Storms like Sandy wake us up to many many things, one of which is where we get our energy. More and more people are looking at telephone poles and wires and above ground transformers as woefully inadequate to what is needed making us so susceptible to outages on a quasi-regular basis. So think tanks get together about how to improve the situation and, for example, put everything we need to transfer electricity underground. (Many jobs would be created by doing this, by the way, resulting in revenue flowing).
But something else is up and gets stimulated by storms like Sandy. A whole collection of approaches to new kinds of energy have been around for a very long time but always gets beaten back by power interests (pardon the pun),.I'm referring to the availability of whole other kinds of atomospherically 'free' energy from the air, from the ground, etc. Many of the best and brightest in very progressive fields who have been visionaries have been at best silenced and at worst jailed and dying younger than they should have. Everything from Tesla knowledge to running cars on chicken 'output' dies before it is born. It is an age old story of how the status determines to stay "quo."
Nature has tolerated our nonsence about long enough and is now going to be casting rather loud votes about how to come into balance, yay, into a whole new re-birth, if we are smart enough to allow that. The feeling I have is that the evolution of humankind is right on the edge now of making a huge heart based leap. Indians have always shaken their heads at the White Man for doing his main thinking with his head instead of his heart. We are at a time now when the bad news is the good news. The old paradigm, including keeping antiquated systems patched together and ignoring much better options out of fear of speaking truth to power is being rolled over. Ready or not, here we come. Who is this 'we?' 'We' are the ones who look at this picture I included with the blog and are more aware of the birds than of the pole.' We' are the ones who know that FDR was right, and know we have nothing to fear but fear itself. 'We' are the ones who appreciate what electricity offers us and are willing to open our minds even wider to possibilities that are nothing less than Star Trekian in what they offer.
As Nature throws us back on ourselves, I suggest that we are actually being thrown back on our 'becoming' selves, the 'us' that is brilliant, creative, egalitarian and self trusting because of being re-connected with our true roots. These roots are bigger than family, country, race. They are celestial, if you really want to source them at depth, for we truly are 'star stuff.'. Our being re-connected to these roots will allow a downpouring of knowledge and inspiration and ability never before, in recorded human history, this available to this many. That is my very clear perception. The way to re-connection as I see it is nature, nature, nature. Value her. Love her and most importantly, learn from her.
Those who live off the grid have the right idea so far as making space between themselves and what does not feel like it works for them anymore, but I would like to suggest that in truth, we are going to live with a new grid. It will be one of great conscious interconnection of all humans with each other, with the natural world here on earth, and with the whole cosmos. I have no idea what that will look like, but I trust my dreams about it. I do know everyone holds a key to make it all go better. If ever there is a way I can help another find what their key is, I am all over it. That is what my sessions (see in website) with people are about.
As I look at those birds on a wire, I feel I am looking at an old photograph of another time. It is only when the birds take flight and I see them against the backdrop of a clear blue sky that I feel in sinc with a deeper though not yet clearly visible reality. I love what electricity provides as much as anyone and . . . well, all I can say is, something this way comes, and it has to do with the infinite possibilities of enlightened humanity. We are not limited.