2017 World Rainbow Gathering Indonesia: Invitation

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This is an invitation for the Rainbow Family of Living Light to gather in open celebration of life, in Indonesia for the 2017 World Rainbow Gathering.

The Australian continent is colliding with mainland Asia, where the continental plates meet is rising a chain of islands that we call South East Asia. Over the next few million years these islands will become the largest mountain range in the world. Indonesia has 11,000 of these islands that will soon be mountain peaks. It is estimated that the region has as many new life species emerging as there are species becoming extinct around the world. This rising energy is bringing new life into our world! In the moon cycle of May travellers, healers, teachers, artisans, musicians, people from across the globe, will gather to join hands around the sacred fire to rise up and bring forth new life into this world.

What to bring

  • Bowl, cup and spoon.
  • Two water bottles (one for drinking, one for toilet).
  • Sleeping arrangements.
  • Water proof shelters, tent, tarpaulin
  • Rope, bucket, water jug.
  • Building materials, tools.
  • Flash light.
  • First aid, iodine, plasters.
  • Natural medicines.
  • Mosquito nets, natural repellents.
  • Musical instruments.
  • Art and craft materials.
  • Fabrics and decorations.
  • Super foods, spices and other food stuffs.
  • Financial contribution for the Magic Hat.
  • Anything you need for your camp.
  • Anything you feel will help the community.
  • Our selves, love, peace and happiness.

Location:

Pantai Ngalur, Jengglunharjo, Tulungagung, Jawa, Indonesia
GPS: -8.296781, 111.915099

You’ll either arrive in Denpasar, Jakarta, Surabaya or Jogjakarta. From any of these you’ll find buses and trains that will take you to Tulungagung. Getting from Tulungagung to Pantai Ngalur isn’t straight forward and may require a combination of bus, car, motorbike, hitch-hiking and walking. These are the towns and regions that you’ll pass through on the way: Campur Darat, Gedangan, Tanggung Gunung then Jengglungharjo. Go to the southern most part of Jengglungharjo and continue walking 5km after the road turns bad. Look for this wooden gate and follow the path!

More Information

We gather as an open family, in abundance, with love and respect, for one moon cycle, 28 days, from new moon to new moon. We come to share. Music, food, skills, knowledge, healing, wisdom, freedom, happiness. All colours of the rainbow, all ages, cultures, personalities and backgrounds are welcome to participate in the co-creation of a world of magic and light, especially children! Building the kitchen, cooking, offering workshops and healing, relaxing, playing music, collecting firewood, digging shit pits, going on shopping missions and donating money to the Magic Hat to help feed the family amazing and healthy food. You decide how you contribute to the creation. We commune twice per day for food circle, a ceremonial way to enjoy our vegan meals together. If you can arrive early join the seed camp! A lot of work goes into setting up for the gathering, many hands make light work. Many hearts make light work.

It’s the end of wet season so expect some rain and come prepared with your wet weather gear.
Indonesia is a country with largely conservative values and strict law enforcement. Even though you will generally find the locals to be very kind please respect the local cultures, traditions and laws, particularly regarding clothing, behaviour and drugs (prescription or illicit). The majority religion is Islam and coincidentally coinciding with the last day of this gathering the Muslim Indonesians will be beginning their Ramadan celebration, Please be mindful and respectful of this while transiting through the country after the gathering.
We will be living from the fire, we will not have any electricity. It will also be wet so it would be very much advisable to leave electronic equipment at home or at least switched off and packed away safely. We LOVE nature so much that we aim to leave the environment as close as possible to it’s original state, this means we actually enjoy to take our rubbish back with us and we care for the nature by mindfully constructing our camps, carefully selecting firewood and when we feel the need to clean we make sure to only use natural and biodegradable soaps and detergents. We also love dogs and pets but for the sake of the local wildlife and children please leave pets at home.

If you need more information about the 2017 World Rainbow Gathering Indonesia or about Rainbow Gatherings in general please try one of the following:

  • Contact the person who sent you this invitation.
  • Find the Facebook group “2017 World Rainbow Gathering Indonesia”.
  • Get onto rainbowforum.net and have a read through some of the amazing information written by Rainbow family all around the world.

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From Ethiopia, An Update for the Past… rrm.. few months or so… <3

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With love from Shashemene, Æthiopia.

