your soul in your head, and only to some extent in your heart, that your life becomes unsettled. You have a sense of your soul’s existence, but you pull back when it comes to truly giving shape to your heart's deepest cry. There is a great fear, a divide to step over. It is there that you collide with the fears, the resistance that lies hidden in the area of the belly.
This is why spirituality demands a different way of looking at what it means to be human. It requires that you make peace with your feeling nature, and to be not afraid of your deepest emotions, passions, and desires, and to really dare to look at them. To live not from doctrines that are dictated from outside, or from theories, even though they sound lofty and spiritual, but to live truly from your heart, from your belly, and from your humanity – to allow your soul to shine from within.
This is what is happening now on Earth and this is what is calling to you all. It gives a person great joy to step back from the outside to the inside, to come back Home. I encourage you all to do that, and to keep it uncomplicated and simple. To walk this path calls for courage, yet at the same time it can be a joy, for with every step you become more attuned to the signals from your body and from your emotions, and you gain confidence in who you are. Listen to the inner child; dare to stand up for who you really are; hide yourself no longer – you are needed!
At a particular point in time, your soul decided to follow its desire to embody its Light on Earth, and to shine and spread your Star Light here.That embodiment gives you joy, and gives joy to others, too, because an inspired human being awakens motivation in others – but doing so takes courage. Trust the Light of your soul, and feel the wisdom and strength that you are. Make peace with your human nature, and dare to embody your power completely here on Earth. I am here for you; feel my power – the power of nature. See in your imagination a tree whose powerfully developed roots grow deeply into the Earth. Become that tree and rely on the ground that supports you. Feel the power in the trunk and in the branches, and see how this power extends into an abundance of foliage that bear Spring blossoms and Summer fruit.
Ask your soul to give you a message and to manifest itself through your feelings and through your body. Truly, the language of the soul is very close. You cannot find that wisdom in the most scholarly books, but you can find it in yourself. See again the wonder of who you are and of the body that carries you – you are beautiful! You are a child of the Earth and a child of Heaven, and a bridge between both. Feel again a great reverence and respect for the being you are. I ask you to do this so as to no longer be dependent, and to develop trust again and become your own guide. And from that trust to take the hand of another and to connect with his or her beauty by looking more deeply than the exterior. Feel the beating heart of the people around you, and in this way, connect with one another. Through humanity, a new spirituality is being born, a spirituality of the Earth.