Memories of Storms Past

Ok, Everyone is talking and chattering about Hurricane Sandy.  I know it appears that she will be one nasty tart, but I feel confident that we will get through this.

Sunday I spent time with a wonderful group of people from the New Jersey Spirituality group.  We sent our energy to Hurricane Sandy, cooling her and the waters that surround her in order to “nudge” her out to sea.  It was a unique and fulfilling experience as are so many of my experiences with that group.  If you are from the southern New Jersey area, click on the link to the website and learn more about the group.  Do I believe that this could help to influence a storm of this size?  Yes I do.

I remember the scariest storm I’ve ever experienced.  I had to look it up to be sure what year it was.  It was 1954 and I was 4 years old.  I don’t really think I’m giving my age away here.  It was Hurricane Hazel.

Being such a small child at the time, I’m sure that much of my memory is fuzzy.  I remember having no electricity and no heat.  Now that I read the details, it happened around my birthday, so that couldn’t have been any fun! 

My most vivid memory was this.  Since we didn’t have heat (I’m not sure why we didn’t have it) we spent most of our time in the kitchen.  We but a curtain across the door, turned on the oven and left the door open, certainly not the safest thing to do, but that’s what we did!  It warmed us and, again in my 4-year-old memory, it was like a camp out.  In reading the details of what I found on-line, Hazel was a nasty tart, too.  I suppose I’m glad I was too young to really understand what was going on.

I know what’s going on this time.  As I sit here, it’s raining like crazy.  I’m hoping for a bit of a break.  If not, as soon as it gets light I go out in the rain to gather up the trash cans so they don’t crash into anything.  Should have done it last night but I was misinformed that the rain wouldn’t start until later in the morning.  Ok, so I get wet.  I’ve been wet before and I’ll dry out!

If you have time today, send some of your energy to Sandy.  Help to nudge her in an easterly direction.  Tell her to go away.  It may sound a little far-fetched, but the storm is energy, the whole earth is energy.  We are energy, too.  Use it today. 

Sunday morning I took some sunrise photos.  Kind of gives proof to the old saying, “Red sky at morning, Sailor take warning.”

Beautiful and Scary at the same time!

To all my family, friends and readers in the Eastern United States.  Stay safe!

Happy Monday!!

24 responses to “Memories of Storms Past

  1. awesome post, Fran. I loved yesterday, too. Sometimes, you feel helpless in these situations but I believe as you do, positive energy can change a situation. And remember what Margaret Mead said…

    “Never underestimate that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”

    Working on the same thing this morning…I am imagining your glass wind, blowing Sandy to the middle of the ocean.

  2. I stocked up on flashlights and snacks! I’m hoping we don’t lose power for too long but you never know!

  3. fran, i am definitely thinking of you and for sure i will send positive energy your way…and we will make every effort to thwart sandy!
    thanks for sharing your memories of hazel (my mom recalls that hurricane, too – although i believe she was in her early teens!) – let’s hope that sandy is not as intense.
    stay cosy and we’ll stay positive together! (it’s just raining up here so far…).

    • Thanks, Cathy! That’s one of the things that I think you do best…Positive!! It’s funny, I didn’t think about Hazel until I sat down at the computer. I really didn’t remember that I was that young when it happened. Hope your weather stays at rain. Take care!

  4. Those pictures are incredible, Fran. Yes, we’re prepared for the worst (thankfully able to stay home from work today), but we’ll hope for the best. I’m happy to give Sandy a “thought nudge” to head on out.

  5. Beautiful piece Fran. I agree with sending positive energy. I tell my family not to watch the weather forecasts because they pull negative energy. In fact, I’m going to do a Reiki session after I write this. 🙂

    • Hi Deb!! I’m glad you liked it! That’s right, I always forget that you’re a Reiki practioner. I’ve been sending Reiki on and off all day. It’s a great group we meet with. So many positive people. Stay safe, dear friend…

  6. Be safe Fran! We still just have light rain here (with gusty wind). Still waiting for the bad stuff. It would be awesome if Sandy turned and fled out to sea!

  7. Beautiful & scary is right, those pics are absolutely stunning. It’s sunny here but cool in the morning, perfect for an early run. You are all in my thoughts in that part of the country.

  8. I hope you guys are okay over in Jersey!!
    Right now in Queens its pretty windy and getting pretty bad!
    Stay safe

  9. I don’t think that’s mecessarily too far-fetched; the power of thought can do some amazing things – fingers crossed it does in this case, thinking of you and hope it’s all ok xx

  10. Ooh, did my previous comment work?!

  11. Maybe not! I said it’s not necessarily far-fetched, thought can do amazing things… everything crossed for you and hope it’s ok xx

  12. The city is just a mess and Long Island but we have power so thats good. we lost internet this morning but its back 🙂
    Glad you guys are ok!

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