I believe my last update was many months ago, how can I sum up these months in a post when every day is a life time?
2016 World Rainbow Gathering, Wondo Genet, Ethiopia
When I arrived in Ethiopia with Tom, who was sometimes known as Rosie, I pretty much went straight to Shashemene, stayed a few nights, then a few nights with a family in Wondo Genet where by chance Maugli happened to be wandering along on food mission. The food mission went on ahead while Maugli spent a couple of nights with us. We had just arrived from Cairo, an amazing and crazy city, many beautiful people, with so much to do, inside a heavily Islamic country. A heavily controlled militant government instating it’s occupation of Egypt. A government spending billions on military equipment for the supposed war on terrorists. How this is supposed to represent the rich culture and amazing people throughout the county whom I had met along the way, I don’t know for sure but I did see a lot of fear in people living there. But coming from a place like Egypt and into a place where people are free and happy was a big shock. There are some similarities between the cultures, but the differences are vast. Ethiopia, just like every county in the world, is currently experiencing some political unrest. But also just like everywhere else in the world, the political decisions are made by just a few, the majority of people in Ethiopia are so kind and welcoming. I am yet to travel to the tribes in the South, but what I have seen in rural Ethiopia is still a very close link to the traditional ways. A link that is unfortunately very quickly being lost as a modern form of colonialism is taking place as certain political interests invest in developing Ethiopia into an industrialised nation. This is both scary and exciting at the same time. The first week in this country was spent adjusting, shedding what we collected in Egypt and preparing for an entirely new chapter.
Once we were ready we packed ourselves up and Maugli led us up the hill and around the mountain, into the forest and through the valley between two mountains. Welcome Home! We had arrived to one of the smallest, most raw, most intimate and open rainbow gatherings I had been to. When we arrived the welcome home was also the kitchen, the sacred fire, a communal bedroom and pretty much the only shelter from the rain in the whole area. But things changed very quickly, mainly thanks to Fab and a few others, but as numbers rose to about 15 some work began to happen and we finally one evening ignited the sacred fire, which lasted one night, but was beautiful. It came and went throughout the gathering. This gathering seemed to have a very unique rawness to it, local energies, things seemed to happen quite slowly but smoothly. Very few workshops were offered, but lots of music was being played. The usual traditions were observed but not enforced, it was a very relaxed gathering in terms of following “rainbow guidelines”. A lot of healing was done for all of those who were present and for the land which hosts the small remaining percentage of what used to be a grand forest filled with lions and all sorts of wildlife. A few outside incidents, and much controversy as usual, brought attention to the gathering and the owners of the land, University of Hawassa, Wondo Genet Forestry College, sent security to remove us from the land. There was a fair bit of commotion that morning but considering the circumstances I think the evacuation went very smoothly. It was an interesting experience to be woken up by a security guy carrying a rifle undoing our roof. We rolled around a bit, in and out of sleep as he eventually let down our shelter over the top of us. I wonder if we had left him to it he would have rolled it up and packed our bags for us too? What a nice man. 🙂 We went straight from the gathering into a residence in Wabi Shebele that was big enough to host us all. We paid the owner some money to rent his home for a month. A few solo cleanup missions went back to the gathering spot to make sure it was clean. One could say that spirit was very certain in moving us on. The first gathering I’d been in that didn’t reach any consensus in vision council and didn’t have a closing ceremony. For me I feel this is quite symbolic of the times we are in, it feels like it’s time to integrate all of this rainbow spirit into our day to day lives, not relying on the odd gathering here and there but to live by always sharing with our local family. Time to live the rainbow way, so to speak. Actually in the nature of surrender, as we step through our healing, wouldn’t we also eventually need to let go of the thing that helped us find our way? Once we’ve reached our destination is there any use for the map? Maybe one day. 
During our stay in our new residence, we decided to hold vision council, one of the fastest consensus I have seen, one turn around and an invitation was presented for Indonesia on behalf of the Rainbow Fleet, one circle later consensus was reached. There was also a very strong vision held by many of finding land in Ethiopia to inhabit in community. Not long after this half the family decided to head North to visit the source of the Nile. On this trip a dear sister Debbie, at the time was going by the name Sophie, fell ill and with the grace of God departed from this world. I travelled with Debbie for a month in Europe when the caravan joined up with the Jonesberries. We shared some very nice travels and it was a blessing to have seen her for a few days before she left. Truly an angel sent to spread joy and happiness to thousands. I went up to Bahirdar to pay my respects.
Coming back from Bahirdar gave us an opportunity to hitchhike across Ethiopia. We had a long way to go to get back to Wondo Genet, but we weren’t in a hurry. 😃 After a visit to a monastery on the way, I split from the group and I found myself with Melody and Romain. We found ourselves meeting some very interesting people along the way, first we spend a few nights in a town called Kosova, as we were leaving we met a medicine man who was registered as a legal practitioner but also practiced more traditional ceremonies. We were blessed to sit and share with this man and his family in ceremony. We continued along our way, coming across all sorts of interesting organisations, one of which was a private school in Bure called New Vision Academy. When we finally made it back to Wondo Genet the rainbow house lease was finished, a lot of things were taken by local children during moving, but also a lot remained and were stored with a Rasta brother John in Shashemene.
