Note: This article has been shortlisted in a global writing competition called “The Golden Door Awards“ based in Singapore, March 2020
“There are things known and there are things unknown - and in between are the doors”. William Blake.
I had always been interested in exploring nature as a child and teenager, and I had countless experiences in the wilderness, on and beside the ocean and generally interacting outdoors in New Zealand. When I look back now, most of the times I was near nature, I always remember feeling so good, happy, grounded and a sense of real freedom.
Later as an adult, I did a lot of travelling, this reignited my passion for nature, but it was when I trekked in the Himalayan mountains that I really began to tangibly feel the raw & subtle power of nature. Not just from the visibly huge mountains, rivers, forests etc, but on a metaphysical, energetic level I had spontaneous physical healings and palpable mind altering experiences that forever live as guideposts for my life. Also I met many souls on my travels who I would describe as ‘awake’, and they left an indelible mark on me, just because they were clearly being true to their inner nature and truth!
The term Natural intelligence (NI) did not come to me until a few years later, when I moved onto a lifestyle block with my partner. I had recently just lost my business and I was going through a ‘life crisis’, and I started to dig a garden, grow organic vegetables and tend to the fruit trees. Many days I would spend almost all day outside, digging the soil and tending to the plants, then I began to get intuitive answers and guidance on my current career & health problems, that were usually right, or guided me to the right area of research.
As I started to observe my surroundings in more depth, I began to see how nature contains many analogies and metaphors for life. We seed ideas, nature is nurture, we harvest the fruits, we grow lives and we consciously climb the tree of life. Language & thought comes alive! The other thing I realised is that when in nature, I became more aware and conscious of my inner Self, and as I in turn focused on that awareness, various forms of nature seemed to “respond” with energy. Birds seemed to sing just to me, trees seemed to radiate a soothing energy, the sun came out & illuminated my mind, the air noticeably stirred my skin and the aches in my body began disappearing!
Now as I look at the wider world, I see it is heading for a major collision of opposing forces, we are in a battle of light and dark, we are in a largely silent, concerted battle between nature; and man’s creation, AI and our ‘artificial modern life’. Going back through the ages, there have been many wars & revolutions, fought between a small powerful hierarchy and the common people, over land, energy, minerals, money, God, and now today there is a new war raging for the human mind and a concerted attack on our thinking and consciousness itself.
Humans have made many breakthroughs in industry and technology and it has given many a very good, comfortable life with many modern conveniences, particularly in the western countries. Now that same technology, that has given us so much, is arguably threatening our freedoms and the very existence and life we have come to take for granted. There is a big push by various global super corporations in conjunction with Governments and other NGOs to basically connect all humans, vehicles, everyday appliances and cities, to a 5G ‘smart grid’. Also there is a drive to advance artificial intelligence & machine learning to such an extent, that ultimately all humans, via their brain, are planned to be connected to an artificial hub, telling us how and what to think. Space X, a company headed up by Elon Musk, is launching thousands of satellites into low orbit space, so the entire planet can be connected online. Our computer devices have moved from ‘desk tops’, to ‘hand held smart phones’, ‘wearables’, now micro chipping and compete integration with devices and humans.
Artificial means “created by the hand of man”, as opposed to nature which means “innate, ones inborn nature, of birth”. All living things and beings have innately come forth, from inside, and out of nature. Nature is what created us and sustains our life in a myriad of seen and unseen ways. Nature is a noun, a verb and adjective..another words it is a name, an action or state of being, and it also describes various specific attributes. From nature comes all things, the 5 prime elements of Life, Earth, water, air, fire and ether, of which we are literally made and these sustain our lives. Nature is inherent in everything, and each element are energetic doorways that provide various states which we can consciously download and therefore get ‘online with the natural energy grid’.
