Shaping Our Future
|By Len Marinaccio
Songs are good for many things and from one obscure piece came my favorite line: "I've discovered that the future isn't what it used to be." Needless to say, I've spent a lot of time contemplating that and now I thoroughly believe it.
I sat amidst a room full of people where the topic of discussion was "earth changes". Like many people I've been very intrigued by this and have read a great deal about it. I thought that I knew all I needed to know about shifting poles, catastrophic happenings, population decimation, survival, alternative energy and food production. But in the middle of that discussion I began to realize that something was missing... something big... something much more important than everything I had learned so far.
Feeling that I had the benefit of knowledge that earth changes were going to occur at or near the end of this century, I was spending a lot of time learning how I could survive such a cataclysm and be a part of the rebuilding effort afterwards. Every new thing that I learned was a tool to be used in the building of a new world. One thing I knew for sure was that there would be great hardship to endure and my primary concern was how to minimize that so that progress would be easier.
So here I was, talking about earth changes and acting as if I really knew the answers, yet a realization was setting in. One that suggested that I was missing the most important part of all.
Of key interest to me were the various predictions set forth by Edgar Cayce, Ruth Montgomery, Gordon Michael Scalion and others. Here were (pending a small leap of faith) the best indications that I had of the times to come.
On this particular night, our discussion of earth changes was with Equinox, whose ability for predicting future events has earned my respect but for some reason they were not revealing many details. This irked me. I wanted the dirt. I wanted to know when, where, and how bad. Equinox seemed only to want to talk about why.
Why? WHY? Who cares? All I wanted to know was what I needed to make the earth changes as easy as possible. Why should I be bothered with the philosophical implications when there was work to be done?
Then it happened: Somebody asked and the truth came out.
Isn't it true that we manifest our reality? We know that visualization is a great way to create something that we want. We know that the way a person thinks affects and even shapes his life. And now we were learning that the way groups of people think create a common consciousness which manifests events and other circumstances. So given this, the fact that our futures are created greatly (or perhaps entirely) based on how we think and see things, aren't we the ones in control?
Equinox explained to us that the whole of humanity has a shared consciousness - a general way of thinking if you will. It's as if a being was created out of the sum total of all the attitudes and perceptions of all the people on this planet and that being was shaping our future, including the earth changes!
The real shocker was that if the majority of the planet was to believe that catastrophies were about to occur, that collective mindset would create forces to encourage such events. Likewise, if the earth population was to realize and truly believe that earth changes could occur simply as a gradual and peaceful adjustment, forces to encourage this would also be enacted.
Wait a minute! This was it! All this time I had been accepting that there was a given future and that it was unchangeable. With that assumption I had set out to find my way through the horrible times that I was sure were coming and I missed the most important part of all: The earth changes could be easy, not catastrophic! It was as if I was sent to do battle with a terrible dragon, armed to the teeth and then realizing that if I were to sing to him his temper would be soothed (and I could bring him home, introduce him to my friends, have a barbecue, etc).
This had to be the solution! Equinox not only confirmed it but was adamant that this would be the safest and most effective course of action for anybody to take! Indeed, we could deny the very power that our free choice gives us and place our faith in the predictions we have been given, but wouldn't that only create energies that would help insure dire consequences later this century? Instead, when we build a positive mindset about coming changes, the unity of mankind and the ecological consciousness, we will surely see strength and focus return to these areas of our existence. Wouldn't these greatly reduce our hardships? Equinox has even been so bold as to state that the way we collectively think can even reduce the extent of physical damage that the planet could experience.
Wait a minute! Hold the phone! What about all those dire predictions from sources that we consider reputable? Equinox was also kind enough to explain this and I'll paraphrase:
A prediction is like a roadmap. It has been said that a roadmap can tell you everything you need to know (except how to fold it back up) but with one limitation: It is only as good as the current geographical information. If the course of a road is changed or a new landmark is added, the map becomes outdated. The map is only a reflection of what is known at that time. Just as the future of a road remains in doubt, so do future events. A prediction, no matter how accurate can be no more than an extrapolation of what is likely to occur based on current conditions - the most likely of all the possible futures.
But now we know that our free choice allows us to think and perceive in fashions that can elect other possible futures instead. All those predictions about cataclysmic events toward the end of this century were not necessarily wrong, they were the best guesses at the time. Wouldn't it make much more sense to put effort into preventing the hardship of coming changes rather than enduring them?
That's up to us. After all, "the future isn't what it used to be".
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