As we step into the emergent paradigm of humanity, new understandings open to us. Ways of clearing and sanctifying our Selves, such that we may live in places of more Abundance, more Grace, and more Wonder. In this context the Mythica provides an avenue for a new form of yoga that acts to clarify our relationship with the natural World and the source of our vitality and power.
The World is much deeper than we know. There are elemental intelligences that exist in the subtle planes, whose presence can only be felt when one deepens their awareness. These are the deva. The beings of essence that are part of Gaia’s natural order.
Deepening our relationship with the deva is of paramount importance in the return to Paradise. As we deepen our experience of the human condition, as our awareness goes deeper into the subtle planes, we come to sense not only that we are not alone, but that we are MADE of deva. Made of the very elements of the Earth. Connecting to this, working with the Deva-Kami to clear our patterns, is the essence of Deva Yoga.
Deva are referred to by many names throughout the Incarnate. Sometimes they are called ‘faerie’, other times, ‘angels’, ‘kami’, ‘spirits’, and the like. In a very simplified sense, all of these beings are deva. Elemental entities made of the very elements.
The deva are the trees. They are the fire, the wind, the water and stars. They are the primal aspects of the very qualities which make up our human Selves. Understanding our relationship with the deva/faeries is a large part of the journey deeper into the Mythica.
In this manner, returning to the sanctity of relationship with the deva has a very direct cleansing effect on the Self. As we spend more time in Nature, more time in resonance with the elements, we remember, more and more, the deva within our Selves. We gain access to the deeper parts of our own Nature.
Our human Selves are classified in various forms of divination in their arrangement of prime elements. How much Fire, how much Water, Earth or Air makes up our constitution. The qualities of our Character in the Great Story. Though different systems have different words to describe them, the energies are constant. And those energies, inherent in the structure of our incarnate form, are made of deva.
When we understand that we are constructed of deva, we come to understand that we ARE deva, forgotten onto
our Selves, in various states of enlightenment and being. As we go deeper into the Mythica, we remember more and more our actual essence, returning us to a state of Grace.
The difference, of course, is the depth of our relationship. Just as we may mindlessly till a garden; we may also very mindfully, very lovingly relate to the elemental beings that inhabit that garden. We may choose to have a shallow or a deep experience with the deva-kami; granting us results relative to our entry. Simply put, we get out what we put in. All relationships are an opportunity to explore the unknown qualities within our Selves. As we grow with the deva-kami, so do we grow as individuals and as a species. We step closer to the place of our own awakening.
To come home to where we started is one of the most evolutionary acts we can perform. It is a quality of Remembrance, where we deepen our relationship with the sacred Land and thus, with our Selves. And, as we deepen that relationship, intentionally working with them; we deepen our experience of the Living Myth. We gain more access to the Talents and Powers that lie within.
I cannot speak highly enough of working intentionally with the elementals. With the deva-kami; to deepen into living a Mythical Life. Whether we have access to the subtlety of consciousness to perceive them or not; their presence is very, very real; far larger than the small actions of our human agenda. Humbly, it helps us to remember that these beings are much, much larger than we are. That they are older, wiser, and fundamentally more clear.