In line with my post about the Aztec predictions, this is a letter I sent to a student in September of 2008.
I am so sorry that it has taken me this long to respond to you. I had not realized you were off line until you sent the email from the library. I will try to respond to your correspondence chronologically, and send it both email and snail mail. Your vacation certainly sent you into a tail-spin. It will take a while to get back on a more even keel. If you persevere with meditating, the ego will ultimately stop fighting you and it will help.
Although you feel like your are being pulled back into the old role, it is no longer your purpose. You have been chosen to work to help bring light to those striving to find it. There will be great need for light, and those of us who can carry a light and a mirror are needed now more than ever before. I know it will be hard to extricate yourself from the old things and the old battles, but others will take up those causes. You are needed for the future..to help those who will be the future to find their own inner light now.
I'm not sure what you are asking when you ask if there is a council above the watchers and those in the Cathedral. All is One and One is all. When we merge with the Sitters, we are indeed part of the One in every way.
When you ask me what I know, I am reminded of the letter I wrote to Linda in 2002 and sent a copy to you because you were both very drawn into world wide disaster scenarios at the time. I responded to Linda's question with some thoughts on what is to come and the particular aspects that I have been aware of for many years.
One of the first prophecies of the end times came from Nostradamus and had to do with the Jews going home, which they did a number of years ago. The Middle East has not settled down since. Another of his prophecies had to do with the mark of the beast on the forehead of a world leader and was interpreted to mean the birthmark on Khrushchev's head. Much was written about the bear and the eagle, meaning Russia and the U.S., or perhaps China. Even the Book of Revelation in the Christian Bible referred to the end times in graphic detail.
Many of these prophecies are coming true, and with each passing day the end of the world as we know it is more and more certain. Operation Desert Storm brought us closer to the end as has the American declared war on Terrorism. Iraq was heating up again even back in 2002, India and Pakistan are at the ready and both have nuclear weapons, in part thanks to Canada giving freely of our technology to make Nuclear Reactors to generate electric power. China is still ominously silent. North Korea keeps rumbling. Both nuclear and chemical weapons exist in abundance and the ability to deliver such weapons anywhere in the world is an accepted fact. Africa is starving and plagues and pestilence, including Aids are spreading through the world.
The 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center signaled the end of our innocence and freedom as we know it. More and more freedoms are being taken away in the name of safety and the populace is gladly accepting these changes. The world economy is shaken to it's very roots. The American economy is heading for a very real, very drastic upheaval as the bills for the aftermath of 9/11 come due. Now on top of that, the costs for the Afghan and Iraqi wars, and disaster relief for the victims of the Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina are beyond comprehension. The Japanese economy teeters on the brink. Even here at home, we lose services at a steady rate without making any real dent in the National Debt. More of the world's population slips below the poverty line every day. Starvation is no longer a third world prerogative. It is happening right here at home. Everywhere there are predictions of dire events, global warming, untreatable disease, floods, droughts, famine, earthquakes, destruction of our environment at an incredible rate, holes in the ozone layer, extinction of more and more species of both plant and animal life before they can even be cataloged.
I think it is obvious that if we do not succeed in wiping ourselves off the face of the earth, Gaea will have a flea bath and certainly reduce the number of earth's inhabitants drastically. We are seeing the beginnings of such loss of life even now. There is truly no way to prepare for what is to come. Because the course of history is cyclic, civilizations rising and falling, going all the way back to the decimation of the dinosaurs, Atlantis, Egypt, Athens, Pompey, Rome, The Biblical Flood (a version of which exists in all religious histories), the European Dark Ages, the British Empire, the Russian Tsars and now the USSR, Aztecs, Incas, and the list goes on.
Life itself is in an eternal spiral of becoming, such that with every turn of the wheel, civilizations fall, but with something left over to begin again with. I believe our emphasis must be not on saving life, but on saving souls. Death is the eventual outcome of all births, for as we know, death is simply a rebirth on another plane. Panic is not called for, we are simply living in the end times of another civilization. Because it has become truly a Global Village, we are privy to much more "News" than even twenty years ago. I'm not sure I would want to survive at my age, and with my health problems, to greet a "Brave New World" where living simply is a must, with no medical services, no system of care for the elderly and no more conveniences that make growing older easier. I believe this is a job for the young.
There will certainly be survivors to repopulate the world and start the cycle once more. It would be hoped that these survivors would be much more spiritually aware than past generations. Our responsibility lies in trying to make for a more enlightened populace. People are definitely searching for answers, for a better way, for connection with the Divine, the Creator, the Cosmic All. That is why so many Eastern Religions have taken hold in the West, for example Buddhism, Baha'i, Hare Krishna, Transcendentalism, Wicca, Native Medicine, Spiritualism, as well as a number of fakes allying themselves with the New Age movement.
