California has a fire emergency.

Read more about fire prevention here.

Smokey today.

Tears.

Though fire, destruction and evacuations abound, we are coming to see the imminent dangers before us and the long road ahead.

We will persevere. We will fight for Earth and science. I hear the helicopters overhead circling and surveying the fires. I hear the bus with people trading spaces.

Feel the Earth. The totality of existence in your heart center. There is a crying and yearning to return to sacred ways and days. The cave of Her soul calls us home.

California needs more firefighters and forest maintenance. We need fire and earthquake evacuation plans in place.