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DROUGHTS and DUST STORMS

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Drought-hit Malaysian state rations water

February 25, 2014

Kuala Lumpur

 

 

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"Authorities began rationing water to thousands of households in Malaysia's most populous state Tuesday, as a dry spell depletes reservoirs across a country normally known for its steady tropical downpours.

Much of Malaysia has been under bone-dry conditions for a month and high temperatures have left some reservoirs at "critical" levels, sparking an increase in bushfires and leading to protests in at least one hard-hit community near the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia does tend to experience dry weather early in the year, but the current dry spell has been unusually long.

The lack of significant rainfall has caused increasing alarm, particularly in the state of Selangor, which surrounds Kuala Lumpur, and adjacent areas, as meteorologists have warned the dry patch could last another month.

Selangor is Malaysia's most populous state and its economic and industrial hub.

Water rationing in the state will affect an estimated 60,000 households, according to the Selangor's private water company.

A Selangor local government spokeswoman said the state was reducing the flow to four water treatment plants "until the weather improves".

"The reduction of water will start today," she told AFP. "What we need now is the rain."

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http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Drought-hit_Malaysian_state_rations_water_999.html

 

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Haboob Today in Phoenix

Unseasonably early dust storm hits Phoenix area

March 25, 2014

 

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"It's not summertime yet, but a dust storm is moving through the Phoenix metropolitan area.
 
Arizona is no stranger to large dust storms or haboobs during the summer monsoon period, but meteorologists say Tuesday's storm is unseasonably early.
 
The National Weatherlb_icon1.png Service says a large cloud of dust was first spotted near Eloy about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
 
Meteorologists say a dry storm with winds of up to 35 mph kicked up the dust in southern Arizona and the cloud moved north to the Phoenix area."
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http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/25071989/2014/03/25/dust-storm-warning-for-the-valley
 

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The drought hitting 40 percent of the entire country, in 5 maps

April 17, 2014

 

 

"With a hot summer and wildfire season right around the corner, huge chunks of the western United States are experiencing record droughts. Parts of California, Nevada and Arizona are drier than they have been in 1,200 years, putting at risk millions of acres of farm and forest lands.

 

Every inch of five states — California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Nebraska — are experiencing some level of drought. Much of the northern Texas Panhandle is under extreme or exceptional drought warning, as is most of California and parts of northern Nevada. A weekly snapshot of drought conditions shows 21 percent of the country is experiencing severe drought or worse; all told, 40.9 percent of the country is under some kind of drought watch or warning.

 

Here’s the national map, produced weekly by a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Agriculture Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

 

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other maps at link

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/04/17/the-drought-hitting-40-percent-of-the-entire-country-in-5-maps/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

 

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Strongest Sand Storm in Decades Sweeps China

A strong sandstorm swept Gansu Province in northwest China on Wednesday, reducing visibility to less than 65ft, according to the provincial meteorological center.

The sandstorm, the strongest since 1996 according to reports, started in the early afternoon in Dunhuang County.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10783949/Strongest-sandstorm-in-decades-sweeps-China.html

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Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years

Jason Wills

April 25, 2014

 

"A prolonged period of below-average rainfall has put the entire state of California under some level of drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional, for the first time in 15 years.

 

The latest drought monitor released by the National Climatic Data Center this week shows that the entire state is under moderate drought conditions, but within that map, 76.6% of the state is experiencing extreme drought conditions, and for 24.7% of the state, the level of dryness is "exceptional."

 

During the same period last year, none of the state was considered to be under extreme or exceptional drought conditions, and just 30% fell under the "severe" category, according to the assessment released Thursday.

 

“This is a really serious situation here in California and people need to be cognizant of that and start conserving water as much as they can,” said Jayme Laber, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service who is part of a team of scientists who contribute to the weekly drought monitor.

 

The lack of substantial precipitation over the last three rain seasons has affected every part of the state, "some worse than others," Laber said.

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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-drought-covers-california-15-years-20140425,0,6033776.story#ixzz2zwbpdgsf

 

 

 

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California Drought Threatens the Food Supply of All Americans; Collapsing Aquifer Sinking the Land

Walk into any grocery store in America and there's a good chance the fresh produce you see there was grown in California. Up to half of the nation's fruit, nuts and vegetables are grown in the Central Valley, one of the planet's most fertile growing regions, between Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Now, for the first time this century, the entire state is in severe to exceptional drought.

