Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 11:13 AM
Good morning and welcome!
This morning by God's grace I was able to "enter" that space where meditational experiences can take place. It is such a comfort zone, a deeply relaxed "high" or perhaps I'm not used to being stress free. Being stress free may be what I interpret to be "high." Regardless of my understanding of it, it is a wonderful feeling.
I would like to awaken to that experience every morning and go to sleep with that experience every evening. Although I don't imagine that to be a very deep space to be in, it is so pleasant that hanging around in it for a while (quite a while) would be alright with me. I didn't have any adventures or lucid dreams, probably because I didn't stay long enough...must get to work and get the routine of the day started!
Yesterday I shared lunch with a wonderful being. I want to share what I enjoyed most and what I was a little afraid of. This woman is a mother and wife and shares a passion for remaining engaged in spiritual life, in fact both she and her family live on a spiritual pathway. What I like most about her is that she is very present or focused.
Imagine looking through the window of a house. As you get closer to the window to see more clearly, you might cup your hands around your eyes to block out the external light so that you may see into the house more clearly. What if when you did, a face pressed equally close inside peered right at you? That is what this woman is like. She is very present and when she looks at you, she can see you and you are aware of it! This is what this woman is like. It has been said that the body is a temple for the soul or spirit that lives there, she exhibits the presence of her soul or spirit.
In my experience many people look at you when they are with you but not with such focus! They may be distracted and they don't see as much of you as they could. I find that comforting for the most part because I believe my flaws are not as apparent to those who are not paying attention.
To this woman, she is paying so much attention and although her company is perfectly pleasant and inspiring, I experience bouts of insecurity when I am with her. This is the fear I experience when I am around her. (To explain the basis for my fear, I think that my concern is that my flaws might cause me to lose her company.) The great thing about my experience with her is that her presence is so pleasant that in spite of the insecurities that I feel, her positive energy is worth sitting through because time spent with her is beneficial.
I will be more like her, this is what I meant when I described what I will bring this year. In fact I hope to continue to find more people like her... to inspire me and then I can inspire others... I'd like to keep that cycle going and to keep it going I'd like to be part of it!
warm waves of universal light, love and.....healing
Monday, January 5, 2009, 11:42 PM
Good evening and welcome.
Life changes. I'm at the (st)age where change is obvious. Mid-life crisis, the crashing of everything you know and the powerlessness experience. This is the stage of surrender. I surrender from this life to another. I am no longer content with this experience, its like a dream gone bad...I have to wake up.
I am like one waiting to be born. I sit at the door and "hear" that I must toss everything connected with my "old/current" life so that the new one can arrive.
Waiting to be born: I am in the womb of the old life and I can hear the sounds and see the light of the new life. When will the "labor" be over? Who will catch me when I arrive? I have seen the faces of those who will be there with me they too are being "remade" we talk as if we are about to be "raptured," but there is no evidence of such a thing in our day to day experience. Still we can "feel" it. Every moment in this life is like my last, everything I do, I do with the best care because I may not do it again. I am waiting on God to deliver me. I must be delivered or I will "die."
It is an exodus from one life to another without becoming a baby.
Sunday, January 4, 2009, 4:24 PM
Good morning and welcome!
Before you read ontoday...My post today is introspective...nothing "lofty" or spiritualabout it other than the fact that practical matters must be attended to if youlive in the world! Comments arestill welcomed; I just didn’t want you to be surprised by how boring it is!
I am still contemplatingpractical matters. From a human standpoint, practical matters are for the careof the body. The body is thetemple that houses the spirit. As such the body must be properly caredfor. If the body is not properlycared for, it may be difficult for the spirit to explore or contemplate. Inner exploration can lead to greatcreativity and productive outcomes that benefit the individual and very oftenthe broader community. I am surethat many of you have already thought about my subject today. I am self assessing, sorting and I hopeto see things better tomorrow!
Transformation is a bigword. As I understand it,transformations occur as result of a series of processes. For example raw goldis transformed from rock form into rings or other shapes through the process ofheat and molds. The transformation of one shape into another is a process thatcan occur rapidly as transformations go. I am usually too busy to contemplatethe many transformations that are occurring within me and around me. Untilthese last 8 days. I want a greatchange in my life circumstances.
