Do you wonder about the ‘end of the world’? Will it happen today or tomorrow, or is it the date implanted in our group consciousness, the generally accepted last day of the Mayan calendar, Friday, December 21, 2012? And what does ‘end’ mean? Does Earth herself die? That doesn’t seem likely. Would all life on Earth die? It would more likely be us, the troublemaking humans.
The thing is, those of us who arrive on Earth will assuredly leave on another day, whether we live for a week or ninety years. We’ve watched a great number of fellow humans cross over due to natural disasters in the last few years–so what are the real questions left for us? Are they, “When I die, what happens? Does my soul go somewhere, like to heaven or hell? Is God vengeful or loving? Do I have as yet unknown karmic debts?”
Is now a time for fear–or a new beginning and a time for compassion, peacemaking and celebration? I don’t know (and can any mortal really know?) but if you have traveled or seen news reports, you are aware of the terrible injustices and imbalances in our world. On the news recently, there was an inspiring story of a young American woman who lives in and serves children and families in a slum in Kenya. If there are any adjustments to be made by the Creator/God/Goddess/ Higher Power or our Earth Mother, it will be the end of these tragic realities, as care and balance are brought into the lives of all who despair, perhaps as the wealthy have their ‘Scrooge dreams,” and realize that caring and sharing generates love and good will and that accumulating generates fear of loss and a never-ending desire for more.
In this world, at this time, everything is severely out of balance. So many suffer due to corruption, greed, dictators, war, drought and poverty, while so few have so much that their ‘champagne and caviar dreams’ keep them isolated from the ‘ugly reality’ of the abused, the uneducated and the hungry. And while we’re at it—what escalates power and greed? What causes American businesses to dump toxic, chemical wastes in unregulated, impoverished countries? We need to make a commitment to acknowledging the terrible circumstances in which so many live. We need to make a shift in consciousness, to grow up and realize it’s not about you and me—it’s about every single human being on the planet, all of who are loved by God as if each of us were His/Her only child.
Is the end of time, or true compassionate change, coming? I have my vote in for a new world of sharing and connection. Let’s not give up. The answers to our worldwide problems are in surrendering to the Higher Power.