I woke up to news of more of the Earth’s wrath. Fires destroying beautiful California wine country. Smoke in the sky out my window from the Anaheim hills fires maybe 30-40 miles away.
Seems like floods, fires, earthquakes ,and weapons of mass destruction or mass casualties on scales not seen in our lifetimes are an everyday occurrence these days.
Maybe it’s that information is too fast and readily available –incessant, instantaneous news cycles, vivid pictures and videos that are hard to miss, posts and panic on Facebook etc.
Maybe it was always here in 1939 and 1968 but and inbetween but we were distracted and it wasn’t in our face.
Maybe it’s not the end of the world or an empire. Maybe it’s just that we are more aware of all that is happening each day.
I want to believe it’s the ushering in of a ” New Earth” at the end of all this. I want to be optimistic. But it feels like an uphill battle these days.
Mother Earth seems awfully angry. She wants us to listen but we are stubborn. So she is screaming louder.
Or maybe. It is just the way it is supposed to be.
The firestorm moved this Jewish, spiritual girl to read “Revelations” this a.m — never previously having been a Bible reader I was curious if there was something to it, something that could give us a clue about what is happening now….
“Fallen, fallen is Bablyon the great!
It has become a dwelling place of demons
a haunt of every foul spirit
a haunt of every foul bird
a haunt of every foul and hateful beast
For all the nations have drunk
of the wine of the wrath of her fornication
and the kings of its earth have
committed fornication with her
and the merchants of the earth have
grown rich from the power of her luxury
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying
Come out of her, my people
so that you do not take part in her sins
and so that you do not share in her plagues;
for her sins are heaped as high as heaven
and God has remembered her inequities (Revelations 18: 1-4)
Therefore her plagues will come in a single day –
pestilence and mourning and famine –
and she will be burned with fire:
for might is the Lord God who judges her
And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they they see the smoke of he burning; they will stand far off in fear of her torment ….. (Revelations 18: 8-9)
There is more about judgment day and the New Heaven and New Earth so to speak. I don’t think Earth is mad at us as individual humans. I think She is mad at our unconsciousness, our stubborness, our refusal to see the easier path of Love. Maybe she is just frustrated Herself with her inability to teach us properly. She knows no other way. Her power is in her fury. And there is so much to undo that maybe the only way is to wipe it out, to start anew or to play Her last hand – to show us who is “boss”.