A bit of New Age humor: "And I have written three books on the soul, Proving absurd all written hitherto, And putting us to ignorance again." Robert Browning, 1812-1889
Can we know things about the future? I think we can attain a moderate level of accuracy in our predictions. Earlier, I did suggest the possibility of trying out a hypnotist who is "past lives savvy." Such hypnotists can also take us to future lives. So, what does research about such lives show? In the 1980s Helen Wambach did some future-lives research to discover that the world's population radically drops in the near future (based upon people reporting the dates to her of the incarnations they reached).
In the 1980s I was fortunate to take two workshops with Helen before she died, during which she guided us on one journey to future lives. I reached a lifetime around the year 2350 A.D. in which the climate was tropical, the world around me was almost empty of people and I was eating with my fingers from a battered metal plate that was obviously quite old.
My experience fits well with Hank Wesselman's discoveries in Spiritwalker, where it would seem that perhaps only two small tribes are left in the entire United States and Canada 5,000 years from now. The climate is tropical and folks are using the remains (such as plates) from today's world.
Stalking Wolf had great skill at seeing possible futures; his predictions (Brown, 1988) were that major earth disasters ahead seemed to becoming more and more likely. Ruth Montgomery predicted in World to Come that the future holds disasters during a major earth axis shift, then peace afterwards. In Michael for the Millennium (Yarbro, 1995), Michael indicates that most of our current probable futures look distinctly unpleasant.
Many New Age teachers are avoiding unpleasant facts about our likely futures. As I stated earlier, they are saying such things as "this is your last incarnation" or "you will all get enlightened." Such prognostications promote self-satisfaction and avoidance of digging for truths to which I believe our souls are attempting to lead us. A sage piece of advice offered by many teachers both past and present bears repeating here: live every day as if it were your last.
"Trust no future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead!Act, act in the living present! Heart within and God o'erhead! A Psalm of Life, H.W. Longfellow, 1807-1882
© 2008 by Thayer White
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