Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hurly Burly in Southern CAL?

At 4:04 Tuesday morning a sizeable jolt shook our condo (PicoRivera epicenter). I jumped out of bed and got immediately dressed while looking around in the dark to locate the orange doodle and the state of things.
Sylvester did not really wake up and continued with suave (soft) snores!
Ollie cat skooted under and into our bed (he has a private home in there)!
And August, well, I had no idea, he stays in his own habitacion!

After the wave passed through I waited around for a while expecting something else to happen and it did not ... I told the snoring Sylvester that I thought it was a point 6 earthquake...it actually was 4.4, which means I was only off by X10 x10 x10 x10...Ayeee!

As I lay back into bed I thought- now I know how my roommates, furry, furry and not, are likely to react in an earthquake! I better train, mentally and actually!

I told the cat boys later that early morning about the hurly burly and the Richter scale!
Ollie had a spell, meowed to me that the shake knocked him off his feet (nope, he went inside our bed).

August lanced a 'Don't you believe a word he says look' at me!

Ollie insisted that he was knocked off upside down

but he soon forgot why he was there and kept rolling around-he seemed to like doing that!

August demonstrated what he would do if he were next to a tree

and naturally i felt very proud even though I'd prefer him staying near to me in times of danger!

We did not quite know what to do so Ollie suggested we discuss 'zero point energy' versus 'spiritual energies'. Baffled as I was, I did not let him know that, and told him that it indeed was a good comparison.

Just as in empty spaces there are all kinds of particles, alpha particles and neutrinos and cosmic rays, and more, so are there spiritual energies infused into our entire universe...totally invisible and perhaps irrational, but still there! These energies (this spirit) are cohesive, attractive, animating, mobilizing, motivational...it (this spirit) is "an unseen Reality that embraceth all things, and that existeth and revealeth itself in stages, the essence whereof is beyond the grasp of the mind." (Promulgation of Universal Peace)

We read more on this very interesting topic.

"...Reflect that man's power of thought consists of two kinds. One kind is true, when it agrees with a determined truth. Such conceptions find realization in the exterior world; such are accurate opinions, correct theories, scientific discoveries and inventions. The other kind of conceptions is made up of vain thoughts and useless ideas which yield neither fruit nor result, and which have no reality. No, they surge like the waves of the sea of imaginations, and they pass away like idle dreams.

In the same way, there are two sorts of spiritual discoveries. One is the revelations of the Prophets, and the spiritual discoveries of the elect. The visions of the Prophets are not dreams; no, they are spiritual discoveries and have reality. They say, for example, "I saw a person in a certain form, and I said such a thing, and he gave such an answer." This vision is in the world of wakefulness, and not in that of sleep. Nay, it is a spiritual discovery which is expressed as if it were the appearance of a vision.

The other kind of spiritual discoveries is made up of pure imaginations, but these imaginations become embodied in such a way that many simple-hearted people believe that they have a reality. That which proves it clearly is that from this controlling of spirits no result or fruit has ever been produced. No, they are but narratives and stories.

Know that the reality of man embraces the realities of things, and discovers the verities, properties and secrets of things. So all these arts, wonders, sciences and knowledge have been discovered by the human reality. At one time these sciences, knowledge, wonders and arts were hidden and concealed secrets; then gradually the human reality discovered them and brought them from the realm of the invisible to the plane of the visible. Therefore, it is evident that the reality of man embraces things... It is the revealer of the secrets of things, and it is the knower of the realities of that which exists. These discoveries corresponding to the reality are similar to revelation, which is spiritual comprehension, divine inspiration and the association of human spirits. .. Among spiritual souls there are spiritual understandings, discoveries, a communion which is purified from imagination and fancy, an association which is sanctified from time and place...."

I thanked Ollie for this delightful selection, which gave me much to think about, especially as I am preparing to teach again about molecules and electromagetic fields and all those things invisible.

After telling them that I was going to really think about what they had me read precious dudes put their paws to their lips and blew off little kisses! We wish everyone a great evening and a beautiful Wednesday! No shakes hopefully!

Hasta pronto!


  1. How unnerving! ;(

    I think I would be a fish out of water, and preparation in the area of quakes would be a go for me too...

    I'm glad you are safe and your boys too,
    humm, this worried me, but you know how to bounce:)


  2. Well, clearly the kitties know how to respond in the case of a quake. We've had one here that woke me up (everyone else stayed asleep).

    Do you know about the Did You Feel It site? (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/) -- you can report your experiences. I've used it a couple of times.

    Glad everyone is safe and hope you are having a marvelous week.

  3. Oh, my dear... those pre-waking ones are the scariest... I am so sorry we live in California and yet... isn't it worth it for the weather alone?
    Glad you are safe as well as your boys :)


  4. Thanks you guys...I think earthquakes suck, but worse is having earthquakes amongst 10 million other people...Ayeee! Like you said M, the only way is to prepare so as to not feel totally helpless.

    Thanks Jenn, I will check out that site...I thought a train had smashed into our complex!

    xoxoxo Allison!

  5. I am thankful that it wasn't a quake causing devastation, Mona! Have a wonderful Wednesday! xo

  6. "promulgation of universal peace"...I love this paragraph!.......

    glad everyone you love is safe and sound!

  7. Does that ~cohesive, attractive, animating, mobilizing, motivational...~ part come in a pill? Seems I am needing some...
    And to think my cat only reads the funnies...
    I can't imagine the feeling of an earthquake. Newfoundland is so solid underfoot...The granite planet. I am glad you had the boys to talk and discuss this event with. :)

  8. ...i quaked when i read this...i, too, live on a fault line named the Hudson River...& years ago, one morning, to the sound of chandelier prisms tinkling above me...or so i thought & so NOT the case...i sat up in bed & watched my glass perfume bottles scrambling... tinkling across my dresser...& instantly awoke to realize...THIS is an earthquake...& it was...

    ...we need wings...

  9. Oh Nancy, you are right, we need wings! XOXOXO