There is a psychological phenomenon described this way – many older people, having lived a large part of their/our life in a world where there was no climate change whatsoever, and now living in a world where this is only a little climate change – don’t believe in climate change because they won’t see it – in that they’ll pass on before they see it or have it directly touch them. It is not something for them to worry about or deal with. This phenomenon is easily visible in publicly visible elected officials, especially considering that 50% of the US Senate is 65+. The elderly make up the greater numbers of climate deniers or the climate “I don’t care” group.
It has been observed that as people age, they tend to hold onto the world of the year span in which they were in their teens to 40’s more than enter into the current world. This contributes to “generation gaps”. In other words, the world that we used to live in, we tend to hold onto in our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Generally, the world that exists today then becomes generally ignored at a certain level in our consciousnesses by older generations. Generally, even those who say they aren’t ignoring or denying the current world, are doing it in some ways, albeit not in others, without being 100% aware they are. (All generalizations are false, including this one.)
We cannot avoid this process within ourselves. We tend to focus on “Life as we know it” because of how we feel and think. There are many feelings of confidence that go along with “knowing all about life”. Imagine the feelings that go along with “having no clue how to live in the world of today.” And we know the past ways of living better than we know the current ways of living, thus giving us a sense of safety and security by holding onto the past worlds that we already lived in. There’s a difference of feeling our feet on solid ground vs. on constantly changing ground (like ocean waves).
A generalization is – “as elderly acknowledge they’ll die soon, knowing they’ll never deal with climate change, have no need to worry about climate change and therefore don’t.”
However, when there is awakened within someone a concern for future generations taking precedence over one’s own life and one’s own soon death – children and grandchildren – there is an awakening for what the future generations will face.
The younger generations carries the complete and total weight of the destruction which climate change is now bringing and with increasing levels, will bring in more widespread occurrences. It is the younger generation who will be living through the destruction – of which we’ve been getting more and more a taste every year – that comes with climate change. And this destruction is not imaginary for the younger generation, like it is for older generations, many of whom cannot imagine how bad it will be because they’ve never had it in their world.
The questions for us are, which world do we live in today? Which world are we creating to live in, if any, tomorrow? Which world of the past are we holding onto and why are we holding onto it? We have answers to these questions inside us.
Regardless of how we answer these or feel about them, the world we used to live in doesn’t exist anymore except in our own memories and wishes. We can live our life in our memories or we can join the world of today and start living our life, again, deciding what we can give to the world – for the rest of today, and tomorrow, … and the next day… and the next. We’re not dead, today, and this means we have work to do with some of that work preparing for the climate change destruction which is increasing each day. The last question we have related to this is – how much can we reverse…. today? (Remember, today is the only day we can work on this.)
“If we’re still alive in the Earth, then our work is not finished.” All Spiritual Teachings
“Retirement is man-made, not God-made. God does not mean for us to retire from society or from living, as long as we’re on this Earth.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2018, Jodie Senkyrik)
“We can be among the first ones to lead the new ways into the future,or we can be among the last ones to follow the old ways of the past.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©,1999-2018, Jodie Senkyrik)
It is a time for calling for meditation and calling for prayer. I’ve seen this future for quite some time and I see it still in place. I’ve not shared it, because I hoped and prayed for something better. I still do.
The elected officials feel they were given the mandate to make policy to change what their voters were angry about. But, not to help all the people of the country – only certain people. So, policy is made to ensure that certain things would happen to some people. Quite literally, some people would not be able to continue living. Many people – adults and children will struggle to stay alive.
What I see if all things stay as they are today: With the Republican’s efforts to be successful at ending the Affordable Health Care Act, very little to nothing will replace it. With this change, some people are going to die – some will die a very slow death. Their deaths won’t be in worldly dramatic ways. Their deaths won’t be in the media – although the numbers will be reported. It is the future in place.
Many will go into great debt having to pay huge medical bills until unable to pay any more. Many will have medical bills that drain their savings and funds until they run out. The economy will suffer greatly, because the money will dwindle that would have stimulated growth. Citizens will slow down on spending to try to save for when medical bills hit them. All finances of many people will be going to pay medical bills and medicines.
This is the beginning. This is the beginning of the 3rd of the 3 World Events. It starts small, insignificantly and will grow “seemingly” slowly through several years. But, remember, the future can be changed through prayer and meditation.
2017 and 2018 are the years that the officials and their staff are helping ensure that this policy becomes law.
I hoped and prayed for something better to happen, but I see this future remaining in place over and over, every time I look. I am not seeing the public stopping this from happening.
