Physics of the Quest
The World Tree
Imagine a Great Tree. Vast and beautiful, it’s many branches and leaves stretching out across the horizon, it’s roots twisting and burrowing deep into the Earth just as it reaches across the Sky. It is a tree as big as the World. This is the World Tree, the Earthly expression of the impressions of the Akasha.
As an expression of the Akasha, the symbol of the World Tree shows an endless series of interwoven roots and branches, reminding us of the interconnectedness of all things. Yet while ALL potential conditions exist within the Akasha and it’s infinite canvas of spacetime, we experience the embodiment of a small range of those conditions in material reality. This embodiment, that of the impressions of the Akasha in the current Age, is the World Tree.
The World Tree IS the material plane. It is the place where Time, Space and Depth of being are manifest. It is the place where the subtle impressions of our myth and meaning take form. Where our Stories are played across the canvas of the material plane.
All aspects of the material plane are made of the substance of the World Tree, including the substance of our selves, which are intrinsically made of the very Land upon which we exist.
As part of the unified field of consciousness expressed through the material plane, your self is an extension of that Tree. The material context for the impressions of the Heavenly plane. As we understand that there is no separation, we understand – You are the Land. You are the Tree itself, infinite potential wrought into human form.
To visualize this, envision a Great Tree. One as big as the World, filled with endless leaves and branches.
As You do this, extend your vision, visualizing that within the leaves of this massive Tree are seeds, each one imprinted with a unique and Heavenly purpose. Yet unlike a normal trees seeds, these are special. They do not produce the same kind of tree, but something entirely unique.
Now imagine that You are that seed. That each and every one of us is born from the pattern inherent in that seed, the expression of our Divine droplet within the substance of the Akasha. That inside the sacred vessel that is your current self there is a great Purpose. A seed within, waiting to emerge.
This pattern lay at the center of your being, pulsing through the conscious and subconscious patterns that define one’s current conditions. It is the energetic imprint of your unique seed of the World Tree and the flowers it wishes to share with the World. It is your Seed Within, the blueprint for the Gift that is your sacred offering.
Like the growth of that seed along it’s cycle of life, our journey across the realms of our experience parallels that of a seed of flora, pushing through the dirt and mud of it’s own blossoming, reaching for the Sun of it’s own Awakening such that it may unfold into it’s own unique lotus of Divine expression.
As we come to understand this from a unified perspective of consciousness, we come to see that we are made of the Land itself, there there is no separation between the elements of the Earth and those of our self.
Akasha - The Canvas of our Experience
All form, and thus all realities (or ‘realms’) within the Creation are made of the same primal substance, known as Akasha.
Akasha is consciousness itself seen as a primal clay, the starstuff from which all Worlds, from which all realities are made. It is the Fifth element, the elemental principle that gives birth to all other elements and their endless movement through the spacetime of it’s substance. In the mixture of these five elements, that of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Akasha (spacetime/ether/embodied awareness) one experiences all the conditions of material existence. It is most subtle level of form before it dissolves back into the formlessness from whence it came, the initial place where the infinite intelligence of the Divine pours through into being. It is form itself. The substance of which the awareness is aware.
Akasha has an aspect that is transcendent of the other four elements. It is the base element from which the other four emerge. Eventually, after an infinity of changes, the base elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire dissolve back into the Akasha from which they were made. Akasha is a meta-substance, that exists in the event horizon between form and formlessness itself.
Akasha is the context in which the phenomena known as ‘space’ and ‘time’ occurs, containing within it’s substance ALL potential events that have happened, are happening, or will ever happen in the Worlds of form.
It is the backdrop in which all events, that ever were or ever will be, happen for it is the substance of form itself. It is the place where all timelines of all beings that will ever exist may be witnessed, and requires the highest levels of discernment and subtlety to perceive.
As the backdrop for all events, the Akasha is the initial point where Divine intelligence manifests in the World of form, setting the tone for the impressions that define the various Ages of the Universe in it’s cycle of expansion and contraction. As this inertia coalesces through the primal elements, it forms the threads of interconnected cause and effect that underlie the synchronicities of our lives.
The Akasha is the canvas for the Akashic records, the timelines of our various selves and our shared part in the Great Story of our Divine unfoldment. It is the context within which the endless play of cause and effect move through the material plane.
The Akasha and the World Tree
Fundamental to the journey to a brighter reality is understanding the relationship between the Akasha and the World Tree. While the Akasha contains all impressions and manifestations that will ever happen, human reality occurs within the context of our current self and it’s relationship to time and space.
As Divine intelligence moves into form, the energetic imprint of that intention forms from the substance of the Akasha woven from the prime elements, crystallizing into the many states of being that define the material plane.In this way, we witness the Akasha and the World Tree as the same pattern, expressed in it’s quality of ‘Heaven’ and ‘Earth’. They are different ways of looking at the same phenomena that change depending on where one looks from.
In the simplest form, the Akasha is the canvas of ALL spacetime, where and when all events happen. The World Tree is how they are occurring now, in the physical plane. While the Akasha is the space within which all past and future lives and their connections occur, there is a present Now that we are experiencing the mortal condition.
That Nowness, that “beingness”, of being awareness inhabiting a body in it’s current Character, made of the incarnate plane and the rootwork of synchronicities and interconnected patterns that defines it’s experience in the material plane, is the World Tree.