Jai guru deva Om जय गुरुदेव ॐ
Glory to the shining remover of darkness, Victory to God divine.
Where is the world heading?
Where are we going?
Sometimes I feel intense worry for the world. I see everything going on and I wonder, how can everything be so backwards? We work all day "now" and spend time with our families later. We work if there's an incentive for money, not just to help someone else out. Things were made to be used, and people were made to be loved. But instead, we live in a world where things are loved, and people are used. How can we even begin to reverse this paradigm, how can we shift for the good of all people?
My husband Matt & I just read the book Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander. In Dr. Alexander's experience, he journeys to the afterlife. He meets God, whom he calls "OM." While in the afterlife, he hears the beautiful chanting, songs, and horns of the archangels, communicates with Om, and receives a very important message. What is this message that he receives?
You are love.
You are cherished.
There's nothing you have to fear, & there's nothing you can do wrong.
This wasn't our first encounter with stories of near death experiences, but it was incredibly amazing and got us hooked on the subject the past few weeks. You would find us on evenings frequenting the website near-death.com. There is a plethora of information on the site, tons of accounts of NDE's and human connections with spirits. There is one that we were both incredibly intrigued with, and it's a very long story, so I'll do my best to sum it up. (If you have the time, please read it!). The story is of the man Howard Storm. Howard was an atheist who became very ill and was dying in the hospital. It is here that he dies and goes to hell. While in hell, he is being tormented, beaten, and eaten by other beings. After a while, he hears the song "Jesus loves me this I know..." in his head and he decides to pray. Of course, his prayers are answered, and he is swept out of hell by Jesus himself.
When he meets God, he is so embarrassed and ashamed that he didn't believe in him that he asks to be put back in hell. God of course refuses and instead he undergoes a life review (the famous life-flashing-before-the-eyes). In his life review, every moment that Howard was proud of, the angels skipped over. They only slowed down to highlight moments when Howard helped others--which was very little. He became overwhelmingly embarrassed, but the angels and God filled him with love so that he would feel better. At the end of his review they allowed him to ask them questions, and he asks many, but the one that is the most amazing is when he asks what the future will be like.
Howard asks about the future, and he is told that we are on the brink of doing too much harm to the planet, not just the people, but the trees, the birds, animals, insects, everything. The angels tell Howard that they want everyone to love everyone else more than they love themselves. If someone, some place hurts, than we should hurt as well and be compelled to help them. The direction the collective behavior of humans will lead to a world wide depression, but if we can change our behavior, then the future would be different.
Howard, feeling helpless, asks how we can change the behavior of all the people on the planet. The angels answer him by saying that in order for the world to change, only one person has to change. One will become two, and two will become three, and so on. That's the only way. Howard asks what the future would look like if humans could change, what it would look like with an optimistic outlook. Expecting to see a futuristic world like Star Wars filled with technology, Howard is astonished by the images he is shown:
"What everybody, absolutely everybody, in this euphoric future spent most of their time doing was raising children. The chief concern of people was children, and everybody considered children to be the most precious commodity in the world. And when a person became an adult, there was no sense of anxiety, nor hatred, nor competition. There was this enormous sense of trust and mutual respect.
If a person, in this view of the future, became disturbed, then the community of people all cared about the disturbed person falling away from the harmony of the group. Spiritually, through prayer and love, the others would elevate the afflicted person.
What people did with the rest of their time was that they gardened, with almost no physical effort. They showed me that plants, with prayer, would produce huge fruits and vegetables. People, in unison, could control the climate of the planet through prayer. Everybody would work with mutual trust and the people would call the rain, when needed, and the sun to shine. Animals lived with people, in harmony.
People, in this best of all worlds, weren't interested in knowledge; they were interested in wisdom. This was because they were in a position where anything they needed to know, in the knowledge category, they could receive simply through prayer. Everything, to them, was solvable.
They could do anything they wanted to do."
Howard was sent back to share this message. This world is real and attainable. I have seen this world in my dreams. Have you? It starts one person at a time. The future lies in the choices we make right now.
"The quickest way to change the world is to be of service to others. Show that your love can make a difference in the lives of people and thereby someone else's love can make a difference in your life. By each of us doing that and working together we change the world one person at a time." - Dannion Brinkley
I'm feeling the call, there is a flame in my heart. I strongly believe that I, along with many others, are here on Earth right now to help push humanity in this direction. God loves the world an indescribable amount. In order to have heaven on earth, we have to Love each other how God loves us. Are you up for the challenge? Can you regard the life of another as more important as your own?