Ah, good title....less than two weeks before there is a consciousness shift from material to spiritual. Or something else. I find much to rejoice over today, whatever will or won't happen and I hope I am ready for whatever comes along....
I reflect on the Y2K millennium change. Kit and I were halfway through an excellent Baja tent camping journey in our little "Jenny Burrita" Suzuki Samurai....
We had been hearing at every AA meeting we went to all down the peninsula about the big New Years Eve pig roast and gratitude celebration near Todos Santos and to be sure not to miss it.
We were there as invited and camped on a hill overlooking the beach at Los Cerritos, a little south of Todos Santos. On New Years eve people started showing up and soon there were 30 or 40 folks all camped around a very accommodating woman's large palapa and the food started covering the tables and when the pig showed up all roasted and crispy from hours in the local baker's oven we had a mother of all feasts. Kit made her excellent guacamole and everyone brought their signature favorite dishes...yeow! It was awesome!
Afterward we had a touching and heartfelt meeting with gratitude as the topic and never have I felt more pleased to be with a group of people in my life....and we all sat and welcomed in the new Millenium.....what a way to welcome it!
I do think we are in the throes of big change as a species and we are beginning to see all across the board that systems that dismiss any of our fellow men and women in any way, are not sustainable, ethical or worth saving.
While we are realizing it and while the change is gaining momentum, it is and will get more and more uncomfortable and as with anything that is worth embracing, there is always the chaos before the settling out at a higher and more valuable level.
I like to think that while it very well may be the end of something, it is also the beginning of something much more sane and kind to our Mother Earth, all our relations and the paradise we are charged with tending.
So, I am tightening up the base camp and getting the rig ready for my winter journeying where I will not only meet with some of my actual family but also with my chosen family of vandwellers for a celebration of life and love.
My sons were both born this month and I am fond of it because of that and of course there is the solstice and the welcoming of the peaceful, inward time of year.
I had a great chat with my son Isaac last night and he and I talked a bit about the season and what he sees in the kids in his charge as well as his own children. I don't think there is a better group of people than children that signal what is going on with and around us....
Peace to you all this time of year and I hope you will join with me to welcome a new age of light and enlightenment and shrug off the insanity of a system of commodification that oppresses rather than enables people.
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- well, I am a 70 year old married man with a couple of sons and 4 grand kids and am currently wending my way around the planet in any way that I find interests me. I am a retired mechanic, certified motorcycle nut, ride a sidecar rig and practice living in the moment. I am a 31 year friend of Bill and Bob and have lived a life beyond my wildest dreams.