The Polygamist's Daughter

Stories, Reflections and Conclusions of Life on the Inside

Surviving The Great Apocalypse

Here is another snippet from my book Fly, Fly Away. It gives readers a quick glimpse into the reason people are so afraid to leave once they join.

Fear is the greatest controller of the human body, heart, mind and spirit.  

The night following Hannah’s nearly tragic accident we held our weekly Family Home Meeting. Wednesday evenings throughout the community, were reserved for family meetings. Each family spent the evening at home in spiritual study, conversation and prayer. Typically, the subject for our family meetings was apocalyptic prophesies regarding the last days. My father seemed clearly obsessed with the doom and gloom predictions that every prophet since the beginning of recorded history has made about the end of times, and he painstakingly ingrained those stories into our innocent, young, impressionable minds. The dreams of Daniel, Revelations of Isaiah, predictions of Nostradamus, and forecasts of Joseph Smith and other Mormon prophets, and my father’s own interpretations were wrapped up into one end-of-the-world melodrama that was guaranteed to happen in my lifetime. Most definitely before the year 2,000, which was seen by us as the beginning of the seventh day, (each day represented as a thousand years) of earth’s existence, and earth’s very own personal Sabbath. Those predictions were the reason we fled to the mountains, grew our own food, had years of supplies in the basement and guns to protect ourselves from the government and unavoidable intrusion from China, Mexico and Russia.

The apocalypse was upon us at any moment!

The battle of Armageddon and the second coming of Christ, separation of wheat from chaff, (we of course were the wheat), the ascension of only a chosen few and the resurrection of the bodies of Mormon Saints being lifted up and restored to wholeness, was inevitable. World War III and America being attacked from all borders, missionaries rotting in the streets of Jerusalem and pestilence against those who were sinful loomed on our doorstep. The sun turning to darkness and blood running in the streets, wars and rumors of wars, violent earthquakes and all manner of destruction, another planet slamming into ours and tearing of the veil between good and evil, great disease, abominations, and more… were my inevitable destiny. On that great and dreadful day, God would raise his mighty hand, smite the evil-doers and cleanse the earth of sinners and all inequities. Only 144,000 people would survive the great cleansing and baptism by fire. All of the prophesies would then finally be fulfilled. And we, along with those like us, would be the only ones to benefit from God’s wrath upon His children.

These stories led to nightmares that haunted me well into adulthood, until I finally came to understand how many of the prophesies were parables and metaphors, rather than events.

The prophesies are periods of time throughout history rather than one big day. They tell of a time when fear begins to leave the planet and love returns, when the Divine Feminine is resurrected and restored to Her mantle beside the Divine Masculine and equality and harmony are restored to Earth’s children. We are in the midst of it right now and have been for over 50 years. We are all ascending, not just a chosen few. The process isn’t pretty, and we will get there, if we don’t destroy ourselves first.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for and we are the ones who will save us from ourselves. 

As they say, the pen is mightier than the sword. We can use it as a weapon of mass destruction or use it as a tool for peace.

I am so grateful to be free of the stories that once tormented my soul and kept my spirit captive in fear. Today I am free to see what is possible for ALL of humanity rather than just a supposed chosen few.

Until next time, be Fearless & Free!

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A New Era

Ten years ago this morning I stood on my patio contemplating my future. It was the one year anniversary of my mother’s passing and I was scheduled for my first OB visit a few hours later. I pondered with sadness that my baby would never know its grandmother. Then the quiet pondering was shattered by news that made me wonder about the choice I had made to bring a baby into the world. America was under attack and the world as we knew it would never be the same.

I wonder what went through the mind of my father that morning. He was obsessed with predictions and prophesies regarding the end of days. As a child we spend every Wednesday evening in a Family Home Meeting which was essentially church at home.  On those family evening my father discussed openly his views and perceptions of how the world would end and a new era begin. As a child every event in the news was a prediction about the world coming to an end. The explosion of Mt. Saint Helen darkened our skies and caused the sun to hide its face; at first it was the end of the world, then the realization several hours later that it was just a volcano erupting. No doubt my father saw the attack on the World Trade Center the beginning of the battle with the Middle East and the battle of Armageddon.  My father passed away a few years ago and I never thought to get his opinion of the attack on American soil.

The effect that was intended by those who attacked our people was not the effect they had hoped for.  It was the end of the world for many and the beginning of end of days as I see it. It was the beginning of a new era, not just for America, but for the world. That attack on us caused us to open our eyes and come together as one nation.  It caused us to begin to see humanity as one family and one people. It was the beginning of the return of Christ Consciousness and the resurrection of the Divine Feminine; a return to the energies of unconditional love and compassion. While the battles rage over the minds, hearts, bodies and prosperity of the people, their souls are being lifted up with new enlightenment. 

Many contest that they are waiting for the physical return of Jesus to save them, just as they expected him to save them 2000 years ago.  His message of Love, Light and our individual connection to the Creator was the message intended to liberate humanity, not after we die, but right here in the physical realm. The energy of his message is being reawakened as more and more people begin to understand what the return and ascension really is. It is a new way of being for all of humanity, a coming together in peace and harmony for the good of the whole. It is a lifting up of our consciousness and way of being.  We are in the beginning of a new era that can only come into effect as the old way crumbles. While many can only see and feel the darkness of these end of times, there are many whose eyes look forward into a new enlightened future with hope and gratitude.