Years ago after a
really bad earthquake in Los Angeles that brought down both buildings and
bridges I began to pray and meditate to find out why the world seemed to be
falling apart and that people were dying indiscriminately due to natural
disasters. Why, I wondered, are there more earthquakes, volcanoes,
hurricanes, typhoons and tornadoes than there used to be?
So I prayed in meditation to find out
Suddenly, from where I sat in Cave
Junction, OR, I found myself above Los Angeles and overlooking the entire
area, including the city and the mountains beyond it. In the vision I saw
very large areas of darkness emanating from the city, mixed with very tiny
patches of bright light.
As happens in visions, I
instinctively knew the darkness represented the absence of the Divine; only
in the minuscule amount of light was the Divine Essence present.
How can God—omnipresent—not be there? To understand
that you have to be familiar with the first chapter of the Book of Genesis
here for brief quote) where God gives dominion over the planet to
mankind. Because the world no longer belongs to the Divine—He's like a
distant landlord—the essence of God is only present in those who are
Spirit-led. Without them, God is not here. Therefore, the light
in the darkness represented those who are Spirit-led. The darkness
represented those who did not.
Because of this vision I now understand that the Spirit of
the Divine is only operationally present where God’s people are—meaning
those who trying to serve God by caring for one another; for wanting others
to have as much or more than they have; by helping out where needed. What is
sad is that the dark patches indicating the absence of God far exceeded the
areas of light.
What does this have to do with earthquakes, volcanoes,
hurricanes, typhoons and tornadoes?
God’s love is the glue that binds our
planet—and indeed—the universe together. Because this is our world and we
are free will individuals who have been given dominion over it, God doesn’t
interfere. He’s only actively present wherever God-knowing people are;
through them He works wonders. If you are seeking God, He is in you
and you radiate and emanate God. If He isn't, you do not. Through you
and others God holds the planet, the weather and everything under control.
Without the Divine in us, it all falls apart.
Sound like a fairy tale?
In today's society less and less people believe while more
and more are perverting spiritual truth and twisting it to their own
advantage. This means God is being driven out and His presence is
lessening. As a direct result there are more and more natural disasters of
every type all over the world that will just continue to get worse.
Those first children of God who were given dominion were holy
people destined to be the caretakers of the planet. But even they succumbed
to self-centered desires rather than looking after God’s interests. (I find
it highly interesting and illuminating that, even knowing God, they could
throw it all away. It's no wonder that we, who don't walk as close as
the first people have a hard times and stray so far. Free will has its
You want to save the earth so it's a good place for your
children to grow up in? Seek God through prayer and/or mediation and then
take Him into the world with you wherever you go. Let everything you do be
for God and let your life become an example. We do that by offering our life
and all that we are to God. The interesting thing about doing this is
that we suddenly feel free.
When we do this we begin to love one another as God loves us.
Jesus said, "You are the light of the world. A city built on
a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel
basket, but on the lamp stand so that it gives light to all in the house. In
the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your
good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." Jesus said that
to His immediate disciples. They, though flawed individuals like us,
If you belong to God that light is not your light—it's the
residing Spirit of God within you.
Only when the world turns to God as our Father will peace
reign—and I mean peace in our heart and peace on our world. That’s what
Jesus meant when He told His apostles that, “All authority in heaven and on
earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded
you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Everything Jesus commanded does nothing more than make the world a better
Genesis 1 (NRS):
26. 26. Then God said, "Let us
make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them
have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and
over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."
27. So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he
created them; male and female he created them.
28. God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply,
and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the
sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves
upon the earth."
29. God said, "See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is
upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit;
you shall have them for food.
30. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and
to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath
of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.
31. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.
And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. (NRS Genesis