As the media shifts to a weather storm that is levelling parts of Texas, I feel for people affected and their losses as these events cause a lot of suffering. In extreme Earth movements we are well shaken from our comfort zones and all that we have worked for and is dear to us slips through our hands and is out of our control.
It’s hard for us to watch this happening as we are connected to one another through our ability to feel. It may also challenge our views of permanency and a painful reminder that this really is an illusion that is ever changing and form is always moving and being reformed.
It can be hard to think of positives when going through destructive Earth movements, but we see in time that places are rebuilt and people come together to work through the trauma and support one another. We re-discover beautiful nurturing and compassionate qualities that we thought were being lost, even if just for a time.
It’s true that it doesn’t always bring out qualities of nurturing others, as we hear of people breaking laws. Perhaps we could take an opportunity to shine the light on this and allow insight into our current human condition. That it’s possible that people who take things during these events may be struggling with poverty, feeling downtrodden and simply see an opportunity to self nurture and heal.
We understand that many suffer from widening inequality and feeling hopeless creates a simmering under the surface and bubbles up and spills over when it becomes too much to bear. We may seize an opportunity to release the pain after having to contain it for so long. In this way the issue over the Mexican wall is not so different, as intense as prolonged suffering drives people to leave their homes and families and seek a better life elsewhere.
I believe that seeing all life as energy tells us what we need to see about ourselves and others.
Storms are energy and we also create them within our lives as a build up and release mechanism to restore balance. Perhaps one day we will see how this world connects with the energy we create and movement of the earth.
For now perhaps we can feel our heart flow with compassion arising from this event and our ability to love deeply and to love so many are what these events can help us to remember. Rather than let our hearts be closed by things that we hear, such as the details of loss, people breaking laws and our own fears of loss and impermanence, as we may understand there are a great many programs that destabilise and unbalance humanity and I will write more about this soon.
Take good care and we may feel to ask the Earth to guide us to human warmth in ourselves and others and help us to rewrite the programs that seperate us. Remembering what we ask the Earth gives us.
Photo taken from a larger image by NASA of Hurricane Harvey, Seen From the Cupola of the International Space Station https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/hurricane-harvey-seen-from-the-cupola-of-the-international-space-station