I am working on a financialtransformation. Those two wordstogether are luminous. Another aspect involved is time. Time is your life span passing orrunning out! You can spend money and you can earn money, but time is alwaysspent, not earned. That is thereason behind my need for a financial transformation. I am running out oftime! How do I make mytransformation happen within my desired time frame? How long it takes for the process to run its course?
My current financial circumstanceis one where the bills are high and the income is low. I have two lives, mywork life and my family life, both are demanding. So I have essentially two jobs. This of course limits how I spend my time. I am alwaysspending my time working and giving to my family. My spending decisions have been based on providing a healthyenvironment in which to raise children. My priorities have been the survival of my family, the care of theirbodies. I have always worked to earn money to care for them so that they arenot discouraged and can blossom into happy healthy people. However my family life is now ata different stage, my children are adults. They have begun their struggle for survival and it isn'tcomforting to observe. As a working parent, I have also been an absentparent. So I have concerns overhow well prepared they are. I have done my best, but I cannot tell if my bestwas good enough.
How do I transform my lifefrom one of "poverty" to "wealth?" Both of these words are in quotesbecause they are relative terms. There are different levels of poverty. My typeof poverty is masked in comfort. Ihave safe, decent and sanitary housing, the convenience of many amenities(computers/TV’s/and more) access to transportation, a job and integration intosociety. What I don't have is security. All of these comforts can dissipatewithin a month! I have lived like this all of my adult life and raised a familyunder these same circumstances. It appears that my adult children are beginningthe same type of work-life that I have had. It is at this point I wonder if weshould continue on this pathway, if not, how do we get off?
Re-tracing steps: A commonphrase in my experience of "job talk" has been the phrase, "6figure income" it means people who make $100,000 or more (up to $900,000.00) and is theprofessional standard of salary success. I've only made 5 figures a year sofar. The thing about 5 figures is that on the lower end $25,000 you can reallysuffer. On the higher end starting at about $70.000, you can become locked in apattern that drains you both mentally and physically. A lot of energy draining and abuse can occur at all levelsof the 5-figure income.
I have read of people andmet at least one, (probably a few more) who held 7 figured positions. Most havemoved on a career pathway that has taken them from a 6 figured job to the 7figured job. Although I have knowna few people who have held 6 figure jobs, I was not able to understand how theyearned their wages. It seemed tobe given to them. I am sure theymust have deserved it, but I am not sure they earned it. The people I knew with6 figure jobs were placed in leadership roles that supervised those with 5figured jobs. I have observed that 5 figured workers earn their wages throughthe production of products or services. My experience has also been that the 5figure positions are often engaged in sessions with the six figure leaders thatinvolve sharing their creative ideas. After the ideas are culled from the 5 figured workers, the 6 figuredleader presents the best of these ideas to the 7 figured leader. Usually these ideas are about products.I've been told two days ago that I give my ideas away and I shouldn't. There might be a lesson to be learnedfrom that.
Because my time is soabsorbed and I don't have the resources to effectively invest in my ideas, I doshare them in the hope that someone with greater resources can. My satisfaction is in the knowing thatmy ideas have value. Nowultimately the value I want to see is the outcome. The outcome has been a tradeoff because when someone takes someone else's idea without the power of theintent behind them, the results are "different" to say the least.
So, now I've been there anddone that.what should I do next? Iam asking God this question. ShouldI remain at the 5 figured level? Is this the best use of my time, my physical strength and my brain? Isthere a better pathway? Can I helpmy children better? Based on how I feel, I need a miracle that will producerelief and the opportunity to recover (re-energize) and to work in a healthyand secure circumstance. In the world there is always a body of work todo. I enjoy work, I believe we alldo, but the lack of security and the resulting worry is more than I can bear. Idon't believe that is the intent of God.
Hello, God? This issentient8, I need help now.
Saturday, January 3, 2009, 7:43 PM
I have always walked in grace. I have not always walked gracefully, but in the shadow of grace. There have been times in my childhood, when I was too young to know "how to pray" but I know that I prayed for something and eventually got it. It was exactly what I asked for. I remember exactly what it was. However the answer was a process that took time because it involved several people.
I share this in response to Onesia's post. What I understand from your post is that If I just did one thing then I would get everything that I want. However that context is too simple.
