Thursday, January 8, 2009

Apocalypse Immunity

Apocalypse Immunity

The countdown to 2012 has gone main stream; this is clear from the showing of “Apocalypse Week” on the History Channel. But it is strange to see the cataclysmic fate of the dinosaur dynasty contrasted to the anticipated end of the world and, supposedly, humankind.

It is as though the only significant distinction between the ancient reptiles and homo-sapiens has to do with biological characterization - and perhaps incidentally, the development of civilized culture.

And that any geo-physical disaster which may occur, such as another killer comet plunging into the earth, will be happening TO us or IN SPITE of us.

But certainly not BECAUSE of us.

Yet science has already determined, at least on the quantum level, that what is seen is affected by who is looking. Physical reality (which includes energy) responds to consciousness.

Sacred literature also emphasizes this principal. World-changing catastrophic events are precipitated and influenced by the consciousness of those they affect. According to the Scriptures, the Flood which apparently ended the last age of man was induced by human corruption:

“And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven” (Gen. 6: 12, 17).

Similarly the Bible anticipates another judgment yet to come, and for similar reasons:

“But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men” (2 Peter 3:7).

But the world resists this idea, which results in the quandary of seeming to be both in control of destiny while remaining a victim of it. There is a profound reluctance to assume real responsibility not only for what we do, but what we are.

And yet what we are determines what we do, even when one is essentially unconscious of the inner dimensions of self.

It is useful to reflect on the various ways Apocalypse could manifest, and how destructive this could be.

But question then should not be: “What can I do outwardly to keep myself safe?”

But rather, “How should I be inwardly so the whole world is safe?”


  1. "But question then should not be: “What can I do outwardly to keep myself safe?”

    But rather, “How should I be inwardly so the whole world is safe?” "

    Thanks for these last two sentences. Needed to see that at this point. In the past few weeks, I have found myself focus on safety. Keep having to remind myself that the physical form is temporary anyway. I get that.

  2. Interesting...those last two sentences were what rung greatly true for me, too. Well 'spoken'.
    Thank you!


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