As the calendar
moves inevitably into this 21st century, more and more frequently we
hear predictions regarding planetary change, the end-of-the-world, vast
global destruction. History suggests that such predictions have often
accompanied the end of each century and a similar phenomenon regarding
widespread millennium prophecies occurred as the year 1000 approached.
Therefore, should we be concerned or should these prophecies simply
be relegated to the realm of fabrication and fiction?
possible approach lies in the psychic information of the late Edgar
Cayce considered the most documented clairvoyant of the twentieth century.
Cayce suggested that the years between 1958 and 1998 would indeed be
a period of great global transformation. However, these changes would
not lead to the end of the world, but in time, to the dawning of a New
Age of hope and community for all humankind.
Today, many groups continue to predict major cataclysms and the approach
of inevitable change. Ironically, oftentimes these groups have failed
to realize that change is all about us. There are wars and rumors of
wars broadcast around the globe in the blink of an eye. We hear of floods
and famine and hate crimes as they occur; and a day doesn't pass when
we don't see renewed evidence of gang wars or drugs or our inhumanity
to one another. Unfortunately, much of this information has become so
commonplace that we may simply shrug our shoulders, change the channel,
or turn the page. In many places, the world has become more fractured
than ever before, as politics, race, sexuality, culture, and religion
divide us. Countless thousands of individuals have been killed, are
dying, or have simply given up. And yet, in spite of all these things,
some individuals continue to wait for the . Big One. as evidence of
s time for us to wake up and realize that the changing times are happening
RIGHT NOW. Our world, our civilization, and our individual lives are
all undergoing dramatic personal and collective change. Yet, this is
sometimes hard for us to recognize because the changes have not been
a single event. They have been a process. Cayce's predictions for the
future are not really about earthquakes; instead, they are about the
fact that a new world is being born. The changing events in our lives
and in our surroundings are to enable us to remember why we are here.
Simply stated, these changes are the testing which will enable us to
put God in our lives.
don't want to fool ourselves; the geological condition of the planet
makes some earth changes inevitable. There will continue to be earthquakes.
But potentially even more influential changes can come from worldwide
political turmoil, economic challenges, wars, and many more "upheavals"
that are not necessarily geological in nature. The challenge of the
times is for us to come together as one global community. The purpose
of the changes we are experiencing is not for the changes themselves;
rather it is so that we will undergo personal and global transformation.
Only in this way may we usher in the dawn of a New Age.
From Cayce' s perspective, the future offers not destruction and hopelessness,
but the chance to transform the world as we work together, building
hope and community for all of humankind. Today, wherever we find ourselves,
there is a great need to come together as one global family. That is
our collective destiny. That is the potential heritage we share as spiritual
beings manifesting in the earth.