I do not believe that I must comply with that statement of "accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour." For a person to become a true believer his or her heart must have changed from non-believer to believer. As far as I remember, I have always believed in God. Communication begins to unravel with others once they begin to demand that my experience of the "truth" and the pathway to it, be more reflective of their own.
I do not argue with those who share that they have "accepted Christ" I believe that process is deeply personal and no man or woman should interfere or interject. If God has directed you to accept Christ, it is a good thing for you. I am sure that there a many believers in the faith of Islam and Judaism that feel absolutely as strong as you do but I don not believe they accept Christ as their Lord and Saviour. I would not suggest that they do. I do not follow any of these three disciplines.
Your suggestion makes me feel afraid that if I do not do as you have suggested, that I will remain in distress. After I experience fear I then experience anger at having had to experience the fear. It is at that point I realize that a human being is guiding me according to their knowledge.
God has never made any demands of me. That's like me making a clay figure and then telling it to bow down. The only way it will bow is if, I mold it in the bowed down position. That's the way the law works for now.
I have never feared God. God has never beat me, or chastised me. There are immutable laws that God has in place. if I break any of them in ignorance or with knowledge, i will suffer the consequence. For example, if I put my human hand in fire without knowledge of how to protect it, it will burn.
You see and understand from your own unique perspective and i see and understand from my own. Even when we look at the same horizon we see different aspects. Why then do we expect to see the same aspects of a more complex phenomenon like God or the omnipotent intelligent creator? That being is far more vast and complex than the horizon is!
When I was younger than 5 years old, very very young. I dreamed of Jesus. In my dream, Jesus said, "Fear not, for I am with thee always." It was a dream that I never forgot and when I am fearful I remember it. I didn't have any other dreams of Jesus. He never said anything else. I have felt the presence of the omnipotent God for as long as I can remember. There is no cause for me to pretend. Now if Jesus appears in my dream or in meditation or in physical form and tells me that, I may certainly do it, however God has never required it.
About my miracle...what if the reason it hasn't manifested is that the people I want to help....are not ready. It could be that I want to give some people something they do not yet deserve...As I said there are processes involved that I can't see yet, but as I learn I will share them. Do I believe that God hears me and answers my prayers? yes, I do. It has been a fact, not a guess and not a belief. What if I am asking God for a million dollars and I want to give it to some person that I think is deserving, but God knows is not...well will I not thank God for holding back until either the person becomes deserving or I begin to see more clearly their intent?
I am asking God for the biggest miracle ever because I am not able to help those I really want to help. I am burned out and have nothing to share, therefore I am asking God to grant me resources that I might share. I am also asking God to release me from others who seek to use me. I haven't uttered this but it is in my heart. I get used so often by others, I usually don't see this coming, but after the fact I realize it. If my miracle is being held up because God has to clean up my environment so to speak. Well I am satisfied with that.
Based on my experience I know that miracles are complex. I am writing about this process because it could be helpful for others who will ask for miracles in the future. Miracles don't have to be a mystery. God willing, I will be part of the demystifying process!
warm tsunami waves of bliss....
Saturday, January 3, 2009, 1:03 PM
Good morning and welcome. Someone whom I observed to be suffering once gave a little speech about the challenge of living in a desperate environment. She was "rambling" on and then I heard her say..."and its morning again" and her face broke into a smile...
Its funny how that one phrase struck a chord within me. Her "ramblings" were a description of hardships faced by women living in poverty. I had been to one too many of her events so I knew the speech. But the tone and her smile and the brightness of her face and the emotion she seemed to feel when she said "its morning again" captured my attention.
I took her comments further in my mind.. each moment is a new morning, a new beginning if you can see it that way. If you have a bad moment, the next moment doesn't have to be the same. It was an empowering thought.
I took her comment and applied it as a practice. After that if my previous day or evening did not turn out the way I wanted, then I would say to myself well tomorrow it will be "morning again" it will be the start of a new day, a new and fresh never before lived day.
"Its morning again." One of two practices I said I would begin in 2009 is prayer and meditation. (I am praying almost continuously, nothing like a little fear of economic devastation to keep you motivated!) However, Meditation requires space and time. Yesterday was the second day of 2009 and I hadn't set aside time to practice. Well tomorrow it will be "morning again" and I will set aside time. Some of you may wonder why I just don't practice immediately... I have a family and I am often a central focus...I am not sure why (I'm a central focus) my children are adults... maybe its because I am "the mother." With that territory comes the role of "counselor" and the there are "drop-in" visits. Sometimes I wonder if my family members are aware that I have a schedule. (I do, but I allow it to be interrupted.)
