Revelations = "to reveal"
Both responses were fitting after seeing "end of times" billboards while driving through the California desert recently. This came on the heels of reading Bill Moyers commencement address a while back, which stated that the conservative Bush administration and their fundamentalist followers believed that there was no reason to invest in the cleaning up of the environment because the end of times was upon us. I didn't believe this was a widely held position until accidently dialing into a Christian radio program just moments before we came across the billboard mentioned above. Sobering indeed that millions of people might be vested in short term vision because of their interpretation of biblical events as they pertain to current times.
I am aware that Fundamentalist Christians are not alone in an "end game" belief system. With the approaching date of 2012, soon to be popularized in a new film by Mel Gibson, many people seeking alternative viewpoints are aware that the ancient Mayan civilization also spoke of a time at the end of their calendar in which the world would end as they knew it. This too is open to interpretation.
The Hopis also speak of the time of the White Buffalo when the old world dies and gives birth to another. The White Buffalo and it's albino offspring have been born.
There is no doubt that we are at a major intersection of human presence on this planet. Many authors have spoken of past Golden Civilizations that have disappeared. Others speak of clues that have been left, hidden in plain sight, for those with eyes to see when the time was right. Many also say that time is now, such as what is gifted us in the work of Tony Bushby's "The Secret in the Bible". I agree.
The way I see it is this. We have re-learned many of the secrets of the physical universe. If technology moves any faster, even the most adaptable of us might blow our motherboards! Our hearts have been cracked wide open with stories of courage, love and exemplary human endeavor published in the myriad of new consciousness raising periodicals and websites. We are gaining an impressive array of knowledge over the understanding of disease and what it takes to reverse it. All this as our beautiful planet is circling the drain, on the path to such severe degradation that it may take millenia to recover.
This also comes at a time when those who have held the power over the world's resources, money supplies, media and governmental infrastructure are behaving worse than ever. This is natural. Whenever anybody who holds power feels the threat of erosion of their position, they will fight back. Desparate times require desparate measures, eh? So lies and deceit and greed are spreading like an unstoppable virus, encouraging us to stay asleep, to consume, to anesthesize ourselves with Prozac, to put our faith in those who care nothing for us or our host planet. But alas, it isn't quite going according to plan. People by the millions are waking up and asking questions - people all over the world. World Wisdom Councils are gathering. People are blogging and sharing their newly found understandings with each other. It's downright beautiful!
In short, the time of Revelations is at hand. Revelations as in to "reveal the truth". Truth is spilling out from the tips of pens, from mouths, from keyboards, through the airwaves, even through Hollywood. The clues are hidden in front of us if we look. And among them are some, as Aristotle called them, first philosophies. One such primary truth is that life evolves through cooperation, not competition. Bruce Lipton writes about this in his phenomenal book "The Biology of Belief." It's an incredible time in which all that has been hidden from view is being revealed so that we can shake off the worn out stories of the past and revise our futures.
What do you want from your future? David Icke says it's all just an illusion, a matrix we have collectively created, so why not create a more kind, generous, loving and supportive one? I, for one, am onboard 110%! Let's talk. Let's join hands and share our visions and desires. Let's dream together. Yes, we're approaching the great divide, but I believe we can make the leap across the abyss to the new land. So let's not waste another day or opportunity to tell truths, to drop the ego and create lives truly worth living, lives alive with independent thought, simple pleasures and caring for one another and the earth. Revelations indeed!