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As we all work together to prepare ourselves or what may happen with the coming earth changes, I would like to point out that there is really no way to ever be fully prepared for any emergency situation. It occurs to me that the reason a crisis situation is called an emergency is, quite simply, because we cannot be prepared for every emergent situation. As a crisis emerges in one's life, all we can really hope for is to be as prepared as possible. And, no matter how prepared you might be, it just may not be enough. I want to tell you a little story, just to clarify my point. Let's take a drive down a dusty country road. The pine trees are pretty this time of year. There is frost on the needles and the atmosphere is crisp. It is early in the morning and you can hear the birds waking up. The air is full of all the wonderful little sounds of nature. The sun is coming up and it has painted the sky with reds and yellows and purples.

As we wind around the many curves of this lovely country road, we can see the transparent daylight moon. There is a family of quail crossing the road, so we slow down to give them the chance to get to the other side. Off in the woods, we see a white-tailed doe with a fawn. She stops in her stride as she hears the engine of the car. We move by slowly, so as not to frighten her. The tawny little fawn stands close beside it's mother. Our moment of wonder is interrupted by a woman running across the road, screaming. We can't tell what she is saying, so we stop, just in time to hear her yell out, "call 9-1-1!" This is our introduction to a small family who lives out in the country. The family consists of a man and wife and two little girls, ages 5 and 6. This man's mother also lives on the same piece of land, with her youngest little girl, who is 7.

We see the smoke, we smell the burning wood. We are the observers. Here is this man, desperately trying to put out a fire that has erupted in one of the outbuildings. The three little children are running to and fro, each in their own little world of panic. The man is spraying the front of this building with a garden hose. The flames are shooting out around the bottom of the door. There is a sudden, great hissing sound, as the top of the water pressure tank blows off. Suddenly, there is no water coming out of the hose. Large plumes of blue and gray smoke rise into the morning air. The man tries to beat at the flames with anything he can find. An explosion cracks through the still of the morning. The man screams at his wife to get back and get the children back. The agony and frustration is evident in his face and in his voice. As the back„draft blows out the windows and the door, the man jumps back, pulling out the power and phone wires as he moves, in hopes that the fire will not spread through the wires.

The large pine tree next to the building is beginning to smoke and turns bright red. His mother is trying to get the children back. She cannot do much to help her son, as she is unable to move quickly on her crutches. A neighbor comes running over with a fire extinguisher, but there is nothing he can do. The flames have engulfed the building. Another neighbor comes over and moves the children to the small cabin, which houses the bedrooms and a small sitting room. this is what they call home. The man, along with his wife, mother, and neighbors, moves back from the heat of the burning building. The total desperation is evident, as these people stand and watch this building burn to the ground, knowing there is nothing more they can do.

Just about this time, the fire department arrives. The building has been burning about 30 minutes already. The heavy fire trucks pull into the driveway and the firemen quickly tend to their chores. The family stands, awestruck and in shock, watching, as the building begins to crumble and fall in upon itself. The roof thunders into the building and the already destroyed walls give way under the pressure of the large water hoses. The firemen go through all the necessary steps to extinguish the flames. They water down all the surrounding area, in hopes that the fire will not move into the woods. After the fire is extinguished, the fire department prepares to leave. But the large, heavy trucks are stuck tight in the mud! After a couple of hours of digging mud, stacking rocks, and winching the trucks this way and that, they move off, down the dirt road, leaving this family staring in disbelief at the pile of burnt rubble that had been the central point of activity in their life for the past six years.

Now we talk to this family. They had chosen to live a life close to the earth. They had been preparing for the coming earth changes. The building that had just burnt down was their well-house. Why did this little building mean so much to these people? Surely it wouldn't be too difficult to build another little building the same size. So why were these people so completely and totally devastated by this emergency? Why were they in such deep despair? What was so important that they considered this crisis as a total loss? These questions have an answer.

Within that little building, the wellhouse, were all the appliances that these folks used to maintain a somewhat normal lifestyle. Let's look at that for a minute. That little building had housed the water tank and the pressure tank that allowed them to get water from their well. The control box for the well and the tanks was also housed there. The washer and dryer had been housed within, as well. A deep freezer, which had just recently (last week) been stocked with food, was also inside. The bathtub/shower and the kitchen sink were inside. The electrical breaker box that provided power service to the small wooden cabin was also inside. As was the stove/oven and all the necessary cooking vessels and utensils.

That little building had served as a kitchen, a bathroom, a laundry facility, and a power control center. It had also been used for storage of linens and bedding, as well as for all bathroom supplies. The attic of the building was a storage unit for personal and household items. Books and pictures and various special family heirlooms had been stored within. And the family had used the building for storing what they had accumulated as emergency food and water, medical supplies, and needed equipment for the coming earth changes. They had known they were very well prepared for the crisis events that are coming in the very near future. Now it is all gone.

Offered by Shekhina.