Today’s World…

A Spiritualist’s View of our World Today.

Constantly we hear reports of fatal stabbings in London and mass shootings in the USA.  Many of these fatalities are caused by young people and the victims are in the same age group.  We look at the figures shake our heads and get on with our lives.  Yet, there are countless people many times the fatality figures that were connected with the victims whose lives will never be the same again.  A loved one or a friend goes out the door never to return.  Even worse is that no one comes up with a solution or even the will to take measures to stop this slaughter.

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I feel sorry for those who work so hard throughout the year and then find their holiday disrupted because of industrial action or computer malfunctions.

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India is now home to nearly 3,000 tigers, a third more than it had four years ago, according to the latest tiger census.  Great news for a change as so many species great and small is seeing their numbers drop to crisis levels or actually becoming extinct.

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Ethiopia may have just shattered the world record for planting the most amount of tree saplings in one day.   India originally set the record for planting 66 million trees during a 12-hour period back in July 2017—but now, Ethiopian officials say that they have successfully planted over 350 million trees in a single day. The prime minister hopes to fight the nation’s deforestation issues by planting at least 4 billion indigenous trees before October.  Let’s hope they succeed and other countries follow their example.

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A prisoner kept in solitary confinement for thirty-five years.  Lights kept on in the cell 24-7.  Guards seldom speaking to him.  No matter the crime this puts the authorities on the same level as the prisoner. 

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A great furore has erupted over Shamima Begum being granted legal aid to fight the decision to remove her citizenship,

Even the most notorious criminals in the UK are entitled to legal aid and to challenge a court decision. So, she is entitled to this aid, no question about that.  I was shocked at her attitude during her interview, but we have to keep personal views out of any decision.

Looking at this from our Spiritual values I feel that we should also be taking into account that she was a minor and brainwashed by professionals.  By this I don’t mean that we should forgive and forget, but we cannot deny this lady the rights that are open to others.

                                      We Can Live for 240 Years

Scientists in the US have suggested bats may hold the key to unlocking the secret to a long life because of their ability to hibernate and fight infection, experts say.

A study by the University of Maryland has found if humans were able to harness their adaptations, mankind could live up to 240 years old. 

Have they ever heard that life is eternal? 

We Wait Till the 11th Hour.

The human race has got into a way of doing little or nothing until it is too late.  We don’t want to know about, what is staring us in the face until the eleventh hour is almost upon us. There were those who warned that a global financial crisis was looming and no one listened.    It was the same with the overuse of plastic and climate change.  We are happy with the convenience of using plastic and much of what is contaminating the atmosphere.  Many an excuse is used to deny the facts.  Few looks towards what we are leaving for future generations.  Exactly the same is happening with so many other things.  Corners are being cut and individuals want their own way rather than what is best all round.