Day 72 of 460 : Dream Message “The Shape of Things”

In the dream message last night I received a Tibetan word for the force of the wind that shapes the mountains – Lung-ta. Lung-ta can be translated in English as Windhorse. The Windhorse is a legendary Tibetan creature, considered to carry prayers from the earth to the heavenly gods using the strength and speed of the wind. This basic symbol is thought to possess powerful energy that carries colossal power to the lives of all beings who come into contact with the wind [1].

In the dream I was shown that you could tell by the shape of things what the characteristics of that thing are, as well as what external forces shape it. For example I was shown that the shape of the tops of mountains reveal its composition and the environmental winds that continue to shape it.

Not only does the wind affect the shape of the mountains over time but the mountains also affect the force of the wind. Wind shear is a change in wind speed and/or direction over a short distance. Surface obstructions such as mountains can substantially distort the airflow either obstructing and deflecting the wind so that it flows parallel to the range or if there is a pass in the mountain range, the wind will rush through with considerable speed. This airflow can remain turbulent and erratic for some distance as it flows out of the mountainous area into the flatter countryside [2].

The highest weather station in the world was installed on May 23, 2019 on the Southeast Ridge of Maount Everest at 27,650 feet by climate scientists Tom Matthews and Baker Perry. [3] They called it a “new window into the planet” as it would be the only weather station able to pierce the sub-tropical jet stream, which influences everything from storm tracks to agriculture growing seasons.

Wind then, is powerful, it is air in its active and violent aspects. It represents the spirit, the vital breath of the universe and also serves as Lung-ta, the Spirit horse, the messenger of the gods.

Wind cannot be seen but it can be felt and heard and is not always invisible or benign. It is described in the opening passages of The Grapes of Wrath as a relentless wind that moves over the earth creating a dust which hides the sun of the day and even the stars of the night. The dust which is made alive by the wind cannot be avoided and seems to have a life of its own. There seems no way to avoid it, even inside:

“Houses were shut tight, and cloth wedged around doors and windows, but the dust came in so thinly that it could not be seen in the air, and it settled like pollen on the chairs and tables, on the dishes. The people brushed it from their shoulders. Little lines of dust lay at the door sills.”

When the wind ceases, though, there is a change in the world and people who are inside their houses notice this change.

“The people, lying in their beds, heard the wind stop. They awakened when the rushing wind was gone. They lay quietly and listened deep into the stillness…In the morning the dust hung like fog, and the sun was as red as ripe new blood. All day the dust sifted down through the sky, and the next day it sifted down. An even blanket covered the earth.”

It was only when the wind ceased that the people came out of their houses and saw this new world the wind had created. The dust bowl has begun.”

Today in our current world Corona virus crisis, the air element is crucial to the transmission and life of the virus. We can only see the shape of the virus because of the electron microscope as the virus lives in the sub-microscopic world. It’s shape is represented as a colourful spherical particle with spikes reaching out in all directions to stick to and enter into the airways of people. Yet scientists know that in this world there is only grey, it is a realm where colour has no meaning. [4]

The dust is like the grey Corona virus shadow blocking the light of the sun, resulting in a shutting down and avoidance to stop the spread of the virus. Physical distance between possible hosts is important yet the wind also represents Soul or Spirit and is the vital force of life. It is more important than ever to breathe and the power of breath work cannot be underestimated in steadying the physical, emotional and mental bodies.

Pranayama yoga is the yogic science of using the prana, or life force of breath, to control the body and mind. In these times of anxiety and stress take control of your breathing. Following is a link to the 4 steps to breathing consciously. Create your own physical obstacle to the virus in the form of your body. Use the air to connect back to your own internal life force and begin to shape your world from the inside out.