Letter from Sendai, Letter of Hope

cherry blossoms from Sendai

A good friend sent me this letter yesterday. It was sent to her from a woman in Sendai.  It is a beautiful letter, full of hope and gives a clear understanding not only what has happened to life in Japan, but what is happening in  positive ways.  To pluck out the good from such a massive tragedy is truly amazing.  There are so many lessons  for us, and this short letter moved me so much, I thought it right to post it on my blog.  Thank you, Bren, for sending this to me.  It made all the difference.  It is an amazing testament to the human spirit. An enormous Cosmic evolutionary step happening all over the world, indeed!

Lady Nyo

Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal. But I am very blessed to
have wonderful friends who are helping me a lot. Since my shack is even
more worthy of that name, I am now staying at a friend’s home.
We share supplies like water, food and a kerosene heater. We sleep
lined up in one room, eat by candlelight, share stories. It is warm, friendly,
and beautiful.

During the day we help each other clean up the mess in our homes. People sit
in their cars, looking at news on their navigation screens, or line up to
get drinking water when a source is open. If someone has water running in
their home, they put out a sign so people can come to fill up their jugs and

It’s utterly amazingly that where I am there has been no looting, no pushing
in lines. People leave their front door open, as it is safer when an
earthquake strikes. People keep saying, “Oh, this is how it used to be in
the old days when everyone helped one another.”

Quakes keep coming. Last night they struck about every 15 minutes. Sirens
are constant and helicopters pass overhead often.

We got water for a few hours in our homes last night, and now it is for half
a day. Electricity came on this afternoon. Gas has not yet come on. But all
of this is by area. Some people have these things, others do not. No one has
washed for several days. We feel grubby, but there are so much more
important concerns than that for us now. I love this peeling away of
non-essentials. Living fully on the level of instinct, of intuition, of
caring, of what is needed for survival, not just of me, but of the entire

There are strange parallel universes happening. Houses a mess in some
places, yet then a house with futons or laundry out drying in the sun.
People lining up for water and food, and yet a few people out walking their
dogs. All happening at the same time.

Other unexpected touches of beauty are first, the silence at night. No cars.
No one out on the streets. And the heavens at night are scattered with
stars. I usually can see about two, but now the whole sky is filled.. The
mountains are Sendai are solid and with the crisp air we can see them
silhouetted against the sky magnificently.

I come back to my shack to check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is on, and I find food and water left in my entranceway. I have no idea from whom, but it is there. Old men in green hats go from door to door checking to see
if everyone is OK. People talk to complete strangers asking if they need
help. I see no signs of fear. Resignation, yes, but fear or panic, no.

They tell us we can expect aftershocks, and even other major quakes, for
another month or more.. And we are getting constant tremors, rolls, shaking,
rumbling. I am blessed in that I live in a part of Sendai that is a bit
elevated, a bit more solid than other parts. So, so far this area is better
off than others. Last night my friend’s husband came in from the country,
bringing food and water. Blessed again.

Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is indeed
an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over the world
right at this moment. And somehow as I experience the events happening
now in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide. My brother asked me if I
felt so small because of all that is happening. I don’t. Rather, I feel as
part of something happening that much larger than myself. This wave of
birthing (worldwide) is hard, and yet magnificent.

Thank you again for your care and Love of me.


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6 Responses to “Letter from Sendai, Letter of Hope”

  1. Isabel Doyle Says:

    This an amazing letter to read. Thank you for sharing it with the wider world. That sounds trite but it is meant sincerely.


  2. ladynyo Says:

    Dear Isabel!

    That doesn’t sound trite at all….and I know you are sincere. It’s a beautiful letter from the front of all of this enormous tragedy.

    That it speaks to the recovering best of people is what lifts my heart up! We feel so impotent, thinking that there are no ways to end this, but then again….people, in their multitude….find ways, and simple and small ways gathered together make powerful stuff.

    I think so many of us have been inundated with the “Mad Mac” movies, these movies that are always dreary, sullen, dark, especially concerning the human heart and what it does, or what mankind falls to in a crisis. We don’t give enough ‘time’ to that which has kept humanity going through all the disasters, manmade and nature made.

    It’s this spirit of charity and compassion, and sharing that little that others have. This is what we need to focus our eyes and hearts upon.

    Thank you, Isabel (my favorite name!) for reading and your lovely comment.

    Lady Nyo


  3. Margie Says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Jane. By the time I got to the end of this letter my heart was swelling with hope, even as my eyes were wet with tears. This is how the world is supposed to work, helping those in need and respecting others personal property. It saddens me to think that that would not be the case here in the United States, but my heart still hopes that I would be wrong.

    My prayers, such as they are, have been constantly with the people of Japan. So much work ahead, and probably more obstacles, but they are meeting it with grace and determination.


  4. ladynyo Says:

    Hi Coz…

    Exactly….exactly. It IS such a letter of hope. Perhaps this letter is a beacon for all of us?

    Our thoughts are so much with the Japanese. The birth and beauty of early spring here, to be ripped from the womb of the earth there. It is too much.

    Hugs, Marge.


  5. bluebee Says:

    This provides a wondeful insight into how people are coping in Japan. Thank you, Lady Nyo for sharing this. Bb


  6. ladynyo Says:

    You are welcome, Bluebee. A ray of hope in a terrible disaster.

    Thank you for reading and your comment.

    Lady Nyo


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