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.
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?
I believe inside myself that there is one thing that is certain – God loves variety – and so God creates variety. And this is exactly who and what we are – variety. And we always will live being the immense variety which God loves.
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, and thinking about your neighborhood 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.
………(see comment 2) 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 of 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. These 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.
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.
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 work.
This is 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.
But, that’s not where it ends.
In addition, we do the 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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’ life. 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 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 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 work of love means for us to give ourselves patience, mercy, kindness, understanding, forgiveness, as well, so that we can carry on with the work of love that we strive to fulfill.
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 …
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.
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
because with God, all things are possible including Peace on Earth.
Pray asking for miracles to rain down upon the people of Ukraine and sprout up from the very Earth.
… 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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the journey to try to know ourselves better, one question we all can ask of ourselves is this – how do I benefit from being unforgiving?
Or how do I benefit from being unmerciful?
Or how do I benefit from judging others?
Or how do I benefit from choosing to not be understanding of another person’s life?
Or how do I benefit from being impatient with others?
Or how do I benefit from being unkind to another?
Or, in turn, if we seek to know ourselves better, we can ask ourselves a different question, like …
how do i benefit from forgiving?
Or how do I benefit from being merciful?
Or how do I benefit from letting go of judging others?
Or how do I benefit from choosing to try to understand another person’s life?
Or how do I benefit from being patient with others?
Or how do I benefit from being kind to another human being?
When we choose to not ask deeper questions of our self, we can understand what goes on within us when faced with this, and then understand why others don’t ask these deeper questions of themselves, also. And hence why they don’t try to change, either.
When we choose to ask our self deeper questions, we can gain greater insight into ourselves, and perhaps one day use that insight and learning to choose better when relating to others.
Blessed, also, are they who ask self difficult questions, for they will gain the insight that leads to the path of healing, which leads to the path of change, which leads to the path of Loving Kindness.
More often than not, we don’t recognize God when God is present. We don’t know what to look for. We don’t know when to look. We don’t know how to recognize God. This is because we just don’t know that much about God. We can read that God is Infinite, or God is everywhere, or God is everything, but we just don’t see how this can be, and so we don’t see God. Jesus said, “Many will see and then believe, but blessed are they who don’t see, yet still believe.” The Edgar Cayce readings say that “Faith is the belief in things unseen.” It is also believing in things not understood in our minds and paradigms.
If we just don’t yet see God, then perhaps all we can try for is to believe that everything we see is God. We don’t yet have to understand it, but we can still believe it. After all, there are many things we don’t understand, but we still believe them. And there are many things that we see.
Everything we see is God. Now, that’s quite a thought, and quite a belief. Everything we see is God. Take a look around. Everything we see is God. There’s something about this belief that feels good. Everything we see is God. Keep your eyes open for now. Everything we see …
Right now, in the US and the world, so many people are concerned, worried, fearful and many other feelings about our own nation, the world we live in – the world around us – “The External World” – that which we see, hear, taste, feel and smell, all around us.
Some of us have spent our entire lives focused on the world around us, fixing, working, and accomplishing things in this world. We may have reached nearing mid-life age or the end of our lives and instead of feeling fantastically accomplished and wonderfully fulfilled, we feel depressed, anxious, upset, resentful or angry, sometimes to the point of medicating ourselves to help us deny this.
So many of us can look at what we’ve accomplished out in the world in our lifetime, and start to experience deep within where it has become nothing but a whisper – that we haven’t changed the world as much as we wanted to during this life. We haven’t gotten the insight that we thought we’d have. We haven’t gotten from this path in the way we thought we would, so we get angry and upset, disillusioned and disappointed, and lost in wondering if what we did had any value at all. If we haven’t made the world into what we wanted by the time we reach “NOW”, we may get depressed, or despondent and sometimes a sense of despair and deep loss may come up within us.
We can even take our anxiety and anger out on others – those who we feel are to blame for us not “changing the world” – not “making the world a better place”. We see PLENTY of blame and attacks on social media. We tend to take this anger out on people who we feel “got in our way” of making this world better or our life better. The daily news shows the worst cases of how some people have demonstrated their utter loss and frustration through killing of others.
