I will now attempt to reframe what I consider to be the main points into a psychological language. This reframing involves the inclusion of the unconscious when the word “earth” is used. It is not a replacement as such, rather it is taking into account that what happens on earth happens in a similar manner in the psyche.
“As a result, people would do acts of injustice here on earth and if justice came at all it was very, very slow in coming. It was out of sync . . . so a person could do something unjust here and nothing would happen. . . . the major problem is the moral pollution became unbearable. . . . ”
As discussed earlier, the heroic attitude of humanity, which has benefitted the evolution of consciousness, progressed to a point where it turned against nature and against the psyche.
In psychological terms, humanity’s one-sidedness led to a buildup of activity in the shadow to the point where the wholeness of man (represented by the star) is no longer found in consciousness but in the unconscious (represented by the frog, the inferior attitude, the shadow).
“So what’s happening is earth is responding with justice . . . [Our] moral vibrations are picked up by earth immediately and responded to immediately in kind and with interest.”
The dissociation between unbounded heroism and repressed inferiority has become unmanageable. When the shadow material of the unconscious is constellated in this way, it threatens to overwhelm the conscious attitude. This forces us to introspect or to live through repeated failures.
“Now, you may say well that wasn’t me, that was my ancestor. Your conception of time and who you are is, let us say, not the highest conception. Earth knows exactly who you are and what your makeup is. It is scanning you continuously.”
This can also be said of the unconscious. No secret can be kept from the unconscious, as dreams reveal every night.
“Earth is reacting with justice. Justice doesn’t have to be harsh, justice can also be if you’ve done something kind that earth repays you in kind, with interest. And any time you change, genuinely change, your intentions- earth will pick that up immediately, will register you immediately, and respond to you immediately differently. If you are sincere, in a desire to change, you’re moving in the right direction. You’re not expected to go from where you are to moral perfection, zero to sixty, in 10 seconds. If you’re moving in the right direction, earth will help you with that its ability to propel toward the good has also been increased. If you’re insincere earth’s going to pick that up, you cannot fool mama earth.”
If the earth is able to push against immoral behavior, she is also able to propel forward positive behavior. The same can be said of the unconscious: when one starts working in a genuine manner with the unconscious, a disconcerting amount of invisible help will be there. This article has been written with the assistance of such help.
This cooperation between the human ego and the earth or the unconscious (the psyche/matter duplex of the unus mundus) is an apokatastasis, a restoration of the pristine conditions of the origin. It is not a return to Eden but a stumbling forward to Edenic conditions, usually ascribed to the New Jerusalem.