Shashemene really does feel a lot like home for me right now, I don’t know for how much longer, but it’s a nice point to constantly return to. Many really nice Rastafarians live here in their promised land. People in Ethiopia are generally very open and inviting people, if they sense closeness they become quite strong reflections of your inner fears, but if they sense love and peace they are so open to relate. They have no hesitation to invite us into their home for coffee and enjera, call out across the street to call us over and ask questions or to crowd around us on the sidewalk. In our recent “visa mission” to Addis Ababa we experienced a level of interaction like I’ve had nowhere else. We thought we were only going for 2 or 3 days but over a month later we were still there having demons pulled out of me by pastors casting FIRE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT all over me because they thought they saw Lucifer in my eyes.
Addis Ababa is in full blown development mode, the city is already very big, but in a decade or two, if the world economy doesn’t collapse and the current World War doesn’t get worse, could very well become one of the largest and most advanced cities in the world. Even though development in this city is based on the common Western model, if in the very likely situation where the world economy crashes some time soon, I have a feeling Ethiopia won’t feel it much. There are building projects going on in pretty much every block throughout the city. One thing I noticed though, particularly from going barefoot, is that they do not seem to have any form of garbage collection and the streets are incredibly dirty. There is a water disease that has been showing up that they are calling atat, but some people say is cholera. I’m sure that this isn’t the only disease that is present in this city. Dear family, friends and citizens of Addis Ababa, please clean your streets.
The majority of Christians in this country have grown up worshipping a hand drawn picture of Jesus Christ and believing it to be God. Just by walking around bare foot with a beard I get such varied reactions from people. Some people calling out “Yesus Christos”, some people coming up in shock, some people looking at me with such disgrace, others just curious and some suspicious that we are CIA spies or illuminati. I’ve even had people come up and begin worshipping at my feet like they do in the North to the Orthodox priests. It’s a very strange and awkward moment, what else can one do but worship them back. It must be a funny sight to see to anyone watching. And people are watching, taking photos and videos and are talking about these mystical characters who look like Jesus and Mary. I’ve even considered taking the beard off and wearing shoes just to blend in a little, but I would be so uncomfortable it would probably make things worse ha ha. I’ve had someone come up and ask me, “Can you tell me something, or give me a blessing, or something?”, I’ve also had someone threaten to kill me because he thought I was gay and was here to promote homosexuality. I explained that I’m just a traveller with no intention of converting anyone to anything and I’m not gay. He was very understanding. So I still feel safe here, people know when you’re telling the truth, so I find just being honest and peaceful settles any situation.
We spent 2 weeks staying with a Rasta brother, Yidnay in his little studio in the heart of Bole. There are so many things pinned to the wall it was easy to get lost in them and spend hours sitting there talking. Yidnay is a musician, Melody and I are going to spread in his next music video. I’ll share it when it’s out. While we were staying there his wife gave birth to their second daughter. Big congratulations to the family! After this we moved into the home of a family, Adonic, Hana, Angel, Magdas, Konjit and a bunch of cats. If you told me that Adonic and Hana were to be the future King and Queen of Ethiopia I would probably believe you. These guys are doing some amazing things in Ethiopia through their organisation Habesha Weekly. It was a blessing to spend time with all of the people who opened their homes to us, we have nothing but deep gratitude to you all.
Anyway even though I really enjoyed the journey in Addis, right now I’m very happy to be back home in Shashemene. I have a beautiful little home courtesy of a lovely brother here, Masho. There really is family everywhere in the world, I’ve had more than enough confirmation of this while I travel, everywhere I go I meet family, the recognition now is almost instant. My next steps I do not know yet, I’m waiting to find out, but if I were to look at what had been happening, and what is in front of me presently, i would say it’s likely that I will be spending some time in the South scouting for land to live on for a while. There are people ready to take us walking around to find the right land, their just waiting for us. I’m sure the right moment will present itself and into the train I will jump without looking back.
Myself along with many others have been having very similar dreams of a family community on the edge of a forest and the edge of a mountain, living fully sustainably with permaculture, building from and with the surroundings. The whole place a space for healing, open to be utilised by healers from around the world to hold healing retreats. There are many of us here sharing this vision, maybe it’s time for this vision to manifest. Anyway whether it happens here and now or somewhere else another time is not so important. I feel this vision so strong that I know it will happen sooner or later. It will be a beautiful day when this vision is fulfilled, a loving family living in harmony with nature. I do truly believe this is coming for all who have had this vision, in time it will all unfold. In the mean time all we can do is enjoy the ride, see what life has in store for us and accept it with a smile no matter what it is.
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Keeping the Rainbow Tribe Alive

