There is the group that thinks aliens are going to show up in space ships and teleport the "believers" off the planet. Like they say on Star Trek, "Beam me up Scotty."
Or how about this one . . .
Since the Mayan Calendar ends in 2012, after counting time for thousands of years, lots of people think the world will end then. Get a grip people. Time may change. Consciousness may change. The way things operate on this planet may change. But the end of the world? Sorry, I just don't buy it.
So what else are you selling?
Oh yes, the most recent person who thinks they are holding God's crystal ball who foretold the end of the world May 21st, 2011.
I find it astonishing how caught up in their own delusions a person can become. The fact that they are such a good salesperson that other people buy into their fantasy is even more remarkable. Didn't Jesus say something about "beware the soothsayers?" Having said that, I find it odd that most of those who believe they can foretell the end of the world just happen to be highly religious.
The following list was published in the Roanoke Times from these sources: Jehovah's Witnesses, "Proclaimers of God's Kingdom", The Christian Science Monitor, Time.com, guardian.co.uk.
These are the people who have been receiving the bad information, believing the information was coming from God, and the dates they said the world was going to end:
- The Shakers: 1792, 1794, 1800
- John and Charles Wesley, early founders of the Methodist movement: 1794, 1836
- William Miller, a Baptist Preacher: 1843, 1844
- Joseph Smith, Founder of the Mormon Church: 1891
- Jehovah's Witnesses: 1915, 1925, 1975
- Psychic Jeanne Dixon: 1980's
- Pat Robertson: 1982
- Stephen Gibbin and John Plageman, authors of The Jupiter Effect: 1982
- Colin Deal, author of "Will Christ Return by 1988?": 1988, 1989, 2000
- Edgar Whisenant, author of "88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will be in 1988:" 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994
- Elizabeth Claire Prophet, of Summit Lighthouse: 1990
- Harold Camping, Family Radio founder: 1994, 2011
- Jack Van Impe, minister: 2001, 2003
- Hal Linsay, evangalist: 1988, 2000, 2007
- Michael Drosnin, author, "The Bible Code:" 2000, 2006
- The Rev. Jerry Falwell: 2009
One of my favorite sayings is this: "The channel is only as clear as the channel is clear." ~ Debbie Takara Shelor
Anyone who tries to predict the future needs 5 things if they want to get it right:
1) They have to have an ability to receive and understand. Some are born with the gift and never shut it down. Most, however, shut it down as children and have to work diligently to open up the gift again. Some have other gifts and should leave this one alone entirely.
2) They have to make sure they are actually "tuned in" to the right channel. They may be talking to someone. But often who they think they are talking to and who they are actually talking to are two very different things. It is very easy to communicate with something in the astral plane. You know you are there if all the information sounds oh so important and grandiose. Spiritual insight never causes confusion or fear. When a true message is being received, you simply know it to be true. You can feel a "yes" resounding throughout your whole body.
3) They must have no judgment, belief, fear or other opinion about the topic matter. If they do, whatever is received will be going through their personal filters and the information will come out distorted and tainted with their own disharmonious personal beliefs. It takes years of personal growth work to clear and heal the past in order to be a clear vessel.
4) They must realize, and readily admit, that anything you "read" today can change in a heartbeat. And tomorrow the information is already wrong. There are too many variables involved in the workings of the Universe. If even one thing changes, the whole future is changed.
5) They must be completely balanced, centered, and at peace before they begin. Otherwise, their disharmony will cause static or distortion in the connection.
Personally, I don't get readings about the futue. I don't go to tarot readers. I don't read my horoscope every day. I don't call the psychic hotline. I don't send off for a numerology or astrology reading at the beginning of each new year.
Well first of all because I understand the 5 ingredients above and it is a rare thing to meet anyone that exhibits all 5 that actually does readings.
Second, because I know most people don't have all 5 and the information is highly likely to be tainted. And because the human mind is so powerful, even when it is told something that is not true, it can latch onto it and make it true. What you focus on you create. Period. Full stop. Why would I let someone else interject their thoughts into my mental program potentially screwing my life up? Your mind is sacred space.
I do occasionally consult friends who dowse when I'm facing an issue I can't resolve on my own. I want a different perspective or some advice. I also occasionally have Daniel Jacob assist me in understanding a current issue from a fresh, enlightened perspective. But I don't ask these people to tell me what is happening in 2 months ~ because I know it can so easily change. I talk to them about right now. What do I need to change about me to change my current situation?
So, even though its sometimes nice to fantasize about a rescue when things get tough, the journey is every bit as important as the destination. Who you are becoming is what your life is all about.
When things get really rough, one of my favorite things to tell people is, "this too shall pass." It always does. Tomorrow is a new day. Things might look terrible right now. Some monster might be standing on the path right in front of you. But eventually the monster will get bored and leave.
I'm sure almost everyone has wished they could just pick up their marbles and go home ~ not wanting to play this earth game anymore.
Wouldn't it be great if every time you faced some disaster or another Moses would show up and part the red sea for you. Or maybe it would be more fun for Jesus to come walking over the water toward you, slap on your wings, and you could just flitter away from all your problems. Or how about that ride in the space ship?
Help does come whenever you ask. If you sincerely request assistance from Jesus, Quan Yin, Buddha, angels, God, etc., the help does absolutely come. It may not look the way you expected it to. It may not even be what you are hoping it will be. But all prayers are answered.
The truth is, true growth typically only happens when facing adversity. Comfortable people rarely do or learn anything new. You will never find out what you are made of, your strengths and weaknesses, until you have to walk your talk.
Are you compassionate?
Are you giving?
Are you judgmental?
Are you arrogant?
Do you feel worthy?
Do you feel loveable?
Do you feel less than?
Are you forgiving?
Can you truly see the beauty in all things?
In a deLightful little book called the Frogship Perspective, Dr. Dean Black tells the story of a man who climbed a light pole in his youth to try to see something in the distance. A thunderstorm swept in and he was hit by lightening. His legs were fried and he is now relegated to a wheel chair for life.
Years after the event someone asked him if he had known what would happen when he climbed that pole if he would still climb up there. He thought for a tiny moment and then he said, "Yes. I would climb. I would climb." You see this man really liked who he had become ~ even in a wheelchair. He didn't know who he would be if the accident hadn't happened. But he knew who he was now and it is what he would choose again.
When you look back over your past, over the sorrows and the pain and say, "Yes I would choose that again," then you know you have healed and you have grown. If you still have anger and regret, then there is still work for you to do.
Have a deLightful day,
I would love to hear what you have to say about this subject!