A seismic shift

On the day of the equinox we had an earthquake in south eastern Australia. Earthquakes are extremely rare in here. This one measured 5.9 magnitude and made my house shake even though I live 300k away from the epicentre.

The earthquake happened at 9.15 am. It took me a moment to work out what was happening but as soon as I did ran outside. We are lockdown here and no one else was about. I think the neighbours were all still asleep.

When I calmed down I came back inside and make a collage in my journal.

Equinox morning
the ground quakes beneath my feet
– reality shifting

Shifting my focus,
releasing old thought patterns,
I seek out balance

Deep in the forest
an ancient presence whispers
– open to the new

prompts: https://pixtowords.com/2021/09/24/release/

29 thoughts on “A seismic shift

  1. ‘Reality shifting’ is indeed how it feels: when I lived in Manchester, there was a series of earth tremors, but I was living in an attic room, and could really feel the building shake. A timely reminder that the earth is a living entity, with a much longer life cycle than our own!

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  2. When the ground shakes, reality trembles and the body seeks purchase in what’s stable and quelling. Your three responses — collage, walk in the wild and poem — all find solid ground even as it changes.

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  3. I know that feeling of the ground shaking. Once I was at work and felt one, my desk chair literally rolled away from my desk with me on it. I jumped up grabbed my purse to seek more solid ground as I was on a higher floor. It’s scary when the equilibrium it out of sync. Your collage and words captures the shift well. I am glad you are okay.

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  4. being Californian, I’ve been in my fair share of temblors, including the 7.1 Loma Prieta quake in 1989.

    there is yet something reassuring about the rumble… that this earth is more powerful than we prideful humans ~

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