I have been thinking about writing something like this for some time now, had always hoped to write an actual book, but I honestly didn’t think it would be about what I am going to write about now. I had always hoped to write some book about the spiritual path – about my experiences, and how things were moving towards some great enlightenment (for some people anyway); about the return of the Christ impulse, as well as all the other great Messianic archetypes; about how UAP, AI, quantum physics, and other advancing fields play into that enlightenment or awakening; about how we were the luckiest people since the dawn of humanity, because we would get to actually SEE that happen. And to be clear, I do still think all of that, and part of this will be about that. But there’s another side of the story – one that is becoming painfully, blatantly, and undeniably clear: we are in some very deep shit on this planet. I try to keep explicatives out of my speech and writing, because I think they are intellectually lazy, and there are more eloquent and less offensive ways to convey meaning that are child safe. But in this case, given the gravity of the situation, I just don’t think anything else quite captures the gravity and depth of concern I have
And I should offer a forewarning here – this is going to get pretty dark before the light. This is probably going to be like a dark night of the soul that is imposed on you, if you haven’t already reached some of these conclusions yourself. I’m not going to offer arguments for my assertions, so if you don’t believe in human-caused climate change, then you probably want to duck out now, because that is a large part of the first part of this. I will include some links to information from other sources, but again – I am not going to defend them or the content of what they say. I am a mystic, but I also believe very strongly in science, and the science is, has been, clear. If you don’t believe so – don’t let the digital door hit you on the way out.
Part 1 – A Current Assessment
Ok, now that I have that out of the way – I have to make an admission here and tell on myself. I have believed for a very long time, since I was a child actually, that I would live to see the apocalypse, the end of days, the second coming, whatever I thought it would be when I was a kid. I was raised in a Roman Catholic family, so those are the terms I was taught then, but the point remains – I thought I would live to see prophecy fulfilled. And for a while, it really scared the crap out of me, because I was never baptized, and in the Roman Catholic tradition, because of the teaching of original sin, I was going to straight to hell – do not pass go, do not collect $200 – and there was absolutely nothing I could do, no amount of Hail Mary’s I could say, to change that. That’s a whole story in itself, so I’m not going to get too deep into it. But suffice it to say, for whatever reason, I really believed I would get to see that horrible/wonderful event in my lifetime.
My spiritual path took a number of twists and turns, thank GOD, and suffice it to say, I no longer believe in that psychopathic, condemning, child judging god. My spirituality is based on all KINDS of different teachings and beliefs (see my post on the Religion Smorgasbord). But one thing I do still believe in, and surprisingly enough to me and many I think, is the prophecy about some kind of “end of days,” some return of a Messianic figure, some karmic reckoning for the human race. Again, I have a post out there about several different prophecies (Return of the Gods?) from Buddhist, Hopi, Jewish, and other traditions. Turns out it wasn’t just the Christian savior who was prophesied to return – there was a whole pantheon. In fact, I would suggest that MOST spiritual traditions have some concept of the end of the world coinciding with the return of – well, something, or someone, or a group of someones. And about that end of the world part –
Another disclaimer here first: I have been somewhat notorious for crying wolf for a big portion of my life. There have been many times when I thought the end was literally upon us – nuclear Armageddon in 80’s, Shoemaker-Levy 9 in ’94 (I thought it would miss Jupiter and hit earth lol), May 5th 2000 planetary alignment, December 21, 2012, and a lot of wars and conflicts and CMEs and solar flares in between that provided apoca-fodder. And of course the recent years, with covid and climate change are rife with doomy feelings.
But this last 2 weeks has been truly extraordinary, and honestly scared me. And I don’t say that lightly. I am not a person to live in fear. I have great faith, and I know ultimately, that which I am can never be threatened or destroyed. But I have kids, and grandkids, and like to think that they can know there will be a world that they can survive in when they are my age. Events of the last 2 weeks have been so astonishing, so over the top, and so truly apocalyptic, that I honestly fear for their future – and for their mental outlook. It has to be scary, utterly terrifying, to see what’s happening and wonder what the world will look like in 10 years, heck 5 years, let alone 20 or 40. So what was it that was so utterly terrifying, so jarring, as to make me think this?
To be sure, the heatwave experienced in the Pacific Northwest and Canada has been absolutely mind-blowing. I live in Phoenix, Arizona, and know all about heat. And I can say honestly that I can handle 115, 116 no sweat (bud pun, trying to inject a little lightness anyway). But 120F? 120 is hot. Anything over that is just brutal. So when I heard that it hit 121F, in Canada – CANADA, the “great white north” – where the normal high temp this time of year would be in the mid-70’s, it really shook me. And not just Canada, but Portland, OR hitting 116F, and records shattered all through the Pacific Northwest – temperatures even higher than we had down here in the Southwestern Desert. I keep using the word astonishing – just can’t think of a better one.
And it’s not just in the US and Canada. Europe and Russia are being broiled as well.
So it’s not just a US thing. I know I am often guilty of viewing things through a bit of a myopic lens, like what’s happening here in the US is apocalyptic. But to be truly apocalyptic in the greater spiritual sense, it really needs to impact the whole world. And this is – the climate changes are happening everywhere, rapidly and intensely. I’m not going to list articles from all over the globe, but easily could. All that is troubling for sure.
Then yesterday, I saw this:
This is the very town where it was 121F just a few days ago – now, it has been incinerated, literally burnt to the ground.
And then, the thing that really did it for me – that just SCREAMED at me, shook me to my core.
This is an area that experienced record shattering high temperatures, now burning with wildfires so intense that they are creating their own weather, which is spawning hundreds of thousands (yes, 100’s of THOUSANDS) of lightning strikes, which are then igniting more fires. If that isn’t terrifying, and the very embodiment of “apocalyptic,” I truly don’t know what is. My heart goes out to all the people, all the wildlife, all the plants, trees, etc up there. It is beyond sad, beyond tragic – it’s just horrible. And this isn’t some isolated event. All of western North America is in a severe drought – a giant tinderbox, ready to burn. Ugh.
Probably good to take a break here and remember – I said this was going to get pretty dark. But the thing is, it’s reality. It’s what is happening right now. It’s fact, truth. There is no denying, debunking or dismissing it. This is what is happening now. And regardless as to what someone believes about the cause, we are in it, and it is going to accelerate. But there IS a bright side to all this. I know, you’re probably thinking, “How in the hell could there be?” But there is, I promise, and we will get to that. But not before we grasp the full gravity of the situation we are in, and how we got here.
This is a great video that does just that, regarding the climate. Again, very sobering – but truth.
Turns out, the Christians were right – there really is, there has been for a long time, an “antichrist” driving us towards this destruction. But we have all been deceived, just as was foretold. I will explain more about that in my next post.
I don’t like to leave things on a down note, so here is a little prayer I wrote a while back. May it bring you some peace until my next post 🙂
There is a Power greater than all other powers.
There is a Force that cannot be stopped by any barrier or obstacle.
There is an Energy above all energies that interconnects and gives meaning to all that is.
That Power, that Force, that Energy is the unceasing Love of God and the forgiveness, mercy and compassion that flow forth from it into the hearts, minds, bodies and spirits of all things.
Let us all embrace this Power, this Force, this Energy.
Let it flow through us and become us as we relinquish our egos and their petty grievances and resentments.
Let us once again claim our Oneness and recognize the God in each other and in ourselves and reunify that we may, as One, be the perfect expression of God’s Love that we all desire to be in our deepest hopes and dreams.
Let it be so – now, and for always.
Until next time…