Spirit, the Element Connecting Everything in Existence
For the last month, I’ve been pondering about the alchemical elements of Water, Air, Fire and Earth. Thus, The Cleansing with the Elements Journey was born, a meditation series designed to help with releasing our troubles and restoring our state of being to peace of mind and love in our hearts.
Throughout time, these four Elements have been considered as the “Cardinal Points” of material existence. In alchemical tradition, there has also been the question of whether there is a fifth Element: Spirit.
The Ineffable Element
As One tries to explain this Element in words, One finds that it’s not the easiest task. Because Spirit is to a certain degree ineffable.
Spirit is the indescribable glue that permeates all Life and ties together everything in Existence. It is the omnipresent celestial energy, the sacred spiritual presence, invisible yet known. It is the bridge, the communication link between all realms.
Spirit is the emanation of the Divine, the immortal quintessence present in everyone and everything.
In cosmogony, Spirit is symbolically represented by the monad, the center of the mandala.
Spirit, in A Course In Miracles
A Course In Miracles — the spiritual text that has been an anchor in my existence in the last couple of years, since I discovered it — offers plenty of deep insights about Spirit. I find A Course In Miracles fascinating from the first to the last word. As with all phrasings belonging to the domain of the metaphysical, piercing to the meaning of the text requires that we bend our mind beyond the physical. While it uses Christian terminology, which may be difficult for some of us to read, the truth beyond the language and the revelations it evokes in those of called to this text is — well — miraculous.
In A Course In Miracles, Spirit is mentioned many times, both in the text and the workbook. For example, one of the lessons in the workbook specifies:
God is with me. He is my Source of life, the life within, the air I breathe, the food by which I am sustained, the water which renews and cleanses me. He is my home, wherein I live and move; the Spirit which directs my actions, offers me Its Thoughts, and guarantees my safety from all pain. He covers me with kindness and with care, and holds in love the Son He shines upon, who also shines on Him.
Spirit echoes in my Poetry
For me, the truth is that Spirit is not only an interesting topic that I love to think and talk about, Spirit is also the guiding force of my day to day life, ever since I hit rock bottom a couple of years ago and had to face some nightmares.
Part V. Matters of the Metaphysical of my poetry book Embraced by Love is certainly imbued by Spirit — each poem is a Creation ray and echo of Spirit.
And, if you’re ready to hop on this lyrical journey with me, I’m happy to share with you all the details here.