So what on earth is happening to the world? Earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear radiation blowing to a city near you, floods, fires, civil unrest in the Middle East and birds and fish committing mass suicide.
A Gnostic friend says this is based on cycles that we pass through as a solar system and planet. Also, the karma of the planet plays a big role as well as the consciousness of the citizens of this planet. We are in the last stage of the Aryan race and this will take awhile as everything escalates over the next decades. Everyone has enough time to change but not enough time to play around. Ultimately, there are great forces organizing matters and protecting those needed. After the great cataclysms there will come a new race and epoch known as the Koradi race and we all get another chance on Earth.
From a religious perspective, the End Time or End of Days is a time period described in the writings of the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and in doomsday scenarios in various other non-Abrahamic religions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_time
My good friend Mohamed (a Muslim) says that he believes the Day of Resurrection is coming. Apparently the sequence of events is the annihilation of all creatures, resurrection of the body, and the judgment of all sentient creatures. The exact time when these events will occur is unknown, however there are said to be major and minor signs which are to occur near the time.
Someone else said that we’ve been poking things into the earth and drilling earth’s minerals but giving back nothing for too long and this is the earth finally speaking.
Whatever is happening we can’t say we weren’t warned! The American Indians who like all indigenous people valued the earth, ocean, nature and trees saw it coming…
• When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.
~ Cree Prophecy
The latest news on the radioactivity disaster in Japan is not good. Apparently the core of one of the reactors may have been breached. http://www.news.com.au/world/japan-nuclear-reactor-core-maybe-breached/story-e6frfl00-1226028269142
The Mayan calendar points to a turning point or possibly the end of the earth on 21st December, 2012. Were they out in their calculations or is there worse to come? However, according to http://www.december212012.com/articles/news/Mayan_Prophecy_Predicted_Massive_Earthquake.htmapparently Mayan prophesies predicted a massive earthquake at the same time as the Japanese earthquake.
For more opinions on the current situation go to http://www.december212012.com.
There is no doubt that we have mistreated the earth.
For starters we have badly treated the indigenous inhabitants of every country.
The American Indians, the Mayans, the Incas, the Australian Aborigines, the indigenous inhabitants of Malaysia, the natives living in the Amazon Rainforest etc etc. We (the very advanced peoples of the West) wanted their land and their gold and silver if they had any, and nothing stood in our way. Through treachery and government ratified wholesale slaughter we wiped them all out, sending the remnants to reservations, and then we took their land.
However their attitude to land was 100% different to ours. They saw it as follows –
• Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
We see the land as our personal property. We buy our block and we receive a title deed for it.
Billions of trees are chopped down annually to make way for new housing. Furthermore, the new houses in Australia are called ‘MacMansions’ as they are enormous and take up every centimetre of space on the block. No trees or garden can exist as there is no room left.
Blocks of flats are popping up everywhere, creating a pressure cooker environment for the residents. They live in such close proximity to their neighbours there is no privacy. Fights and quarrels abound. There is barely room for gardens in these developments and no one is allowed to keep a pet.
No one is happy. They have to work longer and longer hours to pay for incredibly expensive properties. Everyone is increasingly intolerant as demonstrated by the numerous incidents of road rage or murders which are often committed by family members or friends. Mental health has become increasingly unstable. Young people are turning to mood alterating drugs and older ones to prescribed narcotics.
Forget birds. They are of little consequence in the modern world. Their trees are chopped down so they can’t nest and have nowhere to perch.
The humble Christmas beetle which was ubiquitous not so long ago in the Sydney region, is no longer seen. According to the entemologist Stephen Fellenberg, they develop under the earth for three years before they emerge. Unfortunately due to the extensive housing developments in Sydney, the trees under which they developed have been chopped down and the earth concreted so that’s that.
Of course this situation is hardly unique. Every native animal in Australia is under threat by rampant urban development or mining. And of course this situation is repeated in every country on earth.
The seas are full of seeping oil, plastic and rubbish and now contain at least 400 dead zones in which there exists nothing but jelly fish. We have plundered the sea of fish. The food chain in the ocean has been broken into pieces. Blue Fin Tuna are almost extinct but we are still compelled to fish for them as they sell for a lot of money and well, there are many people in Japan who really like eating them. Sharks have their fins hacked off and are tossed back alive into the ocean to die. Orange Roughies are not even allowed the chance to reproduce as they are caught before their reproductive age is reached (25 years of age).
So how long do we think we can carry on in this fashion?
Well, nothing is going to change on our part. We will continue to chop down trees willy nilly. Developers will continue to develop.
However, the earth could be striking back. The first moves have been made and the results were not pretty.
The thing is – when the earth retaliates it can do an awful lot of damage in one hour! Maybe we should be following the Indians’ lead and live in teepees, or the Aborigines and live in bark huts or lean-tos? In an earthquake they don’t hurt if they fall on our heads.
AND SPEAK OF THE DEVIL
No sooner had I written this blog than I opened the Sydney Morning Herald and read that Lane Cove Council has called on the NSW government to reverse its zoning to allow 2500 new apartments after a consultant’s report suggested removing more than 80% of trees in an adjacent reserve to reduce the risk of bushfire.
Well it’s hard to know what to say to this. It is definitely a super idea to cut down all the bush just to prevent a possible bushfire! I’m being sarcastic as I can’t imagine how anyone can suggest that with a straight face. Anyway, it’s a most convenient idea as chopping down all the bushland will provide heaps of room for housing – 2500 apartments to be precise.
And of course you can imagine how super it will be to collect rates from an extra 2500 unit holders.
On the one hand the government wants to hit us with a carbon dioxide tax but they don’t see a problem with chopping down a nature reserve which is absorbing carbon dioxide and converting it to oxygen! Well I’m sure a tax will fix everything up. It will be business as usual as we continue to chop down every tree in sight and pay a tax to make ourselves feel better about it. Ha! What a joke.