As I watched the sun rise on this beautiful solistice day I was quite grateful the predictions were wrong about the world ending as we know it. I have been looking forward to celebrating the holidays and thought what a bummer if the world did end and I missed out on all the holiday fun. But still the end of the world is predicted and we are warned in the metaphysical world that there will be various signs which we currently are seeing. I wanted to take a moment and share some thoughts that I have been working with folks the last month or so.
With all the disaster lately we have seen some major signs of the end of the world which have made many stop and ask some basic fundamental questions like 'Where is God in all of this?', 'How could a loving God allow bad?', 'What does it all mean?' and 'What am I doing with my life?' All of these are natural questions that comes to our hearts and each one needs to be answered on an individual basis.
Some will say 'there is no God because of the evil in the world' as if God is only to be a doting grandfather passing out goodness. We recognize that there is a balance and that good and evil are part of the balance in this world. If we were to take out all what we consider evil then the balanced would have to be maintained to the point where some of our good would need to be marked as evil. So typical days would be considered bad while the great fun vacation days would be marked as good. We need to be careful when balance is involved and realize that judging things as good and evil is not productive and all a matter of perspective.
We have all had some bad things happen to us and good comes from it. There is an old story of a farmer whose son broke his leg and the whole village was saying how unlucky it was for the farmer to loose the child's help during harvest. Then the army came and took all the war aged boys from the village leaving the son because he had a broken leg. All the people in the village were then saying how lucky the farmer was because his son broke his leg. Both times the circumstance didn't change, just the perspective.
Many times when we see evil we need to change the perspective to see the good. Take Hurricane Sandy incident. Some horrible distruction occured but the community came together to support one another and imaging how many new friendships were formed in the relief efforts. Also things like these disasters make people stop and think what they really want to be doing with their lives and help people move from complacency.
So is the end of the world coming? We are told it is and it has been for several thousands of years. The Bible tells us the disciples of Jesus expected it in their life times two thousand years ago. So we have always been waiting for it and I think we have an internal desire to reconnect with God and make everything heaven as we want to counter the harshness of this world.
We are warned that no one can predict the ending, so in the future if someome predicts the end of the world, know that there is more of a chance that it won't be the end of the world. We are told it will sneak up on us and catch us unaware. So ultimately my recommendation is to enjoy the loving family and friends you have been blessed every day with such significance as if it is the last day on earth.
If you are struggling with some fundamental questions, I would like to encourage you to make an appointment with me or one of the area's other spiritual leaders. We are trained to help people explore their faith and to provide spiritual guidance.
Blessings and Happy Holidays!
Linda Bender is a metaphysical doctor trained as a medical intuitive. She uses over 20 holistic life coaching and touch therapy techniques from Reiki to personal training to help you reduce stress and pain so your body invokes its natural healing ability. She is at Bender Healing on Church Street in Phoenixville. See www.BenderHealing.com or call 800-706-1354 for more information.