Regardless of which side of the fence we’re on with regards to any group or culture we belong to, so many times, we blame others for our own “not making the world into the better place that I wanted to make it into” – this includes not making our own personal, private world or circle into what we wanted to make it into. We blame others, and …
… even our self (although we don’t always admit to blaming ourselves since “it’s obviously someone else’s fault”).
If we came into the world to make the world a better place for ourselves (and others maybe) “to fix the world”, and therefore, all our effort had been focused on changing the world around us – changing any part of this planet Earth back into a “Garden of Eden” for ourselves (and others, maybe) …
but yet, if we haven’t worked to change/fix/heal/better ourselves …
… then we would have wasted our entire lives.
Life is not about fixing the external world around us, in which we’re living. Many think it is. We didn’t come into this world, with the #1 directive being to change the External World around us. We didn’t come with the purpose in life being to change the Earth.
What so many don’t remember and acknowledge is the External World around us – all of it – is the mirror image of what is within us – the mirror image of what is within our consciousness, within our minds, within our hearts and within our souls. The world that we see and “live inside” is the reflection of what is inside our consciousnesses. What we see around us is the reflection of all of us – what we have within us to work on to change.
We have made the Earth into our own image and likeness.
Even if we did make great changes in the External World – the Earth – we would still return to whatever level of living/dying/creating/destroying we’re at as the human race – unless we make the great changes within ourselves first.
We are here to change our own consciousness. We are here in this level of consciousness – in this “realm” we call the Universe – the Solar System – the Earth – to change our own selves – our conscious and subconscious minds, our hearts at both the shallowest and the deepest places within us, and our souls in their full existence.
If we haven’t put effort into changing our own self – we have wasted all the years in the world, and it is only natural that we’re going to feel deep inside our self – that we haven’t accomplished what we came here to accomplish – that we haven’t changed the REAL thing we came to change – our self.
The Portrait of Dorian Gray
Ultimately, this fact is true – if we’ve changed the world around us, but we haven’t changed our self, then we’ve accomplished nothing, because the world will simply eventually revert back to what it was – the reflection – the Earth and the world we think we see – like the portrait of Dorian Gray, which will always reflect that truth which is within us – the unchanged, unexamined issues, harmful emotions and the broken and injured relationships we have with our self and others.
Even now, the world reflects the conflict we have within ourselves – not just with others, but the conflict we have with our own self which we haven’t yet examined, or which we haven’t yet acknowledged or worked on. It is very true that all of us have some conflict within us which we have not yet examined – waiting for us to get around to it when we have more time – “we’re just so busy, right now. We’ve got a world to fix, after all.”
The reflection we see in the mirror – the world that we see around us – will continue as it is – as long as we avoid the inner work on the inner world we have within our inner selves. This reflection is ourselves that we see in the mirror, and it is this that is within which is the source of what we see out there.
The New Reflection
When we change our mind and heart about our judgements, our criticisms, our bitterness, our resentments, our rages, our angers, our fears, our abuses, our attacks, our belittlements, our disrespects, etc. within ourselves, – changed into forgiveness and mercy, compassion, tolerance, loving kindness, understanding, patience with others and ourselves, etc., then we will begin to see the new reflection in the mirror of the planet. Because some of us have done some of this work, we are already seeing some of this change, but our own part that we play in this change – this is what we must address – sooner or later.
When we address our own issues, then we will have changed the Inner Source of the reflection that we see in the External World around us.
It is when we bring these higher qualities forward when standing in the midst of the lower/harmful qualities. Not in the midst of someone else’s portrait of Dorian Gray, but OUR OWN. Bringing forth our higher qualities of kindness, mercy, humility, and the others when we have previously brought forth our lower qualities – in the face of our self when we are wanting instead to react spewing forth any manner of negative and harmful qualities – this is the moment of true changing of the world.