From a more practical standpoint, the elements of the universe allow us to lead a healthy, energetic and joyful life when they are all in balance, both in a physical sense and as states of mind or being. Each element has a corresponding attribute to our body (earth), emotions/feelings (water), thoughts/mind (air), passion/spirit (fire) and energetic blueprint/life force (ether). These elements are enshrined in ancient lore and texts as sacred and as manifestations of the divine building blocks of life. From this context, the planet Earth is seen as a living being (Gaia theory) with each of the elements a living essence in their own right, but collectively they make up a living conscious planet, housing billions of unconscious, conscious and super conscious living humans. “The whole is always greater than the sum of the parts”, although each elemental part, is indeed a ‘whole’ in its own right.
So what better way to live in balance with truth, love, joy, peace, freedom etc, by following the laws of nature, and to this end the prophet Hermes Trismegistus (also known as Thoth, in ancient Egypt) laid out the Hermetic laws (lores). These lores are unique in that they are not man made, and therefore not subject to change or misappropriation, they are the unchangeable laws of nature, essentially they are commandments of universal truths, as follows:-
- The principle of MENTALISM “All is mind; The universe is mental.”
- The principle of CORRESPONDENCE “As above, so below; As below, so above. As within, so without; As without, so within.”
- The principle of VIBRATION “Nothing rests, Everything moves, Everything vibrates.”
- The principle of POLARITY “Everything is dual; Everything has poles; Everything has its pair of opposites; Like and unlike are the same; Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; Extremes meet; All truths are but half truths; all paradoxes can be reconciled.”
- The principle of RHYTHM “Everything flows, out and in; Everything has its tides; All things rise and fall; The pendulum swing manifests in everything; The measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; Rhythm compensates.”
- The principle of CAUSE AND EFFECT “Every cause has its effect; Every effect has its cause; Everything happens according to law; Chance is but a name for law not recognised; There are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the law.”
- The principle of POLARITY “Gender is in everything; Everything has its masculine and feminine principles; Gender manifests on all planes.”
I also contend that there is another overriding law that is not mentioned here, that could be seen as the most important of all, and that is the principle of compassion, love and empathy. This principle has its roots in every one of the above 7 ancient laws, however I believe it deserves its place as a law unto its own right.
When dealing with the worlds ills, it seems to me that often compassion and empathy is missing from the hierarchy of the man made power structure, and for this reason, matters of the heart are essential as a balancing element to the dominance of capitalism and our seemingly patriarchal society. The heart is placed at the centre of our being, as depicted by the centre of the cross, as this is where our true empowerment as a conscious being resides. The heart has its own unique natural intelligence, as a door way to our soul and spirit.
These natural lores’, along with interacting with and observing our natural physical world, applying the 5 prime elements and other primal models like the native American medicine wheel, are giving us a foundation knowledge from which we can study and build a conscious life, based on truth, to know thy self. The Ancient Greek aphorism "know thyself", is one of the Delphic maxims.
Natural intelligence and our elemental EarthStar models, are fundamental, transformational systems of education that used to be taught in the ancient mystery schools, but the teachings have been lost in the mists of time, and I see a day where the ancient universal knowledge will once again be brought back to be common knowledge and commonsense.
AI and all man’s inventions have a definite place in our world, however we must let nature and the natural laws take precedence in our thinking and actions, otherwise we may not have a planet worth living on, or even a planet at all!
To live a life of purpose & meaning, is to develop our natural, universal, creative intelligence, by cultivating an organic mindset, preparing the soil of our being, seeding life’s intentions, nurturing the product of our purpose, harvesting the fruits of our labour’s and ultimately living a life based on knowledge of the Truth! So choose to download NI as your primary software, and utilise and share your output with everyone, then AI and all man’s creations will be consciously created to benefit everyone and the planet as a whole, rather than letting history repeat itself and ending up in an artificially created, totalitarian world.
We are creating our world, individually and collectively, with what we choose to think and not think…let’s all choose to create a Glorious New Earth, by connecting with and loving our nature, the natural world and the nature of the One God.