When you think of planet Earth; do you see the oceans and the continents? The air? I guess you do.
But are you aware of the inner of the planet? The part of Earth that is hidden, that we can’t see, nor visit. I must admit that I’ve almost entirely related to Earth’s surface and hardly ever conceiving it as the massive globe it is.
A Sunday evening a few weeks ago during one of our online Wider Embraces session we took the perspective as the Group. Then we felt a pull downwards, and we sunk into the inner of our planet, into the magma.
It’s a surprisingly interesting perspective, and we’ve been exploring it since. It’s also one of the most healing places we’ve been to, both physically and psychologically. We don’t experience any heat, but a dense, slow-moving ocean of melted rock, very comfortable. Our bodies relaxing on a deep level and our unexamined fears of the underworld dissolving.
My Atoms Feel at Home here
The atoms in my body know this place, they’ve been here before during their 4,5 billion long planetary journeys. When the Earth formed, its inside and outside shifted in intense volcanic activity for the first half billion years.
Yesterday we descended all the way to the centre of the planet. Strange place with upward all the way around. Took a while to wrap my head around, though my body had no problem to rest here. Not being stretched between up and down, but gently embraces from all directions.
So on an atomic level, this place deep inside the planet is home, but as biological beings, we wouldn’t survive here a millisecond. We are surface beings, with a planetary body.
Not a Trace of Hell
But where is Hell? We looked around, but couldn’t find it, not a trace of evil creatures lurking below the surface. No trolls, no eternal fire, no shadows or dark impulses. Only peace.
The downward direction is almost always considered bad and wrong in our languages and our myths. As humanity, we are walking on the ground, imagining that beneath our feet there is hell and above us is heaven. And even if we are secular and don’t buy into the stories, it’s part of our collective subconscious, and it makes us disconnected from Earth. Aiming for Mars and the stars, instead of feeling our deep bonds with this planet.
For me, this journey into the inner of our planet has been healing and grounding. There is nothing between me and the massive body of Earth. I belong here, unconditionally.