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Well, it’s been about seven months since the gathering in Sinai. I really have not heard much about the Ethiopia gathering. I was not able to make it there, so I cannot report on it too much.

With the passing on of our Great Tribal Grandmother, Debbie, a great lesson of life came. Cherish each and every moment. Debbie did just that, and I thank Great Spirit for having gifted her to this world. There was a few close mutual friends who where there by her side, both happy and sad to have been there for her during that special phase. May blessings be upon Debbie, and her family, and know she smiles upon us still. We love you very much.

(Breathe of silent respect and honor.)

Since Ethiopia, the communication has dwindled a bit, and I hope that changes. In my opinion, I believe keeping up with each other, and following through continuously, is a huge part of our movement. We know that our connection resides in hearts and souls,…always, and in that way we shall always be together. But what our rainbow tribe needs, is to keep talking, keep walking, and keep on keepin on. I would love to hear more from those who where in Ethiopia, and what the experience was. I would love to hear more from those in Egypt, and to know what’s going on with them. I cannot reach everyone personally, no one can. But as long as we connect with those we feel close to, and reach out to those who we feel moved to touch, then the grapevine will be fed.

There has been a lot of things happening in Africa recently, involving the White Lion Trust, the Keshe Foundation, and the Ubuntu movement. We still would love a connection with the Ethiopia Organic Seed Bank. That is a huge key for the people of Africa, and it is not being used to its utmost good. There are plans for a large water dam to be built in Ethiopia. We should find a good way to address that situation. Many people in Egypt said there would be a war for water if they build that dam. We must find a way to create peace, and ensure clean water for all. The Nile Seed Forum would be a great way for us to help out with this.

I am currently back in the USA, as my passport had run out, and I was unable to get through Sudan due to politics.  I wanted to walk through the desert, or try to find a camel caravan going through Sudan, but those paths did not come in a good way.  I took it as a sign, and conceded to go and come back.

I connected with sister Tibebwa in Hurgada, and escorted her to Luxor where we held ceremonies. She is an amazing sister, and anyone in Africa, that wants to help, should contact her. I believe she lives in Shashamene.  She is busy, but she is willing to help the Rainbow Tribe.

I am getting a new passport, getting some emergency dental work done, and saving money to come back to Africa. I will most likely fly to Addis Abbaba, and then travel around Æthiopia for a bit, then head south through Kenya, and go to white lions of Tsimbavati. Please excuse any spelling errors.  My goal is to bring my Rainbow Heart all the way to South Africa. I also feel a strong pull to study the iboga plant in Gabon, and live with the San people for bits of time.  We shall see what happens.

All in all, I hope that we stay true to the Rainbow Road, ensuring peace and prosperity for all life. We are all Rainbow people, and we each have our gifts to share. Above all, be good and stay true. I LOVE YOU!!!

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2016 World Rainbow Gathering Ethiopia

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World Rainbow Gathering Ethiopia 2016

The World Rainbow Gathering 2016 in Ethiopia starts today! The location is a beautiful protected forest in Wondo Genet Ethiopia. Here is the invitation with directions on how to find the Welcome Home. Much love and blessings to you all! May you arrive safely. <3

Below is the pdf of the invitation, there are 3 pages, directions are on the 3rd page. If for any reason the pdf embed does not work on your browser here is a link to the file to download. Feel free to share.

World_Rainbow_Gathering_2016_Ethiopia_Invitation

Welcome to the beginning.

This is an invitation for the Rainbow Family of Living Light to gather in open celebration of life, in Ethiopia, the source of the Nile. Mother Africa, the roots of humanity.

Most of us agree that humanity is presently going through a global awakening which we can see happening right before our eyes. The deeper we go with our own healing, the closer we come to returning to our natural state of unity. The next steps in this journey are taking us into the roots of our mind, unfolding the layers to reveal the mysteries of creation. Each step on this path brings even greater insight and revelation. We went from a crawl to a walk and now we are running. The sense of home is becoming clearer and clearer. With our hearts wide open we bound towards the feeling of peace that seems so familiar. Our fingertips are almost within reach, we stretch to hold hands. In the moon cycle of May travelers, healers, teachers, artisans, musicians, people from across the globe, will gather to join hands around the sacred fire. In unity we commune.

We gather as an open family, in abundance, with love and respect, for one moon cycle, 28 days, from new moon to new moon. We come to share. Music, food, skills, knowledge, healing, wisdom, freedom, happiness. All colours of the rainbow, all ages, cultures, personalities and backgrounds are welcome to participate in the co-creation of a world of magic and light. Building the kitchen, cooking, offering workshops and healing, relaxing, playing music, collecting firewood, digging shit pits, going on shopping missions and donating money to the Magic Hat to help feed the family amazing and healthy food. You decide how you contribute to the creation. We commune twice per day for food circle, a ceremonial way to enjoy our vegan meals together. If you can arrive early join the seed camp! A lot of work goes into setting up for the gathering, many hands make light work. Many hearts make light work.

