Writer and wonderful woman Linda Johnsen lives in Sonoma County and posted the following piece on her Facebook stream. It’s here reposted with her kind permission:
“Sonoma County is in the midst of an historic firestorm. Parts of Santa Rosa, the city just north of us, look like they were hit by a nuclear bomb. We are waiting to hear when our community needs to evacuate.
In the Yoga Vasistha, when Queen Lila watches in horror as her city is destroyed, the goddess Sarasvati turns to her and asks, "Can you see, Lila, that this, too, is the play of consciousness?"
As the gods of fire and wind play across northern California, I continue to be amazed by the divine play of life.”