Remember a couple of weeks ago when I wrote a little snippet about the dire predictions for the 2007 hurricane season? (Scroll down to "You are like a hurricane" on the May 24 post.) I mentioned Phoenix, aka Lynn Marks, aka The Spirit Diva, whom I’d written about a few months back. Lynn claims she can communicate with hurricanes, and she says that focusing on their destructive aspects will just make them more destructive. If you talk nice to them, though, they'll behave themselves. I ended my snippet with this prediction:
I predict this about the 2007 hurricane season: If it fails to be as bad as the dire prognosticators warned, the wind whisperers and LOA folk will take credit for focusing on the positive, ignoring the negative, and therefore neutralizing the storms. If, on the other hand, the season is as bad as or worse than predicted, the LOA-noids will say that the folks affected by the storms attracted their troubles. So either way, the New-Wage weather watchers are covered.
I have every reason to believe my prediction will come true, if the email I received today from Spirit Diva is any indication. She wrote that she had been speaking with a client in Oregon a few days ago, and the client said that the local media there were reporting doom-and-gloom about this year’s hurricane season, which officially began June 1.
Spirit Diva cited Dr. William M. Gray, head of the hurricane forecast team at Colorado State University in Phoenix. Dr. Gray anticipates seventeen named storms to form in the Atlantic between June 1 and November 30. Well, Spirit Diva is having none of that:
Knowingly or not Mr. Grey [sic] is putting his hurricane order into the great Universal oven. This is what he and his team intend to cook-up / receive. And, then, worst yet their request to the Universe is being repeated over and over again by perceived authorities, i.e., the news media, and in doing so hugely impacting mass consciousness and possible outcomes.
Thought creates reality is a Universal law…
We are all one - part of the Universal mind – and have the power to influence the outcome of anything, "good or bad," with our thoughts and feelings – even hurricanes. Those of you who have participated in the global prayer and meditation gatherings for hurricanes I've led the past three years know how a small group of mindful people can influence the outcome of a powerful force like a hurricane.
Spirit Diva goes on to tell about the first time she led a hurricane meditation. She said her small group had gathered at the shore on Miami Beach about 10:30 in the morning; Hurricane Ivan was forecast to hit Miami by 3 PM that same day. SD says that as soon as they concluded the meditation, she looked out at the ocean – and behold, "the waves had shifted direction and appeared much calmer."
SD says her friend Donna, a CNN producer, went immediately from the meditation to the National Hurricane Center to get the latest coverage. As soon as she arrived, she called SD and confirmed that the National Hurricane Center had documented that Ivan had indeed shifted direction and intensity – at the exact same moment the group had ended its meditation.
Additionally, Ivan honored our request: go to an area where he could do the least damage. Ultimately Ivan headed to the less populated western tip of Cuba. Although there was physical damage there were no deaths or injuries.
I invite you to shift your thought, words and feelings whenever talk about an active hurricane season (or anything else that seems ominous) comes up. Your inner reality helps create your outer reality. It's just that simple. And, life university gives us varied ways to master this truth.
Here’s what Wikipedia says about Ivan:
Ivan reached Category 5 strength on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, the highest possible category, and it became the sixth (now ninth) most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, as well as the only Category 5 storm of the season.
Ivan caused catastrophic damage to Grenada, which it struck directly at Category 3 intensity, and heavy damage to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and the western tip of Cuba. After peaking in strength, it moved north-northwest across the Gulf of Mexico to make landfall as a strong Category 3 storm in the United States, near Gulf Shores, Alabama, causing very heavy damage. Ivan dropped heavy rains on the Southeastern United States as it looped across Florida and back into the Gulf of Mexico. The remnant low from the storm regenerated into a new tropical system, which moved into Louisiana and Texas, causing minimal damage. Ivan caused an estimated $13 billion worth of damage in the United States, making it the fifth costliest hurricane to ever strike the United States.
When I read that, the storm didn’t sound nearly so benign as Spirit Diva described. But then, maybe I’m just looking at things too negatively.
By the way, you can thank Lynn and her friends for last year’s relatively tame hurricane season:
…Gray's team and the U.S. government also forecast an active hurricane season last year. The forecast unnerved many U.S. residents still affected from the 2005 hurricane season that included Hurricane Katrina (only wish I had followed the weather reports, now friends call and let me know of potential storms). Instead 2006 was relatively quiet: five hurricanes formed and none hit the U.S. coast.
Surely our meditations were a major factor (albeit not yet recognized by traditional media coverage) in shifting the energies.
What SD seems to be saying is that not only did she help make the 2006 hurricane season a mild one, but she could have possibly prevented such widespread devastation from Hurricane Katrina if only she’d known about it in time.
Could this be a symptom of megalomania?
One obvious point Spirit Diva seems to be overlooking is one that has already been discussed to death, but it seems to bear mentioning again. A major reason Katrina caused so much devastation in 2005 was precisely the opposite of a doom-and-gloom mentality. The problem was not that too many people were obsessing about such a storm in advance. Rather, the problem was that nobody – at least no one who could do anything about it – was focusing on the possibility of a deadly hurricane hitting New Orleans. Some folks had been issuing dire warnings for years about the possibility of such a disaster in the Big Easy, but those in power apparently weren’t listening. The state and local governments were totally unprepared, the people of New Orleans were certainly unprepared, the nation was unprepared.
Perhaps Spirit Diva and her friends would do well to read Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges To Envisioning The Worst, by Karen Cerulo. More than likely, though, they and other skilled hurricane communicators will simply go on focusing on the positive and ignoring the negative, all the while rationalizing about Universal law. There seems to be more profit in that.
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