Gnome with Welcome Sign, not yet burdened by man's karma
From the depths of the earth, from the surface to the very center; elemental beings of the earth, gnomes, under the guidance of higher beings, do perform the tasks necessary and fundamental to the holding of the balance in the earth element. Of all elementals, these carry the greater weight of density, physical density of mankind’s karma.
Gnomes, in a sense, and other elementals carry human characteristics. And in these human characteristics, being so burdened by the mass effluvia of the earth, they do show forth those states of consciousness that are sometimes rebellious, sometimes angry, sometimes fed up with humankind who so abuse the very earth beneath their feet.
You might know this already, but they do indeed need our prayers. Lift the burden from their tiny shoulders and they will welcome you into their world.