Our Senses

It is easy to ignore our senses.

We can ignore what we see – so often that we no longer see what is in front of us.

We can ignore what we hear – so often that we no longer hear what is being said to us.

We can ignore anything into seeming oblivion, which is why so many of us no longer believe that the soul/spirit exists.

Because we’ve ignored our sixth sense so completely – the sense that shows us our soul, and connects us to the workings of Spirit – that so many of us no longer recognize it or even believe it exists.

The road back to awareness requires us to deal with some serious stuff, including our own deafness to our own spirit, and our own blindness to Spirit, and letting go of our own judgements of our self.

What we will find though, is that the road back to an awareness of spirit comes with many helpers who are so wondrously overjoyed to have us back on the road, again – a road that is built with the most loving kindness. . . . and not something to be afraid of, or fear being condemned by, at all.

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Reasons Why ET Has Not Publicly Announced They’re Present

Imagine yourself entering into the Earth’s sphere and spending time observing the societies all around the globe.

You see human beings at their best and at their worst.

It’s the “worst” that you take note of most.

Having learned “Human Nature” and how humans make decisions, respond to problems, what humans consider most important, how honest or dishonest we are, our government models, our elected officials, our states of mind throughout our societies, how we solve problems, how we create problems, how we respond to problems, and the areas we focus on in our lives – how we live our lives,…

…what do we consider is likely to happen when introducing oneself to humans?

If you thought, utter and complete chaos, you’re right. FIRST, in this time period, there would be panic, there would be fear, there would be RED ALERTS everywhere.

After things settled down, all of human nature would come down upon the visitors like a ton of bricks. There would be tolerance and intolerance. There would be cooperation and non-cooperation, respect and disrespect, suspicion and blind trust. In other words, how we treat people on earth is how we would treat people not from earth. There is no change in how we would respond to them, than how we respond to each other, right now. We are the people that we are.

Currently, we don’t treat each other that well. We try. We really do try hard, but we still have much in the way of conflict, wars and non-cooperation. Why would they want to get mixed up in this?

We do offer a lot of great and wonderful things. There are many great and wonderful qualities within us. But, right now, …………….. there’s also a great and wonderful need for “improving.”

In general, we humans make our big and small decisions based not always on facts, but on desires, opinions, sometimes prejudices, – the best of our nature and the worst of our nature. There are plenty of humans who love to get mixed up in the best of our nature and the worst of our nature. There are plenty who seek to demonstrate both the best and the worst of human nature.

We humans treat other people sometimes with respect and kindness, but other times with abuse, hatred, and insults. When we disagree, sometimes we attack and sometimes we kill.

All of these aspects of human behavior will not go away just because non-earth beings show up. They know this.

There would be great demands for their technology. There would be demands to solve the problems on our planet. There would be demands for them to not interfere with how we decide our own planet, (ie. stay out of our wars – “They’re our wars, not yours, and you don’t get to decide who we kill.”)

The only thing safe for them is to let us know they exist and then stay away. And that is how it has happened already, which allows for the status quo to remain and progress to move slowly for everyone.

Human beings generally would want the visitors to solve all the human beings’ problems, because we tend to think technology solves all problems. It doesn’t. We struggle with this truth even without ETs.

We tend to think those who have greater resources should give what they have to those who don’t have resources – even now, that doesn’t solve problems. We don’t have enough Earth resources to give to everyone. We tend to be an unselfish, as well as a selfish species. Like winning the lottery sometimes negatively affects winners – this instant change also can cause destructive problems to expand and get worse. Societies could gain some strengths, but the weaknesses would grow, as well.

The Star Trek Prime Directive goes both ways. They are not currently making themselves known, because it would create so many more problems – for them, and for us.

Even Hollywood has never had aliens land and say, “We’re here to solve all your problems for you.” Anyone who comes saying that is not to be believed, as we’ve learned by watching commercials on TV.

Any ETs that land publicly would only be another player on the planet – dealing with all the turmoils with which the people of Earth are still struggling. Why announce oneself and get mixed up with the problems we humans currently have, if it only creates more problems for everyone.

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There will be a day when they do come forth publicly. There is a time range which this could happen, and it depends on the growth of the human race on this planet. The earliest from this point on, that I am seeing, would be the mid 2050s and the latest would be at the beginning of the next century in the 2110s. The highest potential time is around the turn of the century. In the meantime, they make themselves known to some individuals in the manners which we already are involved with, for the purpose of furthering insight, cooperation and understanding – and respect for self-determination and boundaries.

Love, Imagination, and Thinking

Human love exists because God’s love is the source and foundation. Human love cannot exist without God’s love being present. Hence why we can learn that when love is present, God is present.

God is Love, and Love is God. They cannot be separated. Until this awareness is part of our very cells and atoms, we only scratch the surface of knowing God, and we only slightly grasp an awareness of Christ.

This is the message of God and Christ – the Oneness of God, Christ and Love. From this Oneness comes all other lessons and principles to learn. From this Oneness is why God has given us freewill and why God has given us eternity to learn the Infiniteness of God.

From the Infiniteness of God and the Oneness of this Infiniteness comes Infinite Kindness, Infinite Mercy, Infinite Patience, Infinite Compassion and Understanding, etc. In addition, from the Infinite Consciousness of God comes Infinite Imagination, of which we have within us, as well. This means that if we can think it, we can do it. If we can think it, we can manifest it. So, it behooves us to examine how and what we think – especially when it comes to our relationships with others. We cannot pour anything forth from within us, if we don’t first think to do it.

The questions will always be – “Are we thinking love, mercy, compassion and forgiveness?” or “Are we thinking bitterness, resentment and vengeance?” What we think is now and will always be our own choice. We can think differently whenever we choose to simply because “With God all things are possible” including thinking love, mercy, compassion and forgiveness.

When we have trouble offering these, consider thinking of God, first.

Truths on Truth

All Truth comes from God.

God gives Truth to those who seek it and consciously want it.

