Anyone else felt utterly ungrounded this past week? I called Joanne Williams, of course, to get her otherworldly perspective on my scattered, unfocused, can't-get-a-dang-thing done brain. Evidently, she had lots of calls from others in Boone with similar frustrations, so she checked in with those other dimensions to which she has access:
Apparently, the base of Grandfather Mountain is jiggling (as in shifting underground energies not wreaking seismic havoc). And while these consecutive storms seem normal (as in "Seriously? More #$%* snow?") they're unique instead. This snow has a subtle new molecular structure, designed to neutralize and cleanse unhealthy particles around us, particularly where the snow accumulates on the ground. I'm wigged 'cause in addition to icy driveways and stir-crazy family members, I also have to contend with new energies flying around.
Plus, Joanne added, this snow and a complementary huge cone of golden light she "saw" perched over the middle of town are shepherding our community out of its old reality, modelling what other cities will soon encounter. Anyone mistakenly expecting a return to normal -- whatever that is -- will be sorely disappointed. Unsupported, were her words.
Rather than recovery -- from the snow, missed days at school & work, running out of milk ... to bigger things like recession, peak oil, birds falling dead from the sky -- we're supposed to pursue new creations instead. Somehow blending ancestral wisdom that once nurtured communities effortlessly through snowy winters with present knowledge about nurturing unprecedented diversity of people, ideas, innovations and ways to find joy.
In other words, turning our community into a place where instead of lost income, isolation, messed up schedules and wrecked cars, a winter snow invites shared bounty stored full from the summer, the slow pace required to incubate spring's creativity and freedom to sled, ski or drink hot-toddies to our hearts content.
Works for me.
(John gave me a new FlipHD for Christmas so here's my very first experiment; PS not a good experiment 'cause I didn't actually want me & the chicken ...)