What to bring:
Bowl, cup and spoon.
Sleeping arrangements.
Water proof shelters, tarpaulin.
Rope, bucket, water jug.
Flash light.
First aid, iodine, plasters.
Mosquito nets, natural repellents.
Musical instruments.
Art and craft materials.
Fabrics and decorations.
Super foods, spices and other food stuffs.
Financial contribution for the Magic Hat.
Anything you need for your camp.
Anything you feel will help the community.
Our selves, love, peace and happiness.

Location:
Wondo Genet Forestery College have a large protected forest full of monkeys and birds, they have given us permission to use an opening close to a small stream. We’ll be depending on rain water for drinking, it’s wet season so expect lots of water.

If you’re arriving in Addis Ababa you need to get to Kaleti. From the airport you can walk 10 minutes to the main road and get a microbus to Kaleti for 10 birr, the ride will take approximately 30 minutes. If you’re in the centre of Addis, Piatza, you can take a train to Saris train station for 6 birr, then a microbus for 1.5 birr or 4 birr with bags.

Kaleti
bus towards Hawassa, get off at Shashamane (88 birr, 4 hours)
Shashamane Bus Station
bajaj (3 birr, 10 minutes)
Old Manara Bus Station
big blue bus (10 birr, 45 minutes)
Wondo Genet
bajaj (5 birr, 10 birr with bags, 5 minutes)
Wabi Shebele
walk (free, 10 minutes)
Blen Lodge
walk (100 birr entry fee to protected forest, 40 minutes)
Welcome Home!

Wabi Shebele is our little town, full of beautiful people, be sure to say hello on your way through! The walk to the gathering will begin at Blen Lodge where you will find a basic map to help guide you to find the Welcome Home.

We have two main local friends helping us. Ras Lumumba (0911404644) who has a guest house in Shashamane for 100birr per person. For a little bit extra Lumumba’s bajaj can take you direct from Shashamane to his Africa coloured house in Wabi Shebele. Lumumba is a good connection for all things green. Our second friend is Tamirat (0916456957) from Wondo Genet and will be with us for the whole gathering.

The protected forest in which we are gathering is the remains of a giant forest that has been cut over the past 25 years to plant ghat. For this reason we have been asked to be really conscious of our wood consumption, dead wood being part of the life cycle of the jungle. The protected forest has an entry fee of 100 birr ($4) per person which helps support the College and the Government’s effort to replant the forest. We are also kindly being asked to remain clothed for the entirety of the gathering. Christian Orthodox, Muslim and Rastafarian communities are all banning public nudity in Ethiopia so out of respect to the culture we will remain clothed.

For more information on any aspect of the gathering you can ask the person who invited you, post on any of the Facebook groups or speak to whomever is at the Welcome Centre when you arrive.

WELCOME HOME!

World Rainbow Gathering 2016 Ethiopia Invitation

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Mount Sinai

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St Catherine Egypt

Mount Sinai, or Gabal Mōsā (Moses Mountain), on top of which Moses supposedly stood when he received the 10 commandments from God. Only a short distance from possibly the most powerful World Rainbow Gathering in history. The nearby tourist town of Dahab was almost deserted due to political reasons, the rainbow family enjoyed having an entire town to themselves. After spending a week resting in Dahab a small group of us gradually formed in the town of St Catherine. We were so warmly welcomed by the lovely Bedouin people at Fox Camp (on Facebook) sharing stories and chai around the fire. It’s uncanny how similar the Bedouins are to us. Two days and nights were spent exploring the immediate area and meeting locals before 10 of us, and one child, set off into the desert mountains with no timeline, not much food, 3 of us were fasting, minimal water, 8 pairs of shoes and no plans other than to reach the top of Mt Sinai.

Shining with love we embarked on a journey that would normally be approximately a 4 hour round trip with just a little more than 1 hour of sunlight left in the day. We passed through 2 abandoned Bedouin villages which were in ruins and many beautiful boulders along a dry river bed. It was well and truly dark with less than half of a waxing moon to light our path into a small village at the foot of Mount Catherine. The local Bedouin family welcomed us in, lit a camp fire for us and offered chai as we prepared dinner. Shanti and I were fasting so instead of eating we did a little Rapé ceremony, we both opened to an unfolding of realisation that continued into the following day. After dinner we all went to sleep in one of their spare houses, a beautiful little cottage hand build with stone. Half of the group woke at 3am to hike the rest of the way up the mountain in the dark to watch the sunrise while the other half slept in and spent the morning in the village. This village had quite a garden growing in the dry desert, with many eucalyptus, olive, pistachio, pomegranate and many other trees. We bought a big bag of hand made bread, a small bottle of hand pressed olive oil, Marçal had his backpack repaired in exchange for a small bottle of perfume and a couple of cups of coffee later we were ready for the hike!