Those of us who want Truth, seek it out.

Truth can come through many channels, but the source is always from God.

A good prayer for Truth is “Lord, please, teach me/us the Truth.”

Truth is found by those who seek Truth.

Many times, we choose to seek Truth, and therefore find Truth.

Many times, we want our beliefs to be Truth.

Many times, we will only accept our own beliefs as Truth.

God does convey messages that some beliefs we hold are NOT Truth. Some of us accept the messages, some of us don’t. AND Sometimes we accept the messages and sometimes we don’t.

When we seek Truth, we are called to learn to let go of our beliefs which are not Truth.

Letting go – of believing some false beliefs – is not always a peaceful experience.

It can be painful to learn some of our beliefs are false.

When we do not want the Truth, we do not seek the truth, and therefore do not believe or recognize the Truth which we hear it.

God does not force us to seek the Truth.

God does not force us to believe the Truth.

“He stands at the door and knocks” and respects both if the door is opened to the Truth or is locked up solid against the Truth.

God does not take away any soul’s freewill to choose.

God’s ear is always listening for those of us who say in our hearts that, “I want the Truth”, but it’s always us who decides if we accept it and keep it once Truth is presented to us.

God gives the Truth abundantly and without hesitation to those of us who seek and want the Truth.

Do We?

Is the inflicting of pain and suffering what we want our life filled with? Of course not, but more people do just this without even thinking twice. When we go through life on automatic, without thinking once or twice or any, we let our issues, our hurts, our frustrations, our pains, our suffering, our misunderstandings and our prejudices which are all wrapped up in our subconscious, choose how we respond to other people within the relationships and interactions of our every day world.

For us to do differently, we have to think about it. We have to observe ourselves – think about how we relate to people – and think of the experiences that others may have of us.

Responding with compassion, or mercy – answering a situation with conscious patience, or understanding is not an automatic act which we can do ‘in our sleep’. We have to choose to act with compassion or mercy, or patience and understanding, …
or love.

If we’re not thinking of these, if these are not on our mind, we’re not doing these.


How often do you check to see if you’re breathing? How often do you examine your breathing in and out?
This act of breathing is automatic, and for the most part, we don’t check to see if we’re breathing. We go about our life on automatic with our breathing. We don’t consciously inhale or exhale, …

unless we choose to consciously.

There are many exercises for consciously breathing – and for many purposes. One example is for athletics. I.e. For learning better swimming techniques, one must consciously be aware of one’s breathing in and out. Other examples are for many meditative or yogic practices.

For this article, the exercise of consciously being aware of breathing in and out can also serve to lead us to be aware of this one moment right now in which we are breathing (even while reading this article). If we realize that we can only breathe in this moment that we call Now, we have realized a great truth. We cannot breathe during times past, and we cannot breathe during future times. We can only breathe during the moment of Now.

This Now moment, also is the only time we can choose to bring forth an act of compassion or mercy. In this Now moment, represented by our awareness of our breathing in and out, right now, is the moment when we can choose to show patience, or kindness to whomever or whatever we’re in the vicinity of. In this Now moment, is the only moment when we can show Love, or forgiveness, or encouragement. In this Now moment is the only moment we can listen to another or comfort another, or support another in need.

This Now moment is the single most powerful, opportunity for accomplishing any and every transformative or healing act. This is because, we are conscious when we are recognizing NOW. And we can consciously choose to express any quality of Love which we want to – Now.

The question then begs, “What can we do NOW – while we’re noticing that we’re breathing in and out – to bring Love, Joy, Patience, Forgiveness, Mercy or any of these qualities in the world – right NOW?”

It’s okay to stop reading this article, and NOW act consciously to demonstrate Love and show this Love through any of these qualities.

God Creates Variety

In America, we haven’t been holding back when it comes to insulting, criticizing or attacking other’s cultures. Especially right now – insults, verbal and physical attacks, ostracizing, ridiculing, calling others names, minimizing, demoralizing, belittling others.

Yet, every! single! human being! in this country and in this world, can stand on a stage in front of an audience and be recognized for being a member of some culture who has been the target of some other person or persons’ insults and attacks – being ridiculed, belittled and worse just for being who we are.

Yes. Every! single! human being!

We wake up in the morning being of that culture or group and we go to bed at night being a member of that culture or group, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, year after year after year – being a member in any number of different cultures – everyone being in more than one culture.

We can never know what it is like to be someone else’s culture – because we are not their culture – we are our own. No one can know -if we’re not that culture – what it is like to wake up and go to bed, 7 days a week, year after year of being a part of a culture of which we are never going to be a member. Our own is not theirs, and theirs is not ours – for this entire life. (Even the metaphor for waking up in the morning and going to bed at night is part of one group, but not a part of other groups, because some people wake up in the evening and go to bed in the morning.)

The main point though is this – this experience of being targeted – with all the horrible parts of life which could come with it – is this the experience we want to give to others, from us? Do we want others to be targeted like we have been and do we want to be the ones who target them?

I believe inside myself that there is one thing that is certain – God loves variety – and so God creates variety. I know of no part of life in which there is no variety. Therefore, variety is exactly who and what we are. And we always will live being the immense variety which God loves.

“The Nature of Technology” by Mark Lewis Wagner

“Blessed are they who love who and what God loves.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2022, by Jodie Senkyrik)

Comment Q n A’s from “2023 and 2024”

So what’s going to actually happen? Any specific examples? C.V.

Remember, the more general the question, the more general the answers. One can be asking a general question, while thinking about your neighborhood and, at the same time, asking about the entire world.

In the case for specifics, first I’ll take this opportunity to say that looking ahead is somewhat like seeing a boat traveling down a river coming upon the river delta which leads to the ocean. The delta spreads far wider than the river and gives many choices. As the boat gets close and into the delta, the choices become fewer and fewer to choose from. For some events there is no delta, though. For some events, the choices have already been made and the course has already been determined – like global warming. It is now our response to those hit hardest that we have choices to make.