I see our role as one of bringing light to the dark recesses of the human condition, in all possible ways. I have been quietly doing my part as assigned by the One for most of my adult life. I realize there is much here that we have not previously discussed, and probably a lot of questions. I
Someone wrote me very recently about the fact that help was so slow to arrive for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the poor leadership offered by our elected officials and the suffering that has been so severe. I would like to share with you, my reply to her as well. There is an old saying that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. There are no psychological profile tests given to the leaders we elect. We only learn the truth of their strengths and weaknesses after a catastrophe of such magnitude. Perhaps part of the blame for this is the Pollyanna attitude that "It will never happen to me".
Well it can happen to anyone and is happening more and more everywhere., Last month six commercial airplanes fell from he sky, there have been fires, floods, disease and all sorts of other "natural" disasters piled on top of wars, police actions, rebellions and just plain anarchy. I believe that the world as we knew it ended on 9/11. Our innocence was lost, not to be regained.
Until we stop ravaging the earth, the catastrophes will not stop. Until we use better judgment in our elected leaders, more and more people will be lost each time. If we don't soon start to deal with the roots of the problems, it surely will be the end of the world. Civilizations rise and civilizations fall, but never before with such devastation to our planet. There is no sane way to view what is happening, The feelings of helplessness are being experienced by every thinking person on the planet. We give until it hurts, then give a little more, but it is never enough! If we don't find a way of thinking about these things, and doing what we can, we will collapse into madness trying.
When I think about how different my world was as a child, the change is staggering, and happening so rapidly that I can not even catch my breath. The world today's children will inhabit as adults, will be even more changed, and even more rapidly changing. The only thing that saves my sanity and allows me to get up each morning and do whatever little thing I can, is the knowledge that there is a higher power, a higher purpose, that we can not even begin to understand, and that my role, my life can only be counted as a success if I bring positive change into the world that I touch. That is a very small world but if we do nothing, it will rapidly become smaller still. Individually, we can not effect any real change for the better, but as an army of voices, perhaps we can at least lessen the damage by even a small amount.
Our children are our hope, we need to pay attention to them, try to raise them with an understanding and appreciation for nature, life in general, and our fellow human inhabitants. We had no money, but we had so much love . Magic filled my world. Anything was possible! The things I learned at my grandparents' knee have stayed with me all my life.They had been farmers and my grandfather had hunted, trapped for furs and did some carpentry and blacksmith work for a little cash. In their golden years, they had nothing, a little old clapboard house on a quarter acre of land deeded to my great great grandmother as she was the first white woman settler in that small community. There was no electricity, no running water, in fact no water at all (it had to be dipped from the well across the road and carried home by the bucket full.) They grew a small garden, had chickens for eggs, a cow for milk and a pig for winter meat. A neighbor, about half a mile away, lived with an alcoholic husband and struggled to feed her children. Many times, my grandmother would dress me as warmly as possible, wrap a cape around me and send me off to Mrs. Lott's with a basket of eggs, or butter, or milk, or bread. As a result of my grandmother's example, I have always been open handed, giving away the last of what I had on more than one occasion.
The creator has always looked after me, not often providing what I wanted, but always providing what I needed...usually at the very last moment. The little, seemingly unimportant things, often make the biggest impact. The best way to teach is by example. As I said, magic filled my world, but these days, magic has almost disappeared from the lives of children. That magic is so very important in shaping who they become. One of the most priceless gifts we can give the children is to give them back the magic. That will allow them to grow up dreaming big, trusting the One to provide and having an open heart and an open hand in their dealings with the world. The ripple effect of such small deeds can be unbelievably huge.
In summary, I see our work as carrying a light and a mirror through our world, helping all those we can, to find their way back to their path, and to bring a little magic back into the lives of the children who touch our lives. We are protected by the One, whose work we do. We need no other armor or weapons but truth and light. We are as nebulous as mist in this world, not really here, not of it, only doing our work in it. Others will deal with the things of this world, the fight between good and evil, whose battleground is this earth, this earthly life. We must work to prepare those who will come after to be able to lead in the right direction. They will be brought to us by the One when they are ready to return to the path.
I know this is a lot to absorb all at once, and there will be questions and points needing clarification. I also know that you are taking baby steps, new in this very important work, but you will be able to do it. You would not have been chosen if you could not. Hold to that thought when you are feeling fragile, and know that the One is with you. With love and companionship on the Journey