By Norma Jean Ream
The themes of this summer will be building to extremes. This is only the beginning. When sudden changes occur, there has generally been something working for a long time that allows the change to come about. Recently, an old tree suddenly fell down, narrowly missing my house and out-building. The impact of the 90 foot tall Ohia tree was violent, intense, and quite sudden. I knew something fell from the sky and I was shocked. The tree was covered heavily with a very large-leafed vine that had obviously sucked the life out of the tree. It had been raining heavily for days before, so there was a long term process that finally uprooted the old tree. This is symbolic of the changes coming this summer.
The process of big social, cultural, and economic changes has been working overtime in recent months and we are about to experience some dramatic events. At this change of season, the potency is in collective, global awareness. There is the fuel of passions that comes with election year speaking opportunities that will provide a forum for ideas. Summertime gatherings will have a feel of the 1960’s, where energies converge to allow new ways of dealing with life and the shared struggle of hardships and challenges. Expect the emergence of something new.
Historically, when the two slow-moving bodies that are the current focus of attention have been interacting in powerful angles to each other, the world has witnessed revolutions, and dramatic new developments that change everything. While, war and power struggles tend to top the list of related events, there are also ground-breaking developments that bring about new things, like social changes, new technologies, and expanded connectivity of various types.
While we watch the world rapidly changing, and we stay informed through today’s advanced technologies, we are also experiencing the energy in personal ways. The tensions building now are likely to promote important personal decisions about life changing direction. Read more