Since around November of 2021, we here at Lily Dale became engrossed in an unexpected Transformation of sorts that began with new gas lines being laid. This was soon joined by new water lines that were now dug on the opposite side of the roads. One by one, street by street, house by house, we watched as our streets were tore up, our home landscapes and gardens disturbed, and our public grounds dug up as this “transformation” began and continued. Ask anyone who lives here, and they will tell you that one could literally feel the energy stirring as our ancient land was moved. What was being released? What was being moved? We know that Lily Dale sits on sacred grounds. What were we to make of this enormous shift of energy and transformation we were going through? I can honestly tell you there were days that I was sick to my stomach as I watched and endured and wondered. Transformation; “a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance”
Change is never easy. Yet, this change was certainly needed in replacing 100-year-old water lines and updating dangerous gas lines. As our spirits were unearthed and rich history exposed, how will our Lily Dale feel when the dust settles, the hostas bloom again and we walk the streets of our newly paved roads. What never was lost, shall never be lost. We are eternal. Lily Dale is eternal.
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