It’s like being in a very skimpy tiny flotation device in the middle of nowhere and seeing a very large alligator eying you and approaching closer and closer. The danger is real. Not enough people are acting and praying to stop this.
There are 300 million souls living in the U.S. This means there are 300 million hands on the steering wheel selecting the direction this country goes. Those who put forth effort to turn the wheel a certain direction are the ones who influence the direction the country goes. Prayer and meditation adds strength to the hands of each one that seeks to turn the steering wheel. Our efforts to strengthen God’s presence with this can help. “With God, all things are possible.”
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(The title is a quote from the book, “Nosso Lar” by Francisco Cândido Xavier. It is translated from Portuguese to English in the book, “Astral City”. )
There are many people in the world right now, who currently say that their hatred leads them to bring justice. We see and hear many people all over the world saying that their hatred brings justice. But, all sane people know that their saying this, doesn’t make it true. Yet, frustratingly, like the others, all of us still have times when we grasp hold of the idea thinking that with our hatred, we can enact justice.
But, hatred is not justice. When we catch ourselves and step back – stepping back from our own hatred, which we can do, albeit asking God’s help to do this – we can acknowledge that the words of the title statement are true words.
In the moments of hatred rising, why do we take hold of the idea that hatred might bring justice? More often, it is because of our suffering. We may believe that to be rid of the pain of hatred as well as the suffering of others or our own being attacked by our human brothers and sisters, we must act out of hatred in return, calling it justice.
But, hatred is not justice. God’s gift to us is not hatred. In that vein, we may wonder, ‘then what do we do with criminals and terrorist’s?’
There are many things we can do. We start with God. Our prayers, our meditations, our acts from the heart – all of these are where we start. In addition, as the human race, throughout human history, we also have progressed on a path of developing laws designed to govern behavior. This evolutionary path is not finished. We are not at the end of evolving lawfully or socially. Our efforts to walk a higher road has led humans to strive to design laws and create consequences to breaking those laws according to ever higher principles of honest justice.
For us as individuals, we can take a look at our self. We can choose to let the statement live in our own behaviors and choices. This can help us as individuals to choose a different behavior towards the people in our lives and the people who we only know about on TV. We can choose to hold onto the principle that hatred is not justice, and then look for ways to make it real in our day-to-day lives, activities and relationships.
When we choose to remember that hatred is not justice, we can also act from this awareness towards those who think that their hatred is their source of justice. When we act from hatred, we don’t always realize that our hatred is the same as others’ hatred. We may deny our hatred, and they do, too. We may justify our hatred, but so do they. In the end, where is the difference in hatreds?
There are too many examples in the news, every day, of when people act from the belief that their hatred is different – their hatred is righteous – their hatred is justified – their hatred is a gift from God. No one religion holds the monopoly on these acts of hatred – every philosophy and religion has people who have acted believing hatred (whether in large ways or small ways) is their way to justice.
But, hatred is not justice. We will evolve beyond hatred, learning this, if we remember one day at a time, that justice does exist, even though we may never, in our own minds and our own paradigms, understand fully how it could be. We can evolve beyond hatred, with God’s help. We can evolve beyond hatred through our prayers, our meditations, one day at a time, through our efforts on each day that we remember God and God’s Infinite and unending Love for each of us.
God will never give up on teaching us – “hatred is not justice” – that God is the Justice we seek, in addition to God being Infinite Understanding, Infinite Patience, Infinite Kindness, Infinite Love, Infinite Forgiveness, Infinite Peace, Infinite Mercy and more.
These are God’s true gifts to us.
“What would you want heaven to be like? Are you creating that in your heart and mind, right now? Are you helping to create that for others in the world?” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2006-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)
“It is best that we don’t believe everything we hear about someone. It is also best that we don’t believe everything we say about someone.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2006-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)
“For us to release ourselves from prison, we must release everyone else, as well. For us to release ourselves from karma, we must release everyone else from the karma we assign to them and expect them to go through, as well. Mercy and Forgiveness are the keys. We cannot move on, when our hands are holding on to the chains we place on others.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2006-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)
A few points to remember:
- Every person is a child of God. Everyone. There are no exceptions. God has given every one of us freewill with regards to the path we walk and the choices we make in life. God will not take away freewill from any of us. Elected officials have freewill as well.
- Jesus said to Pontius Pilate, that which He knew was true, “You have authority over me, because God gave it to you.” This can show us that people are in positions of authority because God allows this. I add that my understanding is that God allows this to give each soul opportunities to face challenges to grow. Some souls take the opportunities to grow, some souls stumble and fall.
- This reading recording is presented as is, with a few personal pieces of information edited out. What is left in, is information available for general use.