The walk around and up the side of Mount Sinai was incredibly beautiful yet challenging thanks to it being day 3 of fasting. I almost gave up on the hike to instead visit the St Catherine’s Monastery but thankfully I pushed on and made it to a point on the mountain that opened up to what they call Moses Garden, the location that the Jews camped while Moses climbed the peak. What better place to rest and break my fast. A scrumptious feed of fresh bread, tuna, beans, tahini, honey and pomegranate gave me the energy required to climb the last 15 minutes of stone steps up the steepest part of the mountain to reach the church and mosque who stand side by side on the summit, both facing out towards Mt Catherine. Of course, on the sunny side of the mountain we found the other half of the group ‘lazing on a sunny afternoon’. The air was still, the sun was warm, a perfect day on top of the mountain. We rolled a joint and blissed out for a few hours watching the colours change in the sky as the Sun went to rest for the night. All of the colours of the rainbow and every shade in between were on display circling the mountain.

The winds picked up and brought in a near freezing night so we set up a sleeping space between the church and the mosque, out in the open so we could wake at the crack of dawn to watch the sunrise. Before sleeping we shared a light meal and not so light conversation. Naturally we began to speak of Moses and the 10 commandments. The majority of the commandments are prohibitions: do not kill, do not steal, don’t do this, don’t do that. Don’t think of an elephant. Interestingly we noticed that there has been a lot of breaking of the commandments amongst humanity over the past 4000 years since God handed them to Moses. So it occurred to us that new commandments are in order. So we asked each other, what would be the new commandments? Out of us immediately came 3: Love; Respect; and Sharing.

As I was falling asleep I saw a vision of a beam of light that extended through my body, connecting the centre of the Earth with the heavens above. With the power of the mountain I began to emanate a field of light from my heart which extended many kilometres out from the mountain to the surrounding area.

None of us were really prepared for how cold it got up there that night. The winds picked up to a strength that it nearly picked us up from our beds, piercing straight through the layers of blankets and sleeping bags sending cold shivers right through to our core. A few hours of interrupted sleep later we were awoken by one of the local Bedouin business men wanting money for the  blankets. A couple of hours later we were woken again for a spectacular viewing of the morning Sun, slowly adding colour to the black night sky. As the stars faded the colours became more and more intense, all of the colours of the rainbow appeared again, this time with soft morning pastel overtones, until the Sun finally peaked over the distant mountains of Saudi Arabia and across the coastal mountain range of Sinai to bring the first rays of morning light through the still strong, freezing winds directly into our shivering bones. Tourists came and went as we sat in deep meditation until the Sun was high enough in tree sky to provide us with just enough heat to brave the sub freezing winds to pack or things and climb down to Moses Garden where we were somewhat protected by the wind for a small fire, a light breaks and a coffee before seeing off towards St Catherine’s Monastery. For the first time in about 10 years I really questioned myself, why I was not wearing shoes…

We arrived at the monastery ad out was closing for the morning, just enough time to see the old architecture and meet some interesting people. I got stuck for half an hour ad the guests who were leaving the monastery almost queued to take their photograph with me in front of the famous picture of Mother Mary with baby Jesus on her lap, Moses removing his shoes by her side and the burning bush behind them.

A nice big hit meal, a hot shower and a warm chai back at Fox Camp finally broke my mild hypothermia and rounded off a very enjoyable little journey to Mount Sinai. The winds blowing seeing suggested to me that we have done what we came for and it was time to move on to the next part of the journey, El Cairo here we come!

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Our Next Steps in Egypt and Ethiopia

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The Next World Gathering

The vision Council at the recent 🌎 World Rainbow Gathering 🌈 made consensus for the next World Gathering to be held in Ethiopia for the May 🌙 moon 🌙 cycle. Scouts are going ahead in the next week to find the location that is waiting for us. Wet have some really beautiful experiences to be had.

Ethiopia
Photo thanks to Jossi Man https://www.facebook.com/groups/yosefkanko/photos

St Catherine Ceremony

Right now we are just about to leave Dahab for St Catherine to do a ceremony amongst the sacred mountains. We have a meeting point just outside of St Catherine town call Fox Camp, probably camp a night. From there we will gather and move together to our ceremony location. Here is a link to the spot on Google Maps.

https://goo.gl/maps/ro89jj1ENpF2

Cairo

After St Catherine we intend to move to Cairo to spend some time. We’re interested in doing another ceremony at the pyramids as well as checking out the Egyptian Museum and finally a psy-trance post on the 22nd.

Ethiopia

Some time in February in Ethiopia is a Rastafarian festival called Arc of the Covenant. We’ve been told that it’s a very important gathering for the Rastafarian and we feel it would be a great place to connect with Rainbow family there to give some direction on where to scout.

