The Angel of the Morning on Day Four is the Angel of Earth.
The Essene Gospels views man (humans) as one with the Earth. It is stated in many different places, yet here is a pretty complete rendition:
“Blessed is the Child of Light
Who knoweth his Earthly Mother,
For she is the giver of life.
Know that thy Mother is in thee,
And thou art in her.
She bore thee
And she giveth thee life.
She it was who gaveth thee thy body,
And to her shalt thou one day
Give it back again.
Know that the blood which runs in thee
Is born of the blood
Of thy Earthly Mother
Her blood falls from the clouds….
…Know that the air which thou dost breathe
Is born of the breath
Of thy Earthly Mother.
Her breath is azure
In the heights of the heavens….
…. Know that the hardness of thy bones
Is born of the bones
Of thy Earthly Mother,
Of the rocks and stones….
….The light of thy eyes,
The hearing of thy ears,
These are born
Of the colors and the sounds
Of thy Earthly Mother,
Which doth enclose thee about….” (pages 65-67 in the edition I have)
One thought that came to me when I read this was the light of our eyes being born of the Earthly Mother. Eyes tend to be brown, blue, sometimes green or gray/hazel. These are nature's colors! Brown of the earth, blue of the waters, green of the grasses and leaves, gray of stones. We don't have red or purple eyes (though yes, I know colored contacts exist). Isn't that interesting?
Many years ago I had a Holotropic Breathwork journey in which I was birthing the Earth. I had not read the Essene Gospels at the time to see the connection, but now I am amazed! Here's the mandala I drew afterwards -- I am lying on the Earth (by the roots of a tree) with a baby coming out from my heart and an umbilical cord connecting the baby with the Earth. Pretty amazing for someone who wasn't conscious of this teaching at the time -- but who certainly was aware "unconsciously!"
And what do you think of the large red umbilical cord running from the Earth adjoining the baby, then touching the full length of the tree and returning to my heart? Everything is connected: my prone body, the baby, the Earth and the Tree. And that was on Earth Day. What a profound experience.
Susan C. Moyer, MSW
Is a sound healer and transformational coach. She has 25+ years experience in using alternate states of consciousness to access deeper healing on all levels: physical, psychological, mental and spiritual.