posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 12:17 AM
For me, living through several large earthquakes here in So CA as well as being in the one in '89 in San Fran (I was stuck in Fremont for several
days), I've learned to be prepared.
Lately, and for no apparent reason, I've been edgy...dreams are pestering me as well; dreams about leaving, "escaping", and "regrouping". Those
dreams, frankly, are both unusual and bothersome...and what led me here (and elsewhere, but this is a fun site, so I joined...). I am NOT claiming
prescience, but I'm also rather interested in why they're occuring, as they have come in clusters and are themed (for lack of a better way to
Because I live in an earthquake prone area, and because I've learned from history (most recently, Katrina), I do not expect any government to help me
in times of emergency. My personal home is stocked with at least 2 months' worth of food, feminine accoutrements, medications (I have two chronic
illnesses...), and cat food (wet, dry, and litter) as well as carrying cases for all of them. I have water purification items, and lighting/cooking
items. I am also weapon prepared, with lots of ammunition should the need arise. During the riots in '94, a dear friend from El Salvador taught me
the use of plastic zip baggies in the water closet, and so I feel I am about as ready as I can be.
The difficulty arises with my elderly father. He is not going to be leaving, no matter what happens. He's one of those wonderful, stubborn ol'
guys that made it through the BCI theatre in WW2 without getting captured...a good example of recent stubbornness is he broke his hip, and refused to
see a Dr. for nearly a week; and then chose to heal without surgery (he's absolutely fine now, walking 3 times a week 4 miles each time...at 85,
that's no small feat). But I know he won't leave. So I've been prepping him, too...although he doesn't know it. I've been storing stuff in his
garage in storage containers as if it were detritus from my home that I haven't room for, but it's full of all the things he'll need to survive.
He just is not aware of it.
I suppose this very long post is simply to remind those who have relatives in the neighborhood or close by, to remember that they will need help, as
well, and to help them before the time comes so that they can have it easier during whatever that might come comes.
As for the spiritual aspect, I am firm in my faith, and happy in my life. I live in love, as someone else said, not fear. Being prepared does not
equal paranoia; I've lived too long with my eyes open to think that there will be anything I can do if my time has come. But if it hasn't, it's an
affront to my spirituality to face it with less than complete confidence that I am going to make it through; and to not prepare is simply silly. Even
the pharoahs prepared for the starving time, according to dreams and their interpretations...
Regards to one and all-