The Journey Continues – World Gone Wild

“World in Chaos” by Fishq on Devianart

I live in a small community in SE Ohio in Wayne National Forest. In the 25+ years we’ve been here, we’ve seldom locked our doors or experienced any violence or theft. Yes, there has been some, occasionally, but for the most part, this is a sleepy little village with around 300 people. Heck, we only have one part-time cop and a volunteer fire department.

I mention this only to give you an idea of why, when the battery was stolen out of my car on Labor Day weekend, I was shocked. Things like this have happened so rarely here that I guess it’s made us a little over-confident that living this far from any larger town or city kept us safe from such things.

Was I angry? Did I become fearful? No. I’m not sure what you would call what I felt. It was more like, “For crying-out-loud people. Why pick on me?” See, I pretty much stay in my own bubble/space/lane. I go to town once a week for groceries. Occasionally, I have a car appointment or chiropractor appointment. The rest of the time I’m here – not out of fear but because I like being at home in my own space, doing my own thing. I’m quite the introvert and I’m okay with that. I’ve had my time out “there” working, being social, etc. Now, I just really want peace and quiet.

Unfortunately, the world is changing radically and, to me, not in a good way. There was a time, in the 60s and 70s, where I used to live, that a person – young or old, male or female – could walk from one end of town to the other (about 3 or 4 miles) at any time of day or night and not worry about anything happening to them. Today, there’s almost nowhere that that’s still true.

What happened to us? I watched the younger generations become more angry, frustrated, and disgruntled as we approached and then entered the 21st century. That wasn’t all though. I watched our Earth become more violent with more earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Then the storms intensified as did the tornadoes and hurricanes. Floods happened more often and increased in their devastation. Was the Earth feeling the increase in the negative emotions of humans? Were humans feeling the increase in Earth’s violent weather patterns and movements? Or could they be feeding off each other? I don’t know. I just know that it seems to be continuing to increase as time goes on.

There have always been angry, frustrated, disgruntled people. There have always been floods, fires, storms, and earthquakes. There was a time when both were in the minority rather than the majority they now seem to occupy. Fear seems to be running rampant with one of the results being a human attitude of “you’re either with me or against me” becoming prevalent.

So much fear, so much hatred with no one bothering to take the time to understand the other person’s perspective. It seems like the majority of minds and ears have been closed. “Every man for himself” seems to be becoming the motto for the new mindset. Fear of being without, and not caring about the next guy or gal, has caused runs on grocery stores for essentials, leaving others without those same essentials. What has become of us?

What has this got to do with my battery being stolen? It’s those prevailing attitudes of only caring about themselves and therefore believing everyone has those same selfish concepts that can lead people to do things like steal because they don’t believe anyone will help. After all, they wouldn’t, so why would anyone help them? With both their minds and ears closed, they take what they need – from others – sometimes using violence.

Had someone come to me, telling me of their desperate situation, asking for help, they might have been pleasantly surprised to have found that I would have tried my darnedest to find a way to help them. Instead, without knowing or caring who the car and battery belonged to, they broke into my car and stole the battery. What if I was someone who barely had money to keep my car running? Now, thanks to stealing my battery, I didn’t know what I was going to do. With the mind closed and an attitude of not caring about anything other than their need, they stole from me.

For several decades now, I’ve tried to look for the good in whatever has happened to me – no matter how bad it was/is. Fortunately, in this particular instance, I was able to immediately replace the battery. Also, a point for gratitude, they only took the battery and not the whole car! However they broke into the car, there were no windows broken, no tires slashed or stolen (and those are brand new), and no damage to the body of the car. So I have a lot to be thankful for even though my battery was gone.

I’m really more concerned with the fact that this energy, this chaos, is getting worse and it’s now come out to our little community. I’m more concerned that, as this energy is intensifying, weather events are getting worse, more frequent, and more people are being affected, both here in the US and around the world. And I’m especially concerned that more people haven’t begun to realize that we don’t have a chance of changing things until we turn away from fear, hate, frustration and all the other negative emotions and learn to find a reason to love, be grateful, and open our minds and our hearts to each other. There is no “us” and “them.” There is only us – the inhabitants of Planet Earth and we are in trouble.

Ours is a world gone wild. I feel like we are standing at a crossroad. Here, we each much choose whether to add to the increasing negativity or to add to the energies of unconditional love, gratitude, and peace. As more of us choose the higher vibrations, they will ripple out and begin to clear away the chaos. The fate of each of our lives and that of the planet lies in our hands. I hope we choose wisely.
Earth in Our Hands                                        Love & Blessed Be