Now that the fire has stabilized a bit, and the wind has moved off some of our smoke, we are settling in for smoky air for awhile longer. The North Complex West Zone, as the fire is now called, is estimated to be contained in late November – this doesn’t mean the fire will be out, only stopped from spreading. It is like living underwater. Feeling the similar might of the ocean in this massive forest fire nearby.
Just the same height and depth of atmosphere is always here, but it typically supports life 100 percent. When it doesn’t, as now, the feeling of being blanketed by something heavy and oppressive becomes obvious. Tons of pressure overhead and on all sides – “bathyscaphe earth’? 🙂
Anytime I go outside I gauge the air immediately. Today is much clearer in pockets. The sun went from a red ball through the murk to white light as it rose, even a few errant rays of corona, much more quickly than last week. We need a couple of masks to go out, one for smoke, and one for the virus. Sometimes just as I awaken in the morning I can feel this darker mass above me for thousands of feet – very unnatural.
The effect it has is to make me more inward facing, and reflective, just as I would be if living on the bottom of the ocean. We keep descending further, going deeper. Solving all problems by looking within, and allowing solutions to arrive more easily.
This is a taste of the future for all of us, a more introspective world. Not quite as distracting as before, more peace and quiet. A greater opportunity to know ourselves, and what it is that we each are truly responsible for.
Quite a sea change, living ‘underwater’, left more often to the stillness of thoughts, ever refining the desire for global freedom for all; bringing harmony, cooperation, and Cosmic life everywhere, no matter the circumstances. 🙂
~ Jai Guru Dev ~