Feeling Grateful: Sydney Natural Disaster Zone

Thinking about all members of our community, here on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and up the coast in and around the Hunter, that have now been classed as natural disaster zones.

The rains started on Monday, accompanied by winds that just didn't let up. Then a crash on what sounded like our roof - I went outside and a giant tree lay right across our driveway. Thank God no-one was out there, and our home and cars were safe, but others have not been so lucky and they are in our prayers right now.

The tree did bring down the power lines, so electricity and internet have been out since then as they have been for hundreds of thousands of people here. Our neighbour has power so he has kindly put an extension cord from his place to ours so at least we can have the fridge running, and phones charging, and lent us a lantern giving us great light. 3G from our phones gets us online when need be. We have a gas heater, so we're just feeling super appreciative of everything right now. I said the other night "We have all the power and light we need." Haha...indeed :)

I've shared for a few years now to be prepared for a few days without power, and so got out our little gas cooker I'd bought especially for such an occasion. We made chicken soup by candlelight and lanternlight while the winds and rain continued to rage outside. I have to say it has felt really good to have so much silence in the evening. Dim lights, no tv or other screentime make for a very early night to bed. I want to make this a regular part of our family's week, it has been so good to just sit in the quiet, talk and get to sleep earlier.

Today the daily sirens continue outside, fallen trees are everywhere, and the beach sand is in the beach carparks. I went to the local shopping centre which is running on a generator, and it was so quiet, barely anyone there. Everyone seemed to have more patience. There is a sense that Mother Nature has humbled people like never before, and as always happens during times of disaster people have come together to help each other out and also think about what really matters in life.

Our thoughts are very much with those who have lost a loved one, their home, car or business. Our deep gratitude to all those who are working tirelessly day and night: especially the SES and all emergency service workers.

Prayers to all that you are kept safe and warm.

Lots of love, Dana, Christian and Jax xox


Spirit Library 23rd April 2015 7:03 am

Dear Dana,

We are sending you, your loved ones and your community/neighborhood lots of love, prayers and blessings. May you all be safe.

Ben & Mariu

ShelleyT 23rd April 2015 8:53 am

Hello ...
Your story is similar to mine during hurricanes here in Florida.... 2005, instead of evacuating a barrier island 4 times as I did the previous year, in 2005 I rode it out in my new home farther inland. I lost that house earlier this year & am drifting. But, I remember the calm silence, the candlelight & coffee on the outdoor grill... Shades of a calmer, more gentle time..., somewhat early 20th c. Time..... Blessings

grammanet 23rd April 2015 10:07 am

<3 <3 <3

kay 23rd April 2015 10:58 am

Sending love to all affected by the storms. It reminds me of the aftermath of Katrina, no water or power for weeks, lots of damage and loss for many, beautifully quiet, back to basics, may angels and helpers surround those in pain and lift their spirits.

debs go lightly 23rd April 2015 5:13 pm

Hi Dana, massive massive virtual hug from across the ditch in NZ. Lots of love to you and your family and community, and a prayer for safe and speedy recovery from the effects of the storms. Let warmth and comfort and ease surround you.

Much love and light from Debs. xxx

Tiff 23rd April 2015 9:30 pm

What a sweet neighbor and I'm glad to hear you and your family is alright.

Don11 28th April 2015 6:56 am

Thank you Ben and Mariu. What a week for Earth and her people. Sending so many prayers to Nepal and Chile xx

Don11 28th April 2015 6:59 am

Thank you Tiff. We are all good thank you, power is back and internet line went back on today. It is nothing at all though considering what has happened since in Nepal and Chile. As always with any Earth shift, it is always so good that people come together to pray and support each other. Thank you xxx

Don11 28th April 2015 7:02 am

Thank you Debs. Sydney is now sending all that love onward to Nepal, what a time this is. Love Dana x

Don11 28th April 2015 7:07 am

Love to you Kay, it drives home what the people of Nepal must be going through right now and what Katrina must have been like. This was a tiny tiny fraction of damage in comparison, but even that left many here at a standstill for days. Ultimately without food, water, power and shelter everything stops doesn't it.

Love Dana xx

Don11 28th April 2015 7:09 am

Grammanet thank you x

Don11 28th April 2015 7:10 am

ShelleyT love to you xxx



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Energy Intuitive and Author of A New Chapter Dana Mrkich is an inspiring Writer, Speaker & Teacher with a passion for reminding others of their innate truth and essence. Holding the vision of a new reality from a young age guided by her star elders, Dana’s life focus has been to help people remember who they really are so that together we can create the best possible reality for ourselves and the planet.  

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