There are many decisions by many people yet which will help influence the responses which we will collectively bring forth – which will determine how impactful these future events will be to our personal lives. Some will choose helping as much as possible and some will choose to not help any. (All people are individuals who are making choices for themselves.)

With all of the above said, the specific occurrences are in the categories I mentioned – weather, and I’ll include economic problems in the world from the weather, as well as conflicts around the world and economic problems in the world related to the conflicts. The destructive weather we’ve had in the past set of years, is what was predicted by those in the last century and we can see forward that these events will repeat themselves, with them getting more numerous and worse in destruction.

The same with world conflicts – i.e. what we see happening now in Ukraine and many other areas of conflict is massive destruction. Many of these events could be avoided had there been and if there were now, greater and greater and greater efforts towards prayer.

If you would like to know about your specific corner of the planet, you can ask about that. Others have, too.

I’m seeing this pandemic being all but resolved by the end of the summer/fall of 2024 with greater medical understanding and better medicines.

ADDED AUGUST 23, 2022

  1. If anyone hasn’t yet, do go back and read the predictions articles for previous years. I do mention 2023 and 2024 in almost all of these. I have predictions going back to the beginning of this blog and many of them are of 2023 and 2024. When reading the predictions articles, start at Psychic Predictions for 2022 and go backwards or start at 2018 and go forwards.
  2. Check (click on) the category titles on the right hand column of the blog – 2023, 2024.
  3. In December, 2022, I will post my next predictions for 2023.

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P.S. what are your thoughts on this idea of “ascension” and dimensions? I have a feeling this is just storytelling of sorts. It seems kind of ridiculous and I wonder if people are just using it as an excuse to explain away disaster… potentially leading people into a state of inaction or a kind of numbness to everything. We’ve created this mess and I think we (humans in flesh) are the ones to take us out of anything we create(essentially creating the solution to self created problems). Victor

I want to mention that because there is such a great diversity of beliefs and a great diversity of religions, the definitions for ascension and the understanding of dimensions will be just as diverse.

What I offer about ascension is this – it is part of the evolution of the soul – whether in the Earth plane or out of the Earth plane. Many souls who finish their karmic work and learning in the Earth do not need to keep returning in new and different lives again and again. When a soul reaches this point, we are able to “ascend” into higher levels of consciousness to then learn what that level has to offer. Sound familiar?

Those who graduate the Earth can move on into ever higher planes of existence. Those who aren’t yet finished learning, return to yet learn our spiritual lessons, and we all have the choice ever and forever about learning the spiritual lessons set before us – compassion instead of criticism, patience and kindness instead of attacking and abuse, forgiveness instead of vengeance. See how it works? As individuals, yet, we regrettably make choices, while in a physical life, which affects when our “ascension” happens, especially when we sometimes think there is no such thing and therefore we can get away with anything.

So, for me, ascension means moving on to higher planes of consciousness. But, we only move on to higher planes, if we bring forth higher levels of consciousness in the Earth – the higher levels being the consciousness of love, of kindness, of patience, of mercy, of compassion, etc. We move on to that which we have built for others and ourselves. These higher planes are waiting for all of us, and the nice thing is that we can help each other reach these higher levels. After all, we’re in this together, aren’t we.

Likewise, dimensions are also different planes of existence. Remember what Shakespeare said, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” This means that when we think our own beliefs are the only thing that is true, we will be in for a “rude awakening” when we find out our own beliefs are a thimble full of muddy truth, and there is yet a Universe of crystal-clear Truth waiting for us to open our minds to.

Dimensions are part of the Infinite Consciousness of God, wherein which our own dimension exists and wherein we experience it as if it were physical in nature and full of solid matter.

With that, I recommend keeping the mind open, and if you seek it, letting God reveal Truth in God’s own way. This way has been known to be helpful and enriching…. and quite amazing. When it comes from God, and traveling from the vast universe that is within our very self, we do not quickly forget it.

[Many questions….] (see the 3rd comment) I’m planting fruit trees. Lots and lots of them. Lisa

Planting trees of any and all kinds is a magnificent activity. May God bless your work and your trees.

I offer this. It is always easy to get discouraged, isn’t it. But, while the media seems to be looking for ways to bring drama and different versions of everything, there is also a POV which exists – that of it having a greater purpose to how it all comes forth. When all the stories come forth, no matter what the perspective, each and every story or presentation can be a flag calling for the prayers from those willing participants of prayer – no matter who the listener is, no matter what the slant is to the story.

If we do not know what to pray for, we are apt more, to not pray. When we hear of problems in the world, or in our own country or our own community, then for those who choose it, we can then bring forth our prayers for those in need which we are then learning about. The harvest of needs is great, but the workers/people who choose to pray, are few. Be one of the few – when we as individuals say, “Father/Mother God, Here I am, one person, ready to help.” God answers with, “And Here I Am With You, As Well!”

And from there, we hear the chorus of hidden helpers – thousands and millions around the world, getting no press and no notice – who sing forth, “We’re glad to have you now with us. Everyone everywhere benefits greatly from the help of one more joining in.”

Never believe anyone who says that one person can do nothing to help the world – not even if it’s our own self saying it.

May God bless us and help us, Everyone.

Conversation about March 28-April 4.

This is a recording of a conversation with the Astrologer Stephanie Austin, of Ecoastrology.com, regarding an event which I’m seeing happening beginning March 28th (or late March 27th) and continuing for about 7 days until April 4th – Monday to Monday. I called her to see if there were planetary considerations or forces with this time period.

The volume of my voice is low, so you will have to turn up the volume as high as you can to get my voice clearly. I’m sorry about that. If it helps you to download it and listen, please do. This volume problems is the problem with my own equipment sometimes. You can hear Stephanie Austin’s voice clearly, though.

I tried to turn up the volume on my voice but so far have not been able to get it louder except on my own computer. It did help me to hear it when I ran the mp3 file through a voice editor to listen to it, but, the louder volume did not transfer to another copy of the file. However, if you have voice editor software, feel free to use it for listening.

