The fall out of Earthquakes and Tsunamis
By Karen Martel
What were you doing when the Asian tsunami hit? In local time I for one was awake, it was about two in the morning on Boxing day and I found it hard for some reason to go to sleep. I was in the basement of my mother-in-law's house. My husband needs a dark room to sleep so he vacated and slept on the couch while I put the lights on and stayed awake.
I went through a dream I'd had the previous night. I dreamt of Cain of Cain and Able and a character on a British Soap opera I watch regularly, who with the same pathological hatred of his fellow beings with in my dream, began to systematically pick off one by one the places I had visited on the television screen, and when I went back to see what had happened, there was nothing left but death and destruction. I had this dream on Christmas Eve. I dismissed it as a nightmare and paid no heed to it, but on Christmas night as I lay in the dark, I turned the light on and left it on.
It's strange little incidences like this that had me speculating on what was about to happen in the world. Sometimes when my friends and I who are psychic or practising psychics dream we compare to see what similarities we have. One person said the Tsunami disaster was doing her head in, that meant she was being pestered by the spirits of the dead, another friend said she dreamt of the tsunami some days before and what was she to do about it? I on the other had knew that once I heard the news it would either have been a bad dream or reality.
On the way home from Regina where we spent Christmas, we kept hearing reports of a massive tsunami hitting Asia. Still it didn't click and my husband and I continued our journey. When we arrived back home, we settled in with our children and looked at the late evening news to be completely shocked by the total devastation we saw on the television.
We still didn't comprehend the intensity of the situation until the destruction unfolded in front of us over the next few days. Mothers crying carrying dead infants, fathers carrying dead children, people totally oblivious to the danger standing around not comprehending their lives were just about to end and those lucky few who managed to escape video taping the destruction as it unfolded. Scenes in newspapers showing a towering wave of water at least twenty five feet above the people standing on the beach. Only then did they realize, and too late that their fate was already sealed.
It was images like those mentioned and others that came afterwards that have galvanized millions around the world to contribute what they can to help those who've lost everything except their own lives. Writing to a friend of mine who's a psychic I asked her what she thought of it, and she stated ‘could it be that one of the countries have been testing their nuclear capabilities under the ocean and caused the earthquake in the first place?' Curious I went searching through the Internet but didn't find anything useful, but I did find several sights, advocating donations to countries that are not Muslim. In other words, they encouraged the countries that were far better off to be looked after, yet the one place that received the most deaths and the most destruction was to be forgotten because they were of a different religion?
Disgusted I searched further and found that people had been looking in the obituaries to find the houses of dead people and take what ever they wanted, in other words break and enter and steal from the dead. Another unsettling ripple from the outpouring of good intentions was the donations, some are scamming innocent and well intentioned people by soliciting and badgering into giving donations to the scammer rather than to the Red Cross or to other Charitable organisations. Some people have told me that it was a good job all those people died because the world is over populated in that area anyway. What else is to come? Child theft? Parents bereft of everything including missing children, find their children already alive and well, but stolen from under their noses to be used in prostitution rings or slavery of some kind.
Not only the evil of the aftermath of a tsunami taking away everything someone has in their lives is bad enough, but to have to go through the indignity of people who have no compassion for the desperation of people who lose everything, makes it worse for others who try so hard to help those in need. Still, the good that has come out of this terrible disaster has outweighed the ill intent of those few who would sully the memories of those who struggle to come to terms with the grief. It's not just those in the areas affected that are grieving, it's the whole world.
What seems to have been a compassion-less world before the tsunami hit, seems to have turned it's head to see what was going on. When all is said and done, we will go back to what we were doing before, bickering and fighting amongst ourselves and creating our own problems until the next mega earthquake or killer tsunami hits. Too bad that we don't have the political will at the best of times to pull together like this all the time when there are so many who are in such dire need at any one time around the world. Why of all places is there such compassion and zeal for healing in Asia, but none for the countries in Africa?
The death and destruction I guess is of their own making with the compassion-less perspective governments have towards their own populations, little do some countries realize that destroying their own population is just as destructive as a tsunami. If we were to have been told by the governments in Asia affected by the tsunami, as we are being told by those in Africa to leave them alone, would we have done? It's a question to ponder and answer in years to come. Perhaps we might just be what God made in his image after all.
© Karen Martel