Monday, November 24, 2008

The Fog is Lifting

The Fog is Lifting

In the discussions about a global shift in consciousness there are many predictions regarding vast external changes of a geophysical nature which are expected to occur. Earth’s rotation may reverse, its magnetic field may collapse or change polarities, the Schuman resonance will increase, etc.

Externalization is a perennial disposition of the human mind – at least in our present Kali Yuga age. But what happens on the outside is not the big deal. It’s what happens inside that counts.

The Bible’s Book of Revelations is packed with graphic imagery of an end times scenario characterized by incredible destruction and devastation. Great plagues, suffering on an unprecedented scale, disease, death, planetary upheavals, and no place to hide. Yet what is the underlying meaning behind these catastrophes? Look for the clue in the following verses:

“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk” (Revelation 9:20).

“And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory” (Revelation 16:9).

In other words, all the outer calamity and pain is a gift from a loving God that wants to turn mankind from its false view of reality and toward the truth.

Even a cursory review of earth’s geologic record will show that vast planetary changes are quite the norm, at least over an extended period of time. There is nothing in this of itself that should generate either anticipation or alarm, unless you are very attached to your life on this earth and afraid of losing it.

The really big deal is when something happens internally. There are wonderful stories in the Buddhist tradition of a monk who suddenly becomes enlightened, and the only outer event marking this conversion experience is a slight smile crossing his lips.

When the inner man is released from bondage to the outer materialistic world, to a limited, external view of reality, to a belief in separation from God and others. This is vast. This is beyond time. This is worth writing home about.

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