Monday, January 29, 2007

Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink

In Australia we are increasingly being told to ‘save water’ with water restrictions understandably now in place. However, this is a bit like locking the gate after the horse has bolted. Why haven’t the media, and our government, been more active to do something about this issue? We are definitely getting more information than ever before which is great, but in my opinion the black and white facts of our current situation are not being made strongly enough or clear enough for the average, busy, information-overloaded viewer to really digest how dire the circumstances are.

If there is one item that should be on the news every night, this is it. At the end of 2006, our catchment areas [1] in New South Wales were only 37.5% full. As of today, a month later they are down to 34.8% full. [2] If the overall rate of monthly and yearly loss continues we have until 2008-2010 before we get to the ‘dams empty’ state. [3] This is not good obviously. I actually believe we aren’t going to get to the dams empty state because I believe in humanity’s ability to rise up with force when our survival is at stake. I am angry however that it has been more important for our government to spend money supporting an illegal, unethical, untruthful war in Iraq, than it is to make sure we all have drinking water in the future.

In case we need reminding, humans need two things to survive – oxygen and water. Surely they should be our number one priorities? Does it cost too much to have clean air and drinking water? Who cares! What use is a healthy economic climate if there are no people left alive to enjoy it?

When the issue is featured in the media, the greater balance of information is being geared toward the short-term band-aid solution of water restrictions, when in my opinion the long-term solution lies in a) working out how we are contributing to climate change, global warming and our ongoing drought and b) increasing our individual, state and national water storage facilities.

On point a) Australia and the US are two of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world. Neither country has signed the Kyoto Protocol. According to scientists working on the final draft of a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change the world has just 10 years to reverse surging greenhouse gas emissions or risk runaway climate change that could make many parts of the planet uninhabitable. [4]

Regarding point b) only now are rainwater tanks mandatory in all new residential buildings. Most existing homes don’t have one. We may have a water problem, but I would suggest our bigger problem is that we aren’t catching the water we do receive as effectively as we could be. Quite often when it rains it doesn’t rain over the main catchment areas. The areas that do receive rain are for the most part unequipped with water storage facilities. The rain gods must be looking down on us with amazement at our inability to co-ordinate ourselves so that we can adequately secure their gifts.

Wouldn’t it make more sense to increase the number of water collection and storage areas – rather than relying on saving the few drops we have left and hope it doesn’t run out eventually? Now, rainwater tanks can be expensive, many backyards are too small to fit the prescribed size and some of us don’t have a backyard, so it’s not necessarily feasible to make every individual home get one. However, most homes with a backyard could fit a rainwater barrel at least?

My grandmother has spent the majority of her life on a farm and has always had barrels and buckets outside to catch the rain. This can be used to water the garden, wash the car, supply the washing machine or for flushing the toilet. Most farmers do this because farmers know how precious this resource is, and what happens when we don’t have it. On a larger scale surely we have government, commercial or industrial land that could be used to build underground water storage tanks? Yes it comes at a financial cost, but the alternative cost is far greater.

We all know how our Prime Minister feels about the threat of terrorism, but do we know how he feels about the fact we are predicted to be the first country to run out of clean, drinking water? How do you feel about that? Now that we are in the last emergency minutes we are scrambling for a solution, including being in the midst of political and public debate regarding introducing an unpopular recycled water plan, and potential desalination plants along our foreshores.

If you aren’t an Australian let our country be a lesson to you in what not to do, don't leave critical issues till the last moment! Admittedly we’re a desert island so we had some challenges to start with but no excuses, we’ve always known we’re prone to drought and just didn’t do enough to address that fact. More sadly we made an already arid environment worse by giving priority to economic growth, industrial expansion and military spending over taking care of the environment and our natural resources. With enough information however, ordinary people will and are now addressing this issue. Perhaps this is the turning point we have needed to create a country and a world that lives in harmony with nature. It is the trigger we needed to start living with greater consciousness and awareness of the consequences of all our actions.

Dana Mrkich (2007)


[1] “A catchment is an area where water is collected by the natural landscape. In a catchment, all rain and run-off water eventually flows to a creek, river, lake or ocean, or into the groundwater system. Natural and human systems such as rivers, bushland, farms, dams, homes, plants, animals and people can co-exist in a catchment. Healthy catchments provide: a source of clean drinking water; unspoilt natural areas for recreation and scenic enjoyment ; habitat for plants and animals ; healthy vegetation and waterways ; reliable and clean water for stock and irrigation, and opportunities for sustainable agribusiness and industry” – Sydney Catchment Authority

[2] Sydney Catchment Authority Weekly Bulk Water Storage and Supply Report:


[4] Leake, Jonathan, Jan 29 2007, 'Ten Years to Reverse Global Meltdown', The Sunday Times, London, UK

Friday, January 26, 2007

Pre-flections for 2007

This is one of the best pieces I have read recently describing what is currently going on for many of us!

