• Kai Helmich

Symbolic meaning of Icebergs & their inherent potential for transformation

Imagine you are shipwrecked on a tiny Iceberg with a little peak reaching up high. The slopes are slippery and your adrenal nervous system is in constant alert that you may slip and loose the last thing that provides a chance of survival. During the day the slopes melt in the sun turning into dangerous whitewashes to everything that tries to keep holding on. As the night falls, the constant roller coaster in this person’s reality has to turn (as above so below) to ice, becoming even more inhabitable and dangerous as the day. It would be wishful thinking that you could perch yourself like a goat onto the top of the peak and stay there safely. The smoldering sun during the day would toast you alive and the peak at night is also the roughest place to be. So of course you choose the least dangerous place and opt for the slopes, even though you live in constant fear of falling and slipping, getting washed off the iceberg into the ocean without a chance of getting back on it again.

Pretty hopeless situation but for so many that try to navigate their incarnation it resembles a kind of reality that they live in. At least in some aspects of their life. Maybe their sexuality never becomes a constant creative and fulfilling experience? Or maybe their work never feels safe and successful enough to let go of control, to hand over responsibility and to share power with other people. Of course how could you, knowing that the reality is at day a whitewashing canyon and during the night it turns to a deadly Olympic bobsleigh slope. Either way it promises and also delivers nail-biting roller coaster drama.

Ever asked yourself seriously enough of how you get out of this rat race? I mean, honestly what options have you got? You are stranded and holding onto a tiny peak of a free floating iceberg in the roughest parts in the ocean!

Everything in life is asking to be changed, remodeled, to be transformed and to be transcended. Nothing in the universe is asking anybody to keep it as it is. Yes, it asks to create a healthy space between things so that they can evolve naturally without being too much in each others way.

Take you are given some earth, but you are not doing anything with it rather than keeping it as it is - nothing will happen with it. But add some seeds to it, water it ever other day and be patient and nurturing for some time and you will see what magic life has to offer.

Even in the Bible it gives us permission to take risks, to become an active part in this world’s evolution - Yes, to stay part of the kingdom of heaven. In Matthews, 25:14-30 it tells us about a man who is going on a long trip:

“He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. 15 He gave five bags of silver[a] to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip.

16 “The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more. 17 The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more. 18 But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master’s money.

19 “After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money. 20 The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, ‘Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.’

21 “The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together![b]’

22 “The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.’

23 “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’

24 “Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. 25 I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.’

26 “But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, 27 why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’

28 “Then he ordered, ‘Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver. 29 To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. 30 Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Here is the thing! You think life has dealt you an iceberg and now you have to learn how to deal with your karma by getting used to the suffering, the constant fears and never ending reality of living in a environment that is based around lack of personal needs and requirements. But what if you have gotten this iceberg because it is related to the karmic chain that is laid out for your life. What if you are asked to let go off the reality that you seem to experience, ie. that the peak of the iceberg is all that you have left. That is all that you deserve as it is your karma! Doesn’t it say in the above that each got, whatever their skill was. (“dividing it into proportions of their abilities …”) And also it tells us that we are asked to do something with it! The universal law here is: if it isn’t growing it shrinks! Far deeper into the truth it also tells us that we have to let go off what it is and turn it into something else. Turn towards your intuition, and the holy ghost will provide you with a vision of how you can infuse life into it, so that it can become alive and grow.

For the iceberg that you may find yourself being placed onto, it could mean that you have to throw overboard everything that you have left. Yes, it may ask of you to get dug in and throw all the ice that makes up the peak, into the ocean. As the slippery slopes will diminish, you will establish a plateau that will transform the experience that you are having. Keep throwing everything that you believe in or what you have always done overboard and you will see an ever changing environment will present itself to you. The next thing is that the potential from the subconscious will start supporting you above the water level that so far has been out of reach below it. The more of the masculine (mind) you throw overboard the more magic of the feminine will rise from the deep to meet you. A more inhabitable flat space will start working as your foundation where you don’t have to constantly battle with the roller coaster ride. Fishing will become easier from the shallow shores around you. You may even build yourself an igloo and if you are lucky some driftwood or other items will come floating your way. Remember keep turning them over, keep changing their objectiveness into a subjective experience that is infused with your unique and personal vision. Now you are on the way … now you are on the way home. Don’t ever stop as it is written:

“Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” (Luke 9:58)