- Some of you will be adamantly against what I present. That which I see psychically is what I stated. If it were not what I see psychically, I would tell you.
- I don’t see Donald Trump’s presidency as being either extremely good or extremely bad. Each presidency has had it’s good and bad. While many may argue against the point that, “There is good in the worst of us, and there is bad in the best of us.” (Edgar Cayce), the point is still true.
Finally, I’ll remind everyone who posts comments (which are welcome), I will monitor the comments and edit out – insults, demeaning names, effort to show disrespect, and slander. I will leave in discussion, differences of opinion, effort to show evidence of different views, and expression of different values.
Election Reading of 11-10-16 (2 hours long)
“Healing starts when condemnation and judgement stops.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1991-2016, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Human nature is the best place to go to get a good laugh.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1992-2016, Jodie Senkyrik)
“We believe what we believe, because we feel it serves us to believe it. We don’t believe what we don’t believe, because we feel it serves us to not believe it.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1993-2016, Jodie Senkyrik)
Yes, even if we’re feeling discouraged about the politics in the U.S., now is a good time to get up in the morning with hope in our hearts. Why, because now is a wonderful opportunity to do something specific.
Instead of being discouraged, angry and bitter, look for someone or something that you feel is inspiring. These exist everywhere. Look for topics. Look for speakers. Look for actions – all of which are inspiring to you. All of these are happening. We can see them on the Internet, in society, on Youtube, on Facebook, and many other places.
The energy we feel when we look for inspiration is a recognition that our hope is a hope for very real results. Inspiration is the belief that there is a force of accomplishment in our planet which we can connect to and ride – like a surfer on a wave. This wave of inspiration raises us up. This energy of inspiration – of being inspired – of listening to someone or watching something that is inspiring – is a force that spreads – strengthening the heart of individuals all over the place. Then, in turn, helping us to act in whatever way we find is best.
When we seek inspiration, we find inspiration. There are people in the world that are inspiring. There are stories people share that inspire others. There are speakers that inspire people. When we join with these others, we feel the VERY REAL energy of being able to accomplish what we seek to accomplish.
Sure, we may get tired and weary, discouraged and feel despair sometimes. After all, we are human beings. But, we can also breath in strength, and as Og Mandino wrote in his book, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, “He who is determined enough to succeed, will never fail.” Who among us is advocating ‘giving up’ on anything that we know is worthwhile to pursue?
As the inspiration grows within one’s own heart and mind, let it also be turned within, to inspire us to accept and forgive, be patient and let go of judgment. Let this inspiration also guide us inwardly to seek within our heart who to forgive and who to show mercy towards. Let this energy inspire us to have compassion. Let it inspire us to have fortitude to stay the course – to be patient – to have mercy towards others – to show charity when the need exists, and to seek out and learn wisdom. Let this inspiration motivate us to give of our time or money or cooperation or energy or muscle to help join with others wherever we find ourselves – to cooperate in lifting up humanity, or our nation, or our community or our small group, or our family and friends. Let this inspiration motivate us to show love to all the living beings around us – to give of our heart and mind.
Remember the Dr. Seuss cartoon story of the Who of Whoville? When the Grinch stole their Christmas decorations, Christmas still happened within the hearts and minds of all the people of Whoville. Did you feel good when you saw that part? Was it because inspiration (Christmas), courage, fortitude, persistence, dedication, joy, community, friendship, joining together – all of these still exist within our hearts and are not based on external events?
If any of us need inspiration, look at historical events which are devastating. Then look at how we respond to these devastating events. People come together to persevere, to show courage, to rebuild, to give inspiration for those who are discouraged or suffering – to help people stand back up in the face of adversity.
Let whatever words from others that help to lift you up be hung as your banner and flag. For me, I’ve always liked, “He or She, who is determined enough to succeed will never fail” and “Let God decide what is possible.” and “There will never be a day that we can stop hatred and violence in the world by opposing it using hatred and violence.” and many of the others in the Rainbow Cards. I think of that for all individuals. And when one person joins with another one person, and then another one person, and on and on, strength grows for us as a unified group.
If your counter-argument to what is above is that it’s hard to be inspired when one gets beat-up, spit upon, whipped, pushed around, kicked, and nailed up on a cross to die, then you’re absolutely right. And yet, with God, all things are possible – even resurrection.
“It is irrelevant whether we can or cannot do something. What matters is if we’re willing or not willing in our heart. It is the one who is not willing, who cannot. It is the one who is willing, who can.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2000-2016, Jodie Senkyrik)
“The greater issue is not whether we save the world from evil.
The greater issue is whether we become evil while we think we’re saving the world.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2016, Jodie Senkyrik)