Pre-flections for 2007
It is the time for the final cut for the Galactic UN Peace Team!
The Star Elders and Aluna Joy
(posted with kind permission)

The arrival of the year of 2007 crashed through you like a burning asteroid or shook you like a massive earthquake. It transformed you with a huge tsunami of immaculate energy. If you have made it this far . . . meaning if you are still traveling on your spiritual path with impeccability and haven't given up . . . and are still in a body living on this planet . . . Congratulations! You have now entered the final cut for the Galactic UN Peace Team. You have received the boarding pass for your great flight toward destiny. You have earned the diploma from the cosmic university of divine light. So… give yourself a BIG pat on the back, you made it! But Holy Moly! It has been one incredible ride.

The weeks leading up to 2007 have been a pivotal point and a profound testing ground for you and all life on the planet. Any place within you that was not strong enough to go to the next level was burned away. This has been a painful and sometimes a brutal process. You have experienced massive symptoms in your weakest areas, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Stomach and digestion and sinus areas were hard hit. Many of you have felt completely leveled and were not able to do anything but sit it out. Your nerves are toast . . . like you have post traumatic stress syndrome, the cosmic type. Motivation, knowing what you want to do, and short term memory have also been huge issues. Even in this intense testing ground, many of you FLEW HIGH while burning. It was blissfully painful. You vacillated between wild and beautiful dreams with not being able to sleep at all. You have risen. You are now the mythical phoenix rising from the burning ashes.

If you were wondering how you made it out of 2006 alive with all its intensities, you are here now because it was destined by your higher self and Universal Law. You have arrived at this place because of your immense courage and strong will to be of service to others and the planet. This is what allowed you to get this far.

You allowed yourself to sit with the burning . . . you felt it . . . and you learned from it. This has been an immense internal earthquake, and you have shifted and transmuted huge amounts of energy. You have aligned yourself to a higher frequency and one step closer to the new indescribable world ahead of you. Within the great depths of your consciousness, you were able to discover and put into action this higher state of awareness, and you have come to know and understand a deeper level of true compassion and unconditional love. You have also realized a deeper awareness of self worth. You will not tolerate being compromised again. You have amassed a great amount of spiritual collateral that you can now put into use.

Many of you were asked to make HUGE choices in life that called on your deepest integrity and highest awareness. Some of these choices caused you great pain and were a huge turning point that will change your life and personal relationships with family and friends forever. Any personal relationship you had at this time that was not operating with truth and integrity was transmuted, many times, by your own painful but right choices. You learned to apply tough love a.k.a. unconditional love. These choices triggered divorce like shifts for you. Divorces from family and friends that were feeding off your spiritual collateral.

Let us explain further. Where you spend your spiritual collateral, your divine God given energy, is exactly where the universe will give you more of that like energy. If you spend your energy on a lost cause, or toss it into a bottomless pit, the universe will think you choose to waste your energy in this way, and give you more situations to waste your energy. You have learned to clearly see where you are wasting your energy. You have also learned how to stop this self destructive pattern.

How do you determine what is a lost cause? A lost cause is where you have tried to heal a situation, but you were not effective, or your energy was not being accepted. If you continue to try to heal that area again and again, this is how you tell the universe you are choosing to be ineffective; thus receiving more of this type of situation. Expecting a different result with the same action, applied to the same situation is a form of insanity. Using your spiritual collateral in a place that you know you can't possibly heal the situation is martyrism. Being the martyr may have worked in the past, but acting as a martyr now is counter productive. If you sacrifice yourself for another, even out of good intentions, you still do not raise the collective whole. One is raised while another (you) are depleted. The universal score is still the same. You render your spiritual collateral worthless.

Remember you live in a realm of free will. If your energy is being ineffective, it means this area does not want to be healed at this time. It is not appropriate to use your spiritual collateral against another's free will (this is a form of psychic attack). Find another area where you can use your spiritual collateral, so we can all together tip the balance to truth, impeccability, peace, compassion and love. Using you spiritual collateral should be a win-win situation.

It will be VERY IMPORTANT in coming days that you spend your energy wisely by picking appropriate areas to put yourself into action. Remember you can't heal anyone, anything, or any situation that does not want to be healed. BUT also remember that we are all connected. When you help anyone, anything, or any situation, even if you use your energy to help yourself, you help the collective whole. You add to the spiritual collateral of the universe. In fact, it is impossible to heal anyone, anything, or any situation without effecting the whole universe! So choose where to use your spiritual collateral wisely. This is your job as a member of the Galactic UN Peace Team!

