Rebirth and Recovery : The Earthquake in Japan

In an earlier blog I spoke about “change” that is forced on us without our permission; life altering change brought on by birth, death, sickness, loss of jobs and of course, natural disasters.  We cannot escape the fact that we are “one” world, and all its inhabitants are connected, through spirit/energy, and when we believe this in our heart and soul, we react to the pain of all who share the same Source.

In the aftermath of last week’s major earthquake in Japan, and all the news coverage we are exposed to, I found myself pondering, what happened?  When change of this magnitude occurs, it shakes us to our core, because it cannot be controlled. We cannot go through life fearing earthquakes, but we can learn about the process of how the earth cleanses itself and prepares for rebirth.

According to Ellie Crystal’s website: An earthquake, (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor), is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves. The moment magnitude (or the related and mostly obsolete Richter magnitude) of an earthquake is conventionally reported  with magnitude 3 or lower; with the earthquake being mostly imperceptible  and a magnitude 7 earthquake which causes serious damage over large areas.  I read that Japans earthquake was magnitude 9.

At the Earth’s surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and sometimes displacing the ground. When a large earthquake epicenter is located offshore, the seabed sometimes suffers sufficient displacement to cause a tsunami. The shaking in earthquakes can also trigger landslides and occasionally volcanic activity.

(Wikipedia ) This is what happened in Japan on 3-11-11.

Ellie reminds us that earthquakes have occurred since the beginning of time and have been documented throughout all cultures history and religions. Under her heading of Mythology and Religion, she explains that in Norse mythology, earthquakes were explained as the violent struggling of the god Loki. When Loki, god of mischief and strife, murdered Baldr, god of beauty and light, he was punished by being bound in a cave with a poisonous serpent placed above his head dripping venom. Loki’s wife Sigyn stood by him with a bowl to catch the poison, but whenever she had to empty the bowl the poison would drip on Loki’s face, forcing him to jerk his head away and thrash against his bonds, causing the earth to tremble.

In Greek mythology, Poseidon was the cause and god of earthquakes. When he was in a bad mood, he would strike the ground with a trident, causing this and other calamities. He also used earthquakes to punish and inflict fear upon people as revenge.

In Japanese mythology, Namazu is a giant catfish who causes earthquakes. Namazu lives in the mud beneath the earth, and is guarded by the god Kashima who restrains the fish with a stone. When Kashima lets his guard fall, Namazu thrashes about, causing violent earthquakes.

In my journey I have come to believe that whenever natural disasters occur, there is always a greater good; a change in the way we live and think.  Even the bible teaches us about natural disasters, in the story of Noah and the Ark; God showed mercy towards Noah and his family by showing him how to prepare for a flood, while taking precautions to preserve His Creation, the animals.

I ran across this newsletter from Diana Cooper, a Mystic and teacher in London, written in June 2007. She was talking about the Earth Cleansing Itself prior to 2012.  (

“Dear Friends,

Because our planet is rising in frequency Mother Earth is detoxing in preparation for the future.  If you have been eating junk food and entertained dark emotions, you expect spots, bad breath and any number of unpleasant effects when you decide to detox.  Buried emotions may also surface. It is the same with our planet, which after millennia of abuse by humans is now throwing off toxins, ready to move to a higher frequency.  She is doing it with floods, volcanoes, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes.  For the past few years many parts of the world have experienced these disasters for the first time or in a more extreme way.

Floods cleanse collective stuck emotions such as grief.  Earthquakes shake up the foundations of our lives and release anger.  So does a volcano.  Gales and hurricanes blow away old thought forms and mind sets throughout an area.”

Diana also talked about what we can do to help: Pray, send energy and money. We recognize that this is an occurrence which must be guided into the positive flow of God to produce a healing. Diana Cooper writes in her book: “2012 and Beyond”, Findhorn Press, “Water has cosmic cleansing properties and is a reminder that we are all equal in the eyes of God. Where cleansing takes place we will regard the destruction with human eyes as horrific. But it will open the hearts of all.”

