End of the World As You Know It
If you believe the doomsday interpretation of the Mayan calendar, our world will cease to exist tomorrow.
On one hand, if the prophecy is true, I’ll be kind of bummed because we’re headed to Cancun for our annual Christmas on the beach. I’d hate to miss the beach.
On the other hand, I’m super-pumped about the world ending and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Do you suppose we’ll finally get peace on earth?
Don’t give up before the miracle occurs
I do think the world as we know it is ending, and I’m grateful. It’s my fervent hope and prayer that we’re ushering in an era of love and peace but in order for the new world to exist, old thoughts of hatred, violence and war must be eliminated.
We’ve been working toward this new world. Even as the harsh present day realities pierce our hearts, we see glimpses of goodness too.
Remember the New York City cop who bought boots for the homeless man? Never mind that the man wasn’t homeless, the officer’s intent was selfless and honorable.
Recently, in my metropolitan area, a suburban cop stopped a driver for an expired vehicle registration. The driver explained that he knew he was behind on paying for the registration sticker, but, in his words, “It was either feed my kids or get my registration done.”
The officer handed the man a citation, folded, and tucked between the folds was a $100 bill.
Stories like these are plentiful and help stave off headline horror.
The stories are the reason I believe the miracle of a new world is occurring.
Four days before Christmas
Is it a coincidence that Dec. 21st is four days before the day Christians celebrate as the birth of Jesus? An ending before a beginning?
Actually the present cycle of the world as we know it has been nearing its end for quite some time. Endings must occur before new life can burst through.
Think of it as humanity sloughing off its old skin.
Four days before Christmas and you can set your intention for the next phase of your life.
What will it be? My intention is to show up in my day-to-day world as love. Please hear that this isn’t a goal or a resolution.
Love is who I am and love is who I shall be. It’s the same for you.
You and I are children of light, not darkness. When light shines, there can be no darkness, no evil.
As you finish your holiday preparations, please ponder this thought: There is tremendous freedom in simultaneously giving and receiving light. Pulling light to yourself–from others’ good deeds or from special feelings brought on by something watched or read–gives you the power to recognize darkness for what it is–the absence of light.
A shift is happening, of that I have little doubt. It’s a blast to watch the events as they occur and to realize it’s all a part of the glorious Universal Plan.
I could be completely wrong, of course, but I don’t care if I am. I sure do like the feelings I have right now. And right now is all that matters.
Hey, faithful B Here Today readers! I’m taking some time away to celebrate the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and to recharge my batteries. I pray that each one of you has a beautifully peaceful celebration of your own, wherever you are. Here’s to a light-filled 2013!