The recording begins after the conversation has started – about 5-10 minutes from the beginning.

Update: I did stay very alert to anything during this time, and although there are many events during that time, I personally felt a higher level of energy during the time – a lifting up. I consider this more like a buoyant life preserver experience for the current difficult energies and events which are manifesting on the rough seas of life.

The Work of Love

When I mention the phrase the “work of love”, I’m not referring to work or a vocation we love to do. I’m referring to work we do because we love. This work is the inner work we do for the reason that we love the ones who are helped by our inner work.

This is inner work we do to feed those we love – who are hungry.  We clothe those we love, we put a roof over their head, we take them to school, support them in their games, help them with their stuff, work to heal them if they are injured, and all because they need.  We want the best for them, a good life for them, and so we work to accomplish this because we love.  (I’m not just referring to children.)

But, that’s not where it ends.

In addition, we do the inner work of teaching about life – for those who seek to learn, because we love them, and we want them to have knowledge and understanding of life.

We do the inner work to comfort them, because we love them. We know that sorrow and suffering exists, and we know that they will feel their share in life. We do the inner work to comfort them, because we want them to be comforted when they suffer, so they know that they are not alone in their pain. We do the inner work so they will experience healing of their sorrow coming from receiving the love they can experience, and then in knowing that love does exist in a world that also has sorrow and pain… and death.

We are kind to them, because we love them. We want those we love to know the healing that kindness brings – healing the soul and the heart, healing the mind, and even healing our physical bodies. We do the inner work of love bringing kindness into the worlds of those we love, so they know there is kindness to be received and, in turn, kindness to give. We do the inner work of love in being kind, in order to help them become aware that kindness is real; and in being kind, showing that love is real.

Those we love, we are patient with, because we want them to know they are not wrong or bad just because they haven’t yet learned something. We are patient, because we know becoming aware still requires yet more time and effort, like it has with ourselves. We are patient, because learning is a process we went through over a long time, and it will be this way for them, as well.

Those we love, we are patient with, also because we want them to come to believe in a God that is patient, giving all of us what we need, even time – to learn and grow and love, giving us time to understand one another, giving us time to forgive each other, to show mercy to one another, to learn how to choose to have faith in one another, and to learn to be able to live with one another in our world. We do the inner work of being patient, because we love the ones who we want to receive patience, to show them they and their well-being are just as important as all life on this planet is important.

To those we love, we do the inner work of forgiving, because we want them to be forgiven, so they may be cleansed anew without chains of shame and guilt overwhelming them with the weight of one’s past. We forgive, because we hope to give them the experience of being loved for who they are – a human, a soul, a spirit – rather than what they did. Those we love, we forgive, because we want them to be able to receive love, and then give out love by forgiving others.  To those we love, we try to pass on the awareness that there will never be peace on Earth until there is forgiveness in the Earth.  We try to demonstrate this, as we live our life, knowing others are watching us, and learning how to live their lives through our examples.

Those we love, we show mercy, because we have walked in the same shoes and know how difficult life can many times be, how difficult it is to try to do our best, how many times we fail at what we strive for, how often we are selfish instead of unselfish, how often we criticize and condemn, instead of comfort, how often we add suffering to people’s lives instead of ending the suffering, how often we deny others life instead of supporting others’ lives. Those we love, we give mercy, because we ourselves have gained new life from being shown mercy. We’ve gained new help, new healing and new beginnings. We’ve gained new chances and new hope from receiving mercy.

When we do the inner work of love, we experience long-suffering, because we know that sometimes others choose to reject our love, our hope for them, our kindness, our patience, and our forgiveness. When doing the inner work of love for those we love, we know that those we love will choose to cause pain and suffering, that those we love will choose to crucify rather than heal. We experience long-suffering, even when we don’t admit we experience it. Because of our experiences of long-suffering, the inner work of love means for us to give ourselves patience, mercy, kindness, understanding, forgiveness, as well, so that we can carry on with the inner work of love that we strive to fulfill.

And finally,

when doing the work of love, we remember that the source of all love, Infinite Love, and unending Love, sends us the messenger of love, who speaks in our ear, in our mind and in our hearts, as He says “Love one another, as …

I Love You.”

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Now is the Time to Pray

For all that is happening in the world –
If any of us don’t believe that prayer helps, don’t discourage anyone who may or does believe.

however, if we believe that prayer helps, then let us pray and believe that our prayers are helping.

and if we know that prayer helps, then we pray with every fiber of our being,
we pray with every ounce of energy in our heart, mind and soul,
with every part of our consciousness,
every spark of thought in our mind
every feeling in our heart,

we pour forth all of our life existing in this moment into our prayers, right now,
giving God more than words, — and rather, as our prayer, giving God our very energy that is us in our unity with all others.

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Let us pray from the Love within us for the Family of Man.

  • even if we don’t feel it, we feel it.

Let us pray from the Light within us, for the healing of Mankind

  • even if we don’t want it, we want it.

Let us pray from the Christ within us to help the children of God find ways to peace on Earth and goodwill towards all men.

and at this time especially, may God bless us and success for our efforts for peace

for everyone,

because with God, all things are possible including Peace on Earth.

Amen

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Pray asking for miracles to rain down upon the people of Ukraine and sprout up from the very Earth…
… and then for all humankind … and then for all life.

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Sex is…

… not something to judge,
not something to control,
not something to overpower,
not something to fear,
not something to hate,
not something to ignore,
…in God’s Oneness of all existence.

not a trap,
not a weapon,
not an enemy,
not a mistake,
not an excuse,
not a chore,
not an obligation,
not an accident of nature,
not “The Original Sin”
not the true source of the problems,
not the answer to the problems,
not a savior from problems,
not understood,
not the opposite of spirituality,
…within God’s created Oneness of all things.

But it is labeled these,
judged to be these,
and many times condemned as if these,
by humans,
…within God’s Oneness of all existence.