Christ said, “With God, all things are possible.” This means that with God – which is the Infinite Source of love, patience, determination, kindness, persistence, wisdom, forgiveness, mercy, compassion – all inner injuries can be healed. This means that with God – which is love, patience, determination, kindness, persistence, wisdom, forgiveness, mercy, compassion – everything within us that we’ve lost, can be found. This means that with God – everything about us that is a mess, can be cleaned up and made straight. This means that with God, everything about our real self forgotten can be remembered. And this means that with God, everything broken within us, can be made whole.
It is with our effort then beginning from the center within us, that the Garden of Eden returns. Then does the Earth we want to have form, come into being. Because the Garden of Eden, the Earth we want to exist, is born from the Love and Kindness, the forgiveness and mercy, the patience and understanding, the determination, persistence, tolerance and compassion that one gives to our fellow human beings – all of them plus one – our self.
And, oh, yes, it absolutely is a challenge, … yet, once more…. as Christ said, “For man it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible” – even changing and growing within our self.
I would go so far as to say, that ONLY with God, is this possible.
When I hear someone say, “Black Lives Matter”, I imagine and believe their meaning with their words continues with “Black Lives Matter, Too”. I don’t get a sense that they’re trying to diminish any other person or group, because I imagine their experience is one of being and having been diminished by others. Still, this very well could be just how I think about this.
As I watch this and similar movements, questions come up for me. One question being is with those who say, “Blue Lives Matter.” Do they mean, “Blue Lives Matter, Equally” or do they mean “Blue Lives Matter, More” ? Do they believe that society diminishes those people who wear the blue uniform, and society considers them “less than”, and therefore this phrase needs supported? I don’t know. And I admit, this could be just questions that I have. Everyone else could already know for themselves.
When I hear someone say, “All Lives Matter”, do they mean “All Lives Matter, Equally” or are they also thinking “All Lives Matter, but not equally.” Again, I don’t know. It’s always up to the individual, as to what they think and feel – and what they reveal to others. And I can’t help but ask.
I know that we humans can say one thing and mean another. We can also say something, and have people misunderstand our meaning. And, I will still admit that all of this could be just me and how I think. Everyone else may already have all their answers.
May God bless every person’s effort to seek wisdom and understanding.
There are many in the world, right now, that are saying, “I have the truth. Come to me for the truth.” We see people saying this in politics, on the internet, social media, television, radio, etc. Also, right now, there are many in the world that eagerly seek to blame and condemn others, saying “the others are lying”, “media is lying”, “this person is lying”, “those people conspire in bad activities”, “this or that group is corrupt and wicked”. There are many, right now, in the world who get paid A LOT of money to say just these words.
At the same time, we humans carry fear with us as we live our life. There is plenty that triggers us to fear. I won’t list the litany of all the triggers. Some of us humans even want to trigger fear in others – not always for underhanded reasons, but sometimes to sound an alarm of things that we personally fear.
In dealing with being human, when we’re caught up in words people say and the fears of people, we can forget that as spirit beings living in human bodies, we are not originally of this world. We can forget that we came from spirit and will return to spirit. We can forget that we came not to add to fear to the world, but to add to truth, – and not mankind’s truth, but the truth of Spirit. We came to help share the truth which even Christ worked to bring into this world, and still works to bring into this world – even when Christ’s messages may get misinterpreted, distorted, misunderstood, changed, usurped, refabricated, remade, altered, or even dismissed or rejected.
However, as it turns out, the simpleness of Christ’s message makes it easy to return to His original message:
“Love one another as I have loved you.”
“Love God above all else, and Love your neighbor as yourself.”
“Perfect Love casts out fear.”
“For mankind, it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.”
Christ, or put another way, the Light and Life of the World does not hide in the shadows of the Internet nor behind anonymity, seeking to be anonymous while condemning selected people, criticizing whomever is chosen as an enemy, attacking people or trying to bring separation and blame. Christ teaches in the light of day, in simple ways, out in the open, with words that demonstrate Love, again, and that Love is real.
But, not everyone wants this.
