Last night I had a dream that I was practicing yoga with Buddhist monks. During the yoga practice, the lead monk told me to see myself floating. I tried my hardest to levitate, but I couldn’t do it. According to 10,000 Dreams Interpreted, by Gustavus Hindman Miller, “To dream of floating, denotes that you will victoriously overcome obstacles which are seemingly overwhelming.” I did not float in the dream – I tried to. So, that means I still have to overcome some obstacles.
Then my dream skipped to a place in India. I saw a great building that was over a mile long. Inside the building, I met an Indian woman. We sat down for lunch. She asked me, “What are you going to do for your community?” I didn’t answer her – instead, I woke up from the dream.
When I woke up, the dream was on my mind. Mostly my curiosity about levitation and what I can do for my community. I realized that this blog is one way I can help my community. So, today’s blog encourages everyone to prepare for uncertainty.
On my March 16, 2020 blog post, I said, “It is amazing how life can change so quickly.” In a few months, life can change again. It’s good to prepare or keep preparing.
Here is a home checklist summary (from http://www.theprepared.com):
- Water: store 15 gallons of potable water per person (roughly 1 gallon per day) and have ways to treat dirty water via either a portable water filter or Berkey / Brita
- Food: at least 23,000 calories per person (roughly 1,500 calories per day) of shelf-stable food that’s ready to eat or only needs boiling water to make
- Fire: lighters, matches, and backup fire starters
- Light: headlamps, flashlights, candles, lanterns
- Heating and cooling: indoor-safe heaters, extra blankets, USB-powered fan
- Shelter: a cheap tarp (anything you find at a local store) comes in handy for improvised shelter, plugging holes in the house, and clearing debris
- Medical: list of 145 prioritized home medical supplies
- Hygiene: wet wipes, hand sanitizer, camp soap
- Communication: either a one-way NOAA radio or a two-way ham radio (if you know how to use it)
- Power: spare batteries and rechargers (your bug out bag will have a solar charger, but you can also get a second one for home)
- Tools: axe, shovel, work gloves, wrench for your gas lines, zip ties, duct tape, etc.
- Self defense: depends on personal views, may include body armor, firearms, etc.
- Cash: as much as you can reasonably afford to stash
- Mental health: board games, favorite books, headphones, movies downloaded to a tablet, etc.
- Documents: copy of deeds/titles, insurance policies, birth certificates, maps, pictures of family members, etc. in both physical and USB thumb drive forms
- Local & emergency info: write down important contact numbers, know the location of the nearest hospitals, etc.
Be well. Namaste, world.