A side-bar: In the group that I am participating in (All Faiths - you can join it too. It is just a discussion group not a religion!) there is a discussion thread about evolution. I am enjoying this because the evolution process is reflected in our human family/community experience. This evolutionary process of interacting with people starting with your loved ones and then your resulting family is funny...the evolution cuts across experiential platforms, there is the physical platform, the emotional platform and the mental platform that make up the experiences of family and community. On the physical its food, drink clothing and shelter but on the emotional and mental...well the field is wide open! There is my own personal ideas about my role and responsibilities and there are the ideas of everyone that I am lovingly connected to! I think I have one particular role, but my loved ones, family and friends alike have other roles they expect me to live up to! What is funny about that is that very often i will agree to live up to their expectations (and sometimes their demands) because I love them! "In as much as ye have done...." and "Love thy neighbor as thyself..." and I am "...my brother's keeper."This is how my schedule gets interrupted.
Now that I have (agreed to) become this "counselor" I need to be able to provide helpful information and I need to get that information from a higher or deeper source. I need to meditate so that I can "be still and know that I am God." I have meditated and it is a wonderful state to be in. knowledge and bliss flows simultaneously in that state. The challenge is in maintaining it.
Maintaining the state of meditation will require discipline on my part.
Thanks for reading, there is great comfort in knowing that we are all created out of the omnipotent fabric of....yes...God.
Friday, January 2, 2009, 11:11 AM
Good morning! Welcome again! I can't believe the second day of the year is here and its already Friday! If this is any indication of the speed of the year then I better hold on to my pony tails, because it could be very busy!
It should be very busy too as we make adjustments and try to get a handle on our collective economy. One lesson that must be apparent by now is how easily our economic stability is affected by what we all do together in the market place. For example the high price of gas certainly cost the merchants in the last few months. The affect: Merchants cut back on their supply purchases which decreased overtime in stores and in some factories, and the lack of overtime opportunity decreased personal income for many individuals and families.
The decrease in spending put building/remodeling/construction projects on hold and that has created a hiring freeze for many. Of course this affects the ability of people to pay their bills... The individuals who may have given to people who are begging on the streets have no more to give...they may be forced to seek the resources that the homeless depend on because they have now joined their ranks...
Although I referenced the high cost of gas, on the west coast, everything was high cost...the high cost of homes, the high cost of living was out of control. There is a balance and we must have exceeded it...just like the bank balance we may have...if we exceed it, we will pay...penalties if we are fortunate...loss of the whole account if we are not...
When I was a child we used to joke about people selling resources, we used to say, if people could find a way to bottle the air, they would and they would sell it to others! We do this with water under the threat of exposure to pollutants.
Well who is polluting and why do we tolerate it? Well we are. We have authorized our government to regulate pollution? Yes we have. If you research it, you will find that we through our government allow companies to pollute...before you become alarmed, think about why we allow it...because those companies that do so much of the pollution provide...many of the much needed jobs. So again...we are all connected and one way or another we directly or indirectly create these problems that ultimately cost us....why do we do it? Because of our value system.
If there is any good that comes out of it, it might be that we can more clearly see how we are all connected. My post today may seem less than spiritual, but its not. My post is about a practical matter. What we do as individuals affects all of us. The ripple effect is real. "In as much as ye have done unto the least of these... "
It is the practical matter of the financing of our collective ability to survive in the world or society that we have collectively created. If we have no home to house our bodies, where will we pray or meditate or read? Will be able to focus while shivering in the cold? Will we be able to make it to the public library to log onto computers and communicate with each other on beliefnet? Today many of us may do this from our homes, but tomorrow...
Speaking of homes.... a bit about the mortgage mess...individual people, met with other individual people and sold them loans they could not afford. The individuals did not care about the long term effect on the buyer and the buyer was more concerned with acquiring a home than the long term ability to pay..so while it is easy to blame the "banks" because they make a nice scapegoat....on a one to one, face to face level, people led other people and other people followed them (collectively) and now we all have to deal with this.... our economy is affected and we are all affected. I am not trying to point fingers but I observed a lot of action some that occurred with members of my immediate family. My family members wanted the "American dream" of owning their own home...almost at any cost...now we are all suffering....
