Why do I write so much about Hurricanes and preparedness? To help you save your life.
Go to http://www.nhc.noaa.gov, and learn all you can about storms. Figure out where you live, in relation to where Irma is predicted to go. Make some decisions. Learn how to stay flexible. Go outside and look at the sky.
This is how you put all your shamanic skills, your pagan skills into action. You don’t just sit around and say, “Goddess, help me,” or, “O Great Spirit, keep me safe.” You are part of the equation. You have to take an active role to save your life.
Some of my dearest friends may think I’m overreacting. Understand this: the 50 inches of rain that fell on Houston last week, is still moving around, flooding new places.
Understand that Irma is a big storm right now, and sure, all we can do is get prepared, make sure our friends are prepared, and hope Irma goes out to sea to dissipate. Many Pagans I know disagree about the ethics of manipulating the storms, you know, whether it is acceptable to “Face East and blow the storm out to sea.”
But it is acceptable for all of us, to face the North. To communicate with our Florida Governor, and our Legislators in Tallahassee to make hurricanes, and sea level rise, and public safety, a priority.
It is not acceptable for them to do nothing.