Saturday, January 28, 2012

Could you survive an extreme weather disaster?

(CNN) -- Ranee Roberts feels lucky to have survived the impact of a tornado that hit her Alabama convenience store in April.
"Before the twister hit, I sent a last text to say 'I love you' to my best friend, and then the building began to come apart around me," said the 34-year-old from Henagar.
Roberts said she knew only about two minutes before impact that the twister was heading toward her store. The tornado was rated an EF-4, with estimated winds peaking at 175 mph.
"There was no time for preparations, only prayer," she said. "I felt utterly hopeless thinking I might be spending my last moments on Earth curled up on the stockroom floor." Read More

[This is an amazing food storage and preparedness website. These two young mothers have a depth of knowledge, and if you want to explore preparedness, start here: Food Storage Made Easy]

Earthquake in Illinois? It can happen
More than 200 years ago, a series of major earthquakes struck the Mississippi River Valley along the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Recent events remind us that damaging earthquakes can happen at any time.
With more than 40 million people living and working in the region today, a major earthquake would cause widespread damage and disruption. The New Madrid Seismic Zone stretches 150 miles southwest from Cairo, Illinois through New Madrid, Missouri into Northeastern Arkansas, crossing through five states. Read More

The Great Central US ShakeOut: On February 7, 2012, at 10:15 a.m.* CST, more than one million people across nine states will participate in the 2012. Great Central U.S. ShakeOut!

How Does Our Consciousness Change The Structure Of The Brain And Then Our Life?

[This is really a terrific article.--Lori]

by Peter Baksa

After spending time interviewing Tibetan monks while in Beijing, China, at the Lama Temple, correlations between their rituals and how they aligned with modern neuroplastic science began to surface. I was able to spend time with the Dalai Lama himself and found that he was curious about the question "Does consciousness in and of itself, force changes in the structure of the brain? " Does the mind create physiological change in the brain and then thereby alter life situations in the natural? I decided to find out.

In addition to the brain giving rise to thoughts, hopes, beliefs and emotions that add up to this thing we call the mind, could it be that the mind also acts back on the brain to cause physical changes in the very manner they were initiated? If so, then pure thought (our consciousness) would change the brain's activity, its circuits or even its structure. Joe Dispensza suggests in his book "Evolve Your Brain" that if we choose to rely soley on our inherited circuits (DNA) we are stuck with those traits and patterns, good, bad or indifferent. Read More

Animals as Spirit Guides  Those spirits that are in animal form that teach us, guide us, empower us, and help us heal are called animal spirit guides or spirit animals. In shamanic and indigenous cultures they’re usually called totem animals or power animals. Often these terms are used interchangeably, although there are subtle differences in meaning.

Two Nights of Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

Duck! There's a solar storm going on   Trouble with your GPS? Your computer is mysteriously rebooting? It's probably due to the effects of a solar storm coming from the sun.
The Solar Dynamics Observatory watched this solar flare erupting from the sun on January 22, 2012. The "solar energetic particles" which erupted from the sun are traveling at a speed of 1,400 miles per second and will hit Earth on January 24
How do solar storms affect life on Earth? NASA gives this explanation:
"Strong electrical currents driven along the Earth’s surface during auroral events disrupt electric power grids and contribute to the corrosion of oil and gas pipelines. Changes in the ionosphere during geomagnetic storms interfere with high-frequency radio communications and Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation. During polar cap absorption events caused by solar protons, radio communications can be compromised for commercial airliners on transpolar crossing routes. Exposure of spacecraft to energetic particles during solar energetic particle events and radiation belt enhancements cause temporary operational anomalies, damage critical electronics, degrade solar arrays, and blind optical systems such as imagers and star trackers."
And don't forget the astronauts.

From the Edge of Dystopia to Enlightenment

by Phillip Jennings
For the world to recover from the financial crisis there must be a revolution on job creation equal to the environmental revolution that has percolated into the collective consciousness over the last twenty years. It has taken that long for the world to be convinced global warming is a real and deadly threat. People have been convinced not so much by the scientific evidence but by the evidence of their own eyes. The 2008 financial crisis and the continuing aftershocks have presented compelling proof that the economy is as sick as the planet. Read More

Benjamin Fulford on Coast to Coast, Monday, January 30th.:  Former Asia/Pacific Bureau Chief for Forbes Magazine, Benjamin Fulford, will address how most of the world's money is now controlled by Asia, which will bring a fundamental change in the balance of power, and a restructuring of the international banking system.

Monday, January 02, 2012

The Top Earth Changes Blog Stories of 2011

1. Hopi Waterline Map: This map was created in 2007 by Stan Deyo to correlate Hopi Prophecies with the coastlines of the United States.
2. and 3. The Comet Elenin Controversy Continues and Dr. Omerbashich and Comet Elenin
4. Lori Toye and the I AM America Map
5. This is Your Earth on Gravity: The European Space Agency's GOCE satellite has created the most detailed planetary gravity map ever, and it could help us understand everything from climate change to earthquakes...
6. Lighting the Grid Lei-lines are the circuitry of the earth. This natural infrastructure covers the entire globe and the linear currents of energy contain both electrical and magnetic points that comprise the world’s grid.
7. Two Nebraska Nuclear Plants Partially Submerged by Missouri Floodwaters Ignored by the Mainstream Media two nuclear power facilities in Nebraska which were designated temporary restricted no fly zones by the FAA in early June due to ‘hazards’. The FAA ...
8. Weather Vortices and the Pole Shift 
9. I AM America Study Groups
10. Anchoring the New Cosmic Grid The Mayan Underworld Cycle of darkness is over, and ended Friday, October 28th. Now the earth enters a period of Light and Ascension, as prophesied in the I AM America Material. This article documents...

