Either We Change, or We Will Perish from the Earth

This is the time of changes. Where we go from here is up to us.

We all know the news. Turmoil abroad. Turmoil at home. Passions run hot, and people are at each others’ throats. We can’t seem to agree on much of anything.

Worse, we don’t want to listen to those who see things another way. They’re crazy. And wrong!

Besides, it just plain hurts to wrap our minds around their words and their implications to our lives and world view.

Somehow we’ve got to find a way — at least, if we’re intent on getting to a better tomorrow together.

Everywhere we turn things are in conflict. Culture wars. Political wars. Even wars within ourselves.

 

Taking a Longer View

I have a theory. First, the foundation.

It’s built upon a view that we live in a world of energy. Invisible to the eye, we see its manifestation through the three-dimensional forms of matter that make up our world.

As Albert Einstein postulated in his famous formula E = MC2, there is a tremendous amount energy in even the smallest particles of matter. By his calculation, it is a function of the mass of the object multiplied by the square of the speed of light (186,000 miles per second).

His equation led to the atomic bomb and the devastating destruction of the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. It has given birth as well to the specter of nuclear annihilation that stalks us today.

From my perspective, this energy not only makes up matter. It flows throughout our world, and us. The Chinese refer to this energy as qi (chi). It forms the basis for traditional Chinese medicine, flowing through our bodies on invisible pathways called meridians and channels.

I first came to my work with energy through the martial arts over 40 years ago, where I learned to gather, store and use that qi for both combat and healing. Meditation, along with various “internal arts” like qigong, tai chi and bagua, helped to develop my inner soil and ability to wield it (though admittedly not to any degree of mastery).

Our reality is a closed system. The energy within it is fully contained, recirculating to refresh, renew and enervate the world around us.

Like any closed system, when energy is added to it, the molecules inside begin to move as they absorb the energy. It excites their atoms and strains the bonds that hold them together. We recognize this condition as heat, best seen as putting a covered pot of water on to boil. The energy added from the stove (heat) causes the water to boil. The gas of water vapor builds up inside the pot, increasing its pressure and causing the water to boil even more.

This is what is happening to us now. New, more intense streams of energy are bombarding our world, and the pressure is rising. And we’re beginning to boil.

No wonder we’re at each other’s throats.

God is Turning Up the Heat

Over the last 20 years or so, numerous teachings have held that waves of light were shining down on us and setting the stage for great changes to come. We’re seeing the start of those changes now.

Whether that light comes from our solar system’s entry into a highly-charged photon belt, or from some Divine or Cosmic source, or whether it even exists at all, I cannot confirm nor will I even try.

But the situations around us certainly appear consistent with its probable impact.

That light excites the bonds that hold our reality in place, making it harder to continue on the same old ways. As a result, we are growing ever-more discontent with the status quo and the things that make it that way. Moreover, the energies trigger our passions and exacerbate the polarities that keep us in conflict with one another.

Spiritual or religious believers might say that God is using this energy to carry out His Divine Plan to set the stage for heaven on earth.

But first, we must go through hell, so to speak. Because

Armageddon’s coming, and there doesn’t seem to be any way to avoid it.

My own spiritual views are intricately intertwined with this idea. For I believe we are souls who came into this world to know ourselves and our relationship to God, to each other, and to the world around us by learning to love and be loved.

In this reality life is all about the experience, and that everything happens to bring us the experiences our souls need to evolve.

The tools by which we do this are love and light. As we evolve, we learn to use them — ultimately reaching a point where we realize that we are all connected at our core through Oneness — until we can to take our place within the greater mosaic of the human organism.

I even wrote a book about it (Whispers in the Silence — Living by the Light of Your Soul), and the inner voice that whispers to lead us along this path.

So in a very real sense,

God is turning up the heat on all of us. And it’s bringing us to the precipice of our own destruction.

 

 

The Evolution of Human Civilization

What you see playing out in the news is the result of this bombardment of light. It’s creating a feeling of unrest and discontent to lead us to want something better, not to mention the incessant conflicts that crop up on every front.

Culture is pitted against culture. Country against country. And brothers and sisters against brothers and sisters.

Each is affected in its own way. But the result is the same. People want something different, and they’re nigh well ready to fight to get it. Not to mention rid themselves of the unwelcome influence of those who want another way.

Of course, fighting is the way we’ve always settled our differences. To the victor go the spoils. That’s what war is all about, fighting to impose one’s will upon others. It is the ultimate escalation of the myriad little conflicts that we have each day, conflicts that threaten to escalate and steal the peace and safety of all involved.

Now we’re seeing these battles everywhere we turn, especially in politics. For politics is the battlefield where “civilized people” fight to control the course of our common affairs.

Here in America people are uneasy. Many see an Establishment run by elites and an oligarchy of power brokers who enrich themselves at the people’s expense. They want something better, as evidenced by the populist groundswell on the left for Bernie Sanders, and on the right for Donald Trump. They want change, but just can’t agree on the solution.

So they fight. Or more accurately, are enlisted by the Establishment mainstream to take sides and continue the power games that have created this mess.

The more they fight, the more things escalate, dragging us closer and closer toward the precipice over which we fear they will take us to our collective doom.

Neither side can vanquish the other. It’s that way in our reality, where nature seeks balance in all things.

The stronger and more vociferous one side becomes, it is immediately balanced out by equal and opposite forces on the other. But the energies continue to flow in, ratcheting up the pressure and raising the temperature.

You don’t have to be psychic to see where we’re headed.

The battles will grow and grow until we destroy each other. Or wake up and step back from the ledge.

This is the ultimate test for humanity.

Either we evolve. Or we perish. It’s that simple.

I choose peace. I choose evolution. I choose love and light to bring us to a better tomorrow for all.

Which way will you choose? The future of mankind hangs in the balance.

God bless you indeed.

John Dennison

John Dennison

Editor-in-Chief at PeaceOptions.com
John is a recovering lawyer, spiritual teacher and sepsis survivor. He speaks for peace through knowing yourself and changing your world. His book, "Whispers in the Silence - Living by the Light of Your Soul," is a guide to listen to your inner voice.

John offers a free report, "5 Minutes That Can Change Your World," at http://bit.ly/1QwNenb, and provides coaching and guidance to awakening souls.
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John is a recovering lawyer, spiritual teacher and sepsis survivor. He speaks for peace through knowing yourself and changing your world. His book, "Whispers in the Silence - Living by the Light of Your Soul," is a guide to listen to your inner voice. John offers a free report, "5 Minutes That Can Change Your World," at http://bit.ly/1QwNenb, and provides coaching and guidance to awakening souls.