Am sure you’ve heard of someone’s struggle and said to yourself, “they don’t have it that bad,” or perhaps, “am happy that wasn’t me.”
The truth is we all have our struggles, and even though they vary, they still impact us the same.
Let me explain:
God made man from the dust of the ground. The ground is made of different elements and so are we.
Wood can deal with salt water a lot better than iron; but iron can handle the fire that wood can’t.
This is why the bible says:
“Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else” (Galatians 6:4)
We are superheroes; we all have our special powers, but we all have our cryptonite. Don’t make anyone’s struggle seem petty, and don’t think your not cut from the same cloth as Gandhi. You have overcome mountains in your life – when the fog clears, you will see it.
Let’s look a little deeper into our relationship with the earth:
The earth has four elements; earth, wind, water, and fire.
The earth: represents our body, our sensuality, sexuality, physical, perseverance.
The wind: the heavens, the mind, the spirit, words.
The waters: peace, adaptability, tranquility, movement.
Fire: passion, aggression, anger, force.
These four elements define our nature. In order to be master of the earth (yourself) one must master these elements of the world (you).
Some may look at anger and say it doesn’t need to be explored, but in order to understand it, you must let it out of its cage and learn how to control it.
Others may say sex and sensuality is only for those who are immoral, but the spirit was given to the flesh – not to ignore it, but to understand and enjoy it.
Locking the flesh away will only lead away from spiritual understanding.
Can the earth thrive while its missing elements? Neither can you.
@jahkyn, is a writer, farmer, economist and renovator. God fearing, he dedicates his life to spreading light. If your curious about what else he has to say or would like to feature his writings, you can find him at spoiledcoils.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org