In the heart of the Year Thousand that comes after Year Thousand
Man will know that all living things are bearers of light
And that they are creatures to be respected
He will have built the new cities
In the sky, on the earth and on the sea.
He will have the memory of what was
And he will know what will be
He will no longer be afraid of his own death
For in his life he will have lived several lives
And the light, he will understand, will never go out.
This prophecy tells us the same thing that all of the world’s religions have been telling us for thousands of years: every living thing carries within itself part of the universal light, which has been given different names at different times, one of them being “God”. We now know that our DNA contains the memory of all life on this planet, as well as the knowledge of our future on Earth. In a similar way, we hold within us the spiritual memory of our origins, and the spiritual knowledge of our future.
In this Golden Age, science and spirituality will come together in a common understanding of both our past and of our future. Then, we will no longer be afraid of our own death because we will have understood that the light… will never go out.
To conclude this foray into the Prophecies of John of Jerusalem, I would like to give my answer to the question “Why do some prophets predict the End of the World, and others, like John of Jerusalem, predict a new Golden Age?”.
The End of the World prophets and the Golden Age prophets are both right. The first see the future we will have if we continue on the road on which we have been travelling. The second see the future we will have if we take a different path. The future that a prophet sees is probably a reflection of his own personal pessimism or optimism about which path Man will choose to travel.
Life is all about choices. When we are children, choices concerning our lives are often made by someone else. As adults, we make our own.
Our choices are reflections of whom we see ourselves to be. No choice is necessarily bad in itself, although we may perceive it as such later on.
We are each born with a goal in life, with one or more particular lessons to learn. The “right” path for each of us is the one which takes us to our goal and teaches us the lessons which we need to learn. Our “right” path will not be the “right” path for somebody else. Therefore, as individuals, it is not our role to judge other people’s life choices.
However, while, as individuals, we have our own goals and lessons to be learnt, we are also a tiny part of the human species, which also has a goal and lessons to be learnt. To reach that goal, while learning the lessons, we need to work together, each of us contributing our particular talents and knowledge.
Humans often travel through time at different speeds. Some of us are able to pop into the future, or zoom back into the past. We are never able to stay there for very long, but visits can be frequent. Both the past and the future can teach us how to attain both our individual goals and our collective goal(s). We need all the help we can get.
So, which future do we want? Do we want the End of the World, or do we want the Golden Age? Are we willing to give up and let chaos reign until the Earth is too sick to be saved, or do we want to do something constructive, both as individuals and as a species, to help the Earth to heal?
It is up to us to decide. Life is all about choices.