"It's really depressing for us to leave ground out. We're still paying taxes and payments on everything that's non-production," said Gene Errotabere, whose family has farmed the valley since the late 1920s. "I mean, it's this whole valley. It's just a breadbasket of our whole country here, and to see this much ground being fallowed is not something I like to see."

Errotabere says his farm is in uncharted territory and on the verge of catastrophe. Thirty percent of his fields have been fallowed this year, and if these conditions continue, more growing operations could be shut down.

"If we have one more year like we had these past two years, it's going to be devastating out here. ... We'll probably have 60 to 65 percent of our production out next year."

The consequences are staggering near towns like Mendota. Dried-up fields blow dust into the sky. River beds and canals, once full of water, are now full of dead weeds and rattlesnakes. Fruit orchards along Interstate 5 look like burned piles of firewood. Workers who used to make a living picking fruit and working machinery now stand in government supported food lines to feed their families. No water means no jobs.

http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/americas-morning-headquarters/california-drought-cracked-20140521

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Tehran, Iran Swallowed By Massive Dust  Storm, Walloped By 70 Mile An Hour Winds

One moment it was sunny, the next moment it turned dark as night as a wall of sand, dust, and rain enveloped Tehran early this evening local time.

“The skies over Tehran suddenly turned black as a wall of sand hit the city from the west, my wife called me to come home “now”,” tweeted Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran bureau chief for the New York Times.

The storm, sometimes referred to as a haboob (Arabic for blasting/drafting), hit without warning tweeted Alborz Habibi, an Iranian journalist and unleashed winds gusting to nearly 70 mph – downing trees.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/06/02/tehran-iran-swallowed-by-massive-dust-storm-70-mph-winds/?wprss=rss_local&clsrd

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80% of California is now in extreme drought, new data show

July 17, 2014

 

 

 

"More than 80% of California is now in an extreme drought, according to new data by the National Weather Service.

The NWS' Drought Monitor Update for July 15 shows 81% of California in the category of extreme drought or worse, up from 78%. Three months ago, it was 68%.

The map shows that drought conditions worsened in parts of Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

The new data comes as officials are getting tough on water wasters.

Saying that it was time to increase conservation in the midst of one of the worst droughts in decades, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted drought regulations that give local agencies the authority to fine those who waste water up to $500 a day.

Many Southern California cities, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Long Beach, already have mandatory restrictions in place.

Updated results of a state board survey show that statewide, urban water use in May increased 1% compared to the May average of the previous three years."

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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-extreme-drought-data-20140717-story.html

 

Drought buster patrols the streets of Los Angeles

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20140716/drought-buster-patrols-the-streets-of-los-angeles

 

 

Wasting water? Fear ratting neighbors, not relentless cops

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Little-enforcement-of-new-water-rules-planned-5629287.php

 

 

California couple conserving water amid drought could face fine for brown lawn

http://news.yahoo.com/calif-couple-conserves-amid-drought-could-face-fine-201644396.html

Perhaps they should make up their minds what they want people to do.

 

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Massive haboob dust storm hits Phoenix, Arizona as people lose power

July 26, 2014

 

 

 

 "MASSIVE dust storm has swept across Phoenix, Arizona, as aerial footage showed a giant cloud of dust engulfing the city, leaving thousands without power.

The national weather service issued a warning about the conditions, and advised motorists to pull over if the blowing dust affected their visibility.

Known as a “Haboob”, the intense storms can generate winds of up to 40 miles per hour.

More than 11,000 people have lost power, AZCentral.com reports.

A Haboob is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravitycurrent.

Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world.

As utility workers scrambled to repair damage to utility poles, lines and transformers,

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was in the middle of a temporary “ground stop” on inbound air traffic, which affected incoming flights."

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http://www.news.com.au/world/massive-haboob-dust-storm-hits-phoenix-arizona-as-people-lose-power/story-fndir2ev-1227002420659

 

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http://endtimeheadlines.org/dust-bowls/massive-dust-storm-move-through-arizona/

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35-year 'Megadrought' to Strike the American Southwest

 

In the summer of 2014, social media sites were awash with videos of people taking the "ALS ice bucket challenge." The ALS marketing stunt caught on like wildfire, prompting hundreds of thousands of social media users to pour buckets of ice water over their heads. As the organization gained attention, $12.5 million in donations over the course of a year were funneled to a staff of eleven executives sitting at the top of the ALS pyramid. As the team of executives raked in millions of wasted donation dollars, millions of gallons of water were also wasted throughout the U.S. Videos of the ice bucket challenge may one day serve as a chilling reminder of how we took fresh and available water for granted.

