Hurricane Ida came through like a fast and furious wave — toppling me, yet reminding me to release and let go
I have been taking a much needed in-breath over the past few weeks — emptying my mind of swirling thoughts to just be and notbe. I felt myself moving fluidly with life, despite perpetual challenges entering my reality. No need to go into any detail. We all experience curve balls from time to time.
But a sucker punch slammed me a couple days ago. As we had no warning, Hurricane Ida whipped through our house in a fury. Two tornadoes touched down within a mile of our home.
We are still standing. Our house is still standing. We have a roof above our house — fully intact (the last hurricane did not leave us as fortunate). Others we know have not been as lucky this go-around. Most of the surrounding streets have been submerged; cars have been swept away; and even one family had their cow swept away with the raging waters.
Following are two conversations I heard today that I feel are vital, and among the most enlightening and enriching I have absorbed since the beginning of the pandemic narrative. Hint: the one common denominator is Dr. Tom Cowan.
If (like me) you have listened to nearly all of Tom’s interviews during the past year, in reference to viruses and vaccines, there are still new intellectually stimulating, health-supporting, heart-stirring, and life-affirming nuggets to glean from these two April 2021 chats.
I’ve long gotten over the notion that elections matter, that votes are counted, or that politicians are anything more than actors. Just an example, two things hidden from us were Barack Obama’s college transcripts and Donald Trump’s tax returns. Why? Not because of what they contained, but rather what was not in them. Obama was no scholar, Trump no billionaire business mogul. Both are hires, neither out to save us.
Joe Biden creeps me out, but he too is just an actor. This morning I was looking over photos of yesterday’s riot that shut down the Senate in session. I ask you to look here and at photos beneath the fold of the event. I will show just a few of many.