When Will the Changes Occur?
Kevin J. Todeschi
We have become so accustomed to change that we no longer recognize it when it happens. Ours is
the age of the worldwide web, interactive social networks, and virtual reality. We possess the ability to
find the answer to virtually any question at the touch of a button. Our grocery store checkout lines
read prices with lasers, we don’t have to even leave our home to buy virtually any product or service
online, and all 14,000 Edgar Cayce readings are available instantaneously on the worldwide web.
Whether in medicine, relationships, technology, ecological-awareness, or internationalism, the earth
today is very different than it was even 10-15 years ago.
There are wars and rumors of war broadcast around the globe in the blink of an eye. We hear of floods
and famine and hate-crimes as they occur; and a day doesn’t pass when we don’t see renewed
evidence of gang-wars or drugs or our inhumanity to one another. But all of this information has
become so common that we may often simply shrug our shoulders, change the channel, or turn the
page. In many places, the world has become more fractured than ever before, as politics, race,
sexuality, culture and especially religion divide us. Countless thousands of individuals have been killed,
are dying, or have given up all sense of hope. The dis-eases of our time have crippled bodies, tortured
minds, or imprisoned souls. And yet, in spite of the fact that change is all about us, some of us
continue to wait for the Big One as evidence of “changing times.”
On a more positive front, our age of change has also had more life-affirming ramifications. Many
events have been hope-renewing: the collapse of Communism, the formation of the European
Economic Community, a renewed sense of hope in solving such issues as the oil crisis, the healthcare
crisis, and the ever-growing awareness that we must bind together as one planet to heal the ecological
world we call home. There has even been a renewed sense of faith in God for hundreds of thousands.
We are now allies and friends with those we once fought. We have the technology and the desire to
bind together in the face of natural or man-made disaster, helping those who have been impacted
with food lifts, medical supplies, and restoring hope.
Many changes are underway that seem to suggest our potential unity as one human family. Actually,
more than anything else this is what the Cayce readings suggest is at the heart of our collective future.
Kevin Todeschi is
A.R.E.'s Executive Director and CEO. As both student and teacher
of the Edgar Cayce material for thirty years, he is the author
of over twenty books, including his most recent, God In Real Life: Personal Encounters with the Divine, and
the bestselling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records. Known for his ability
to explain complex subjects in a straightforward and easy to
understand manner, Kevin is popular for his insight and his sense
Copyright 2009, Kevin J. Todeschi