As all of the pointless water dumping comes to a climax in the summer of 2014, real life-and-death water shortages are occurring throughout the southwestern United States. California's water infrastructure is collapsing.

 

http://www.naturalnews.com/046733_megadrought_southwestern_states_climate_change.html#

 

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Water War Amid Brazil Drought Leads to Fight Over Puddles

 

Brazil’s Jaguari reservoir has fallen to its lowest level ever, laying bare measurement posts that jut from exposed earth like a line of dominoes. The nation’s two biggest cities are fighting for what little water is left.

Sao Paulo state leaders want to tap Jaguari, which feeds Rio de Janeiro’s main source. Rio state officials say they shouldn’t suffer for others’ mismanagement. Supreme Court judges have summoned the parties to Brasilia for a mediation session this week.

 

The standoff in a nation with more water resources than any other country in the world portends further conflicts as the planet grows increasingly urban. One in three of the world’s 100 biggest cities is under water stress, according to The Nature Conservancy, a U.S.-based nonprofit.

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-25/water-war-amid-brazil-drought-leads-to-fight-over-puddles.html

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STUDY: CALIFORNIA DROUGHT WORST IN 1200 YEARS

 

This week's statewide rains have made little impact in relieving California's extreme drought. In fact, according to a new scientific study, this drought is the worst that California has experienced in 1200 years. Researchers studying tree rings concluded that "the current event is the most severe drought in the last 1200 years, with single year (2014) and accumulated moisture deficits worse than any previous continuous span of dry years."

 

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/12/05/Study-California-Drought-Worst-in-1200-Years

 

 

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California Needs 11 Trillion Gallons of Water to End Drought: NASA

 

Eleven trillion gallons — that's the amount of water that NASA scientists say would be needed to replenish key California river basins in what they're calling the first-ever estimate of the water necessary to end an episode of drought. That 11 trillion gallons is the deficit in normal seasonal levels that NASA said a team found earlier this year in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins, using Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites. The GRACE data, presented Tuesday at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, showed those river basins losing about 4 trillion gallons per year — more than state residents use annually, NASA said.

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/california-needs-11-trillion-gallons-water-end-drought-nasa-n269546

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California Drought Outlook Extends at least into April

Brian K. Sullivan

Jan. 15, 2015

 

 

"Most of California will still be in drought in April even though conditions will probably improve across the southern part of the state, according to the latest forecast from the U.S. Climate Prediction Center.

Seasonal rains and the potential for a weak El Nino forming in the equatorial Pacific have increased the chances for the drought to ease in southern California as it persists or gets worse in the central and northern areas, the center said in a three-month outlook, issued today.

“But it must be emphasized that improvement is not elimination, and that most of the state will still be in drought to some degree by the end of April,” David Miskus, a forecaster at the center in College ParkMaryland, said in an analysis accompanying the forecast.

California has suffered three years of drought, and water in the nation’s most productive agricultural region has been rationed. The state receives 75 percent of its rainfall from November to March and 50 percent from December to February, according to California’s Water Resources Department.

Early in the season, a series of storms brought rain across large parts of the state as well as some snow in the mountains, providing minor improvement there and elsewhere in the West, the center said.

“Since December 20, however, precipitation has been nearly non-existent across much of California and Nevada, halting favorable moisture conditions that had raised hopes for additional winter drought improvement in California,” Miskus wrote."

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-15/california-drought-outlook-extends-at-least-into-april.html

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Brazil hit by worst drought since 1930 as taps in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro run dry

Jan. 24, 2015

LIZZIE DEARDEN

 

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"Brazil is experiencing its worst drought since the 1930s as water supplies run dry in the country’s three most heavily-populated states.

It is supposed to be the middle of the rainy season but the promise has not been realised in the dry south-east, where farms, industry and even energy supplies are being decimated by shortages.

Izabella Teixeira, the Environment Minister, said it was the worst drought in more than 80 years and ordered the states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais to save water after an emergency meeting in the capital, Brasilia.

“Since records for Brazil's south-eastern region began 84 years ago we have never seen such a delicate and worrying situation,” she added, according to the BBC."

