The mind can be the worst of prisons. We all have the desire to experience the World around us – to feel, move, and surrender to our senses and passions. Fear, anxiety, and self-doubt are forces that keep us from living our lives to the fullest.
Akasha is trapped between these two Worlds of freedom and constraint, yearning to break free of the crippling emotions holding her from realizing her dreams.
She must come to terms with herself in order to break free. In order to do that, she must overcome the winter of delirium that surrounds her inner being.
In Hinduism, there are five essential elements that make up all life. Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, and the main element is Ether, Akasha, or what the ancient Greeks referred to as Aether.
According to Greek mythology, this is the highest, purest and transparent layer of air, the seat of the gods. Aristotel in addition to the four verses of the pits – fire, water, air, earth – introduced the fifth (the essence of all things) – the Aether.
Hindus believe that the Creator used Ether to create the four traditional elements. Each element created is in turn used to create the next. Earth, was created using all the other elements and thus can be perceived by all five senses – hearing, touch, taste, smell, and sight.
The next higher element, water, has no odor but can be seen, tasted, heard, and felt. Next comes fire, which can be seen, heard and felt. Air can be heard and felt. Akasha (Ether) is the medium of sound, but is inaccessible to all other senses.
Hindus believe that all of creation, including the human body, is made up of these five essential elements and that upon death, the body dissolves into these five elements of nature, thereby balancing the cycle of nature set in motion by the Creator.