Here is a selection of Bible verse, for Christians lay and active, committed and confused, and for the rest of us who are neither here nor there. This, regardless, is for times of tremendous calamity, when the pain body surfaces and all other lights go dim - (Isaiah 5:24). It is powerful and truthful, comforting in its wrathful integrity...What follows is some additional writing from myself that may help those in times of despair.
13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgement, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we know it!
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble....
Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have cast away the law of the Lord of Hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them,and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:
None shall be weary nor stumble among them; non shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latch of their shoes be broken:
Whose arrows are sharp and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:
Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.
And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold the darkness and the sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
What on earth does this verse from the King James Holy Bible mean?
For those of use who are non Christian, Christian, lay and devout and confused among us all, this is the kind of Bible verse one turns to in times of acute distress where the Pain Body surfaces.
It is almost as if Satan himself, / aka known as the 'wounded inner child', consumes you and you are hanging on to sanity and life and love and principle itself.... by a thread.
This is why such a text is here before us. There are no mistakes in life, and 'nothing new under the sun, Horatio' according to the wise and cryptic Bard. We need such amulets and talismans to light up the way before us, bear fruit, and inspire us as to what to do, when all other flames have gone out.
This is desperate terror, pain at its maxim. This, my dear friends, is when the pain body has surfaced and eclipsed the son and the sun from the light of day, and all one sees is pain, and ruin and darkness. Hold Fast! dear ones. It will not always be this way, and when we are in midst of the Painful One surfacing, we are able to learn great works about ourselves, the universe and each other - a magnum opus beyond all compare. As Nietztche put it, when he wept at becoming Adolf Hitler's most favourite philosopher: 'Pain that does not kill us, maketh us stronger'.
So perspective check; feel your emotions, learn about the lie of the land, and hold fast to the thread of truth which is your own peace when you just stop, and observe yourself amidst all things, and see things in their rightful context. The overwhelm abates for just a solitary moment, you may catch your breath, and rekindle your spirit spark, and then you cry and sob and keen some more. Soon enough, if you hold fast, you will fall to sleep, heal in God's merciful gift, and awaken to another day where things are not so bad. Just hold fast when the pain body surfaces, and not only will you live through it, you will become a good and wise man or woman and you will tell many tales of courage, strength and mystery.