Treat your life during 2012 as if you're a Mayan

by Joseph Walker

At the end of the year, the man and his wife were both still there — living and breathing. And they were both profoundly grateful for it. But they were even more grateful for the lessons they had learned through a year of constant priority assessment and adjustment.
"I would never want to go through anything like that again," he told me a couple of years later. "But I'm a better person today for having gone through it."
Now, I'm not saying we should all approach 2012 like it's going to be a year of doom and gloom. Probably those naysayers are right: Nibiru is going to stay right where it is — wherever it is — and we can all look forward to the wondrous possibilities of 2013.
But instead of treating 2012 like it's just another year we have to endure, why not pretend that it's our last chance to become the kind of person we've always wanted to be? Why not allow 2012 to be the year of positive relationships and reconciliation with long-lost friends and family members — a year of doing the right things for the right reasons?
We can take a page from Tim McGraw, only instead of living like we were dyin', we can say that 2012 will be the year we can all learn and grow by living like we're Mayan.
And Nibiru is on its way. Read More

2012: A Resolution to get Prepared The 2012 phenomenon is a collection of beliefs predicting that cataclysmic events will occur on December 21, 2012. Many base this doomsday prophecy on the end-date of the 5,125 year Mesoamerican Long Count calendar (a.k.a. Mayan calendar). Claims of astronomical alignments and numerological significance are also associated with the date. Some believe that the earth will undergo one or more catastrophes, such as a massive solar storm, sudden magnetic pole reversal, supervolcano eruption, or collision with an asteroid. While scientists and scholars alike tend to scoff at such prophecies, it does provide an opportunity to ask, "What if they're right?" What if the world did experience a serious and far-reaching disaster? How would we as a species fare? Perhaps more important, how well would your own family survive?...

The Year of the Earthquake

The year of the earthquake and tsunami is how 2011 will be remembered in Japan. No bounen-kai (forget-the-year party) has passed without thoughts of those who lost so much in the triple earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster on or after March 11. The powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the northeast of Japan and left the country in shock. More than nine months later, some progress has been made on removing rubble and restoring order in Tohoku, but not nearly enough.  The meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, in particular, is a serious concern for everyone in Japan, and abroad. A 20-kilometre no-go zone has become a fact of life. Radiation exposure levels are now a regular topic in all Japanese newspapers. Consumers continue to worry about cesium levels in food products. Cleanup of the area has been slow and not helped by the belated, confused responses from Tokyo Electric Power Co. Few of the hundreds of thousands of people evacuated and displaced have completely returned to their former way of life. Read More

As Climate Change Worsens, Scientists Feel Increasing Pressure to Speak Out 
Factors contributing to climate change are moving faster than predicted and pushing us toward planetary conditions unlike any humans have ever known—this was one of the salient themes to emerge from this month's meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the world's largest gathering of earth and space scientists. Some scientists think we've already crossed that boundary and are, as Jonathan Foley, director of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment, said, "in a very different world than we have ever seen before."...

Food Concerns for 2012 There are several food concerns in the news.  The following two on corn hopefully will get some people’s attention:...

On Time and Free Will: What does physics teach us about determinism?

by Tam Hunt
In any attempt to bridge the domains of experience belonging to the spiritual and physical sides of our nature, time occupies the key position.
—Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1928
Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for insects as well as for the stars. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
—Albert Einstein
Even very smart people can be wrong. After all, Einstein showed with his theories of relativity that Newton, another very smart guy, didn’t have the whole picture on the nature of space or time. But nor did Einstein, it seems, as I’ll describe. It is becoming increasingly clear that Einstein was wrong about the nature of time and determinism.
What is time? For Einstein and most physicists, time is considered an additional dimension akin to a spatial dimension — sometimes described as “the spatialization of time.” We arrive at a four-dimensional universe in which time is reversible and there is no real difference between past, present, and future. Past, present, and future are all just different coordinates in an unchanging and eternal “block universe.” Einstein made this view explicit in a 1955 letter to a friend; the appearance of past, present, and future as distinct features of our experience, he wrote, is a “stubbornly persistent illusion.”
Sometimes, developments that seem like advances can actually be setbacks. Einstein’s views on time have become prevalent in science and philosophy, but what is far less prevalent is the understanding that in a world where time is an illusion and the universe is deterministic, there is no room for free will. Read More

Krishna is Christ Consciousness Krishna is poorna or complete. He manifests perfection, an ideal being, who knows how to live, love, fulfil his duties and fight, if need be. "I would like to walk the path that Krishna advocates in the Bhagavad Gita. His is a path of love; to give your 100% to everything that you do and surrender the result of your actions to Him," says Mansi, a PhD student in Mumbai. Mridula Bhatia and Poonam Jain make regular visits to the church to pray. Neither is Christian, yet they are able to connect with Christ. "I feel his presence sometimes in the Church," says Bhatia, a Delhi University student. "I may not follow Christ religiously, but i definitely want to cultivate qualities that are associated with him. He always talked of love and service." Both Krishna and Jesus embody Supreme Consciousness...