Damian, Ollie and I are on a great cosmic tour of the American Southwest. The picture is from the Rio Grande Gorge hike we did yesterday. We also soaked in the Ojo Caliente (hot eye) hot springs. The day before we went to the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico. I posted all those silly photos on social media.
It has come to my attention that not everyone knows that I backed out of buying the Oregon house - it had some problems and it stopped being easy. If you read my first book, which is now up on the website for free (see tab above), when something is not easy for me, I back away. When it is, I dive in head first.
I got the feeling I was pushing a boulder up the hill (after it all flowing very easily and nicely along for the first few weeks) and that's not creation - for me.
Mainly I just got a "not yet" on buying a house - not only for myself but as a gathering space for embodied beings - my longtime physical and not so physical dream. In the end, the house was not big enough (we are growing) and it was so remote AND I'm not ready to settle down just yet. Not that it matters, but has nothing to do with funding - that's all there.
The idea of even signing a year-long apartment lease is enough to make my stomach churn. I've got my stuff in a storage unit, and Damian and I are enjoying going from one AirBnB rental to the next. We will land in California for a few weeks to see friends, surf, and pick up my other car, and head back to Texas. I'm going to spend Christmas alone somewhere and work on my finishing my second book.
The Banyan Tree Book - OUT SOON.
Speaking of books, the amazing and talented Joanna Lynn has finished putting together the Banyan Tree book - your contributions - written and painted or drawn - just blow my mind, or soul, rather. I really feel like the publication captured solidly what the Banyan Tree is and how we are creating or pollinating it. Thank you.
It is not a requirement to visit or be interested in the Banyan Tree, but if you are even the slightest bit curious - please check out the book!
I still would like to gather for our planned Creation Conference. While I loved our wild journey to Italy and our casual gathering in Vancouver, I'd love to do something that combines all that. Dinner and wine time, relaxing and chatting time, and a time for everyone who wants to share the ability to present and discuss what creation embodied looks like for them - beyond a teacher/ student role - with a quiet and sober audience.
“The tree of FREEDOM, the imprint of what comes ‘after’ the student role. I thought that role would be teacher, but that was just another duality. What comes ‘after’ is creation. Perhaps that is the ultimate gift of freedom the tree lends us - the creation experience.” - I apparently wrote this and forgot and it's in the new book.
That being said, many are in the Pacific Northwest up to Canada - that area could be one meeting place accessible to many. Also, I thought of renting a larger house in the Colorado Rockies this summer after the Keahak finale, for us to gather. My friend Alice offered to do the cooking and lives in Colorado and Momo often is in Boulder during this time so perhaps she might be willing to lead us in some movement/ dance in creation. Finally, for you European folks we talked about relaxing in Greece.
That's just a little taste of what is to come.
The Ever-Unfolding Present Moment - Infinite, Singular Multiplicity Present.
Everyday is so NEW for me. The past - as Joanna has ever so patiently reminded me time and again - no longer exists. With these parts and pieces of the linear past and previous experience embodied and integrated, I find I am walking like a baby taking its first steps into the New Energy that is embodied living.
I don't know where I will be or how it will feel or what lies around the linear future. For that reason, it is hard to respond to everything on Ryver or on the website, but I do read it all.
I am going to give myself a year of wondering before I even start looking at spaces again. And, I'll just tell you all after I buy it:)
The Growth of this Space and the Tree.
We seem to be having a growth spurt. I have been pondering a cap for the space at about 100 - right now it is 66 people. One of the things that struck me in conversations on our European trip is people kept saying how much they liked the "Masters Hub" - which was an online forum that started small and then became thousands - before it blew up too big.
You used to know who was reading your posts and shares and then it became so large you had no idea. And it became a place to share more watered down versions of what was actually occurring in your embodiment. Not a judgment - just repeating what many told me on our trip.
So this is a promise we will also ways be small. That we will never have hierarchy or censorship. And you will be able to share with like-conscious people who won't act our their unintegrated roles on you.
This space started in February/ March 2017, it has grown and evolved because of you. Este created Ryver and suggested an Italy meeting. Joanna has a wealth of ideas to share. Karen and Maureen created our Vancouver gathering.
We can breathe with Guillem each Friday morning, if we choose. Xanthe invites us into her stream of consciousness. Michael tones. Raphaelle sings her soul:)
Gabor takes us on a multi-reality journey in his writing. Momo dances beneath the canopy of the Banyan and shares her dance in words too.
Nataly and Sylvia and Eiril (new art soon) paint. The list goes on...
Each of you has brought and continues to bring a consciousness that has made this space what it is today.
If there is something missing - for example, a book or list of members with photos and bios - that you would like to see, I encourage you to go on and create it. We are all the "boss" here.
If you would like an event in your area, let me know - like Karen did in Vancouver - help plan it and I'll book a ticket there and help out.
The Center of Being/ Third Circle is your space just as much as it is mine.
Welcome, new friends and "old" cherished ones.