As many of you know, Patti and I live in San Diego County. The news of
the fires in our city became national news when I and the Kryon team were
presenting a large Kryon seminar in Mexico City over the weekend of October
20, 21. On Sunday night, Patti and I saw the beginnings of the problems
on the news in our hotel room TV in Mexico and went to the Internet. It
was there we saw the shocking developments that one of the fires had begun
seemingly very close to our neighborhood in South Escondido, by the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. As we got more updates on the Internet, we gasped
as we saw our very street listed as where homes were currently being lost!
We quickly arranged to return home on the first available flight coming
back to our area, and boarded a very early plane on Monday morning. We
got to San Diego through San Francisco late Monday afternoon. We knew
that mandatory evacuation orders were in effect for our neighborhood area,
so we made reservations at a hotel in Mission Bay, a safe area away from
the canyons that were all ablaze all up and down the coast.
As we landed at Lindberg Field on that Monday night, we were able to see
it all from the air. The passengers, many of whom were returning home
early from vacations, were very solemn as they gazed at the amazing specter
- hundreds of miles of fires and smoke, seemingly endless, displaying
an unbelievable horror within our sweet City.
San Diego is known for its weather, the zoo, and fine life-style, free
from the harshness of winter or the soaking humidity of summer. It is
a tourist Mecca and has been listed as one of the best places in the USA
to live. Many retirement communities have developed over the years with
lots of golf courses (about 80), making it a prime spot for relaxation
and fun. One of the prime communities, very close to our home, was ground
zero for home loss - Rancho Bernardo. It was on fire, and hundreds of
homes were being lost as we watched from the air.
We arrived in our San Diego hotel and immediately turned on the local
news, where we knew we would get a far better idea of what was going on.
It would give us far more than we had been able to get anywhere away from
town. Within moments, on came a video showing the house next to ours,
completely destroyed, being foamed by the firefighters! The commentary
indicated that other houses in the area had also been lost, but the one
next door had not - (gasp). That was ours. Five others on our block were
also gone. It seemed the angels wanted us to know that all was well. That
was more than a coincidence!
We stayed in the hotel for another two days until the evacuation orders
were lifted. The hotel was a high-end one (the only one we could find
that had any rooms left), and we were expecting a very large charge at
the end of our stay. Much to our amazement, this large hotel chain had
cut the rate in half, as a help to those like us who were displaced. (Let's
hear it for humanitarian corporate consciousness! Thank you Hyatt Regency).
We left the hotel on Thursday morning, when the mandatory evacuation was
lifted. Residents could now return to our area. At the same time we were
in our cab making it back to our neighborhood, the President was landing
there! Naturally the freeway was stopped and we waited and waited for
him to survey the damage and take off again.
Finally we rode into our area and were stopped by the National Guard.
They wanted to make certain we were residents before we were let in. This
was an ominous sign, since the only time they do this is to keep the "lookie
loos" out of a major burn area. We rode in silence as we turned onto
GASP! It was far worse than we thought. House after house was gone, and
some of the biggest ones were simply rubble! We didn't know it was that
bad, and our neighbors were out in force, all helping each other to cope.
As we rounded the bend to our home, we saw our yard appear - what was
left of it. But the house was standing! On both sides were burned out
remains, but ours was there. Due to the incredible heat, we had lost so
much of the foliage and trees around our home but the house was there.
I approached the front door and noticed that the sprinkler heads and ground
lights were melted. All that heat? Why wasn't our house gone? Then we
This is the part where we go "what are the odds?"
The home immediately in back of us was occupied by a father and his sons.
He is a contractor and just happen to have over 1000 feet of high pressure
hose in his garage – the kind that fits fire hydrants! He and his
sons, and some of their friends, ignored the order to evacuate and decided
to make a difference in the neighborhood. The fire department was totally
overwhelmed. He watched them drive in and out of the neighborhood, not
stopping to beat down the flames - just too big! They were needed instead
in other places where the population was greater (the hospital on Pomarado
Road, for instance).
So the father and his boys, plus some other friends who were there, broke
out the hoses and began. They were able to hook it to the nearest fire
hydrant and started putting out the hot spots. As the fire storm broke
over the hill to our home (and theirs), they made a stand. They climbed
to the top of our roof and flooded it (it's a flat roof). They put out
the fires that were burning in our trellis, which had started to burn
the house. Each time an ember would explode against the house, they were
there. They ran to the neighbors and did the same, then came back to do
it again. They took all our wooden patio furniture and dumped it into
the pool (so it would not catch fire). All together, from what we can
tell, they saved their own home and perhaps six of the neighbors. In one
case, when they knew the storm was too much for one home, they broke into
a house and grabbed some valuable sports artifacts - things they knew
were important to the owner, who had been evacuated very quickly.
These were our angels that day, and without them, we would have lost everything.
Sometimes things work this way, and you can only say "what are the
We wish to thank all of you who were giving energy to us and the many
others in our area who were going through this time of uncertainty and
fear. At some level it seems random, who gets to keep their home. I had
been through this very thing some years before, also evacuated then. So
I knew the potentials and had seen the loss of neighbor's homes then too!
But I also know the power of light and prayer, and we felt all this during
these days when we were uncertain of what was taking place. Asking for
the "greatest good" was the issue for all of us.
My home is my office, and all the Kryon book masters are there. The computer
files for the Internet you are looking at, are there, plus a treasure
trove of hundreds of audio recordings and first editions of the Kryon
work for 18 years. Being away, there would have been no way to save any
of them. But a father and some young men, determined to "buck the
system" and stay and fight, created a reality for all of us that
lets us continue without the nightmare of having to reconstruct everything.
Naturally, they are Indigos, for that is the exact attribute of an Indigo
to buck the system and find a way that's better.
So the irony is that the very core information about the Indigo Children
that we presented to the planet 10 years ago, was saved - by Indigos!
Thank you for all your support!
Lee and Patti Carroll