Like everyone else, I’ve been having a lot of doubts about the future of not only our country but the whole world as well.
Without question, the world situation has never been worse in recent history than it is today. One could argue that during the Cuban Missile Crisis and even during World War 2 , we endured some pretty dramatic times.
The difference this time is that our destruction is coming from within. Not only do we have an outside enemy bent on destroying us. We also have people within our own country and government determined to destroy our way of life.
We are getting a double whammy and to top it off many people are oblivious to what is going on. Many people are still supporting those who would destroy us. They are still following ideologies from the past that no longer apply.
Many are so consumed in their daily lives, they don’t have a clue as about what is transpiring around them.
We as a nation have fallen so far from our founding ideals, many can no longer recognize the country we are living in. Like the Israelite of old, America no longer follows the time worn teachings and values that made us great.
Thinking back I can remember a time in the 1950s , when I realized that this period of time would be like this. Thirty years ago , someone told me about today’s world.
Even though I realized it, and was later told, it never sank in until September 11,2001. I never realized there was evil in the world until that day. I knew there were people who did cruel things, but never thought too much about evil.
Since then I have seen and experienced evil many times. It is a fact of life.
There are people who have no conscience or sense of reasoning. Maybe it’s because of their environment, how someone raised them, or maybe they just came in with evil intentions. They are here and they don’t have our best intentions in mind.
Many of these thoughts have been running through my mind, almost daily. At times, it is hard to think of anything else.
The many posts on Facebook and other social sites have led me to believe many others are having the same thoughts. Many are becoming frustrated as they watch their country and way of life trickle down the drain.
We are entering a new era, with many new ideas and thoughts coming into existence. This is a part of our evolution and there is nothing we can do to stop it. Many ideas and customs need to fall by the wayside, but we need to be careful what we discard.
We cannot throw the baby out with the bath water. We must maintain the basic building blocks of society.
The universal truths and values on which society depends, and which society will surely crumble and fall if disregarded.
There is a battle going on between good and evil like has not been seen on planet earth in eons. People have become so polarized, that it seems as if there isn’t anyway they will ever come together and live in unity again.
I’m not sure that will happen for a long time. The only thing we can do is take care of ourselves and those who believe as we do . We can’t save everyone, they need to save themselves. It is up to them to which star they hitch their wagon to.
All is not lost, we, if not all us will survive, we just need to get back on the right track, the path spirit intended for us. Although there are many valid paths and in fact all paths are valid for our spiritual growth, but, there is only one true path .
The rest are paths that lead us back to the true course we need to follow. The path that will lead America back to it’s destiny, being the “New Jerusalem” ,that Shining City on the Hill.
As I pondered all this, a dream came to me. I was riding in the front seat of a car driven by my dad, who has passed on. My brother and daughter was in the back seat. We passed by a large dairy farm. There were several hundred cows in the feedlot, their stomachs were full as were their udders. Next we drove past a corn field, the corn was tall with three or four ears on each stalk. The roots were deeply embedded into the soil.
It was revealed to me this symbolized we are living in a land of plenty, and will continue to do so.
Next I looked off the the west ,there was a large red,white, and blue house sitting on a hill glowing profusely and brightly. This symbolized western civilization and America, that shining city on a hill, surviving it all and being the better for it.
We will survive, if we stay on the path, and be the better for it.
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.
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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.