Earthquakes and Hurricanes by John Cali

As I’m sure most of you know, an earthquake hit Washington, DC this past Tuesday. And now, as I write this, Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the US capital city.

Earthquakes are virtually unknown in Washington, where I lived for many years before moving to Wyoming. Tuesday’s quake did considerable damage. Though, as far as I know, there were no serious human injuries or deaths. The quake rumbled through nearly one-third of the entire United States.

And now with Irene approaching, the meteorologists are predicting widespread, unprecedented devastation for much of the US east coast, including New York City and other heavily populated urban areas.

Former Fox News show host Glen Beck said “I’ve been telling you, ‘Don’t be in a panic situation.’ If you’ve waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you — as was the earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control.”

Preacher Pat Robertson has a history of blaming natural disasters on pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays and lesbians. He said Tuesday’s earthquake “means that we’re closer to the coming of the Lord.” I suppose he means the end of the world.

By the way, yesterday one of my spirit guides humorously remarked to me, “Washington probably needs some shaking up. But it took Mother Nature to do it.”

What do you think about all this? Please comment below.

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11 Responses

  1. Mostwize

    These events and those to follow are simply experiences we've chosen to have or observe. Certainly, for some time to come they will not be the last or the most intense. Indeed, these events are at least in part, simply outward manifestations of the energy being felt and expressed by all of humanity to one degree or another in these times of great change. Fear, doubt, resistance to change and expansion are coming forth as weather, storms and the like.

    It's all quite perfect and exactly as it should be. There are those that have awoken, those that are just beginning the journey, those that are becoming open to the possibility that there are other options of Being and Choice that are available to them, and those that will continue to feed of the negative energy generated by insisting on clinging to an old, worn-out paradigm whose time has most certainly passed.

    Being a Living Example of the Highest Consciousness I AM able to express, continually embracing greater expansion and experiencing greater awareness with the deepest sense of unconditional love and compassion certainly feels that it would only benefit bringing balance to the energies that abound and make the ride easier, more fun and enjoyable for all of Us. As this particular Aspect of the Many that are My Soul, that's what I AM choosing, and So It Is.

    Blessings and Love,

  2. John Cali

    Thank you all for your wise and insightful comments. I deeply appreciate your sharing your thoughts with all of us.

    I would add a request that we all keep those adversely affected (humans and animals) by these events in our thoughts, prayers, and meditations.

    Many blessings,

  3. Terry

    These events stir almost every kind of human emotion there is, and all at once. Great blog John. Thank you.

  4. Judith Marie

    To the Earthquake and Hurricane I would add the fall of Gaddafi in Libya.

    I agree with the comment that were it not for the news coverage I would not even know that this was happening.

    Many years ago a huge earthquake hit Mexico City, and I realized then that for most of human history we would not have known when such events occurred, even with some quite close to us.

    I also realized that the coverage of tragic events in far away places separates us from the here and now of our own experiences. My newspaper will often have small news wire articles about a bus going off a cliff in Pakistan but never any coverage as to why the power was out here or why there had been a massive traffic jam for over an hour.

    It is not that we should not care about others, I am a big quoter of John Donne, "No man is an island…I am involved in all mankind", etc., but covering mass destruction as the only news makes the issues we are dealing with in our day to day harder to manage when we are made to feel lesser or unimportant.

    My dear friend Ellie lives in North Carolina, right where the hurricane came ashore today, yet at this time she is coping with the impending death of her beloved daughter from terminal cancer, with only a few precious days remaining. I am feeling angry with the hurricane for making a very difficult time more difficult for this family.

    Thinking politically, I had to feel some delight that the earthquake hit in Eric Cantor's district and gave him the opportunity to expose how spiritually and humanly bankrupt the policies he is pushing happen to be.

    It is as if the hurricane has come along to give him a second chance to wake up.

    ~Judith Marie

  5. Anonymous

    Looks like he knows what he wants and knows how to get it.

  6. Shirl

    Wonderful and insightful comments by all. I view them in the same way as others have mentioned. It is very interesting as Kathleena said that it seems to take such BIG events for humans to realize that we are all connected and to bring out the desire to help each other in times of need.

    Some of us seemingly are determined to stay deeply asleep to the realization of who we really are.

    Blessings and love to all

  7. Anonymous

    Interesting… to see old energy moving and the after-effects of it. Kinda like when it happens to us emotionally, physically, or spiritually and then we can just sit back and see how we observe and perceive it.

  8. Kathelena

    Wow, John. You don’t tackle the easy ones do you? 🙂

    You asked what we think. Well here’s what I think.

    I think that if it weren’t for the news coverage, I wouldn’t even know such a seeming disaster had occurred. When I look outside my window I see sunshine. When I walk outside my door I feel the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the occasional breeze. I see people going about their work and their play, seemingly oblivious to the apparent tragedy that others are living through. I hear children laughing as if nothing untoward has occurred. And for them, it hasn’t.

    These two views – that of the earthquake devastation and life moving along as normal – are direct opposites of each other. But then .. that’s what duality is all about isn’t it? Complete and total opposites. Two sides of a coin, forever joined as parts of the coin itself, but two distinct sides, two distinct different expressions of the same coin. Depending on which side you’re viewing, you might see either disaster or beauty.

    But it’s all the same coin, so the question in my mind is, can those of us who are seemingly unaffected look at such a disaster and see beauty? The even greater question in my mind is, can one be a direct part of such a seeming disaster and see beauty? Is there any value in doing so?

    Another question would be, does it do us any good – whether personally suffering through these tragedies or not – to drop out of the joy of our own experience to take on the grief, upset, and suffering of those who are? Or does it potentially serve all of us better to maintain our joy and use that positive energy to help minimize the impact of such an event? Or better yet, how about if we’d used that joy to minimize the event before it ever manifested? (And, I should add, as many energy workers are already doing.)

    As much as some of your readers may not understand the place in which I stand, I have to say that my answer to my own question(s) is that yes, there is huge value in seeing the beauty in all seeming disasters, even – and potentially especially – those that impact us directly, whether those seemingly tragic events and experiences are personal (like health or relationship issues) or communal (like earthquakes and floods). It is indeed a beautiful thing to watch the outpouring of concern and assistance that humanity is touched to offer at times like these – where all of a sudden we find something that we can do without, or do without doing, in order to give our money or our time or our energy to those who are in need. Where changes, new inventions, new processes, new ways of being might be inspired that never would have been considered without.

    The old adage that tragedy binds us together is, in my experience, very true. The part that I have to wonder about is .. why does it take tragedy in order for us to bring our hearts together? Wouldn’t it make more sense to join our hearts together because to do so honors Who We Really Are, and thereby not require tragedy to act as a catalyst for this action? Maybe if we did that, if all of us did that, we wouldn’t need tragedies of any kind to force us into being who we came here to be. Wouldn’t *that* be the Heaven on Earth that many of us are searching after? Just maybe.

  9. Marlene

    "it's God reminding you you're not in control"

    Oh? I have news for Glen Beck: I AM in control. Any appearance of lack of control is just another illusion I've created.

  10. Anonymous

    Surf's up…. To quote a line from the HBO series of a few years back, John From Cincinnatti.
    The wave is for their upliftment".


  11. Anonymous

    Shake shake, shake shake shake, shake up washington

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