It is the season of Light, Miracles, and Hope. Everywhere we look, the
symbols of the season seem to jump out at us, as if to say,
“Be joyful; be merry; have hope and faith.” For some, this season
lifts them up and gives them a renewed sense of all that is good within
the Human Family. For others, this season is one of sadness, grief, and
a cascade of memories of better times gone by.
Regardless of what feelings and emotions this season brings up, I am
sure you will agree that we are living in stressful and worrisome times.
Never in my 40 years of ministry have I heard so many people express
concerns of fear, anxiety, and, for some, even a sense of doom and
gloom. And there is a good reason for this. The global community seems
to be on the verge of nuclear disaster; one from which no one wins, and
everyone loses. No matter what some political leaders may claim, no
country will survive such a disaster.
Despite what some political leaders may claim, global warming is a real
threat; again, one from which no one wins, and everyone loses.
To paraphrase Dickens, it is, indeed, “The best of times and the worst
of times.” Better suited for us today, one might say, “It could be the
best of times, or it could be the worst of times.” As always, the choice
is ours. God gave us a most wondrous gift; a gift which, to me, shows
His great faith and love in the Human Family. God gave us the gift of
“Choice.” And what a gift it is. Men and women have died in the defense
of this gift. Nations which refuse to engage this gift within their
citizens are doomed, sooner or later, to fail. Nations which openly
acknowledge this gift and promote it within their social, legal, and
political frameworks will thrive. But, and this is a big “but”, with
this gift, God set into motion one eternal and universal law: personal
and collective responsibility for the choices which we are granted to
Personal” and “collective” responsibility. Most people can understand
that we are each personally responsible for the choices we make. But,
what about choices which others make? What about choices and pathways
which countries across the globe make? Are we all responsible for those
choices? That hardly seems fair! But, “We are family” is far more than a
catchy, feel-good song. It is reality. Whether we like it or not, we are
all in this together and we are all responsible, one to another, as
members of the great Human Experience.
Sobering, is it not?
But, wait! There is good news. And I place my full hope in what the
future will hold.
Amidst all the comments and concerns about stress and anxiety, I also
see something wonderful emerging from within our Family. I see a young
generation – Millennials, Generation-X, Indigo Children; call them what
you will, as names are of no importance – who are genuinely concerned
for our future and for those who live today. Amidst the constant
bombardment of media fear and political upheaval, I come across, now and
then, a report of a young person (sometimes in his or her pre-adolescent
years) manifesting random acts of kindness. I see a generation which seems
genuinely concerned for the welfare of Mother Earth and Her beloved
inhabitants of all Kingdoms, not just Human. I see a generation who
actively resists the current notion of Nationalism and strives to
promote true Globalism. I see a generation willing to stand upon
principles and ethics and speak out against all that would diminish the
sanctity and dignity of the Human Person.
Some are working through the vehicle of Religion; others choose
different pathways to manifest a future of “Peace on Earth and Goodwill
Toward All.” It matters not what race, faith, or society these young
people come from; what matters is that they are each a member of the
Human Family; indeed, a member of a Global Community and Ecology, which
includes Humans, Animals, Plants, and the Earth upon which we reside.
What matters to these young people is the wonder of “Unity Amidst
Diversity”; something which our political and religious leaders must
embrace, or they will be replaced by the forces of the New Age to come.
Slowly, but surely, this young generation is the vehicle by which we
will pass from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age.
I am a post-war “Baby-Boomer” and I have seen some amazing advances in
technology; the speed of which, I believe, far exceeds our capacity to
cope with it. OMG, could this be Atlantis coming back to “haunt” us? Or
could this be Atlantis coming back to give us a chance to get it right
this time around. I prefer to accept the latter, and I believe the young
generation is doing just that. Despite the wonders which the founders of
Facebook, Amazon, Google, Instagram, Twitter, and the like have
presented to us, I am not talking about these personages. I am talking
about a younger generation of ordinary kids who seek to usher in a new
age of spirituality more than a new age of technology. Can spirituality
and technology work together? I believe they can, provided we do not
place the cart before the horse. It is spirituality which must be the
driving force behind technology; not the other way around. If we reverse
that order, then we shall surely become enslaved to the technology which
we create. As always, the choice is ours to make!
So, my friends, during this festive season, I would encourage you to
have faith in the hope of the future. The future lies in the hands of
those who are being born upon our good earth today. And from what I have
seen, this new generation of souls bears with them a tremendous
opportunity for genuine advancement both in the spirituality and the
technology of the Human Family. I also believe that this new generation
of souls understands the responsibility they bear with them in being
born at this time in our history. It may be deeply embedded in their
DNA, as seems to be an amazing understanding of technology. As Spirit,
they bring with them an inherent understanding of technology which,
quite frankly, defies my comprehension. Even though my mind may be
boggled by this inherent understanding, my Spirit/Soul sees, in full
clarity, the underlying Spirit which they also bring with them.
Hats off to our young people! Does this diminish those of us who are a
bit more advanced in earthly years? Absolutely not! After all, it is we
who have paved the pathway for their arrival.
I wish you all a most joyous and blessed holiday season and great hope
for our future.