The original meaning of words in ancient texts is often misunderstood today because our idea of what these words mean has changed over time.
A perfect example of this comes from the word "Apocalypse." Today, this word often initiates ideas of the destruction of the whole world.
The original meaning of "Apocalypse" actually sounds nothing like the end of the world.
"An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω meaning "uncovering"), translated literally from Greek, is a disclosure of knowledge, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden.
In the Book of Revelation (Greek: Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰωάννου, Apokalypsis Ioannou – literally, John's Revelation), the last book of the New Testament, the revelation which John receives is that of the ultimate victory of good over evil and the end of the present age, and that is the primary meaning of the term, one that dates to 1175.
Today, it is commonly used in reference to any prophetic revelation or so-called end time scenario, or to the end of the world in general."
To realize the true nature of reality.
By definition, the word "Enlightenment," implies that most people do not perceive reality as it truly is.
A THOUGHT TO CONSIDER:
Does the true meaning of apocalypse come when we, as individuals, become enlightened & begin seeing reality as it truly is?
- Jen Kruse
Violence is a primitive reaction,
NOT a conscious course of action.
Violence revolves until we evolve.
Peace is a choice &
it begins within you.
Terrorism is carried on by those who choose a narrow perspective while refusing to attempt seeing things from other perspectives.
People's tendency to look at how things are different actually keeps them from noticing how much they are the same.
Violent people are functioning in the more primitive parts of the brain. Their actions are rooted in fear of anything different, so literally people reject/attack anything that fear might be different. Yes, I really am saying that they are clearly operating from a lower level of the brain... their actions tell on them, I didn't really have to!
Violence is a primitive reaction, not a conscious course of action.
Attempting to control the masses via fear, may appear successful for a while but what they are really doing is inspiring people to look for other solutions!
Looking for those solutions?
We covered some on my radio show last week!
- JEN KRUSE, The Calling Radio Show
We all share as we feel inclined to do so. Many Blessings to You!