Journal Entry 10.5.2016 – Preparations for Hurricane Matthew
Outside the weather is calm, although there are thunderheads forming up in the skies above. The winds are light, with no indication as yet that a major hurricane, Matthew, is on its way towards Florida. At this point, the weather people do not know where the hurricane will go… whether or not it will make landfall in Florida or further up the coast. The storm could also do a recurve, turning northeasterly and head out towards the mid-Atlantic — at this point it is rather unpredictable. All we can do is make preparations.
At this point, I intend to stay in situ, bunker down at the house with Toby the dog, who I am dog-sitting. I just finished going to the market for some supplies and found most of the bottle water gone, but managed to get some and filled up empty bottles at home. If the winds exceed 70 MPH, we may go to a shelter, but right now I feel we’ll be safe here.
The Universe has always protected me, so I know it will do so this time, as well. I just need to remain calm and prepare myself for what might come depending on the strength of the hurricane or tropical storm winds. Since I have already ridden out a high velocity storm in the Pacific Northwest, I feel certain that nothing untoward will happen. Still, I am gathering some supplies to take in the car if an evacuation is required. There is a shelter nearby capable of withstanding a Category 5 hurricane which is a possibility in an emergency.
As you can imagine and I can feel, there is an air of general anxiety attending the approach of this storm. I’m doing my best not to personalize the feeling… just to acknowledge it and send out crystalline energies and Violet Flame.
This is just an update. I will endeavor to communicate more as the storm approaches but may have to go off-line if the electricity and Internet connection go down.
Fortunately, I enjoy storms and on Facebook yesterday I found out that my name in Sanskrit means, “Bringer of Storms”! I’m not sure if I had anything to do with manifesting Hurricane Matthew, but storms with their wind, fire and water, do major cleansing work for the planet.
This will be my first real hurricane. In a way I am excited and a bit nervous.
Pray for those affected by this storm and all others. Changes are in the air, literally and figuratively, and this storm is merely one manifestation of them.
Eliza Ayres, from the Central Coast of Florida
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Photo Credit: From the Coastal Strand Trail, North Peninsula State Park, showing coastal scrub in the foreground and a thick stand of miniature Live Sand Oaks, which act as a barrier protecting communities further inland from the windy coastline.