It is not equal to Love,
and it is not void of Love,
…within God’s Oneness of all things.

Rather,

it is something that exists,
it is something to exist,
it is something with which every human being must address,
it is something with which to learn to be at peace,
as well as something with which to find peace,
it is something to acknowledge,
it is something that is challenging to acknowledge,
it is something in life to seek an understanding about,
it is something that is challenging to understand,
it is something to exist for reasons,
it is something to exist for purposes,
it is as much a challenge as the spiritual path is for human beings,
it is something in which our understanding is always changing,

…within the Infinite Creative Consciousness
of the Spirit of Love and Oneness
of all Existence.

From the 2021 Predictions before I post 2022

How can families, extended families, friends, acquaintances heal and trust each other again if they’ve had completely opposite views and lifestyles or common sense of keeping others safe during the pandemic? C.B.

First, this is not a question of logic. This is a question of the heart – caring for people – caring for others. Throughout our entire lives, we have been and will be faced with these questions and situations. We will ask ourselves these questions about others, and others will ask these questions about us. Do they have our best interest at heart? Do we have their best interest at heart? Do they make room for us to have differing opinions and beliefs? Do we make room for them to have differing opinions and beliefs? These questions have been asked before pandemics existed, and will be asked after pandemics are only memories, because there are millions of ways for each of us to act safe or unsafe in life.

Ultimately, it isn’t an issue of whether we have the same or opposite views, but what our views motivate us to do and how our views motivate us to act towards others. It isn’t an issue of whether we have different or the same lifestyles, but whether we allow there to be room in the world for each of us to have lifestyles of our own choosing.

Giving each other the room to have our own views and lifestyles, is an expression of respect.

Giving respect is an expression of consideration of their life and choices.

Giving consideration of their life, and their choices is an expression of kindness and tolerance of them.

Giving kindness is an expression of love.

And we still love people who’s behaviors sometimes trigger pain for us, in our hearts. And others still love us, even when our behaviors sometimes trigger pain in their hearts. This is the human challenge of loving.

Because there are 8 billion people on the planet, there are 8 billion sets of beliefs, views, opinions, and 8 billion different lifestyles. No two people can ever be the same person, so no two people can ever be the same within our minds and hearts.

If we so choose it – yes, we can rely on logic to determine whether we love, but no one recommends logic being the source. What we learn is that we rely on our heart and soul to determine this. Your question is about loving others who choose differently, act differently, are motivated differently, and let their heart feel differently. There is no way around facing this experience for any human being. We face this challenge every moment of our lives, even if we’re not aware of facing it.

If you are asking for a little logic, when it comes to trusting someone, there are 8 billion people who are human beings, who have both good and bad within them (us). This means there are 8 billion human beings who make mistakes sometimes (but not always), have accidents sometimes (but not always), make poor decisions sometimes (but not always), and lose track of our common sense sometimes (but not always). This means that all people are both trustworthy sometimes and not trustworthy sometimes – this includes ourselves.

We CAN learn to trust people when they’re being trustworthy, and we CAN learn to NOT trust them when they’re not being trustworthy, but we must learn when to trust ourselves to strengthen an honest ability to accurately assess this, so that we can learn to tell the difference between when someone is being trustworthy and when someone is being untrustworthy.

Remember, everyone wants to be loved. Everyone is given opportunities to love. Neither of these two is easy, but they’re still both worth our effort, and all of us know this because we keep trying. These two come hand-in-hand, together – two sides of one coin.
If it helps any, it is a worthy prayer to pray,:

“Lord, help me to love and to recognize and accept the love other’s have for me.”

When we have reached this point, then we can decide how to respond in a pandemic. With one possible response being that we express our caring by giving others the respect for their choices, and give ourselves the respect for our own choices, while at the same time, showing we love/care for them in other ways available, and showing them that we also love/care about our own health in ways available to ourselves…

…and as you know, sometimes, there is pain with the love. The term is called “long-suffering”. It is what we feel when we love someone who acts contrary to what’s best for them or best for all.

May God be with us all in our journey to continue to love the people that we have loved already – while we continue to learn new things about who they are… and who we are.

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A New Internet Challenge: Pray many times on the day called “Today”.

I think some might prefer a bucket of cold water poured on oneself, though. Just remember to say, “Oh, My God!” when you do it. (or try it without the cold water.)

A Random Act of Kindness

Letting go of our judgement of others and remembering we cannot take God’s place in judging another – is that random act of kindness.

Showing mercy is a random act of kindness.

Forgiveness is an act of kindness.

Being patient with others is an act of kindness.

Pausing to understand another person’s experience, mind and heart, is an act of kindness.

Compassion is that random act of kindness.

Letting go of placing guilt or shame on another – is an act of kindness.

Praying for someone instead of just being disappointed in them is an act of kindness.

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The vast numbers of people in the Earth who say, “May God bless you” mean it sincerely. (The Rainbow Cards, ©, Jodie Senkyrik, 2021)

Freedom and Love

Choosing our freedoms (or freewill, whichever word we use) is important to Americans, also to Texans, and even to people in the world. His freedom to choose was also something Christ sought when He prayed, “Father, take this cup away from me.”

However, His prayer was not “God, help me no longer love You or them anymore”, which is also a freedom we humans can and sometimes do choose of our own freewill.

Freedom and Love MANY TIMES do oppose each other – like when we must choose one or the other. Which is the most important if freedom is our reason to no longer love? Yet, sometimes, when they conflict, choosing love (instead of choosing freedom for our self) is the factor we invoke, like choosing to donate an organ to help another, or choosing to spend our money on our children rather than ourselves when we choose their well-being first, or when our actions are to benefit all people and not just to benefit our self, like Christ, when He prayed, …

“Yet, Father, let not my will, but thine will be done in me.”

And we find that Loving God and our neighbor is a freedom no one can take away from us. We will always have Infinite Freedom to Love.

On The Climate Crisis Again

As I continue to psychically look at the lines of time written in the sand, this is what I see:

With regards to the Climate Crisis which we now are living in and increasing, . . .

