This is a continuation from the ‘second voice’ – i felt a sense of urgency writing this and that this is important to the owner of the voice.
We started to talk to you about some more specific things – such as how your society houses its people. You were concerned that I speak with a different voice and this is true. It should not invalidate what I say however. I hope – we hope – that you understand this a little better now.
We spoke of our concerns about the way your society often fails to consider the whole when you build. Your builders seem to fail to understand that there should be – and is – a relationship between the land and the buildings placed upon that land. They do not understand that the land is a living part of the whole and as such should be considered in the same way as the beings that will live in the building. This is an important message for you.
You need to learn to view the land and all of the things around you as part of one whole living and vibrant whole – the one in which we all exist and the one to which we lend our energy. It is us and we are it. In such a way you are the land and it is you. And yet your people – most of your people – completely fail to give it the respect that is therefore required.
Obviously it is important that your people can build homes. That is understood. But if you were able to open your eyes and understand the full truth you would see that building a home in partnership with the land will result in a much better result. This would deliver a place of harmony, in tune with the whole and therefore a benefit to the whole. Working with the land rather than against it will provide a home that works for you and your people. Providing a better energy, providing a more natural source of warmth and a place of joy rather than discord.
A greater understanding of sonics and energy will help you to achieve simpler shapes and techniques. These resources are less damaging to your environment, again working with it rather than against it. Being more sustainable should be a priority for you – being more in tune with how your world works will enable this. You will be encouraged by the benefits such an approach can bring to you and your communities.
A simple example is to think about the shapes you build. Look at your environment – it is filled with shapes and forms that should inform your building. Your world is an amazing library, laid out for your learning and instruction. Sometimes you would do well to cast aside your human sense of superiority and examine more closely the beauty and advancement of the things around you that you so easily dismiss. We are not judging you – you have come to where you are in ways that we recognise and understand. But as you become more in tune with who and what you are, part of that learning is to recognise the ways in which some things need to change in order to reduce the level of harm to the whole.
I am aware that I need to avoid seemming to dictate. I apologise if that is the impression I give. I cannot dictate – that is something I can say in full meaning and import. I – we – hope that that is clear.
As well as considering the land when you build, you should also look at your materials. Harmony is an important concept. Does the energy of a product match the energy of the place in which you build? Together, do they create a boost to the energy of the whole, or do they detract from it? If every building harms the whole, you can see the kind of impact that will have on your environment. Indeed, you can already see the results of that kind of harm.
How often do you ask the land before you slash scars across it and gouge holes into it? Do you work like a surgeon, with care and the intent to heal? Or do you hack unskilfully, without consideration and no thought to the need for healing? I think if you examine your society’s practice in this area you will quickly understand what we mean. I stress this because, as a part of the whole, this impacts not just on your land, but across the universe – all parts of the whole suffer. We suffer. And if you could understand the fullness of what we tell you, you will see that you suffer too.
You have some architects who understand these principles. Rather than force them to work only for those with wealth, you should be seeking them out and asking them to help all of your people. Their understanding, especially when more of you are open to your full truth, can be added to that understanding in a dynamic way to deliver great benefit to you, your homes, your communities and the land itself. It may take you time but I can attest to this being true.
You may not be architects or builders yourselves. But all can play their part in this. Healing the land, building the energy, investing heart and life into the way a place is built – these are not specialist tasks but the role of a whole community. In this way you build a strong link between the buildings and the people and the land – a partnership that gives life, breath and joy to every part of the whole.
Thank you for enabling us to finish this part of our discussion. There will be other areas in which we can offer learning and understanding that may prove useful to you.