Thursday, August 05, 2004

 
I am currently reading the latest Marion Zimmer Bradley book "Ancestors of Avalon", and for those that don't know the name, MZB became most famous for her first book "The Mists of Avalon" followed by three others....and now this, her latest book. As the dust jacket states, "This much-anticipated new istallement of Marion Zimmer Bradley's beloved Avalon saga tells the dramatic story of the ancestors of Avalon, from their life on the doomed island of Atlantis to their escape to the mist-shrouded isle of Britain."

As I am reading this book, I am getting chills on the similarities between the Atlantean existence prior to the volcanic eruption and the life we lead here on Maui. Both are Paradises. Both depend upon imports to keep 'Paradise' functioning, and without imports, it would be hard-pressed to survive. Both Maui and fabled Atlantis were volcanically active, and even though our Haleakala hasn't erupted in nearly 200 years, it STILL potentially could. Even now on Big Island, Kilauea is still pouring forth lava, and an island underneath the surface that has been building from the lava flow could within my lifetime finally poke its head above the water and be the next island in the Hawaiian chain.

The message that Spirit has been gifting me lately hasn't come from merely one book. I also received a phone call from a friend that is an activist on Maui and who is working to prevent GE contamination over here in the islands. He wanted to inform us of the film that he would be showing at a local hotspot (which is normally a dance club) about the future of food.

So between this book where the characters have to go back to basics and eat tubers, seeds and meat in their new home of the British Isles and this man's mission, I have been giving some thought to FOOD!

Many years ago I became familiarized with the concept and book of "Living on Light", through the writer, an Australian woman. She had promoted this truth: that we can live without food and water if we so choose to. She had done it as had many others that had gone through this strict initiation. I know several friends that had done her program and had survived with not too much misery. There are people in Europe that facilitate this barrier/breakthrough/transformation as others undergo this abstinence from food and water.

What would it be like, I wonder, if suddenly many of us were to be put in the position like those in the Sudan and other such starving countries? Would we be able to make this sudden shift into living on light, or would we starve? How would we manage to survive if we could make the shift and yet watch others starve around us? Could we inspire others to believe that food and water isn't necessary for life?
These are just some of the questions I am contemplating on this vast subject matter of change that is coming into our lives whether we like it or not.



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