Loving Life

As we travel we encounter some of the most amazingly beautiful souls, see some of the most incredible sights and are being completely guided through the heart. The more love we can muster the smoother the ride well be. If you’d like to come join in on the caravan through Africa, the only person you need to ask is yourself. Would you like to join us? You can get in touch with us at any time through or Facebook group Rainbow Snowball Caravan Family.

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Magic in the mountains

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After two months traveling around Sinai, much has been revealed.  Beer Oqda was our chosen gathering location, in the mountain valley north of Dahab.  It is an old Bedouin village with many wells and old buildings scattered around.  Seed camp for the Egyptian gathering went well.  We planted gardens and dug a bit out of the old well.  We fixed up the walkways and walls a little bit, as the village was hit by an earthquake about 50 years ago. In one of the old wells, we found purple sand!  The acacia trees in the desert valley supplied us with shade, and firewood, but most importantly they shared their ancient wisdom with many of us.  It is a tree that opens us into the sky, and into the earth.  The wind spirit was strong, and the water was sweet.  There was some rain, with a rainbow during the first week.  The police came and took names, but allowed us to continue with our peace intact.  Food missions where run with boats and camels, and on family’s backs.  Sunrise and sunset turned the mountains gold, and the black veins that run through the stone accentuate the feeling of upliftment, as they run vertical through the mountains, bringing a feeling of a tiger like spirit.  Camels had a surprisingly strong effect upon many of us.  Tranquil and enduring animals, they hold their ground in a very solid way.  They are known to the Bedouins as “the sail ships of the desert”.  The Bedouin presence was beautiful to experience.  Their ways of keeping fire, making tea, tending the camels, and cooking where an inspiration for many.  Their humble and gentle attitude, mixed with their kindness and generosity, sparks an instantaneous ignition of recognition.   They have a desert culture that cultivates rich music and rhythms of life.  Their humour broadens their smiles, and there was more than enough to go around.

Many of us sensed a desert wisdom seeping into our veins, in a slow and palpable way.  The vision council was in a rainbow coloured sand canyon.   We where guided to it by two family members who felt a pull to that place during a synchronized sunrise vision.  Many family members felt the call to organize a gathering in Jordan for March, Israel for April, and Ethiopia for May, and consensus was reached.  Scouting begins now.  There is a group of us going to Ethiopia from Sinai in the next couple days.  We will scout for a possible future gathering site in South Sudan gathering along our way.  A Red Sea family has been born, and an Egyptian vision council will be held in one week, to choose the next Egyptian gathering site and time.  The Egyptian family is now a force in movement.  This gathering really catalyzed many gatherings to sprout.  And we chose to pack the next gatherings tightly together, in both space and time, to keep the energy growing and flowing.  This keeps the rainbow road bold, a true revelation being told.  We will spiral out from Egypt to bud the flowers of our beliefs, and into every nation our feet will unfold the real meaning of gold.

A group of three family members went to the pyramids for the winter solstice.  We witnessed a moon light flash in the sky, a mini sun appeared, and a white mist layer covered the pyramids.  As I watched, the smallest pyramid slowly disappeared from sight, and then slowly reappeared in a matter of two or three minutes.  Straight miracles I say!  The realization I had was this;  we can move mountains of doubt with faith the size of a mustard seed.  This is not a myth, but a living legend.

Our psychic abilities are really honing in on high and deep truths.  Many of us are tapping into the different dimensions much more easily than ever before.  Communication of our opening spiritualization is getting smoother.  Main circle was everywhere.

The vision is to bring rainbow love light to the world, and that’s exactly what we are doing. Many family members are feeling the call to build and plant and sing through Africa.  A nile push is being formed.  From Ethiopia, some will head to South Africa, co creating a paradise on Earth for all.  Africa calls strong, and the rainbow warriors are answering that call with astounding conviction.  When people dedicate themselves to an idea that benefits all life, its amazing how much we can get done!  Come join the world peace movement of our lifetime!

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2015 World Rainbow Gathering Egypt

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2015 World Gathering Egypt

There was a lot of fear leading up to the 2015 World Rainbow Gathering in Egypt. There was even a brother who started a petition on Change.org to stop the proceeding of the gathering. Uneasy political situations and war in neighbouring countries made it difficult for some to make the decision to go. Others found difficulties with passports and visas while a few were put off by sheer distance that was required to travel to arrive at the Welcome Home. But despite all of these seemingly tough blocks, those who made it found it a smooth ride. Before I even arrived I felt there was something special about this gathering.

