The beautiful and powerful sunset five hours before Ike came ashore.
Hurricane Ike & Spirituality
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We suspect most have seen lots of news coverage leading up to Hurricane Ike coming ashore in Galveston and then playing havoc with much of the area surrounding Houston and beyond. We left Houston at noon on Sunday after cleaning up what we could and emptying the refrigerator of food. The upper limbs of a tall mimosa tree rested on our roof without damage. Currently we are staying at a lodge on the eastern shore of Lake Buchanan north of Austin, TX safe and sound.
The energy of Hurricane Ike was with us well before it came ashore the evening of the 12th. On the 11th, its energy was very masculine so we merged with to bring more balance into what came ashore. At no time did we feel any animosity or threat of retribution coming from Ike for the Texas coast and its inhabitants. Hurricane Ike was nothing more than a part of the Life Force of nature with a very high intensity. Our sense was that its frequency increased as it came more into balance. This left us comfortable with staying to ride it out in our home. We also sensed its energies were an essential part of our own frequencies and spiritual growth.
Experiencing a deep oneness with it over the night it came ashore allowed us to sleep peacefully through much of its passage over Galveston, Houston and our home until the mimosa landed on our bedroom roof about 4AM. This was about the time the eye of the hurricane moved over Houston. The moaning of the chimney and windows and small stuff hitting the house after that challenged our ability to stay present to Oneness with All and Hurricane Ike. It required conscious effort to keep moving back into being present to the Now as well as being One with All.
We had anticipated being without power for only a day or so. When it became evident Saturday evening that it would be one to three weeks before power, groceries and gas distribution was back we started looking into where to go on Sunday. As we cleaned up the yard and chatted with neighbors we became present to the energies of desperation and chaotic thought in the area. Even though we felt physically safe, there was also a sense that we needed to be near water away from the chaotic emotional energies building in Houston.
It is interesting to feel now that our spiritual service in the case of Houston and Ike is being best served by our being where we can maintain our own Light as fully present to Now and Being Love. This points to the need to further clear attachments of the very old paradigm of having one’s worth be given by giving away your own life force. We know this as the condition for many lightworkers and healers who are still trying to release the bodhisattva vow from other lifetimes. It also arises from the 3rd dimensional separation consciousness which has everyone feeding off of others in their life in the fear based need of attachments. We saw neighbors who had never talked in months or years, coming together out of this fear, feeling safe by connecting, when it was just reinforcing and generating more of the same fears and feeling of lack.
We realized as we were driving out of town on Sunday, feeling as though we were freeing ourselves of the chaos and fear trying to fuse itself into us from others, there were many trying to return home. They were being drawn back to a place where there was no food, no gas and many had no homes. Traffic on the major interstate was like a parking lot, for up to 60 miles outside of Houston. As we see it, these people were feeling drawn back to their possessions, even lack of possessions, as they feel those ‘things’ are a representation of who they are. Our stuff then becomes our label, our identity. Much of the fear was manifested within the loss and feeling of lack.
We understand these misfortunes and catastrophic events will continue and are part of the great shift. As Lightworkers we must stay present to the fact that they do not have to be part of our reality. They are part of the world in which we live, but they do not have to be ours.
Now we are in a beautifully dry place next to a lovely lake, yet the locals are suffering from a yearlong drought. They did not even have wildflowers this spring. They prayed Ike would bring them water. This shows us no matter where you are, you can see destruction, lack and fear or you can see paradise. It’s always our choice. It is up to each of us to create paradise within us so that we can live in paradise outside of us.
We must decide what we choose to see and to experience.
It is up to us to own our experience of life as our personal creation.
Jody & Jeremiah