There's more strong energy coming in lately. After a number of days of not being able to sleep, the past few I've been totally drained. Today I was feeling more and more down as the day went on. Not really a surprise though. My day started like this (please note that I try to say something somewhat productive and encouraging towards the end of this post).....:
Email from Avaaz.org telling me that they'd gotten 200,000 signatures on the petition for full investigation of the Israeli raid and end the blockade. Now they're aiming for 500,000 signatures on the petition. Please sign it if you haven't already.
Link to daily update by the Free Gaza Movement about the hospitalized and unaccounted for activists from the Free Gaza attack. Over the past two days I'd recognized that the number of activists released didn't come close to the 700 reported to be on board. Oh, and israel has not released any of the Palestinian-Israelis who were arrested by the IDF, they are being prosecuted and are still being held in Israeli prisons. Not that the MSM bothered to report on it.
Then this blog article with a number of quotes from Free Gaza activists who've been returned to their countries: Now the Real Dirt about the IDF throwing injured activists overboard during the attack.
Over to the BP spillcam to find that it's been turned off. BP now has a whole list of spillcams on their site, but I couldn't find one that was actually operating. BP says it's going to report tomorrow morning on how much oil they are pumping up now that they have the new cap installed. No report that the cap actually stopped the leak. Missing details, no life feed of the wellhead.... appears like more manipulation and covering up the fact that the oil is still leaking. I'll pray tonight that I'm wrong about this and that the spill has been stopped. Not encouraged at all.
On to news about California about to approve use of Methyl Iodide on strawberries and other fruits and vegetables. It's so toxic that researchers studying it have to wear protective gear and only test very small amounts. And California wants to spray it on crops so it enters the air and water supply, not to mention our food. Here's the petition, please sign it.
Then a friend called to tell me she'd just emailed me a news clip about very strange crop damage occurring in farms around Memphis, TN. The farmers think it's something that fell from the sky, leaving white spots on their plants, regardless of variety. The spots then eat into the plant. Oh, and dead birds too. Chemtrails? Toxic rain from the oil volcano/corexit dispersant like is happening in Florida? Memphis is about 200 miles directly north of Louisiana and the oil spill. Winds are currently from the south. No proof, just a suspicion. I found another possible explanation in a comment posted on Above Top Secret, a May 25th leak of sulfur trioxide from a nearby Lucite chemical plant. My friend's call came while I was puzzling out how I could build the raised garden beds I've designed using the assorted odd sized boards from the deck I took down the other week. Not the best news item when your mind is deep in the garden.
It all felt like too much. Finally, some good news did arrive later this evening. The miter saw that I found on Craig's List for a really good price, desperately needed in order to build my garden beds, is still available :) I'm driving over to see it in the morning. If all goes well, I'll be trimming boards to size by tomorrow afternoon. It will feel really good to be immersed in a project that supports my sustainability. My tomatoes, squash, broccoli, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, Swiss chard, melons, lettuce, spinach, onions, and assorted herbs are growing out of their little pots and longing to stretch their roots out in deep, fertile soil.
If I didn't care, the events around the planet wouldn't weigh so heavily on me, but I do care, deeply. More and more people are waking up to the fact that they also care deeply, at least I truly hope so. Knowing it's all part of this process of transformation, doesn't make it easier to accept injustice, inhumanity, cruelty, and outrageous arrogance. And that is actually the point. They are intensifying the infliction of atrocities until no one can ignore the dark forces any longer, intensifying until the tide of humans rise up and demand No More and claim their individual Sovereignty. It's on days like today that I remind myself that if the web bots are correct in their timing, we have only about nine months until these forces of destruction posing as human beings are brought down to powerlessness. This thought lifts my heart.