In the following extract about the devic kingdom, taken from The Nine Freedoms (p.109-111), Dr. George King explains what nature spirits (also known as devas) really are, and highlights how important it is to radiate the right kind of energy, rather than energy discolored by wrong thought, to these beings. This is not just a moral teaching – but a very practical and important one, an understanding of which is key to improving physical conditions on Earth, including the weather.
The devas are intelligences who inhabit physical bodies of a different type of matter than the gross material bodies of man. They live on the mento-physical realms of existence which consist of the same type of etheric matter which constitutes their bodies. It is because of the difference in vibrations of this matter that ordinary man is unable to see the devas or to detect, with his basic five senses, the realms they inhabit, even though these are exactly dovetailed into the physical planes of Earth. Now, just as physical men are interrelated one with another, so are the devas interrelated upon their plane of existence. Just as physical man is existing in different stages of evolution, so also are the devas. Some of these are enlightened beings, who have even greater power and wisdom, in their own way, than any terrestrial Master. Some are more primitive and are commonly referred to as gnomes, elves and fairies which have been seen by clairvoyants and often by small children. There are even supposedly genuine photographs in existence of fairies.
The devas are responsible for the manipulation of all primary and secondary energies upon the basic as well as higher planes. They are the nature spirits who, unlike man, work strictly according to law. If you bring a flint into sharp contact with a wheel having a serrated edge, you will produce a spark containing heat. If you direct this spark on to a wick soaked with combustible fuel, you have a flame. According to metaphysical law, you have produced those conditions which are favourable for the invocation of, and subsequent action of, a fire deva. In this case the flame produced is a direct result of the manipulation of secondary or basic energy by the devas. Had your wick been soaked with water you would not have been able to produce flame, or the conditions would have been unfavourable for the deva to bring about the result determined by you.
If you pray and thereby release spiritual energy on a psycho-spiritual plane, this energy will eventually be manipulated by the devas and if it is powerful enough to do what you wanted it to do, then this result will be brought about through the manipulation of the energy. If it is not powerful enough then only a part of the result will be brought into being. If you send out negative thoughts then the devas will manipulate this energy and a negative type of result must come from the procedure. For instance, if everyone upon Earth possessed only an elevated thought and action pattern, thereby releasing the correct power onto the etheric realms, one immediate result would be perfect weather conditions throughout the Earth. All violent storms would cease at once. There would be a perfect annual rainfall. The overall climate would become more temperate than it is now. Hurricanes, typhoons and similar destructive weather conditions would soon cease, because they are a result of the manipulation of energy by the devic kingdom, which has been transmitted to them by the violent expressions of emotion, hate, greed and similar negative discolourations put upon universal mind radiated through man. These diverse reactions are the results of the manipulation of primary energy by the devas.
We must all remember that between us and the Sun there is a giant natural battery which contains what the ancients called prana, or what we might call universal life force. With every breath, every mouthful of food and every drink, we take this prana into ourselves, condition it and send it out again. Between you and the Sun there is also a whole Solar System full of what we might call universal mind, which is taken in through the psychic centres, conditioned and transmitted out again. Now, universal mind is in a state of potential, or dormant state, until it has been conditioned by man. When it has, it becomes discoloured by his thought patterns. This discoloured mental energy must then be channelled, by law, through the devic kingdoms, who must work according to inevitable law. Action and reaction being opposite and equal, we must upon Earth reap the exact reaction to the thought patterns – discolouration of initial mind energy – which we possess. So therefore, it can be seen how important it is, not only to control the way we condition all energy absorbed, but to remember that, on another realm exactly dovetailed into this one, there are workers of a tremendously high calibre who will use this energy exactly as we sent it out to them for, to repeat, they work strictly according to the great Law of Karma.