Here I am, It's 4:30am and I am sitting, waiting to punch us on air, direct and assist the morning meteorologist to dispense weather info to the masses of Lawrence and surrounding communities. I have the routine down pat, I do it with purpose but in a rote sort of way. It's a part of my job that I don't relish but it is a neccesity for the station and one us 5 directors all share. But setting here doing this with so much else going on in the world is difficult for me. How to not be overwhelmed at the changes, the happenings, the injustices and the suffering?
The war, the tsunami, the flooding in Europe, the flooding in California, the ice shelf's increasing self annihalation, the slowing of the oceans' currents, the individual atrocities that bombard us every single day on the airwaves. They seem to be coming to a head. The earth is starting to fight back at our disregard. God is starting to teach us in bigger and bigger ways.
I've always been one to listen to the messages God sends me. Or at least be aware of the fact that God can and does talk to us in little ways. When one is open to it you start to notice some sort of guidance, nudges and sometimes pushes to go in a certain direction. I've always shared with friends that sometimes when God is trying to teach you a specific thing you'll start to notice a repeated pattern, happening or thought that occurs over and over and over until you finally get it. When you don't get it God sometimes deals you a haymaker upside the head. This might appear as a car wreck, a blown knee, a broken marriage or the death of a loved one. I'm not saying God does these things to us, or others willy nilly without our acceptance. All of us on always agree on what happens to us. We create our own reality and our soul always . . . ALWAYS knows best. It is through the soul that God talks to us and guides us in ways miraculous.
What does all this have to do with what is going on in the world right now? Everything! God is dealing us all a haymaker! We have all agreed on a mass, worldwide scale to have the craziness, horror, terrifying conditions rain down on us. We have crossed a threshold that we'll be hard pressed to back away from. Are you ready?