More warnings were issued in the UK about at least three more days of heavy rain and flooding as the west coast counted its losses following the arrival of Winter Storm Hercules. The system left behind a record-breaking deep freeze in the US. I hope those affected are recovering.
Last night a flood siren, warning of extreme danger to people and property, filled the air in Dorset because of gales and tidal surges battering the coast. Waves have destroyed many ancient cliff constructions all around the south coast.
I want to point out the miraculous contact between people at our fingertips right now. The connection has never happened before. Back in the 40s, I wouldn't have thought such an exchange possible. Pen-palls were the closest we children came to getting to know someone who lived overseas. I've made some really good blogging friends over the last year. Amy, who blogs about home-schooling, organic food, a beautiful way to live, and family life http://vomitingchicken.com/ and Alana, who talks about plants in New York, civil war and chocolate. http://ramblinwitham.blogspot.co.uk/
The net also assists writers, and more particularly, co-writers. Edith Parzefall & I wrote four futuristic novels together, starting with Wind Over Troubled Waters. All my books are based in Cornwall, at the southern tip of England. I love the mystical area. You'll see the books on the sidebar, one click away from Amazon.
This is how we wrote together:
Edith is based in Germany whereas I live near London—1 hour apart. We worked well together, gave respect and patience, sometimes sending more than 20 emails a day. At the start, we picked characters. We tried to keep them distinctive, although we went over each other’s work constantly. We wrote very fast and sent each scene in our character's point of view to our partner before she wrote the next one from another perspective. I did all the character profiles, but Edith chucked them out the window as each person in the novel developed. Still, it was good to have something to disregard.
You will note how I'm leading up to a connection of minds without physical presence. Of course, the same thing happens with the telephone although people can't share pictures or documents that way.
We know the mind possesses great power. Thoughts become things in the air around us, as proven by Russian scientists in the 40s. According to the renowned psychic Edgar Cayce, every action, every thought, every idle word sets up reactions, according to the Universal Law.
In the past, I've proven that, with enough force behind my belief in being able to 'move a mountain'; I could influence weather far away. A cyclone I concentrated on disappeared from the atmosphere. Hard to believe—I'm sure. I felt credulous at the time. At the present moment, as they have for decades, people living along the San Andreas Fault line send calming emanations into the air to keep the earth stable.
And so, with that unsubstantiated link demonstrated, I wonder if every person reading this blog (normally between 200 to 700 visits) would send a prayer, wish, or earnest desire to England and help us calm the raging storm.