22 Elul 5772
Remember when major events occurred once a century, then once a decade? Then, they started occurring every year - 2004 Asian Tsunami; 2005 Hurricane Katrina; 2006 Second Lebanon War; 2008 Economic Crash, etc.
Then, things changed. Time speeded up. In 2010, there were massive earthquakes in Haiti and then Chile (which was also accompanied by a tsunami), as well as the volcanic eruptions in Iceland which interrupted air travel across Europe. Then, there was the explosion and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And that was followed by massive fires and a killing heat wave across Russia.
The year 2011 was so bad, the BBC made a video detailing all the disasters and they called it The Year the Earth Went Wild.
Now, it's happening every day. (Note: The following compilations of news reports are of non-Jewish origin. Please disregard any reference to non-Jewish religious texts.)
June 2012 (When you see the footage of the Dallas hail storm and put it together with the recent wildfires and record number of West Nile virus cases there, it makes you wonder just what is going on in Dallas!)
This speeding up of time and events is right in line with Terence McKenna's theories about Time Wave Zero.
Today, I was struck by the fact that there were TWO tornadoes in New York at the same time over Shabbat, where even one is a rarity. And then, I saw that many articles (Google it) on the earthquakes in China were reporting them as "TWINS:" 81 Dead in Twin China Quakes And suddenly, I recalled that Hurricane Isaac made landfall TWICE at New Orleans!
It made me think about what Yosef HaTzadik told Paro in regard to the doubling of his dream: (Breishit 41:32) - "And concerning the repetition of the dream to Pharaoh twice, that is because the matter is ready to emanate from God, and God is hastening to execute it."
And what did we just read in yesterday's haftarah?
"In its time, I will hasten it!"