For all of our sakes, collectively the general attitude towards changing our living choices/behaviors and such, . . .

WARNING: Many things in this article will be very difficult to read and even MORE difficult to accept. I don’t even want to post this. But, it holds information.

Success, . . . reducing and reversing Climate Change, – is NOT happening, as it would need to, in order to stop or reverse the direction the climate is going. I’m seeing less and less transformation with regards to the collective consciousness in dealing with the Climate Crisis. Currently, those who oppose changing lifestyles – oppose changing government regulations – oppose changing behaviors – oppose changing from “convenient” to “inconvenient” truths – oppose putting the climate needs/Earth needs first — are choosing to not change their stance and choosing to not change. They work to oppose change, and will not participate. (It is their freewill choice given to them by God.) They strive to establish their influence in the behavior of many millions of people around the globe. This “no change” state of consciousness is still strong and therefore, delaying more and more the behavior changes which would prevent ever growing climate disasters in the Earth. It is a case of metaphorically but also realistically: Nero fiddling while Rome burns.

Those who work to support the changes needed – well, I equate it to being equal to: selling the change of behavior ideas, as if selling margarine on TV – “Try our brand of butter. It will help the climate.” As if suggesting to people, and enticing people into buying something. This approach to selling the Climate Crisis is not working. It is trying to convince people logically. It is based on the economics of changing the behaviors and thinking in the world. It is based on convenience as if it were simply a choice to make at the local grocery store. But, the results of climate change – the disasters that are happening to us, now, are not and will not be convenient in any way, because the destruction is happening to people – families, children, women, men, animals, livestock, pets and not just pocketbooks. These disasters don’t offer a choice for people to make. These disasters, that people now experience, and which people (we) are soon going to be experiencing more of, don’t ask politely, or say “please”. The disasters’ only “message” is “Here, people! This is now your life. . . and death.” The disasters’ only choice given to us, when these events happen, is “People, choose today – your life or your death, or your loved ones life or death.”

The people in question – who dominate the decision making around the world – in general, as a whole, are not strongly invested in changing lifestyles, nor are the people who elect them who want “something easy” and convenient. The tendency is to be strongly invested in living the way one always has lived in the past. This entrenchment – this anchoring of one’s life with the perspective which they grew up with – perspectives and beliefs like “everything is fine” – “there is nothing needed to do” – “we can keep on doing the same thing” – this state of consciousness, point of view, perspective, belief system, is so prevalent that it slows down any major changes which would otherwise prevent so much coming destruction. The entrenched belief for the most part is that these events may happen to humanity, but they don’t happen to individuals —- like me.

So, obviously this means that the events we’re going to see in the years and decades ahead will impact us all – the whole Earth – in more stark ways and in more direct ways as time continues. No human being on the planet will be safe from Climate Crisis events – some events of which can/could be diminished – if, collectively, there were stronger and more direct actions taken to change the directions humanity, as a whole, is going. Even though we are experiencing these events now, sometimes in small ways, we are the frog in the pot, with the temperature of the water going higher. For many, the pot is already boiling causing the deaths of families, children, women, men, animals, livestock, and pets.

It is as if, as a planet, we are driving down an old road, and the signs along the road, which are many, are saying “Do not use this road.” “Danger, road ahead is hazardous.” “Danger, bridge ahead is not usable.” “Turn around. Take another route. This route is not safe.” “Bridge is unusable”. Some people in the vehicle are saying, “let’s pay attention to the signs.”, while so many are still saying, “We’re fine. There’s no problem. We’ll keep going as is.”

8,000,000,000

The population of the planet is nearing 8 billion. I add this in, because this number is growing. This number is absolutely significant because of the impact on the planet – the resources needed to help 8,000,000,000 people live – the speed at which 8,000,000,000 people consume these resources – the waste and trash from 8,000,000,000 people who have consumed the resources – and the lack of any significant handling of the waste and trash of 8,000,000,000 people. Then add in the refusal of so many people to change many different behaviors related to any of these. Then add in the social beliefs, religious beliefs, economic beliefs, everyday beliefs, beliefs that “we should be able to do it without any economic inconvenience”, which are contrary to opening up our minds to different ways of thinking and living.

While we, collectively, have been changing based on behavior convenience and/or economic convenience, the results – some of which the Earth itself will create – that which we are going to face – are not going to be based on any form of convenience. Neither will these results allow anyone to have a choice. The impact is going to be on you and I – unless we are the ones that die. This means that the continued droughts will not be – are not – convenient, nor the hurricanes, or fires, the dwindling of usable water, the mass extinctions which are already happening, the pollution in the oceans, and reduction of food to feed the 8,000,000,000 going on 9,000,000,000 people. All of these will be/are very inconvenient.

That World?

What this also means is that the Covid Pandemic is not the worst problem we’re facing in the decades ahead. Vaccines have been helping a considerable amount, to return a “sort of” normalcy to how we live momentarily. But the climate crisis is decades long and even centuries long. So, there is no such thing anymore as normal. We don’t live in that world anymore. People will not ever live in that world on the Earth ever again, ….. at least not for hundreds or perhaps thousands of years. This also means in the US, (yes, this is a contributing factor in 200 years) that the US will one day break up into 3-4 different nations, in the 23rd – 24th century because of many factors which include responses and opposition to responses to climate change, as well as the lack of cooperation and the lack of political will to do what is needed.

If you consider this narrative to be negative, drastic, pessimistic, despairing, fatalistic, doom-saying, hopeless and defeatist, you’re right. It is all of that. The future starting today is written in sand. But, the future that started in 1900, 1945, and 1960 has already been written and is being fulfilled. The future starting 1980, 1990 and 2000 has already been written and is being fulfilled.

Then think of what you’d rather have — — someone crying out in the wilderness – someone yelling that the flood is coming so build an ark! Think about what it was like for Noah, who did listen to what he was told, and did build an ark. Think about how people around him responded to him trying to warn people.

