Sunday, June 13, 2010

Plagues, blessings & the book of Revelations

Locusts or grasshoppers, tomato/tomoto – this report of the worst grasshopper outbreak in 30 years still sounds like a plague of almost biblical proportions to me.

Also, when I ran my article suggesting that the ancient Hopi may have foreseen the Gulf oil spill tragedy, someone wrote in pointing out that it may have been prophesized in the bible too: “And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels. Go your ways and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the second angel poured out his vials upon the sea, and it became as the blood of a dead man (crude oil); and every living soul died in the sea. “ – Revelations 16

Actually, the oil spill seems more like a human screw-up than the wrath of God to me. Still, the result is the same. Just as the grasshoppers are destroying food on the ground, the oil is creating a dead zone under water.

So, the “seven angels” may be on their way. Still, I don’t want to examine that any closer. I already ran an article saying “It’s the end of the world as we know it” And another one suggesting that Mother Earth may be at the beginning stages of her crucifixion in preparation for her ascension.

This is all interesting, but the point is not to create fear. It’s just to get your attention, so you might have a reason to look more deeply at what we can each do on a practical level about the world and our own lives.

What is religion if not the search for what’s real at the core of all the chaos around us?