It is Our Choice
Rory Fleming Richardson, Ph.D., ABMP, TEP
The world has and is changing drastically, as if moving toward a final Crescendo. Some are totally unaware of any difficulties in the world, while others are seeing every indicator of the approach of Judgement Day. So, what is the psychology of the day? This is a good question. I remember an old story about if you try to put a frog in hot water, he will jump out. But if you put the frog in cool water and slowly heat it to a boil, you would have “frog soup”. Perhaps this best fits the psychology of today. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, any one of the events occurring today (earthquakes, multiple volcanos erupting, the Constitution being shredded by Executive Orders, populations of a nation not getting timely health care, etc.) would have justified “RED ALERT” among the multitude. Today, we are calmed by unfulfilled promises, excuses and finger pointing. Television and the Internet has provided instant information, has helped to desensitized the multitude to the events of today and provided a way of escaping the blatant exposure of worldwide human trafficking and immoral desolation. A seemingly handful of individuals have attempted to wake up the multitude, all the while, various people in the positions of power have played political games destroying people and blaming it on other countries or people. As we have gotten to know individuals and families around the global; we know that most want peace and to live a life of value and purpose. This flies in the face of the warmongers, and profit seekers, who see wealth in war and conflict.
So what is reality? Unfortunately, the world is sick and is being made sicker by the way that we are using our knowledge to maintain the ongoing drive for gain at the expense of our brothers and sisters and at the expense of the earth that Almighty God has put in our stewardship. We have achieved great knowledge and appreciation of the great mysteries of creation, but have allowed that knowledge to be used by those who would use it to destroy, and glean gold and wealth regardless of the needs of their fellow life forms on earth.
There is wisdom that is there for us to use. I have listened to the ancient writings, and to the native elders of North America, and of many other lands. The message is very much the same. We have the opportunity to learn to be who we are without the pretense of wealth or titles or roles or artificial symbols of achievement. We are first and foremost servants of God, charged with very simple tasks: to be stewards or caretakers of this earth, to live and learn from this time on earth, to love and care for each other, to teach our children the teaching of faith, to have faith, and to worship our Father...God...Great Spirit...Great Grandfather. This does not sound like too much. But our world, and the artificial structures and conserves we have created, distract us from this charge. I call to all of my fellow beings to wake up and return to our purpose, to what we were asked to do. Fracking for oil is destroying the surface of our world and throwing the balance of the earth askew. Clear cutting the forests kill the living things that we need on this planet. But we do not respect the life force of the trees, and forests who help us breath and live. Did you know that plants have an emotional reaction to threat. What native elder, true to the teachings of the Peacemaker, would slaughter a tree without a true cause?
The world is sick. There is human trafficking. There are “human farms” where babies are created for organ harvest. There are groups who work under the disguise of social good who traffic children for sexual exploitation and death. Natural treatment is unilaterally dismissed, especially if there is a profit to be made from a manufactured preparation. Aeroplanes full of people are murdered for the purpose of making one country look bad and to promote wars. Yes, the world is sick.
We can choose to be the individual doctors of its healing. It is the choice of each one of us. Individually, we can do only a limited amount, but collectively, we have the charge of God and will succeed.