The Biblical story is based on actual events and people. There was a massive upheaval that caused a great flood, and there have been other major Earth changes in the history of this planet, which caused supreme upheavals, major numbers of people who have died, – think Black Plague – think major flooding – think earthquakes – think tsunamis – think ever growing larger hurricanes – think about why Atlantis doesn’t exist above sea level anymore – and think about why people don’t even believe Atlantis ever existed – how this land was so completely and wholly removed from the face of the Earth – so much so that few believe it actually could have ever existed – thinking instead that it couldn’t possibly have happened because events that destructive could never have happened.

Hurricane Harvey

And then think man-made events which have caused great numbers of deaths, injuries, and destruction of property. Now, we’re faced with realizing that we don’t need bombs to go down the old road that leads to “Danger! Bridge out ahead! Your lives are in danger!” (I’ve decided to not even mention the most recent man-made mass-death disasters of Fukushima, the World Trade Center Attack, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, World Wars, the Holocaust, Small Wars, and how many people’s deaths are because of air pollution, water pollution, toxic living conditions, and the like. I don’t mention these mostly because of the fog of personal beliefs and opinions surrounding the consciousnesses when considering the impact of pollution – not realizing that 8,000,000,000 frogs are still sitting in the pot of water that is beginning to boil.)

No One Wants This

No one wants to experience these events of sorrow and suffering, much less think about them. No one ever wants to believe that these levels of destruction can be possible. No one ever wants to think that events like Fukushima or the Indonesian Tsunami would just happen with very little warning. No one ever wants to think that the signs on the side of the road, saying “Turn around, Danger ahead” are real. No one ever wants to think that we generally are making things worse, not better by continuing to live life as if there were no problems.

I Look Ahead

I look ahead and see 20 years from now, and then 30 years from now, and then 40 years from now – years that we may see – and since we are on this particular road – the road of “change only if it’s convenient” – and I see drastic differences – even between now to 20 years from now. It is because of this timeline that I see why the current dominant generation fights against changes – because it’s so hard to believe it’s real. It is because of the drastic Earth and climate changes that are coming on this road, that younger people work so hard to get older people to listen – trying any way at all to change the road at which we’re all driving down collectively. But, too many parents and grandparents aren’t listening.

It is also because we are collectively the frog in the pot of water that is coming to a boil. We don’t see the difference between Monday and Tuesday, or the difference between Tuesday and Wednesday. It all seems to be the same, and therefore, we find it easy to discount and ignore what others are saying – those others who are crying out in the wildernesses – those others whose names are “Noah” . . . or “Greta”. Those crying out don’t say what we want them to, so we tell ourselves anything to deny it – like “it’s all political”.

For so many of us, we are still sitting down and having a picnic on the train tracks. In the distance, there is some sound that sounds like a low whistle. We can choose to believe it’s only the wind – normalcy – and ignore it. But, there are some people over there yelling at us – something to do with a train – but we don’t see it, so we tell them to go away and leave us be, they don’t really know, and we’re not moving, because we don’t see anything. And it is easy to tune them out, turn off our hearing so that we can barely hear anything said or any now-faint whistles . . . or maybe it was wind, that we thought for only one split moment could have been a warning, which we found easy to forget. And so we continue with our picnic on the train tracks, while the tracks are shaking and vibrating more and more for some reason, and we don’t look up.

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Is there any good news?

Yes. The good news is not just knowing that human beings are resilient, and the human species will survive the climate related destruction which has happened and will happen in the years, decades and possibly centuries ahead – and without needing to live in bunkers and horde guns and food – which is not helpful or wise. Yes, the human species will survive, but many individual persons won’t, as we’re watching each day in the world.

We have made magnificent transformational change all through the 20th century. The disasters which we have so far been able to avoid would have made today’s disasters look like just stepping into a rain puddle. So, it is possible. Yet, the struggle to move into more transformational change has been and is getting more difficult as more people choose to not participate, and instead, directly oppose helpful steps.

We cannot change those who exercise their own freewill given to them by God. But, we can take a look at our own actions and beliefs. We can take a look each day at what we could do on a particular day. We can take a look at our beliefs, our inner self work, our efforts at healthy living, our efforts at healing our relationships, our efforts at meditation and prayer, our efforts to cooperate with others concerning better decisions for our lives, and we can take a look at how we then may help others in their lives, as well. We can take a look at the different parts of our lives and with inner guidance, find answers to the questions of “What can I do, today, to help?”

Technology won’t save us, by itself. Technology does not have a heart or a mind, which feels compassion for men, women and children, and unity with other people. However, there are some newer technologies that are slow in making headway, which in decades ahead – in this century – will help to slow down the vehicle driving down that old road heading towards even greater disasters.

Technology: In fact, one example: in the 2020’s, Toyota and Honda car manufactures – already working on even better electric cars, will continue to make headway. Toyota’s stock and Honda’s stock are good buys and will be even better as the 2020’s continue and go into the 2030’s. Toyota is a steady good stock, being ahead of the game, and Honda will make a great breakthrough around 2026 that will cause their stock to shoot upward. (Buy, now, though.) And there are other tech areas which are worth mentioning.

Sadly, I see bad news about the Amazon jungle in South America – the size it is now, will be reduced to 1/2 of this size in only 15-18 years. (Do you remember 15-18 years ago? 2006?) There is little progress or willingness by those nations’ powers that be – to stop the devouring of the natural resources. This will trigger even greater numbers of hurricanes in the Atlantic, which will trigger many destructive changes and many lives lost along the US eastern coast – from Florida, all the way up to Virginia, with some hurricanes reaching Maine. Some islands in the Caribbean are foreseen to disappear underwater permanently. Land disappearing underwater has happened before, especially in the Atlantic.