So what do we do now? It will have to be a busy year, with prayer and contemplation scheduled in to avoid future collective mistakes. Don't give in to fear...just do your part, first be kind and compassionate in spirit, and then do your job everyday fulfill your responsibilities as best you can. If we all do this moment by moment, day by day, our collective experience will be alright in fact in might even be good!
warm waves of universal love and grace to you, Thank you for visiting.
Thursday, January 1, 2009, 2:06 PM
Welcome and Happy New Year! I greet you with respect and with universal love, I can do no less because you and I are ultimately the same being. As I move into this cycle that is 2009 I will be mindful of my attitude and my impact as I move among people (society) and the earth. I will try to bring only peace and stillness. When I feel disharmony I will address the source of it immediately and resume my inner stillness.
In my experience, I 've observed that some people have the ability to make you feel happy when you are around them. There are others that take you 'down' almost immediately. I've tried to figure out what that effect is and have determined that it must be the emotional highs like "helium balloons" or the emotional lows like "lead weights" they bring with them that I can feel (or sense) when they are near me.
I have come to the conclusion that if I can feel someone's lightness while being in their presence or their "heaviness" while being in their presence, then I too might be able to impact people by what I bring to them in my encounter.
This year I don't plan to bring anything but my presence so that when I meet myself in another form, I can allow a positive exchange or expression to happen between us. There is always the potential for negative, however I will not engage in it. I have limited capacity for it. Balance is critical to my experience of peace.
I plan to transform. I want my uninterrupted connection to the universal being so that I don't continue to be caught up in the illusion that is the temporary world we live in.
I like consistency and this "world" doesn't offer that. It is a world of changes.
warm waves of universal love and light to you. Thanks for reading!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 2:35 PM
It is the last day of 2008. I am happy this cycle has ended. It began with excitement and joy and ended with fear and worry. The central factor? Money. As we all know money does not come detached from people. In fact it is we (the people) who give value to money. The only thing good about the money factor or experience is that it is limited to our social world. Money has become a factor because of our collective greed and our collective values.
Before I go rambling on about money, I do want to pause and say that God has been with me through it all. The patient, quiet watchful caretaker, parent and creator of the character that is sentient8 has been fully present. The reason I have to pause and acknowledge God is because it is really an acknowlegement of the one truth that is the permanent reality through all worlds. While I may hem and haw and whine...deep in my awareness I know all of this is an illusion and that it exists as a sort of amusement park that God through each of us and his creations in each world is actually...enjoying. ...and God saw that is was good.
But back to the illusion...2008 brought new people into my life and therefore new experiences. What i am learning about this world we exist in is that people are a lot like solar systems, they come with orbiting "objects" and their own forces. When we get near each other sometimes we can experience each other's surrounding effects. 2008 was full of new people and the search for money is what brought us into contact. The good part about this is that everyone was either a really great person, or at the very least, an "okay" person. But the fact that we were all searching for money did not escape my attention!
In 2008, during times where people had enough money, I have observed sharing. In times where people have been struggling with money (and they argued because they were tense) relationships suffered (temporarily). I have learned that during those times where it seems that there may not be enough money, if people will treat each other nicely (not blaming each other) and simply adjust together, the impact (the awful stress) of the financial worrying are lessened.
As we all end the year...we have expressed both worry and optimism and we all seem to be moving toward the greater collective experience of a change in our values. I think perhaps that may be the money lesson this year... our society must change its value system or our civilization will continue to lose balance and then self destruct. So 2008 can go away now ushering in 2009 another cycle where I hope we will determine to be friendly and supportive to each other.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 5:06 PM
Faith...when I was a child, I "chose" faith as my gift. I thought I had it. However in recent years as my feelings of desperation have increased and when I have run out of ideas to solve my financial problems, I've found myself a little faithless. I think I really got turned around in the last decade.
I have observed a wonderful pattern in my life. It is, that whenever I have needed money, money has arrived. Lately, my attention to this detail has caused me some doubt, it is hard to explain, but the doubt is associated with fear. I am trying to unravel the confusion around that matter because it would seem in my case I should become more confident based on my actual experience. As I return to the joy of my past experience of living in the pathway of spirit I am trying to assess the effects and impact of my pathway of flesh and the material world environment. It seems that as long as I didn't pay attention to it the process worked, but the moment I began to focus on it and try to make it happen, it doesn't seem to work. I seem to be living and cultivating a habit of living in fear when it comes to my financial security and I think this is evidence of an oversight.
