When Will the Changes Occur?
Kevin J. Todeschi
We have become so accustomed to change that we no longer recognize it when it happens. Ours is the age of the worldwide web, interactive social networks, and virtual reality. We possess the ability to find the answer to virtually any question at the touch of a button. Our grocery store checkout lines read prices with lasers, we don’t have to even leave our home to buy virtually any product or service online, and all 14,000 Edgar Cayce readings are available instantaneously on the worldwide web. Whether in medicine, relationships, technology, ecological-awareness, or internationalism, the earth today is very different than it was even 10-15 years ago.
There are wars and rumors of war broadcast around the globe in the blink of an eye. We hear of floods and famine and hate-crimes as they occur; and a day doesn’t pass when we don’t see renewed evidence of gang-wars or drugs or our inhumanity to one another. But all of this information has become so common that we may often simply shrug our shoulders, change the channel, or turn the page. In many places, the world has become more fractured than ever before, as politics, race, sexuality, culture and especially religion divide us. Countless thousands of individuals have been killed, are dying, or have given up all sense of hope. The dis-eases of our time have crippled bodies, tortured minds, or imprisoned souls. And yet, in spite of the fact that change is all about us, some of us continue to wait for the Big One as evidence of “changing times.”
On a more positive front, our age of change has also had more life-affirming ramifications. Many events have been hope-renewing: the collapse of Communism, the formation of the European Economic Community, a renewed sense of hope in solving such issues as the oil crisis, the healthcare crisis, and the ever-growing awareness that we must bind together as one planet to heal the ecological world we call home. There has even been a renewed sense of faith in God for hundreds of thousands. We are now allies and friends with those we once fought. We have the technology and the desire to bind together in the face of natural or man-made disaster, helping those who have been impacted with food lifts, medical supplies, and restoring hope.
Many changes are underway that seem to suggest our potential unity as one human family. Actually, more than anything else this is what the Cayce readings suggest is at the heart of our collective future.
Kevin Todeschi is A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense of humor.
Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi