For the past 3 years, I’ve been reading almost all of my news, spiritual books, and entertainment novels in Spanish. The last book I picked out sounded intriguing: Tsunami! by Paco Ardit. The novel takes place in 2030 when the entire world had gone from being humanoid to a race of android-types that exist mostly with a form of glasses that see everything on the web that they want. Also all of their contact with people is via this same headgear. The world had gotten so bad that half of the population had moved to Mars. The book begins with a news reporter from Argentina asked fly to Miami because there had been a Tsunami. She tells of her experience in this strange new world and how this devastation affects hers and those remaining on the Earth.
So, when I heard the weather alert from Alaska, yesterday, on the World News, concerning the Earthquake fault lines, which could cause a Tsunami on the West Coast of California, this got my full attention.
I called out to my husband: “Are you listening to this?” David was washing the dinner dishes and hadn’t looked up until then. “There is news of a possible Tsunami in California. Can you believe the strange coincidence of this happening just after I picked up a novel called ‘Tsunami?'”
“Strange. In California? Will it affect us?” David is from Dublin and has only been living in the U.S. for less than a year. His knowledge of the proximity of states is as minimal as mine is of Europe. Marrying a man from another country has opened my eyes to a greater view of the world and wider more expansive look at its problems, not just those in the great U.S. of A.
“We will be okay,” I called out, now totally engrossed in the reality of so many disasters happening. Then the news broke of a school shooting in Kentucky. I had traveled to that same small town where the event happened many times in the past. Then, of course, more news of government craziness and Tweets flashed before me.
My head reeled from the world upheavals.
Almost every night I listen to David Muir’s booming voice on the World News say, “Just coming in tonight… ” His news is either of a climate disaster, heinous murders, or governmental craziness. How can any of us feel safe in a time like this?
Also, in my personal life, I have sick friends and family either being diagnosed with deadly diseases or dying from them. I don’t remember a time when such horrific events have been compounded one on top of the next like this. My heart is full of ambivalence, because, if I react to any or all of it, I feel as if I’ll be swept into a grave and desolate place of fear, from which I’ll never return safely.
I’m sure that many of you reading this feel the same way. We can fight for our rights with the government, but we can’t fight earthquake fault lines. We can give someone compassion when a friend has been diagnosed with cancer or has recently died, but we can’t stop the terrorism that may face us on a daily basis. We are all in this melting pot of cataclysmic events together, what will we do about it or for each other?
This is what I know! There is only One Mind, One Love, One Truth, and One Power active in all of the Universes, God the Good. This One Mind exists in every cell and in all energy everywhere. If I can plug into the truth, even for one moment, then I can see a world where something greater than I has a handle on the world crises, the Earth, and my personal pain. Some larger presence has allowed the negativity to rise up, so that the good will also be forced from its ambivalence and rise, also.
When the two forces clash, my hope and the hope of the prophets—the books of old, the stories in Revelations—all say that Good will Win.
Is that hard for you to believe?
If you’re reading this and you have been on the side of death for too long, fighting with those who need a voice and deserve compassion, then how do you feel about following in the footsteps of negativity and ending up being consumed by it? Can your concern build a pathway to freedom?
As I see it, feel it, and even have dreams about it, we exist in a large web of intersecting ideas, thoughts, and evolution—past and present. The metaphors are all around us, speaking of this like the web a spider spins. Our one thread from this human existence is here for a reason. We are a part of the pattern in this web and are needed to either catch the negativity or to let someone walk through our web and cast it aside as if it never existed. Which side would you like to be on?
Of course, like the spider, we can keep constructing a web (the thoughts in our mind) or we can trust in the strong patterns of the present web we have built in our lives now to protect us, block us, and feed us. Either way, we always have the chance to be led to a secure place in a tree far above human hands and be observant, careful—and most of all respectful to ourselves and those around us.
This is seriously the best we can do. When we meditate (the part of this metaphor that is to climb high with your mind and observe from above) is when we are able to see the biggest picture. When we refuse to look at life through the tiny pinhole of ego, and behave as if we are all one mind, despite color, sexual preference, or even political preference, we can see with an omniscient perspective. The view from here is compassionate and loving, not full of hate and rancor.
From where I sit now, I feel safe today.
Last night, I was a bit unnerved and began to let my mind play tricks on me. I fell from my lofty place of safety for a moment. But, after I prayed with David, meditated, and caught sight of the big picture again, I entered into a place where I can believe again that all is happening around me for a larger reason than all of us can possibly imagine. I hold on to this fact close to my heart. This is the only means to live amongst the evil and in this horror-filled reality.
We, as children of the One Mind, are learning to hold the Keys to the Kingdom, the pathway to creating truth and a reality that is bold and loving. We must stay present and continue to learn, despite the negativity around us.
Join me today in this prayer:
I am of One Mind. I can either create or destroy with my thoughts. I can create love and prosperity of mind and body, or I can let the fears of the few who are in their assumption of power usurp my light and love with their dark reality.
I am part of the One Mind and One Light that is on this Earth now for the sole purpose to shine today!