Political Predictions

Politically speaking, Donald Trump will never hold a political office, again. Events in his life in 2023 will determine this. Joe Biden will win a second term in 2024. The disasters of 2023 and 2024 and the Biden administration’s response to help people, will help Joe Biden to win, as well as the Republican Party’s putting all their hope in Donald Trump. Trump won’t come through for them. If they were to reestablish leadership through other people, they would venture better, but for most of them, the strategy is to hang on to glory days and strategies of the past. New leadership for the Republicans will only come in 2026, when better people will move in place.

The presidency of 2017-2021 has served many things – one is to bring forth to the surface, making it known throughout the world, the differences in consciousness across the nation and across the world – those who wish to move forward on new roads of change and readiness for the future and those who wish to move back to using the old roads of past glory — those who wish to reject the call of working together (the call from the Light of the World) and those who wish to seek to build a better world for every peoples, which only comes from bringing forth the Light of the World — those who wish to unify and those who wish to divide — those who wish to increase diversity and those who wish to ignore diversity and choose sameness.

So many of us have had very painful awakenings regarding the people in our own lives, and the deeper beliefs and feelings which have come forth in discovery. Yet, because no one is all one side/way/beliefs or the other, we are called to continue to work to try to bridge the expanse between opposing beliefs, by letting go of judgement of those who have an opposing view. We are called to see the good in those who frustrate and discourage us, as well as know the experience of long-suffering – the suffering which comes from loving those to whom we can’t unite with because they reject unity. It is this that Christ felt when He looked upon Jerusalem and said, “So many times, I would have gathered you all into my arms, but you would not have me.” Christ does not give up and has not quit. Christ never left this world, because His work still continues through those who open the door to mercy, kindness, and forgiveness, when He knocks on the door to one’s heart.

A Minor Prediction for the 2030’s

In the 2020’s the Qphenomenon will grow significantly, and in the early 2030s, the Qphenomenon will come crashing down, because of discovery of the increasing continued criminal activities of its central core originators. What was started as more prank and joke than anything else, caught on because many people wanted ammunition for their prejudices and their fear of change. Qphenom creates this ammunition according to what their customers demand. It absolutely is possible to be misled if someone feeds us exactly what we already want to believe against someone.

Hurricane Irma swept through south Florida leaving behind a trail of debris, flooding and power outages in September 2017. Loren Elliott/Zuma

HOPE

Yes, there is hope – in letting go of the past way of –
1. continuing to attack people in our minds, hearts and words,
2. behaving without awareness and
3. living without considering consequences.

There is hope in the letting go of
4. trying to get back to what made us comfortable back then – what we think must be easier.

There is hope in looking at our lives today, right now, and asking,

What can I do today?

There is hope in working at enacting new ways of living, and letting go of any old ways of living which brings harm in any form, held onto because we think these ways are easier. There is hope in thinking of ourselves as one member of a multi-member community, and enacting behaviors to further this thought, instead of as an individual who can go it alone. There is hope in looking for new ideas for living, new behaviors for living, new determinations for living.

There is hope in believing that God is not some THING far away, and must therefore not be interested much in helping with “my” facing life’s challenges and hardships. There is hope in believing that we do have help which we don’t even know about. There is hope in finding new resources within ourselves – finding new courage, finding new determination – finding new Willingness to learn and try. There is hope in believing that others “believe in me”. There is hope in believing in others, then in uniting with others.

As I’ve told people for decades, our best source of help – both giving and receiving – is at the local community level. All of us at the local community level are the ones who – when things go horribly wrong – are there with shovels, brooms, rubber boots, bottled water, and muscle to help dig us out of the mountain that just fell on top of us. There is especially hope when we are one of the people with the shovel trying to dig others out, because we then know that hope lives within our self. There is also hope when we care within our hearts for the people in our lives, our family, friends, community, because when we are involved in helping and being helped, we recognize the caring that is the same in someone else’s heart – someone standing right next to us wearing muddy rubber boots and working a shovel, just like us.

There is hope because God lives inside our hope – God is the Hope – God is the caring spirit – alive inside us. God is the Infinite Hope, never-ending Hope. God is the Infinite Caring – never-ending caring – caring about our lives and always working to help us get back up when we get knocked down. God is the one standing next to us carrying a shovel to help dig us out, and God is the one within our own self when we pick up the shovel and help dig someone else out.

Living through the times ahead will be very similar to how we live now, – but only in regards to our “Taking life one day at a time”. What will continue to drive us through living one day at a time is “Doing the best we can with what we have.” There is no going back to a world that will never return to us. But, there is going forward today – starting today – looking for new thoughts, new beliefs even, new ideas, and new actions and behaviors. The perseverance within humanity comes from doing the best we can with the life we live today, and then keeping an eye open to see if anyone else needs help to do the best they can with what they have.

We need most to check on ourselves and others to see if we’re the complacent frog, and we find our self inside a pot of water in our life, and it seeming more and more like the water is getting hotter. Or perhaps, we need to check to see if our hearing is okay, and listen harder for the whistle, while noticing the train tracks are shaking/vibrating even more, . . . then look up to see what is racing towards us and which cannot be stopped quickly – if at all.

Community does not ever mean and has never meant “me first”. It means all of us, together. It means no matter what road we find ourselves on, when we come to the old road, all of us together get our shovels and make the road better for all of us. It means when we come to the bridge that is too horrible for life, all of us together look for ways to build a better bridge to continue our lives together, knowing that we need each other – we need each other, because we’ve been designed to need each other – and we can, with hope, find ways to be the community which we need help from and which needs our help. . . . and sometimes, that community is the whole planet.

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Epilogue:

As an individual person, we can only do what one individual person can do, affecting our own life and the lives of those around us. As people, we can only do what people can do. But, we can only do what people can do, if we unite with other people, cooperating, and working for everyone’s benefit, instead of using our own individual fear and prejudice as the weapon to strike out at others who are trying to gather people together to get on board the Ark. If we’ve never considered working with or never wanted to work with others around this before, . . . we can never be too late, if we begin and let today be day one. With today being day one, then the future which starts today, and only written in sand, so far, can be rewritten.