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http://world.einnews.com/article/246140278/YAWOWPw8ANqvgTnS

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paraguay has lots of water, lots and lots of it in the guarani aquifer. maybe they will sell it…oh yeah i forgot gwbush owns a part of it…wise investment george...

 

 

 

"The volume of freshwater reserves stored is estimated as around 40.000 km3 that is equivalent, for example, to the totality of water in the Paraná River with a discharge of about 10.000 m3/s during 127 years. According to a technical report by the World Bank (GEF, 2002), fifteen million people live in the aquifer’s area of influence. Sustainable exploration is estimated to be able to attend the water demand of a population of 360 million people, considering a per capita use of 300 l/ha/day.  "

"Despite large surface water reserves, drinking water supply in heavily populated regions is increasingly dependent on groundwater. Thus, future problems may occur, if exploration does not take place in a sustainable manner, or if waters are polluted. In São Paulo State in Brazil, estimates indicate that 60.5 % of urban centers are served totally or partially by groundwater sources, supplying 5.5 million people. "

"Four critical areas are identified: the area of Rivera/Santana do Livramento, at the Uruguay/Brazil border, with one of the largest urban concentrations in the southern aquifer outcropping area (around 200.000 inhabitants), is a case where water supply relies almost entirely on groundwater, extracted from about 160 tube wells with depths between 40 m and 160 m. Here, the aquifer faces the threats of lacking sanitation infrastructure (60 % of the population is served by inadequate sanitation schemes – septic tanks and drains), increasing use of pesticides and fertilizers in agriculture and industrial activities. A similar situation is observed in Eastern Paraguay (Ciudad del Este – Encarnación – Caaguazú), where a vulnerable non-confined aquifer experiences booming urban and agricultural expansion. Concordia/Salto, in the border between Argentina and Uruguay, characterizes a region with high exploitation and geothermal use. Ribeirão Preto, in Brazil, is a city with around 500.000 inhabitants mainly using Guarani Aquifer water. About 12 % of water users do not have access to sewerage system, generating a potential nitrate load of 200.000 tons per year, which is considered rather elevated (GEF, 2002). "

 

http://geologiadelparaguay.com/Guaran%C3%AD-Aquifer-System.pdf

 

drought will effect this aquifer and we will see water wars begin…..

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Water in Lake Baikal drops to dangerously low levels, due to droughts

Jan. 21, 2015

 

 

"Over the past twelve months the lake water has dropped a record 40 cm to a sixty-year low — just shy of the critical mark of 456 m. Some experts blame this on the local energy companies, but officials and biologists attribute the drop to last year’s drought.

 

As to some experts’ fears that the drop in Baikal water could lead to water shortages in the city of Angarsk on the Angara River, which drains Lake Baikal, officials insist there is no reason for worry because melting snow in springtime will send the water level in the giant lake soaring up again.

Some experts warn that the drop will also decimate fish stocks in adjoining lakes, destroy nests of migrating birds and lead to pit fires, but officials insist this will not happen."

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http://sputniknews.com/environment/20150121/1017195944.html

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California drought: State OKs sweeping restrictions on water use

March 17, 2015

By Kurtis Alexander

 

 

"California officials approved a package of far-reaching water restrictions Tuesday, limiting homes and businesses in much of the Bay Area and elsewhere to just two days of outdoor watering per week while cracking down on the way restaurants and hotels use water.

 

The rules mark unprecedented territory for the state, which has historically let local water agencies, with their unique supplies and demands, manage how customers use water. But with California poised for a fourth year of drought and conservation lagging, officials opted for statewide action.

 

The regulations, carrying fines up to $500, add to restrictions put in place last year that rein in outdoor water use — for example, barring people from hosing down driveways. The new terms tread deeper into homes, businesses and the lives of most Californians, and are indicative of the state’s worsening water woes"

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http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/California-drought-State-approves-sweeping-6139559.php

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Dust storm, lightning kill five in UP

April 25, 2015

"Lucknow: Five people including a woman were killed late Friday after a dust storm andlightning hit many parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday.

 

While two people died in Jaunpur after being struck by lightning, two others died in Pratapgarh and a woman lost her life in Azamgarh.

Police said Afroz and Preeti were struck by lightening in Jaunpur and died later on way to a local medical facility.

