June 11, 2013
Email from my friend Dean who lives in Manhattan ... after days and days of rain ...
I'm still building my ark ..... OY the rain never ends ! lol
Sooo ..... I have come to the conclusion that the theme of time (no time) is FREEDOM. A crazy amount - more than can be considered a random number of my friends - are dumping everyone/everything that no longer serves them. I'm talking about couples breaking up after 14 years; people suddenly moving across country; people saying they just sold everything in their apartments, etc. AMAZING! In my explanation, I call it stuff that "no longer resonates" with them. But, more than that ....... It's as if ABSOLUTELY all that does not align with their happiness MUST be shed at this time. It's truly humbling to observe. All my friends who I watch are happy/lighter after doing this. None of it seems planned. It's spontaneous; as if one day they Woke Up ! hahaha
Downsizing and moving on is all part of what is coming. Climate changes and other natural disaster often help people get the message ... don't stay too attached to anything. As for the shedding of friends, that's been a constant for years as people change along with their relationships. The person with all the issues, the needy one, has got to be let go or you will drown along with them. And so, Matt, when you finish your ark, look up and you will find your next direction. Sometimes you have to rock the boat a bit to get things done.
Noah's ark reminds me of a wormhole. Noah, in the photo below, is Brian Green the famous physicist who showed us that ... this is all an illusion. Freedom is remembering who we are, why we are here, and where it is all going.
Etchings on a temple wall in Abydos, Egypt
The figure in the middle is Khepri a creation God
Email from Darlene in Austin, Texas
Funny you should feature Khepri today...
On a recent weekend, Richard and I went walking at the trail at a community center near my home. We enjoy going there on Sunday mornings, and lately the wildflowers have been blooming after receiving some much needed rain. The trail circles around 2 large ponds, and is also a great place to take in nature. On this particular morning, we were walking along the trail when I noticed a turd in the middle of the trail rolling along, seemingly all on it's own. Upon closer inspection (not too close!) we spied a dung beetle - (scarab) - working his little butt off to get the turd where he wanted to go. Here is Texas, we call dung beetles 'tumblebugs'. They hold a great place in nature despite their lowly status, and they are great for the soil and very beneficial to all of us.
Anyway, right after finding the dung beetle, I happened to glance up at the sky and see a gorgeous rainbow ring around the Sun. Richard and I took some time to admire the ring, and I was upset that I did not have a camera or cell with me on the walk. We walked for quite a while, and the ring remained in the sky. At one point Richard joked, "It's following us like an 'eye in the sky'!
At the end of our walk, we headed back home. Once we got back to the house, I looked up and noticed that the ring was still around the Sun, so I ran upstairs and grabbed my camera and shot the photo you see here. Can you see the eye in the photo on the upper left of the ring? Wowee-zowee!
The next morning at work, our epidemiologist was telling us about her trip to San Diego, Ca. She and her husband took in the San Diego Zoo, and she showed us her favorite photo from the zoo - a bunch of Egyptian beetles (scarabs) atop a pile of elephant dung!