Christ speaks of unity and brotherhood of all people and all life. Christ speaks of the Father/Mother/God’s Infinite and unending forgiveness, mercy and Love. He speaks of the joy God feels when someone, who regularly chooses acting without love, living in shadows and hiding behind anonymity, chooses instead to seek the Healing of Loving Kindness.
But not everyone wants this.
All things from Christ come from Love and come with Love. This is why all things from Christ heal individual hearts and shared hearts. Everything from the Christ within brings us out from hiding in the shadows – into the light of day where goodwill towards each other becomes real again. Christ/Love gives the best of Life – Love – to all people equally and does not hold back on giving tolerance or mercy continuously. Christ tells us that if we choose to condemn others or remove the splinter from another’s eye, then first remove the huge chunks from our own. Christ says, “let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” Then says, “Neither do I condemn you.”
There are many, many, many that choose condemning anyone they can think of or with whom they disagree. There are many, many, many that choose hiding in the shadows and behind anonymity, again and again. But, Christ’s message is about Loving one another and not about conspiracies, slander, or blaming. He knocks at the door to our heart and mind. He brings healing of our feelings of despair and aloneness. He offers His hand again to help us show tolerance and understanding in the open, in the light of day for all to see.
At any time, we can choose for ourselves to follow the many, many, many who are generous in their condemnation and judgement towards anyone that disagrees with them or whom they choose as their enemy. At any time, we can choose for ourselves to follow slandering and throwing volumes of disrespect on anyone who doesn’t side with us.
Verbal abuse and verbal violence are available to anyone who wants abuse and violence to be part of their heart and mind, and in turn, what they offer the world. Deciding to no longer believe that all people are one people on this Earth – is available to believe and has many that choose to teach this. Denying that all souls are equal in the Eyes of God, – saying this is the truth – and denying Christ’s words “I will never leave you or forsake you” is available if we seek this to be in what we participate.
Christ really does say to us, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” There are many, many, many that seek to teach us that we are lost and alone unless we follow them only, and hide with them in their condemning of the group of their choosing. Even we who sincerely seek the Truth of Christ, can become lost, if we don’t yet know that this journey of seeking truth starts with unlocking the door of our own Heart. While Christ honors His own words, we don’t give the same words back to Him. For us, we still stumble and fall in our efforts to say back “Christ, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” For us it is to pick ourselves back up, dust off our clothes and try again, to walk the path of following Him.
Ultimately, we can only ask ourselves in our own heart, in the moment we are still with our own thoughts, “do we seek to throw stones and add to the condemning and judging that many others want? Do we seek to add to the conflict which many, many, many others choose? Do those who we align with – seek to cast the first stone, …. the second stone, … and more stones after that…
… or does that which we seek offer forgiveness and mercy while we let go of our stones of judgement and condemning? Does that which we seek point to how we can heal our own hearts and relationships, then point to how we can feel a sameness even with those who differ from us?
Better choices are available to us. Better solutions are available to us. Better hearts are available to us. Greater love is available to us, for us, in us and to heal us.
Love is real. Christ is real. And these are easy to say “no” to. Yet, when better choices are available, and instead we say, “Yes” – instead seeking within ourselves – to unlock the door, open it, and say, “Lord, you are welcome within my heart and mind. Teach me the Truth of You. Show me the way of Loving,” Christ will not hold back and will never hide from us. Christ will not hide behind anonymity. Christ will not speak with slander or of conspiracies.
The Christ, who exists within our own Self, ready to be expressed to ourselves and others, will show us the Joy of the Infinite One in helping us to recognize that Oneness with others is the path of the Infinite Consciousness of Love. Christ will show us that nothing separates us from the brotherhood of life except what is in our own mind and our own heart towards others. Christ teaches us that there is no blame of ourselves and others that cannot be forgiven. Even today, He speaks of acceptance, tolerance and Infinite opportunities through Infinite Patience, which are available to us in any and every moment in which we can unlock the door to the Light and say, “God, are you there? Please, come in. Please, help me. Help us. Teach me of you. Teach me of Love. Lord, please, teach me the Truth.”