There are many ways we can join the flow of Love towards Japan and assist in healing its’ people and the land.  Including the victims and their families in your prayers is only the first step.  If you are attuned to Reiki , sitting for 15 minutes with the intention of sending Reiki; focusing on the Mind, Body & Spiritual aspect of this disaster will support healing.

http://www. s breathing to send support  for Japan as part of their  efforts to help.  I participated in a group of 500 people in a webinar designed to petition God through Divine Love, to send in the angels to assist Japan in dealing with the nuclear reactor problem; their website is: We can find a variety of ways to participate and help; to affirm our oneness.

Think about what you can do, and then do it! A small sacrifice of time will boost your spirit and help you to feel valued by valuing others.  Make it a practice to set aside time each day to honor, pray and do for others. I pray that you open your heart with love as you witness the turmoil those in Japan are living in. Each one teach one, inspire one, heal one.



About Sweetly Inspired by Sweet, Simple Inspirations

Carol Terry is an intuitive Reiki practitioner and teacher who created “Sweet, Simple Inspiration" as a non profit community based organization whose sole purpose is to promote “well being”. She started her spiritual quest in the early seventies, studying with Astara, in Upland, CA. She obtained her minister’s license with the “Blessed Events Spiritual Church”, Westchester, NY in and completed her Reiki training with Yvonne DeVastey, M. Ed, & Reiki Teacher. She has been conducting intuitive counseling sessions and workshops in the Philadelphia , Delaware, Maryland and Virginia areas for over 25 years.
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One Response to Rebirth and Recovery : The Earthquake in Japan

  1. I would like to share what I found on Diana Coopers Facebook:
    Kerrie Brown
    A beautiful letter from Sendai, Japan – from Anne

    March 15, 2011

    Anne writes: “Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal. But I am very blessed to have wonderful friends who are helping me a lot. Since my shack is even more worthy of tha…t name, I am now staying at a friend’s home. We share supplies like water, food and a kerosene heater.

    We sleep lined up in one room, eat by candlelight, share stories. It is warm, friendly, and beautiful. During the day we help each other clean up the mess in our homes. People sit in their cars, looking at news on their navigation screens, or line up to get drinking water when a source is open. If someone has water running in their home, they put out a sign so people can come to fill up their jugs and buckets. It’s utterly amazingly that where I am there has been no looting, no pushing in lines. People leave their front door open, as it is safer when an earthquake strikes. People keep saying, “Oh, this is how it used to be in the old days when everyone helped one another.” Quakes keep coming.

    Last night they struck about every 15 minutes. Sirens are constant and helicopters pass overhead often. We got water for a few hours in our homes last night, and now it is for half a day. Electricity came on this afternoon. Gas has not yet come on. But all of this is by area. Some people have these things, others do not. No one has washed for several days. We feel grubby, but there are so much more important concerns than that for us now. I love this peeling away of non-essentials. Living fully on the level of instinct, of intuition, of caring, of what is needed for survival, not just of me, but of the entire group. There are strange parallel universes happening. Houses a mess in some places, yet then a house with futons or laundry out drying in the sun. People lining up for water and food, and yet a few people out walking their dogs. All happening at the same time. Other unexpected touches of beauty are first, the silence at night. No cars. No one out on the streets. And the heavens at night are scattered with stars. I usually can see about two, but now the whole sky is filled. The mountains are Sendai are solid and with the crisp air we can see them silhouetted against the sky magnificently. And the Japanese themselves are so wonderful. I come back to my shack to check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is on, and I find food and water left in my entranceway. I have no idea from whom, but it is there. Old men in green hats go from door to door checking to see if everyone is OK. People talk to complete strangers asking if they need help. I see no signs of fear. Resignation, yes, but fear or panic, no. They tell us we can expect aftershocks, and even other major quakes, for another month or more. And we are getting constant tremors, rolls, shaking, rumbling. I am blessed in that I live in a part of Sendai that is a bit elevated, a bit more solid than other parts. So, so far this area is better off than others. Last night my friend’s husband came in from the country, bringing food and water.

    Blessed again. Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is indeed an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over the world right at this moment. And somehow as I experience the events happening now in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide. My brother asked me if I felt so small because of all that is happening. I don’t. Rather, I feel as part of something happening that much larger than myself. This wave of birthing

    (worldwide) is hard, and yet magnificent. Thank you again for your care and Love of me, With Love in return, to you all, Anne”

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