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The following letter was sent to me, by our dear friend and spiritual supporter Cliff Ishigaki.

This is a letter from a woman living in Sendai, Japan where she has lived for the past decade teaching English. Very moving!!


Hello My Lovely Family and Friends,

First I want to thank you so very much for your concern for me. I am 
very Touched. I also wish to apologize for a generic message to you all. 
But it seems The best way at the moment to get my message to you.

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 that 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 

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 sign so people can come to fill up 
their jugs and buckets.

Utterly amazingly 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,

Contact: Cliff Ishigaki | ckishi@earthlink.net | cliff.ishigaki@gmail.com