As we all know, from conception to birth, all forms of mammalian life
are nourished by an umbilical cord – something very crucial for life, yet
from the outside of the maternal body, completely unseen. This of
course applies to us as well, the human being. As we also know, shortly
after birth all nourishment from the umbilical cord ceases and at a
certain point we are detached from it. We are out in the world, in a very
different environment, on our own.
We breathe, we learn to feed, walk, exist, independently. Or so it seems.
We are no longer fed internally from our mother.
So what happens? How do we survive?
In one sense we no longer physically have a “cord” supplying us with all
our nutrients, our nerve signals, our sustenance – no longer a physical
connection with a source of life – but in another sense we develop a
replacement, another source of life, another umbilical cord of a different
nature. One that we cannot see or perceive in any way, or certainly not
at that point in life. Slowly, imperceptibly, from our environment, our
food, our family influences, life and the earth itself, we begin to develop
an invisible umbilical cord capable of feeding us, just as effectively, as
the one from which we have been detached at our physical birth.
We may spend a lifetime, or part of a lifetime, building this new
connecting “cord” – nurturing it, protecting it, justifying its existence
and its dependence on the world around us. For the most part, that cord
is well plugged-in to the ever-changing, increasingly chaotic physical
At a certain point in our life – depending perhaps on our parents, our
environment, our life struggles, we might become conscious of this –
this dependence on this unseen source of life. Even more so, we might
begin to question it, to feel uncomfortable about it, even to want to
shake it off, become free of it. Can we do that? Can we live
independently of it, as we did of the first cord? **Could it be that
through our life experiences and our resultant inner changes we could
“outgrow” our dependance on this cord, just as we did the first one at
birth? That we start to feel a stranger in our surroundings, that
something is missing in our life – that we need “something else”?
What makes us aware of that, what makes us start searching for
it?Might it be that there is yet another source of life, another “cord” in
existence? One from which, until a certain point, we have not opened
ourselves for its nourishment? **If that were so, might that be what we
are unconsciously and consciously searching for? Could it be possible
that, through inwardly changing and reorientation over a period of
time, we are able to connect ourselves once again to a new source of
Life, a new umbilical cord? A cord offering nourishment from a
different, a spiritual source, a source much-needed in today's world?
As **fellow-travellers on a spiritual path, we believe and experience
that that is indeed possible – and we would like to share this
understanding with you. We believe that many people, without
perceiving what is happening to them, are undergoing this process in
their lives right now.
Perhaps you are one of them?