Ok, I know I have probably thought and said this same thing literally tens of times in my life already, seriously. And so far, at least it appears, I have not been correct. BUT, this time, this time really does feel different. And, I’ve probably said that tens of times as well lol. However, there are a couple of key differences this time, and I am taking this in the context of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. I know the Bible isn’t necessarily the best text to use for downright accuracy, especially considering all the editing it has gone through, but I do belief that as an eschatological text, it has some goodies. It appears that there are a number of different interpretations of what the 4 horsemen actually represent, but I am interpreting them as War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.
Death. The 3 items above are certainly leading to a lot of death.
And then there is “you will see me coming in the clouds with great glory,” the ‘return of the gods,’ etc.
Now certainly, there have been several periods of war, famine, even pestilence in the past. And even periods when all happened at the same time. So what makes this time period different? Well, strangely enough, in my mind anyway, it’s the disclosure stuff. Because never before in modern history have we been where we are now regarding the existence of UAP. But what does that have to do with the end times? Well, everything really.
That is, if you give any credence at all to almost every religious, spiritual, mythological teaching regarding the eventual return of [ insert messianic figure or figures here ] at the end of the age to reveal the truth and set things straight, or something like that. I spent a fair amount of time studying such prophecies when I was younger and was surprised just how common they are across the world, even in traditions like Buddhism – which I’m guessing many people are not even aware of such prophecies in it. I wasn’t myself until recently.
But here is a little rundown of some of the ones I know of – tradition on the left, messianic figure/s on the right, and links to info below each:
Buddhism (Vajrayana) Padmasambhava
Hopi Blue Star Kachina
Islam the Mahdi
Lakota Sioux White Buffalo Calf Woman
Templars the Paraclete
“The Templar Tradition” by Gaetan DeLaforge
And certainly, there are many, many more. This is just a small example, but it points to the fact that eschatology is not unique to Christianity – not by a longshot. And the fact that tradition, of a higher being or beings returning at the “end of the age” to set things straight, is so ubiquitous has to make one wonder – at least it does me – if there isn’t something more than just myth to it.
One other thing that is important to note – this isn’t a “doom and gloom” thing as far as I see it, not at all. For the end of one time is just the beginning of the next. This age, this period of ultra materialism and separation from nature and Truth – it NEEDS to end. It’s become clear given the changes in the climate that things are going to change radically, soon, whether people believe in any greater purpose or not. The fact is, we have altered our environment, our home, and not for the better. Many seem to think they can continue to do so with impunity – the hubris of humans, and the unbridled greed of some combined with the apathy of others. Not a good mix.
But I personally think we are in for a BIG awakening, very soon. It’s happening now. And as we believe, so shall it be. That is the beauty of the Law – nothing will be done “to us,” we will receive that which we have sought, believed in, and prayed for – that which we have given our true attention and intention to. For some of us, it will be the long-awaited revelation and restoration we have longed for. For many, it will just be a time of turbulence and challenge they will try to navigate through. And for some others, it will be very tough times indeed. But all will be only the return of that which has been sent out – the great karmic balancing: for all life, all souls, Mother Earth, etc.
I’ll close with some wisdom from a Hopi Elder:
“There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are torn apart and will suffer greatly.
“Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, Least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
“The time for the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from you attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”