We are sorry to say that many people made huge choices during this time as they acted out of their egos and wounds. They will find themselves on a different branch of the Tree of Life. Many will see this wrong turn and will right it immediately, as you emerge out of this testing ground. Others will continue on the path they chose not wanting to admit that they made a wrong turn. This is sad for us all. These ones will test you to see if you still want to waste your energy on lost causes.

Many bridges have been burned. The bridges that separated you from knowing that you are one family have fallen into ash. This has pushed the unification process another HUGE step forward. You have discovered that your family are not just the ones you were born and live with, but are also your neighbors and even the ones you bump into during the course of a day. It will be easy to see the sister and brother in the eyes of each person that you meet. You will not be strangers with each other any more.

The bridge between you, your past and history has been crossed over and joyfully burned. You can now can let go of your painful past and reinvent yourself. You will no longer see the world through your wounds, pain or fears. You have taken another powerful step towards freedom and mastery. The collective balance is being tipped toward a higher vibration because of your commitment to impeccability. The more you act and live from this higher vibration, the quicker the rest of the world will follow suit. It has to. Expect that this is so, and it is. This isn't a miracle. It is simply the result of your hard work to stay positive and act from impeccability.

Now that you are through this challenging testing ground . . . expect your motivation and excitement for life to return with the lightness of a child at play, and at a much higher level than before. Yet we will also say here that you, the Earth and the Solar System have jumped to a higher frequency. It will take some getting use to. We expect that by the time you read this, you will feel this shift inside of you. You will feel the burden of the past lift off your shoulders. You will feel something deep inside of you stir . . . an impeccable inner power has awakened. You will feel like you can fly, and you will.

Key life considerations for 2007 are . . . Impeccability, Authenticity, Unity, Allowance, Adaptability and Love . . . and last but not least . . . have some FUN! 2007 is the year we will really begin to feel like we have finally arrived!

Aluna Joy Yaxk'in is an internationally known author, spiritual life coach, sacred site guide, alternative historian, ordained minister and modern mystic who inspires and encourages others to recognize and accept their own authentic divinity and connection to God.
Aluna Joy Yaxk'in, PO Box 1988, Sedona AZ 86339 Ph: 928-282-6292

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

January Monthly Vision

What’s Happening this Month in your World
Embracing Personal, Global and Cosmic events to Enhance your Reality, written by Dana. Happy New Year!

Jan 3 Full Moon Cancer
Have you entered the New Year feeling like you want to nurture more people, or be nurtured more? The always emotional Full Moon falls today in its natural sign of Cancer, ruling all things maternal; taking care of others, wanting others to take care of you (but perhaps never getting around to asking for what you want and need?), enjoying being in a warm kitchen with nourishing food, a cozy, comfortable home after the fast pace of the festive season, experiencing deep sensitivity to feelings and higher than normal intuition. This full moon we are encouraged to express our needs clearly and openly, rather than repressing them. Waiting for people to guess our moods or read our minds only leads to a passive needy energy, and does not get our needs met! If you want something, ask! We are also encouraged to share our natural desire to fulfill the needs of others in healthy ways. Giving to others is great, giving to others while ignoring your self leads to smothering behavior – always keep your own cup full and you will have more than enough to share.

Jan 13 Make Your Dreams Come True Day
Did you make a Vision List for 2007? Today’s a good day to go over it and get some clarity and focus around what you really want to create this year…and start thinking about the details of how you are going to make it happen!

Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr Day
Staying with the Cancer Full Moon energy today is a day for giving: “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service. All across America on the Holiday, his followers perform service in hospitals and shelters and prisons and wherever people need some help. It is a day of volunteering to feed the hungry, rehabilitate housing, tutoring those who can't read, mentoring at-risk youngsters, counseling the broken-hearted and a thousand other projects for building the beloved community of his dream…Dr. King once said that we all have to decide whether we "will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. Life's most persistent and nagging question, he said, is `what are you doing for others?’”

Jan 19 New Moon Capricorn
The mountain-climbing goat is the bearer of this New Moon, which in many ways is the official start of the New Year. We’ve had a few weeks to recover from all the festivities, and slowly we’re getting back into ‘real life’. The New Moon is an excellent time to plant seeds for the future, and earthy Capricorn encourages us to get real, be grounded, work diligently toward our goals and create them by taking responsibility for them. He supports our dreams wholeheartedly but won’t let us get away with mere daydreaming, asking us to place one foot in front of the other to get where we want to go.