Archive for: January 2011

Deciphering Two Omens: 5,000 Dead Red-Winged Birds and 100,000 Dead Drum Fish in Arkansas

There’s a flurry of talk about recent events in Arkansas. Scientists and environmentalists are probing as to why 5,000 dead birds and 100,000 dead fish showed up within a day of each other, and just a few miles from each other in Arkansas. Theories range from thunderstorms, disturbances in earthquake zones, hail storms, poisons, disease, or even HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program).

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I don’t want to suggest I have all the answers, but I do have enough information to get us looking at these events with new eyes and at the messages behind these events. We can begin to ask new questions about the nature of these messages.

The Sequence of Events in Arkansas

1. On Thursday, December 30th, a tugboat operator discovers 100,000 dead drum fish washed up along the shores of the Arkansas River near the city of Ozark. Ozark is a civil war landmark and a stop on the Apache Trail of Tears. Ozark is in Franklin County, the northwest corner of Arkansas.

2. On Friday, December 31st, one day later, an EF3 tornado (Severe; winds between 136 – 165 mph) whips through the small town of Cincinnati in Washington County, the northwest corner of Arkansas, 3 miles from the Oklahoma border, and within 40 miles of Bentonville, Arkansas — where Wal-Mart’s headquarters are located.

3. On New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31st, 5,000 dead red-winged blackbirds fall from the skies in the town of Beebe, Arkansas, 40 minutes from Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas.

A few initial observations –

Two of these events are clustered in the northwest corner of Arkansas. There is a directional flow from these events that occurred in the northwest corner heading downstream to Beebe, Arkansas.

What’s sitting there in that northwest corner like the elephant in the room is the headquarters for Wal-Mart, the biggest corporation in the world, and a symbol for unrestrained corporate global trade and commerce. Read more

12 Inspirational Quotes for the New Year

I want to genuinely wish you a Happy New Year! May your New Year be blessed with good health, abundant prosperity, and joyful adventure. I’ve included here twelve quotes for the New Year, quotes that honor spiritual growth.

I always try to remind myself that more important than resolutions to eat less, is the resolution to feed and nourish the soul. 🙂

1. “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly… The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” ~Anaïs Nin

2. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.” ~Marie Beyon Ray

3. “Become aware of what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it and give birth to it.” ~Meister Eckart

4. “Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” ~John Wooden

5. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.” ~Mark Twain

6. “Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.” ~Marianne Williamson

7. “If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

8. “‘I must do something’ will always solve more problems than ‘Something must be done.'” ~Anonymous

9. “Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me not pass you in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.” ~Mary Jean Irion

10. “The visionary is the one who brings his or her voice into the world and who refuses to edit, rehearse, perform, or hide. It is the visionary who knows that the power of creativity is aligned with authenticity.” ~Angeles Arrien

11. “You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass-produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman.” ~Max Lucado

12. “Laughter is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles. It won’t take the potholes out of the road, but it sure makes the ride smoother.” ~Barbara Johnson