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Quiet days…watery days…

January 14, 2011

Greetings,

Feel like a dam with the waters rising. Only in the sense of too much to say. So I’m of to a lake-side, to ponder.

Water is clearly a huge and growing element in our consciousness.

Floods floods everywhere.  Waters rising.

Biblical proportions in Oz. Floods in Brazil. Floods in Sri-Lanka. Flash floods, tsunami like floods. Hyperbole aside, this is one of the worst “seasons” of flooding in many many decades.

And it is only going to get worse. Why do I say that with such conviction?

Water, one of the key elements in the esoteric pantheon of the Five Elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Aether), represents the emotional side of our existence.

Emotions, like water, run deep. And the deeper you go, the more you enter dark and unknown worlds. In the depths, we hide all our faces we do not like.

Our industrial world, so focussed on form and all but bereft of function, definitely bereft of organic function or form, has pushed those selves of ours even deeper, keeping us constantly distracted on the surface. Notice how a television screen looks like a vertical bowl of water? Or a laptop screen too? Dark, deep water at that.

And so we are being sent a signal. Many (me included) believe a strong element of weather modification gone out of hand in the current scenario, but that is as it is, of this time and so a necessary part of the mix.

Water, mostly our friend, but long misused, muddied, polluted, overfished, dammed, wasted, abused….is now sending us the message. Loud and clear as it were.

As without, so within. If we cannot heal our own inner waters, our micro-waters if you will, then macro waters will come and wipe the slate clean, literally, figuratively and meta-phorically.

Better yet, the same cycle of increasing intensity from the other elements will begin to manifest also.

Look for mega-storms to start hitting. Those involving water, fire (lightening), air (of course, giant swirling spirals of air), earth (slides, chunks, cracks)…..

We are, as a species, elementally out of balance. We are out of balance with-in and so completely out of balance with-out.

In our daily lives, there is no cognizance of the power and grace of the elements.

It is not for nothing and not out of fear (huge misconception) that ancients worshiped the elements and the elementals. Their deification was only a logical extension, making them available, gross.

It will do each of us well to look at ourselves as this elemental mix, be grateful and dive deep.

And hold on tight. This ride is going to whole new level shortly.

Incidentally, this blog is not temporal, for the most part.

Feel free to dig back in the archives vis Days I wrote on the right pane.

And be well.

There is no other.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. D a r i n a permalink
    January 14, 2011 11:45 am

    Vivek,
    Watery focus for sure, in & out. Even here in usually sunny SoCal we have more rains than most winters, not to say than ever… And even dry Australia is flooded.
    I am synchronistically reading this interesting article on “Exploring What is Indian: A Parable & A Discussion” that deals with the Democratization of Water Management among many other things… Would like to hear/read your take on it…
    http://integralleadershipreview.com/2011/01/exploring-what-is-indian-a-parable-and-a-discussion/

    Be more than well for we may meet soon & and there is NO OTHER for sure 😉

    What lake did you go to btw? Share some pics sometimes if you want beside your musical gifts

  2. Vee Wong permalink
    January 15, 2011 4:20 am

    V,
    I don’t understand yet, I have a natural fear for water, bad swimmer. I look at the laptop screen and when it is black/blue/grey, well, as Chinese astrology labeled, colors of water. Got a warm feeling looking at your orange background.

    Water and finance are linked. The financial mess we are in is, in a nutshell, manipulated away from efficient markets to tilted towards information to the few. I often believe that manipulating water flow would end in disasters. Just look at China…

    Three-thousand years of mis-management?
    http://www.zum.de/whkmla/sp/0910/shw/shw1.html

    China’s challenges in water management
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V93-448Y47S-4&_user=10&_coverDate=11%2F15%2F2001&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_origin=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1607719941&_rerunOrigin=scholar.google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=a96965268a3b302dfbefcbf3529aefcb&searchtype=a

    Worst drought in 50 years
    http://bluechinablog.com/index.php/articles/china-is-facing-its-worst-drought-in-50-years/#more-48

    Thanks for sharing.

    • January 17, 2011 3:53 pm

      V, I think I understand. Water is a tough one. The great unknown actually, and 2/3rds of what we see around, abound. Kind of like us, we are 2/3rds water too right?

      A good question to delve into. Stand in a pool and ask?

      Thanks for the links. It is when the Three Gorges became reality that China sealed it’s fate. Forever, irreversibly.

  3. Loki permalink
    January 16, 2011 6:29 am

    I think/feel it is still going slow also. Seems like i’ve been waiting for the cascade forever.

    Is Mother Earth tired of abuse? Cyclical change has a part as we enter a chaotic period between more settled states. As Earth cools, the atmosphere can hold less water, so that may be a factor in the mix. Maybe some is/will be automatic blowback that could have been avoided.

    As a child i had dreams of earth after floods and quakes, it cost me more than fiat to locate accordingly, now it doesn’t look so crazy. Many others had similar dreams. This song entitled “the deluge” was first released on Jackson Browne’s “Late for the Sky” album in 1974. There are many versions now.

  4. Michael permalink
    January 25, 2011 12:24 am

    “78. Yielding

    Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water,
    Yet nothing can better overcome the hard and strong,
    For they can neither control nor do away with it.

    The soft overcomes the hard,
    The yielding overcomes the strong;
    Every person knows this,
    But no one can practice it.

    Who attends to the people would control the land and grain;
    Who attends to the state would control the whole world;
    Truth is easily hidden by rhetoric.”

    http://www.chinapage.com/gnl.html

    • January 25, 2011 3:31 am

      Nice Michael. Tao Teh Ching is priceless wisdom.

      Thanks.

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