by Karuna Thal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
on Kauai, Hawai`i
After ignoring the Y2K situation until last week, I am suddenly shifting
my perspective into a sense of urgency and responsibility. Like when a
person finds out they have cancer, we must go through stages. Yesterday
a friend was at my house who had just heard some insiders' information on
the plans the gov. is making for Honolulu -- expecting and preparing for
the worst case scenario.
After he spoke of things, and he left, I felt his fear resonating in me.
It was quite disconcerting. I would prefer not to have to deal with all
of this. Yet I must.
As I sat in meditation this morning I realized a few things I'd like to
share with you:
- We must meditate and pray daily, touching source, bringing in joy
and bliss, asking for and staying open to guidance
- We must visualize and plan for how we can create the best, highest
good for all in the coming years of intense, and often violent transformation
on this planet. Taking positive action being clear on priorities without
succumbing to and spreading fear will be a challenge.
- Every day we must look inside and cleanse our fears and attachments,
bringing light into ourselves
- Remember the law of magnetic attraction--as we resonate, so we attract.
- We need to send that light out to those who are in fear, to those
who either are ignorant of spiritual truths or have temporarily gotten caught
up in the illusory play of samsara [the illusory cycle of birth and death]
(and that may be myself).
- We need to determine our "kuliana"--Hawai`ian for "realm
of responsibility". There is a tendency these days to feel overwhelmed
by so much to do. Each of us has particular talents and abilities. We
need to develop those, and be creative in specific areas, building teams
with people whose strengths compliment our deficits.
- We need to think about what our survival skills are, hone them, and
get all the tools, instruments, and equipment we need now (tools and instruments
that do not need to be plugged into the grid). For instance, midwifes,
such as myself, or anybody who know how to deliver babies, would do well
to have a complete birthing kit together.
- Who are the people we will want to have around us? Who will our team/"ohana"
(family/extended family) be? How will be work together?
- We might think about having transportation that doesn't require fuel
-- i.e., bicycles, horses, etc.
- We need to put catchment systems on our houses, and plant food everywhere,
and encourage everybody to do that. In Hawai`i taro and sweet potatoes
can stay in the ground until we need them. The same varieties of taro that
usually grows under water can also be planted in a garden and will grow
fine if well watered. Find out what are hardy plants for your area that
you could live off of, and pick as needed
- Lets get dehydrators and start to dry food. I will have lots of avocados
this summer. Maybe they'll be good dehydrated. We'll see. What's in abundance
in your area? You can start dehydrating it now. (I like Harvest Maid brand
dehydrators--you can stack 6 or 8 trays, and can get them at discount stores.)
We can also make solar dehydrators and dry locally caught wild game (here
it would be pig, goat, fish).
SEND OUT THE VISION OF PEOPLE WORKING IN HARMONY TO SOLVE ALL CHALLENGES!
WE CAN AND ARE MANIFESTING OUR VISIONS!
Approached properly, Y2K could become a catalyst for positive
community growth and development in the best sense of those words.
* Karuna = compassion. It is also the name of the author. The title was
my idea, not hers. It seemed to fit her spirit. -- Tom Atlee