The Coming Times

 

I feel as though this is a common question for a lot of people right now. We are hearing so much of climate change and it all sounds so horrifying. I am scared of the future, I used to be a very optimistic fun loving person. Now my days are filled with worry and depression. I get excited about things and then feel as though there is no point to getting excited because everything is just going to be taken away.i am a young mother and I feel guilty for bringing my very young children into this world, and wonder why we are here at this time to experience such uncertainty. I know I should not live in fear as this is not healthy for myself, my family or the earth, but I’ve almost become obsessed with being consumed by dread. I have days where I know in my heart that there is hope, and that we could also be living in a very exciting time where the human race will come together and respect our mother and go good. But that feeling is always fleeting. Is there anything that we can hold onto or do to get things on a positive level? I daily bless the beautiful things I see, the trees, the ocean, the rain, the sun. I am blessed to be alive but right now I am not enjoying it in a world of such turmoil. I feel even more overwhelmed as I have just read about the post on your blog about events in 2017/18 that will be catastrophic. How can we stay positive when there is so much fear and negativity? A.

I won’t insult you by saying, “Don’t be afraid.”  We cannot get rid of fear via logic or reasoning.

But, we can face fear with ‘heart’.   We can face fear with that which is in our heart – especially if what is in our heart is love – in any form – for anyone or anything.  And the love you mentioned in your heart is the love you have for your children (and the things in life which you see each day and bless.)  So, I ask you a question.  Do you love them enough – to have courage – progressing in your life with them one day at a time?  Do you love them enough – to pray for them and you – taking life and praying one day at a time?  Do you love them enough – to try to do the best you can for their sake and yours – doing this one day at a time?  Do you love them enough to try one day at a time, and demonstrate to them how to take one day at a time so that they will learn observing your example?  I venture your answer is in the positive, and this is where the ‘positive’ begins.

If we ask ourselves any of these questions in any form at all, we are asking the right questions.  The issue at hand isn’t ‘what are we going to face in the future’.  There will always be troubles.  Human beings in this Earth have always faced challenges and troubles. Always.  Every epoch of time.

The issue is ‘what are we going to have in our hearts, when we face what life presents us.’  If we have love in our hearts in any form or for anyone or anything God has created for us, then we have that which is the greatest force of all existence.  If we have love in our hearts, we have our Creator in our hearts – the Creator who offers unending support, unending guidance, unending ingenuity, unending insight, unending readiness, unending understanding of what we go through and face, and unending willingness to be here for us – and all one day at a time.

You’re a parent.  As with almost all parents all over the world, you wonder and worry about your children and the future of the world.  As well you should.  Have pity for anyone who has children and doesn’t care about their future or the world they will live in.

Just remember, like putting on a pair of socks, we face the task doing it one foot at a time.  Like eating our daily meals, we take one bite at a time.  Like going to work, to get there, we drive one mile at a time.  Like taking in Oxygen into our lungs, we breathe one breath at a time.  Like going to school, we take it one grade at a time.  Like living our life, we face what life has to offer one day at a time.

All of us already have been learning what Christ has been teaching – “take life one day at a time – let tomorrow worry about itself.”  This is also a principle of the 12-step programs, in many other healing modalities, as well as also in the Edgar Cayce Readings – written as “Do today what is in your lap today to do.”  This guidance exists as part of all good guidance and for good reason.

Painting by Mark Wagner

“Caretakers” by artist Mark Wagner

Living in the Earth is not an easy thing to do.  We do it with family, sometimes.  We do it with friends sometimes, with support sometimes, but with God’s willingness to guide us and help us – all the time.  We’re in this world – we’re in this life – we’re in this ‘boat’ together.  When you get to feeling like the world is too much or you have to face the future and the world alone, let someone know (that includes God).  Again, we’re all in this together – whether we know what we’re doing or not.

Meanwhile, for you and for all of us, one day at a time, we can let our children know that love exists in the world – not through words, but by showing them what we have in our hearts.  A world where love exists is one of the best worlds of all in which anyone can live.  A world where love exists is a world to keep alive and growing in this love.  A world where love exists is a world very much worth living in.

God bless you and your family.

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“When Love is present, God is present.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1985-2015, Jodie Senkyrik)

“When we love someone, we’ve added to God’s presence in the world.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1990-2015, Jodie Senkyrik)