Heavy rainfall and lightning in Pratapgarh killed two people while a woman, identified as Ramawati was killed in Kamharia village of Azamgarh when her mud house caved in due to the dust storm.

Extensive damage to vegetable yield and wheat crop has also been reported.

Hailstorm has been reported from Rasra in Ballia, leading to damage of crop and many vehicles.

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http://zeenews.india.com/news/uttar-pradesh/dust-storm-lightning-kill-five-in-up_1584752.html

Sad, sad, sad, and we all know India needs their crops I think the country could use some good vibes sent their way!!

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Dust storm, lightning kill five in UP

April 25, 2015

"Lucknow: Five people including a woman were killed late Friday after a dust storm and[/size]lightning hit many parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday.[/size]

 

While two people died in Jaunpur after being struck by lightning, two others died in Pratapgarh and a woman lost her life in Azamgarh.[/size]

Police said Afroz and Preeti were struck by lightening in Jaunpur and died later on way to a local medical facility.

Heavy rainfall and lightning in Pratapgarh killed two people while a woman, identified as Ramawati was killed in Kamharia village of Azamgarh when her mud house caved in due to the dust storm.

Extensive damage to vegetable yield and wheat crop has also been reported.

Hailstorm has been reported from Rasra in Ballia, leading to damage of crop and many vehicles.

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http://zeenews.india.com/news/uttar-pradesh/dust-storm-lightning-kill-five-in-up_1584752.html

Sad, sad, sad, and we all know India needs their crops I think the country could use some good vibes sent their way!!

All these anomalies happening across our globe are increasing at a much quicker rate. This energy comes in waves: this time I feel thst we are now at a stage during the closing of our program/end cycle; these kind of experiences will become the norm.

Remember thst you're a soul just expericing what is needed to grow and move on to where your energy is placed next. Just send your light and love energy to those affected by an area and keep clear your own energy in the process.

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All these anomalies happening across our globe are increasing at a much quicker rate. This energy comes in waves: this time I feel thst we are now at a stage during the closing of our program/end cycle; these kind of experiences will become the norm.

Remember thst you're a soul just expericing what is needed to grow and move on to where your energy is placed next. Just send your light and love energy to those affected by an area and keep clear your own energy in the process.

 

Yes, and I also feel that Gaia is gradually clearing herself of areas of negative or dark energy.

 

Think of it a bit like scratching yourself, on itchy spots and removing dead skin.  She is doing this in a 'controlled' way, so as not to cause too much damage or extinctions.

 

But I fear she has a lot to clear and clean up..

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Yes, and I also feel that Gaia is gradually clearing herself of areas of negative or dark energy.

 

Think of it a bit like scratching yourself, on itchy spots and removing dead skin.  She is doing this in a 'controlled' way, so as not to cause too much damage or extinctions.

 

But I fear she has a lot to clear and clean up..

Hello good friend EagleWings!

Please don't fear anything. There is no death. Just another door opens on this endless path to where we finally become "one" with our higher soul.

Very insightful; Gaia is definitely clearing her energy off in a "controlled" manner and will do this more rapidly until we move on from this dense reality.

She does have to clear off more than most know yet and she will let us all "wake up" in a more gradual time frame. The whole point of being here is to graduate this reality to awaken to the next.

Hope you have a very good day EagleWings

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I don't think Eagle Wings fears much at all 12:12, he is a pretty tough cookie and very knowledgeable in what is going on and why.  LOL  Thanks for your post because there are many that are still catching up.

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I don't think Eagle Wings fears much at all 12:12, he is a pretty tough cookie and very knowledgeable in what is going on and why.  LOL  Thanks for your post because there are many that are still catching up.

That's good to hear Jessica. Fear is not an option now. Yes, many are in the need to catch up; they will when they feel and except that truly infinite energy and light within them. I know of many myself thst are on the other side of the fence and looking in the playground wishing they could come over and play ball. At least they are not walls dividing us as they were many years ago. Keep educatng the masses as you, breezy, EagleWings, Acolyte, Bollywasher, Nex and the many others are doing here and else where. We all come from a different approach; but all in all we are in complete coordinates of our "soul" purpose of "waking" up the world family we love and cherish.

From the Lakota tribe I'm from; we all spread our wings in unson and glide along the great divide of understanding and knowing.

I hope you and EagleWings are having a truly blessed and peaceful day.

You're always welcome Jessica, it's always nice hearing from you.

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