to be earth is in its nature to be unyielding, only modified by water, air, and fire. To be air is to be yielding and flexible, expanding by fire and transformed by water into gas; to be fire is to be heat, burning, transforming, consuming with earth and air melting and shape-shifting matter; to be water is to be flexible, supportive and supported, capable of transformation in all states as solids, liquids and gases, crushing steel hulls of ships, and able to apply great pressure to great depths, breaching dikes, yet able to penetrate into every confine of every space of every cell, transporting elements through the planet and above it, attracting and combining with micro-particles in space.
The Human being contains earth, air, fire, and water and is more than this, contains consciousness and awareness of its existence. The fifth element: ether, transmutes its being between matter and spirit, coming and going between two states of being, the one visible, the other not. Ether carrying consciousness between incarnations with its karma and akashic record of what has been accomplished and what is yet to come.
To think that Humanity controls its destiny is as arrogant in the Divine Plan as to perceive that a water droplet has control over its travels throughout the planet, that it is not controlled by gravity, temperature, or fire and air.
If each element is at the mercy of all other elements how can Humanity be so arrogant to think that it is free of influence and control from an outside element or Creative Force?