Faith is a principle and like every principle in the universe it has a process.
For example, When someone you know and trust, leaves you and promises to return, you have faith that they will. However when someone you hardly know says they will call you, you may or may not have faith that they will. The basis for your faith or lack of faith in either of these scenarios are the factors underlying the promises made. In the case of someone you know and trust, the "factor" that is part of the process is... they know you will be expecting them to return and may feel obligated. The may return because they want you to have faith in their promise. In the case of someone you really don't know, one factor that may occur to them (and they may opt to use) is that you don't expect or rather rely on them to call. That factor alone may free or excuse them from calling you.
Faith in God or the universe may work the same way. Faith may be based on the relationship that you have or don' t have with God. My question of faith has more to do with how and when do you use that principle? Another example: A mother is expecting a baby and she has faith that God and or nature will complete the process. She eats healthy in good faith, she checks in with a health care provider in good faith, and in the end she expects or hopes for a whole and healthy baby. Her faith in the wholeness or the health has been supported by some knowledge of the principles of the creation of the human form. To be continued..
Monday, December 29, 2008, 6:32 PM
So how do I define a miracle? A miracle is the resulting outcome of processes I do not yet comprehend. An example of a miracle is that the wind blows. I know the wind blows but I do not know the actual causes of the winds blowing. (I know there are scientific explanations that talk about temperatures creating the environment for winds or tornados or hurricanes) but I am talking about the cause of the rising of those hot and cold temperatures that createthe “conflicts” that create what we term…wind Why does the air begin to move in the first place?
I have prayed for and received extraordinary miracles. However when the process of manifesting them became evident, I was not prepared for it. I am currently "going through" a miracle now and if I survive it, I may not pray for another one! To be honest, I am praying for a miracle now to get me out of this one! I am like one who was given three wishes and each time wished unwisely. The words "Be careful of what you wish for" have great meaning. I expect this miracle tobe the last one because now I understand that there is no "magic" asin “painless process” to it. I have learned that everything costs. Nothing is free. “Give” and“Receive” is always in balance.
In the bible there were a number of miracles that withoutexplanation make them seem effortless or without price. However I am learning that is not theway miracles work. This world is not from chaos as it sometimes might appear,but from absolute order. Nothing,no man, no woman, no magician, no sorcerer and no prayer will ever remove theorder from the world or the universe. It has been perfectly created and ordered. It is so orderly that it isdifficult to perceive it.
A very famous health and wellness teacher explained theseeming appearance of chaos: Hesaid, consider a train station full of travelers all waiting uniformly in linefor their trains to arrive so that they can board. I would add, imagine that you are unable to hear audiblesounds. With this visual scenario in mind and with the fact that you cannothear also in mind, imagine observing all those people in orderly fashionsuddenly breaking formation. Suddenly you visually see them criss-crossing, some almost bumping intoothers and all of the travelers causing the uniform patterns they once formedto degenerate into a chaos of movement.
With this same vision, imagine that suddenly you can hearsound and you hear an announcement over the speaker system telling thetravelers that there trains are arriving at different gates than theyexpected. Train A will not arriveat Gate A and Train B will not arrive at Gate B and Train and so on. Train A will arrive at Gate Z and TrainB will arrive at Gate Y…I am sure you get the picture! The travelers, knowing exactly wherethey want to go.....immediately, (within their minds an internal process) make the decision to move to the location or gate where the train that willtake them where they want to go will arrive. Suddenly in what seems to be chaos, hundreds of travelersare shifting because they have received information that has changed a dynamicin their plans. Eventually thechaos settles and everyone who still wants to, gets to their destination. Within this process there are newopportunities for the travelers to change their mind about where they actuallywant to go!
Herein is a little insight in to the nature of the way thingswork and the process involved in getting or rather as we generally understand it, receiving a miracle. There is a divine order and there are many and various sentient beings with free will. In the example given the chaos observed was their reaction to new information and the settlingis in their finding their new temporary destination to get to their “permanent”destination. Of course permanentis not really permanent...as soon as one arrives it will be time to leave sooner or later..