A Cry of the Earth – A Dream Experience in Delphiangela2017-05-19T17:27:57+02:00
A Cry of the Earth –
A Dream Experience in Delphi
Greece, April 2013, by Angela Fischer
I was wandering on this beautiful land, a landscape of mountains and valleys, when I suddenly felt a deep pain – an impersonal pain which spread inside me and which I felt everywhere.
I became aware of a woman lying in a kind of hollow, a small depression in the earth. She was so pale, very fragile, as if dying, and suffering deeply. I knew in my heart she was the “Mother of All”, the Earth herself.
People were walking over her not noticing that they stepped on her. They seemed only half awake, talking all the time unaware of where they were walking. I saw all the shoes, the boots, continually stepping over her. I was drawn to get closer to her.
For a moment I was alone with her and tried to speak to her. She did not answer. She was so frail and so much in pain. So I sat down and listened and felt for her.
After a while she began speaking. She said,
“Feel. Don’t play around. You need to FEEL, wake up and feel.”
I asked her about her pain. She answered – and the deeper we went in conversation, the more she seemed to come alive, the stronger her voice was:
“My deepest pain is that I no longer can nourish you.”
“My breasts are running dry, my fountains dried out.”
“What can we do?”, I asked. She answered,
“You need to sit with me at the places of darkness.”
And what she didn’t say but what I felt or somehow was seeing, was to sit there with the light that is within us, at the places we do not want to see. –
Many hours later I was still in this tremendous pain, almost unbearable. I felt it in my whole being, also in my physical body. There seemed to be no way to get out of it, it had a quality of total imprisonment, a closing of all doors. I don’t remember having ever felt this kind of pain, such suffering. Still sitting beside her, after a while I heard the words in my heart, “There is love, nothing but love, at the core of creation.” And this was the only door.
Reflections on the dream (three weeks later):
“You need to feel”. This is what stayed with me, vividly, as the essence of this experience.
We feel in the heart. It is not the emotion, not the despair, not the sadness, not fear, not anger. It is love. Love is what is felt in the heart. We need to find once more a relationship of love with the earth.
Have you ever lain on the earth, feeling her closeness, and just loved her? Not a love for any special reason. You felt love – not because the earth gives you something, not even because you may call her ‘mother’. You felt love, because there is love. A closeness, Oneness.
I have heard people say, “We need the earth, but the earth doesn’t need us.” How can we say this? There is no one-way-relationship. If there is a real relationship between the earth and us, if there is love, we need each other. We humans give and receive, and the earth gives and receives.
The earth needs us. We are deeply connected, not only physically but connected through the soul. We couldn’t feel love for the earth, if she had no soul. In this experience I felt her soul. I felt her crying, and this made me cry.
So when earth said she suffers so much from not being able to nourish us, I clearly felt, this was not solely about physical nourishment. It was not only about food. It is the nourishment that earth gives to our whole inner being. The earth can no longer nourish our souls, if we continue to deny her own soul, if we relate to her as dead matter and no longer relate to the vibrant light of life within her. It’s our spirit that needs the earth, so that we can have experiences on the level of the soul, and can take part in a spiritual evolution. Soul needs soul, light needs to be acknowledged. It is a circle. The great tragedy is we have interrupted this circle. But we can heal it with love.
What I realized with help of this dream is that whatever solutions we come up with, whatever we may try to launch for the sake of saving the earth, it needs to be rooted in the feeling of love. We need to step out of the patterns of intellectual — even spiritual knowledge, we first need to FEEL her. We need to feel and listen to the earth.