The autumn fogs hang heavy over the bare limbs of the trees that surround my home, shrouding the mountains and also the water meadows that stretch beyond the great River Wye in front of my windows, the reminder of the time when most of Wales – far further south then than it is today - was covered by sea and a volcano was active five miles from here.
Strange and rare fossils from that time are coming to light more and more as evidence of this warm watery past and the life that was abundant then. Just as the fog hides life, so every place has its secrets and every place is unique; it is timely and right that the secrets are exposed to remind us of our natural heritage and that climate change is not a recent phenomenon.
The secrets of Earth and her history are extraordinary and there are many more to come that may help us to appreciate fully, at last, the blessings and wonders of our home. It is a mistake to take her for granted, and those who so do will be taught the lesson of respect and thankfulness whether they want it or not: if they apply the lesson is another matter, and the growing separation between those who do and those who do not is widening as a further example of duality in action and interdimensional tension.
There are secrets in the human world too, but too often of a shady nature contrasting bleakly with the awe-inspiring discoveries of our planetary past; it has been so for millennia and usually has been associated with the human challenges of greed and ego at the expense of the less powerful and the Planet. The new era that is under way is a time of revelation, exposing what has been hidden in order for the toxicity of the human world to be expunged and for there to be a new beginning, a clean start.
There is a full moon on 8th December: it will be the last of the year and significant for its energy of strife and fighting, competition too that will impact many countries. It is visible in the UK in a divided government and a vocal workforce that is becoming increasingly militant, demanding what they want as key institutions crumble. It is no coincidence that even the House of Windsor is being challenged from within and without at this time.
The frustration of so many is about to erupt as they fight for their personal good, and the spill-over may require us to be tolerant and flexible as we observe and wait. The anger of citizens generally may grow as revelations about deception and corruption of a serious nature come to light, and it may bring down governments.
Remember, there is nothing to fear in this time of change and uncertainty for what will replace the old system will be so much better than what we have. It is another form of extinction, and how wonderful it is to be a witness of these great events.
2023 will be an interesting year indeed.