Earth Changes

When I was in fifth grade, there was a scare about nuclear bombs. Was it the Cuban Missile Crisis? I can’t remember for sure, but I’ll never forget us kids practicing getting on our knees and covering our heads under our desks. I was kind of scared, but I didn’t know of what. The teacher did and I’m sure she also knew that if a nuclear bomb made it to California, being under our desks wasn’t going to matter. Isn’t it weird to think of nuclear bombs–total manmade annihilation? It’s hard to believe the U.S. dropped them on two Japanese cities. It’s the kind of thing you can’t imagine–don’t want to let the pictures in. I wonder now what those blasts felt like to Mother Earth.

My brother has been predicting for years that earthquakes, floods, volcanoes and the like were coming and that many of us would have our lives ended rather abruptly. Or changed—one volcano stopped everything in Europe for almost a week. All this earth-activity does make you wonder, doesn’t it? Are we in trouble? Are these the end times? Will I die under a pile of rubble, or will my children, my mom or my brothers? Will it be you and yours? (Maybe we shouldn’t take ‘life as usual’ for granted anymore.)

I guess none of us really knows, but it does seem a good time to focus on what is important. Love is important and saying, ‘I love you’ is, too. Making amends is important and forgiving is second only to love. ‘As ye forgive, ye are forgiven.’ Touching bases is good: ‘How are you doing? Can I help in any way?’ Giving thanks for what we do have is a very good thing. While work is important—just ask anyone who is unemployed—we can’t take it, or our assets, with us. We do take our love and hate connections, though.

If you sensed you would die tomorrow (your body, I mean) who would you want to be with today? Is there anything you would change if you could? Can you see the perfection in your imperfections? What difference do you make in the world? How’s your relationship with the Force, as in, “May the Force be with you?” It appears it’s time for all of us to prepare a bit.

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10 thoughts on “Earth Changes

  1. I completely agree. We are messing around with the planet. Its basically one of those situations where we will all be sorry in the end. Well some of us wont be sorry; we’ll be the ones saying ”I told you so.”

    • Like you, I wish we hadn’t so mistreated Mother Earth and that we weren’t at this place of being on the receiving end of so much destruction. But we all have to ride it out now, in our bodies or out. Thanks for your comment.

  2. It’s a scary thought thinking about the world ending. Though all my life thoughts like this have riddled my brain. I’ve always been intrigued by theories of our destruction. From the volcano in the Canary Islands which could potentially wipe out our entire east coast in one fell giant swoop, the sun exploding and eating us up, and self wrought Armageddon like a nuclear war it’s all crossed my mind.

    I’ve noticed the influx of seismic activity across the globe and it makes more sense as we get closer and closer to the end of this cycle in the Mayan calendar. I believe we are at a purging, the Earth is most likely trying to right the wrongs that we have so willingly forced upon her. I just like many other human beings have helped add to this downward spiral, and now even if I could help I believe that there is not much we can do except stop it from getting worse. Like you said Pam. We’ve only got to ride it out.

    • You know, Devin, many of the people who feel we are in a great time of change have predicted that a whole bunch of young people would be born into this period who would help walk us into the new age. You are so obviously one of them! When I first started the blog, each of my three children had asked me independently if I believed the world was going to end in 2012, so I began to search the internet. I’ve come to the conclusion that, yes, something is happening, a shift in our awareness and what we believe is important–and that there may be some kind of separation between those who are sincerely hoping for a life more centered and grounded and compassionate and those who want to still grind and pound their way to the ‘top,’ without regard for our planet or other people. I have no idea, though, how this will happen and I don’t know if we can know. I believe that if enough of us stay focused on loving-kindness, we may make a difference for others, too. Thank you for being here now.

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