I have a sense that every person on this earth is being tested at this time.
Certainly, the young boys trapped in the deep cave in Thailand were being tested, as well as their families, and all those people charged with rescuing them. Was that an accident or a wakeup call for us all? What about the British Government in turmoil over Brexit and the American people grappling with a President who seems to defy what the office of President has always meant to them?
It seems to me that these extreme situations – and we know of many more – point to dramatic changes in human consciousness. We are being challenged to look deeply into each and every situation on the earth to see what is really taking place. In my observation, the less we see, the more intensely situations unfold. Behind the scenes, powerful spiritual forces are at work seeking to destroy all that human beings have created, and other forces are fighting to prevent this destruction.
Our response can be fall in behind those working against destruction, and that is the greatest error. So much of what human beings have created needs to be destroyed. We drag the past into the present at an alarming rate thereby ignoring healthy cycles of growth.
When I explored the esoteric meaning of The Book of Revelation it was a delight to discover that I could apply that seven stages of plant growth to the messages to the seven churches.
“The words written about the seven churches are metaphors for our developing consciousness. There are many things in life that occur in sevens; seven colours of the rainbow, seven musical notes, seven days in the week etc. Each seven years we human beings enter into different life phases. We can also compare our spiritual development to the seven stages of a plant’s growth; seed, roots, leaf, bud, flower, fruit and seed. This cycle is repeated throughout our life according to our “works”. By contemplating these phases of growth and comparing them to the words written to each church a pattern emerges. It helps to be mindful that a new seed is produced out of destruction. Each of the messages speaks of an up-building process followed by something destructive. This is as it should be, and through our individual effort we can produce the seed for the next cycle, the next church. […]
By comparing the messages to each of the seven churches as stages in the growth of a plant, the message to Ephesus gives a deep impression of a seed. Imagine the patience within the seed’s sheath as its forces wait for the right conditions to set down roots and push up shoots. This image of patience stands in contrast to the urgency behind modern culture demanding to have things instantly. It isn’t just in agriculture that seeds are forced to flower sooner and to flower out of season. In our consciousness we are conditioned to expect what we want, when we want it, with as little effort as possible.” Kristina Kaine – The Virgin and the Harlot
Each person on this planet can contribute to the healthy progress of evolution by aligning his or her own thoughts, feelings, and behaviour with the grand plan. The drama that unfolds all over the globe is a sign that this is not happening. While we feel powerless to assist the boys trapped in the cave in Thailand, we miss the opportunity to assist human evolution by becoming conscious of the way we are trapped in our own consciousness. We must supply the oxygen and the guidance to emerge from the darkness into the light of a new stage of evolution.
Intrinsic Value by Istvan Mufics