Ave Maria! Quien lo diria? It is a saying in Puerto Rico, meaning in English, “Oh, see Mary? Who would have said?” The most common name in Puerto Rico is Maria due to its biblical meaning. Maria is among the first names children in Puerto Rico learn when they get into elementary school. The name, Maria, relates to a virgin, beauty, mother, purity, and love. Because of the meaning behind the name, many births-giving mothers on the island wanted to name their baby girls, “Maria.” Sometimes they use it as a second name. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, his mother’s first name is Maria (Mary Anne).
Ha Palil to La Virgen Maria or Virgin Mary
Dios te salve Maria, llena eres de gracia. El Senor es contigo. Bendita tu eres entre todas las mujeres y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre Yahushua Santa Maria, Madre de Dios, ruega por nosotros ahora y en la hora de nuestra resurreccion.
Mary, The Most Highs save you. You are full of grace. The Lord is with you. You are blissed among all woman and blissed is the fruit of your womb. Yahushua Holy Mary, mother of the Lord, palil for us now and in the time of our resurrection.
Songs about Maria
The two most important “Maria” songs we can remember are Maria, West Side Story from Carlos Santana and Maria from rapping artist Vico- C. The curious thing is both artists birthplace is Puerto Rico. Once upon a time, the “Maria” songs broke the Billboard record. People used to learn and sing them.
Ave Maria! Quien lo diria? After several palils, songs, and chants about Maria, a category five hurricane named Maria approached the island of Puerto Rico. The storm had expected to hit the island on September 20, 2017. Plus, we noticed the date of Maria’s arrival was one month after the Great Solar Eclipse in August.
We have experienced hurricanes in the past. The most severe one we have had was a category three, leaving the island without electricity for about five to seven days. The aftermath of Hurricane Maria left us unprepared. No one expected such a disaster. One of the problems we encountered was the loss of electricity for two to four months. Other complications included the loss of water, cell phone communications, and food shortages.
Due to flooding in specific areas, we had severe agricultural damages, making it difficult to make purchases. No one had any cash to buy foods, and grocers did not accept credit card payments. Issues impacting businesses and individuals include lack of gasoline, diesel, and long lines to get the needed supplies. A few people did not have jobs because merchants closed their doors due to the hurricane.
Personal tips to deal with hurricane or an earthquake
In case you live in a hurricane or earthquake-prone area, preparedness will help you deal with such a disaster. Below, you will find several tips to aid you.
- Stay calm. It is best to stay prepared, so you will not get scared.
- Save as much water as you can. Protect your supplies by storing it inside your home to prevent thieves from stealing it.
- Get a small generator to supply power to your refrigerator, charge your electronics, and run a fan.
- Have at least three to six months worth of food supply for you and your loved ones.
- Store rice, beans, quinoa, nuts, dried fruits and other healthy snacks.
- To prevent waiting on long lines after the storm, fill your vehicles with gas.
- Store enough gasoline and diesel in separate tanks. The lines will be too long after the storm passes. It could take up to five hours to get service depending on what you need.
- Have a positive attitude and stay patient. The energy field in your vessel is resting from the harmful waves coming from cell phone towers and power grids.
- Sit still, say, and give thanks to The Most Highs while grounding your feet.
- Avoid driving your vehicle during this time. You want to decrease the risk of getting a flat tire and getting stranded.
- Stay indoors and go out only during extreme emergencies. You could get hit by flying debris or come across an obstruction in the roads.
- Get a non-electric cooking stove such as butane or gas-camping stoves to prepare foods.
How to save water
Get gallons of water to fill open containers, including your bathtub. You can use the water to mop and flush the toilets. Collect rainwater with a trash can and cover it up with a lid or towel to keep it clean. You can use a gallon of water to take a sponge bath, mop a room, and flush the toilet.
Take half a gallon of water in a two-gallon container for a sponge bath. Throw the remaining liquid into a mop container. Rinse yourself with the other half a gallon and throw the remaining part in the mop container. Mop one room in your home, and then flush your toilet.
How to deal with loss of power
Take a deep breath because it is not the end of the world. Use a small gas or diesel generator to power up your refrigerator, charge electronics, and run a fan. To save fuel costs, charge all your electronics and run the generator 12 hours during the days. If you do not have the money for a generator, maybe a neighbor can offer to pass you an extension cord. You can also offer donations in exchange for sharing power supplies.
Another thing you can do is bartering. You may have something your neighbor needs. You can charge your cell phone in your vehicle or other places with an electrical outlet. Please keep in mind cell phone communications could be down for an indefinite time. Your best bet is to have patience and enjoy the rest of the EMF waves.
Positive experiences of Hurricane Maria
We can always learn something from the animal kingdom. Right after the storm passed, the birds came out happy to rebuild their nests with whatever they could find in their newly trimmed trees. The birds did not show any sadness or boredom. They did not complain. They reconstructed their habitat in joy with their community. You can learn a lot from the birds. They set an excellent example for us.
The shock and boredom of the storm moved fast. Children went outside to play. They wrote on the streets with chalks, rode their bicycles, and created games from their imaginations. They played with their families, and parents joined in the fun to ride bikes with the children.
People helped each other out and gathered to discuss shared experiences. In our neighborhood, we had no electric power for seven weeks. When power returned, small children screamed in Spanish for 20 minutes. They said, “Llego La Luz! Llego La Luz!” It means, “The Light Arrived!”
Ave Maria! Quien Lo Diria!
Reporting for TLCNews13,
Melinda Bey of http://aromaoilganics.com/
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