This is a dream I had
almost forty years ago. not easy for me to ignore, reading today's
headlines. I had had many encouraging, enlightening, dreams before
one occurred at a time when I was asking for guidance as to how I
could make best use of my life, and I was not expecting or prepared for
I am attempting to swim in a crowded, public, swimming pool with little
room to move. On the surrounding deck, persons wildly chase one another,
yelling and screaming. Some fight, and some even run across
the surface of the pool from one side to the other, without getting wet. The
heat, the noise, the pushing and shoving become intolerable. I stand up
in the pool, and as loud as I can, bellow "Stop! Either swim
or get out!" I am surprised as it suddenly becomes quiet, and all but a
few exit the park, making it possible for those of us who really want to
swim to do so.
A man walks through the water up to me and looks
straight into my eyes, and states my full name, conveying that he knows me
well. He turns, and I follow him out of the pool. We appear at his huge
rural estate. We tour his large ranch-style house, the many
barns, storage and equipment sheds, and the huge acreage. "I
will show you what is going to happen soon,” he states, “sooner than
anyone now thinks possible."
He begins describing a large variety
of extreme events which I experience as if I were there among those undergoing the
calamities. His explanations and presence as they occur one after
another provides the understanding and assurance required for me not to panic along with them.
states that these events will continue to increase in frequency and
intensity, world-over as I experience ever more destructive and disruptive
conditions. this leads to a culminating period he says will last for
three-and-one-half years when all social structures and sources of
supply everyone has come to depend upon,
will no longer exist. The extreme conditions, some
never before seen on earth, now make any further preparation impossible. He
straightforwardly states, "Everyone will go insane."
He states there is now only one still-open question.
At the end of this three-and-one-half
years, will any life still remain on the planet?
The answer, he emphasizes is totally dependent on whether or
not those of us who understand what is occurring, and the certain
outcome if enough persons do not
choose to DO what they know to do, and can do, to see that as much life
as possible survives this culminating period. If enough do not DO enough
to provide shelter and suitable conditions for life during all this
travail, there will
be no remaining life left on Earth at the end of this three-and-one-half year
The open question, he said, is not whether or not these events are going to happen... or
how they can be prevented from occurring. They are all the direct
consequences of human choices and actions, already set in motion. No one
can realistically expect that the complex inter-woven cause-and-effect chains of
events created by all humans together, will not continue to play out just as they are already
doing with increasing rate and intensity everywhere on earth, as anyone
can plainly see.
He explains how all humans together, have each one of us, by our choices and actions,
have, over time, taken upon ourselves the responsibility and fate of all life
on the planet, not just human life. We have made, and continue to make,
what we see occurring around us. In the exact same way it is now up to us, in
very human, down-to-earth ways, to determine whether or not all life will
become extinct on the planet.
If we do not supply sufficient means to survive this period, and re-establish
sustainable conditions for life to exist it will not occur. If we
do, it will happen. Not by itself. "Will those who know what is occurring, and
the seriousness of the results, chose to do what they know to do, and
can do, to see that life survives? If they do not, the outcome is certain: extinction of all life on the
The outcome, he explained, cannot possibly be known
ahead of time because it rests on free, voluntary, strictly human,
volition. If adequate conditions for safety and survival for life is in
place and available, the answer will be “Yes”. If not,
He specifies several underlying attitudes and discernments required to sufficiently
otherwise devastating conditions, without which the correct decisions, motivation, and
spirit will not be sufficient
to begin and complete what needs be done for
is important that these
not be perceived as
punishment from God or supernatural beings.
It is not for us to presently judge whether or not another
living being or organism is worthy, or not worthy, of living. If this
distinction is drawn,
not enough life will be saved. Rather help save all that can be saved,
not just what we deem worthy of survival. (Serve I all)
all humans have participated in making these events.
The goal is not to just save oneself or one's immediate family, but all
life forms, as many and as much as can be saved, all interdependent for
survival. Assigning blame and guilt can only hamper and dampen the
initiative and good-will required. Without it, failure, he said.
~ The end-result is not only not knowable, it is not Fated,
Predetermined, or Predestined.
To think otherwise destroys will, motivation and energy. It is we alone who
determining the results by our efforts: it is my responsibility as to what to do or not do
that creates the future.
~ No super
being or beings and forces will intervene, prevent, or influence
the consequences of our choices.
Consider what is occurring now. The process remains the same. Who, or what, is
now causing, preventing, increasing or decreasing suffering and death? Human
beings. Our choices and actions. Assuming
or hoping other persons, or beings, will step in and save life on earth
certainly change the final outcome. What is required for survival will
not happen unless we ourselves do it.
He did not state what needs to be done, or how to do it.
He said this too, is an issue of human choice and volition, according
to each individual's powers of discernment and talent, not according to
someone else's views or talents outside one’s own being. Just thinking about it,
is not enough, but choosing what to do, and actually doing it according to ones
own choice, knowledge, experience and ability.
He takes me
to a room where a small group of persons stand together, talking, then
turns and leaves. By this time I am thoroughly shaken, feeling
at loss as to what I could possibly say or contribute. They all
turn to me, and I timidly state, “I am Gerald Alan Brittell”. There
are snickers, and someone says, “Oh no you're not, you are ____
_______”, a man at the time whom I have somewhat adopted as a guru.
When I hear the laughter, I understand
I myself have yet few ideas, and goals of my own ... I am not
yet ‘my own man’, as the saying goes.
I had this
dream/vision about 40 years ago. I have tried my best not to add to, nor leave
out anything I recall in this telling.
Probably fortunate for my own sanity, a short time after awakening I had
little memory of the details of the many dire events which I saw
occurring in the dream. I do however remember clearly what this man of the dream told me, though the exact phrasing,
may not be identical.
Every day since,
this dream has served as an important backdrop in my life ... it was
this vivid and convincing. It has
given me a receptive eye for what is required for survival, and a
continuing interest for possible alternative ways we humans might be able to survive without
dependence on our very vulnerable present sources of supply and support.
I want to hear and see what others are hearing, seeing and doing,
concerning these times. Please feel free to contact me if you are so
inclined with any question or comments.
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