Really Far-Out View of 21st Century Chaos
A friend wrote me and asked my advice. He agreed to let me share our correspondence.
“I am having a lot of difficulty finding my way through some tough times in my life. I am looking for a full time job, pressing on with my martial arts, managing a family crisis, and generally figuring out what I should do with my life as I raise a family. Sometimes I cannot believe all the negative that is coming against me and people I care for. I am tired of stumbling through life, and want to find my truest destiny. I want to be what I should be. I know I can contribute more to the world around me than I do and thrive in doing that, but I do not know how to break through all these things pulling me down. Is there any advice you’d recommend to help me better make my way in this process?”
First, let’s look at where the world is and what we are all dealing with.
This early part of the 21st Century is a time of great agonizing difficulty.
I do not mean to be pessimistic or alarmist. This is just a statement of “what is”.
Some friends who study astrology tell me there is an astrological reality for the planet, just as there is for individuals in the universe. According to planetary astrology, every 2000 years a new age moves in, just like every month a new horoscope symbol moves into human experience. As each new age moves in, there is great upheaval as the old age resists.
Do I personally “believe in astrology”? I cannot really say yes, but I will agree that as the Aquarius age replaces the Pisces age that replaced the Aries age 2000 ago, resistance in the form of natural, cultural, financial, and political upheaval does indeed seem to be strong.
That’s why my friends say there is now so much senseless violence from person to person, nation to nation, and even what looks like nature itself versus humankind. We just have to go through it every 2000 years as the old order fights to hold onto dominance with final vestiges of summoned-up vigor. The fight is futile, of course, but it is nonetheless fierce and it is damaging to all.
Bad times abound, so what to do?
My number one suggestion is to spend as much time as possible around powerful, happy, caring, intelligent, and big-visioned people. Avoid scared selfish people who demonstrate lack of ethics and high tendency to blame others for their self-generated difficulties.
Among the strong and caring people, you will be inspired to discover an opportunity to serve others in this degenerate age. When you go to work in that capacity, having been strengthened by your association with those already happy and strong, you will find your calling.
I suspect that some folks will hear my words as abjectly crazy. Take these thoughts for what they are worth in your life. I really wish everyone the best of lives. May you do great things and help many.