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Tuesday - President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural committee will lead a national moment of unity Tuesday to remember the over 395,000 people we've lost to coronavirus. The ceremony will feature a lighting of the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool in Washington at 5:30 p.m. ET, and cities nationwide will join by illuminating their buildings and ringing church bells.


Wednesday - Trump leaves the White House for a final time as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46 President of the United States at an event like no other. The raging pandemic and deadly riot at the Capitol have left the nation on edge, as feds are warning of more attacks from extremists. DC looks like a fortress, governors are beefing up security and inauguration attendance is limited.


Thursday and on ... Biden will begin his first 10 days in office with a blitz of executive orders meant to signify a clean break from the Trump era. On the first day alone, Biden plans to rescind the travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries, rejoin the Paris climate change accord, extend pandemic-related limits on evictions and student loan payments and order agencies to figure out how to reunite children separated from families after crossing the border. On top of a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, Mr. Biden also plans to send a sweeping immigration bill to Congress that would provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million people in the country illegally.




A 'Sweet' Email From a Crystalinks Fan


Hi Ellie,


Thank you for your insightful stories, essays and articles which taught me so much. I've wanted to share for awhile how I came upon Crystalinks. If you have a few minutes, here goes!


In April 2012 my husband, Tim, and I were on Texas round-a-bout road trip - from Fort Worth where my brother and wife live, to the Houston countryside for a wedding, to San Antonio to revisit the place we had moved in our young married days, then on to Austin to stay a night with our daughter's friends. Anyway, the day we were to depart Austin, Tim's brother called and told us our standby flight out of DFW was full and to take our time driving back to Ft. Worth. We always head to the water in any town we visit and as it happens Austin has a fine riverfront.


Crossing a bridge we stopped to observe a huge copperhead snake swimming below us. A local man also stopped also remarking it was the largest snake he had ever seen in his Texas life! After learning we were hanging around town trying to entertain ourselves, he urged us to visit the University Natural History Museum so off we went!


In the vast empty hall of stones and bones, at the far side of the room, Tim and I studied the various crystals, asteroids, and gems. We were alone in there on a quiet Tuesday morning when into the room walks a disheveled sort of fellow, silver case in hand. He makes a beeline for us and opens his case, then explains he's there to meet up with a professor to see if rocks he found in West Texas were from an actual asteroid and could be worth thousands of dollars or were of little value.


Then in a river of questionable stories, he went on to tell us of how he was descended from Thoth, and had a small pyramid in his yard. We listened with politeness and interest.


He repeated told me, "You are a child of the light, search out the 'Emerald Tablets of Thoth'," which somehow sounded familiar. On further thought I realized I had read in a book twenty years (almost exactly) earlier called "Profiles in Wisdom - Native Elders Speak about the Earth", where Oh Shinnah a woman shaman through Apache, Mohawk and Iroquois lines teaches a meditation of Thoth's Tablets.


I bid farewell to the friendly, odd stranger, wished him good luck with his asteroids and moseyed through the gigantic skeletons. Alone at the other end of that room, minutes later he reappeared at my side and handed me a heart shaped asteroid-looking rock (worth nothing or thousands) and compelled me once more to search out the "Emerald Tablets of Thoth".


One Google query later, I'm a lifelong fan of Crystalinks!


I'm so happy we got stuck in Austin that day!


Cheers and blessings,


Carey Sweet



The Emerald Tablets of Thoth




Welcome to Planet Earth





As reality reset for 2021 - I blogged what the world knew - this would be a year laden with sickness and strife. We would enter 2021 with global issues - uncertain about how we would come out on the other side.


Viruses continue to spread in the world of cyberspace and as physical diseases - showing us how weak and vulnerable we are and wondering what we can do about. It always comes back to 'hope' which sometimes surprises us in a positive way and other times disappoints - all the while keeping us trapped in the dream.


The world reacts based on emotions and physical experiences though there are those who understand these are events that will play out for better or worse as is programmed.


The dualistic split of human design changes everything based on an algorithm over which we have no control - just actors having an experience wherever and whenever.


In the second decade of the 21st-century - Donald Trump is a Keynote player - his programming to create division and chaos in an already unhealthy and fragile society on the tipping point of change and evolution.


If there was one thing I knew for sure in 2016 was that Donald Trump was programmed to be the next president something that signaled mega change. I rationalized that this is a man who does not play by the rules and would help us better understand the human experiment through extraterrestrial visitations and covered-ups by former administrations. As you know that is not what happened either because there is no alien conspiracy, Trump was threatened, or he was not program to do so.


And so the world moves forward with the same age old questions: Who are we? Why are we here? Where we going? If you have figured out that we are projected illusion in a simulation that is ending - the rest just falls into place.


The first week of 2021 was all about the insurgency at the Nations Capitol which remains under investigation leading back to Trump as the main catalyst who incited the riots while the world watched.


The second week of 2021 was about the second impeachment of President Donald John Trump by the House of Representatives and related dramas that continue to unfold.


When I watched the insurgents marching on the Nation's Capitol it was obvious this was well planned based on the behavior of certain individuals while others were simply aiding and abetting them while venting at the injustices of government and making their mark in history.


Conspiracies unfold as the Republican Party continues to splinter. The craziest news I heard this week was by Democrats who witnessed Republican lawmakers giving tours to rioters the day before the attack. They had to know there was surveillance so why did they do it? Who put them up to it? What price will Republicans pay for their behavior over the past weeks? What will Mitch McConnell do as Trump faces an impeachment trial in the Senate?


If this is indeed the Age of Aquarius - expect the unexpected especially as we enter Aquarius on Tuesday.


To be continued ....




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Astronomers finally measure polarized light from exoplanet


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On a beach on a remote island in eastern Papua New Guinea, a country located in the southwestern Pacific to the north of Australia, garnet sand reveals an important geologic discovery


U.S. Breaks Record for Billion-Dollar Climate Disasters in 2020


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Our Forests Are on Track to Hit a Crucial Climate Tipping Point by 2050, Scientists Warn


Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years, new NAU study finds


Humanity Is Hurtling Into a 'Ghastly Future' It Doesn't Comprehend, Scientists Warn


Most Microplastics in The Arctic Don't Come From Trash - They're From Our Clothes


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