Revelations of 2012: Chapter 2: The Nature Of The Universe
The Nature of the Universe
“You cannot control the universe. You can merely react to it.”
Chaos is the natural order of things. Movements in the atmosphere cause tornadoes and hurricanes. Rain causes floods. Movements in the earth cause earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Disasters and catastrophes happen. This is the natural order of things. Large numbers of people die from natural and man made disasters. Diseases ravage the planet. Large numbers of people die. Babies are born with birth defects, children are orphaned. People are killed or maimed in accidents. Crops die, livestock are wiped out, beloved pets and family members pass away.
We as human beings cannot control the chaos that happens in this world. We can only control our reaction to it. Many wonder why God abandoned them or their loved ones in their time of need. Some people lose their faith as a result of things that they perceive God allowed to happen to them. That is just their perception. In truth, God never abandons anyone. How can God abandon anyone that is endowed with a part of God? The body may pass away but the spirit does not. And the part of God that is in each spirit removes the spiritual essence from each living being from its body just before the pain of death takes hold. For most, the spirit is conducted back to God.
It is true that everyone dies alone. Even those surrounded by loved ones experience death in their own way, on their own terms but they make the journey alone. The others are merely there to see them off. It is the part of God that each of us has that removes the spirit from the body and takes it on its journey back to God. It is only upon the removal of the spirit that death actually occurs.
Where I go, you cannot. The path I follow is not one that you can follow. It is unique unto me. The path you shall follow is unique unto you. The path we each follow is determined by numerous factors. Some of these factors are those we are born with. Others are those we choose freely.
We are born with a unique set of determining factors. We each have a specific genetic makeup and a set of environmental circumstances. Each of us is a particular size, shape, sex, has a particular color hair, eyes, intelligence and genetically determined health. We are each born to a particular family, of a particular culture, socio economic level in a particular city and nation. We are all born into a particular time, hour, day, month, year, decade and century.
Many of the determining factors we are born with are not changeable until we are legal or financial adults, from 15 to 21 years after birth. The city, nation family and socioeconomic level we are each born into are examples of this. Others are not naturally changeable. We may be able to surgically or cosmetically alter our hair color, eye color, and even sex. We may be able to alter the genetic code in the womb to diminish or even eliminate a disposition towards specific diseases. These cosmetic and surgical alterations are open to error and therefore may not completely change a determining factor. The determining factors of time that we are born into are not changeable by us and we are not yet able to communicate an alteration to our parents before we are born.
Our determining factors have a great deal to do with the person we become. Our determining factors coupled with our environment and experiences are, in essence, what makes us who we are. Our determining factors and our environment can limit our experiences. Great people throughout history have been born into a wide range of determining factors and environments. Many of them were born into adverse circumstances but overcame them. If however, they had been born in London during the plague or in Hiroshima five minutes before the first H bomb dropped, their greatness would have never been known because they wouldn’t have survived longer than a few weeks at most. All who are born have the potential for greatness. What is great to some is mediocre to others. The greatness that is or is not achieved depends on personal preference and what people do with what they are given.
Many, never rise beyond their determining factors and live up to their potential because they don’t go beyond what they are given or never rise above the environment they were born into. They cling onto crutches in their environment. Crutches are things that make life a little easier. They assist in taking the path of least resistance. Crutches are things like the easy job in the family business or obtained through a family member or staying in the same neighborhood for the entirety of your life. They can also be addictions, sex to make up for a low self esteem, drugs to mask frustration or to cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life, gambling to overcome boredom, etc.
The biggest thing that holds people back from realizing their potential is living life in a passive way. People who live life passively don’t learn the life lessons that are available to them every day; they rarely learn from their mistakes and often repeat them over and over again. People who live passively, plod through life with very little growth. They are basically the same person they were when they were growing up making the same mistakes over and over. Those who live passively know that other people are suffering but they are too caught up in their own problems to want to help. They are also too caught up in their own problems to notice opportunities for change and growth that present themselves. They are afraid of failure. Failure and disasters are used as an affirmation of the correctness of their “safe” choices and as a boundary which they should never pass in order to maintain their passive life. Often, they never free themselves from a dead end job, addictions or a loveless marriage. They are often ruled by their emotions and are either of uneven temperament, always angry or hold in and hide their anger only to have a massive (and often devastating) melt down at some point in their lives.
Many of the people who realize their potential live proactively. They look at their determining factors as a starting point and grow beyond them. They take chances, make plenty of mistakes and have many failures but they learn from those mistakes and failures a rarely repeat them. They actively seek opportunities to learn and grow and are always trying to improve themselves, their lives as well as the lives of their loved ones as well as others and the planet in general. They go beyond their own problems and often help others and in so doing, are exposed to opportunities for growth and advancement. Those who live proactively are not sheltered from disasters. Disasters befall them as well.
The difference between those who go through life pro actively and those who go through life passively is that those who go through life passively use the chaos, and the mistakes, failures and disasters associated with it as a vehicle to retard their progression and those who go through life proactively use them as building blocks to propel their progression. Those who are passive are held back by mistakes, failures and disasters, those who are proactive learn what they have to teach and grow beyond them.