We arrived by plane to Sharm el Sheikh some time early morning to be greeted by a man with a sign reading “Bible Group” who was driving to Dahab. His passengers didn’t arrive so we enjoyed a comfortable taxi in a spacious van. We slept a night on the beach of the Lagona and awoke to a beautiful gradient of reds, oranges and blues. Still in a little bit of disbelief that we actually made it to Egypt, magic continued to unfold as we were welcomed into the fanciest hotel in Dahab by a beautiful Egyptian couple, Sam and Jasmin. Sam owns the hotel with his mum and runs psy-trance parties from time to time. Golden smoke, music and deep conversations about the nature of reality filled the beach at sunset. In the morning we linked up with a close friend of Sam and Jasmin called Alia, who also turned out to be the info point for the gathering and who also happened to be on her way there with a big group of rainbow family. We had a smooth and enjoyable boat, car and hike to the location of the gathering. An impromptu arrival ceremony on a rock to centre our energies and BANG, welcome home!

I could not have felt more welcomed, safe, protected and comfortable in my own home. We had arrived! What a story it was, our journey home. A magical journey across foreign lands. But this all became past once we rejoined the eternal gathering, ready to co-create the next step in our collective unfolding. Energy channels began to open as more and more beings from the far reaches of the eternal inner world of wonders arrived. Shamans, land, plant and animal spirits, magicians, angels. As I took a look around the food circle, I came to realise I was standing face to face with Gods, Goddesses, shamans, angels and prophets, I begin to see the true face of Christ. The collective spirit, hidden deep within our individual stories, yet displayed right there in front of our very eyes. We are all walking our own paths through the jungle of our mind, heading towards the same point. All paths converge as we let go of the final constructs of the mind, going insane together to wake up from this dream and transition smoothly into the next.

Some of the visions I can see are of a migration of rainbow family, with a series of gatherings, down the East of Africa. I see waves of love and light beginning to radiate across the continent and the world. For myself I see the next part of the unfolding involving learning the art of respect. For all of those around me as aspects of myself. Unity is when I dissolve into my surroundings. I am like a lonely child sitting in the corner of a dark room imagining this entire reality and writing it to myself. The story lines run deep and rich and the desire to immerse myself in it is strong.

In a recurring lucid dream, upon realising that I am dreaming I get excited to share the news and the experience so I try to explain it to someone. They never get it at first, but after doing something dramatic, like creating a ball of light between my hands, they eventually see the dream for what it is and everything in the dream world begins to crumble and fade until it becomes just another dream that I had. The cycle continues, creation after creation. Could it be possible to create a dream that ends all dreams? What would it take to completely wake up? Unity perhaps?

Somehow I feel that this dream is coming, and probably sooner rather than later. It’s not slow anymore. Life is finally beginning to breathe again, the Sun has cracked the horizon, colours begin to appear, as the stars slowly fade. We begin to smell the warm Spring winds of the morning. As our memory of the dream begins to fade we hear the birds celebrating the dawn. We lay still for a moment and vaguely remember something about war, religions, governments, a beautiful paradise planet called Earth with all sorts of crazy happenings. We let go and open our eyes. In a flash of a rainbow we begin to remember who we are and before we know it, this life we know now becomes just another dream.

As I sit here in the beautiful hotel in Dahab, Egypt I vaguely recollect a story of a gathering in the desert. Beautiful people, great food, cosmic music and immense healing. I wonder what kind of story is about to unfold. We could pretend like we know, and maybe somewhere deep inside we do, but let’s just wait and see what happens.

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Notes from a Peace Pilgrim on the way Home

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Feeling staggered by the sheer volume of beautiful stories we are living, and that continue to unfold through love and openness along our way. It has been a time of so many miracles, I just want to share a small aspect of the magick I have been experiencing in these times. On the New Moon, we lived the ceremony continuing to the sea side of Mersin, Turkey, where we activated an elemental journey of consciousness, yoga, celebration, prayer. We started with the Earth. We gathered around a Grandmother Eucalyptus tree and began to connect and breathe with her, consiously recieving the oxygen the tree is giving with each inhalation, and consciously giving our carbon dioxide with each exhalation. (This “circular” breathing with the tree is a very powerful practice which has brought a lot of energy into my life.) While we were embracing the tree, letting the sunshine and the oxygen open our beings, two police officers appeared and asked us (in Turkish) what we were doing. I invited them over, and one of the officers joined us around the tree, a bit apprehensive yet willing, and put his hands on the tree and began to breathe with us! My heart just about exploded in joy. Afterwards, he told our friend that if anyone bothered us or we needed any help to let them know.

You need to imagine the social climate in Turkey to really appreciate the potency of such an action. In a country that borders the most intense, violent conflicts on the planet, they say Turkey is becoming more and more fundamentalist and extreme, especially with the latest far right election. However, I am realizing the limited nature of politics and human conflict is only one superficial layer of the onion that is our collective consciousness. I am truly experiencing an awakening, in everyone we are meeting (and we meet many people from many walks of life hitchhiking and playing street music, spending a lot of time in public spaces, parks, temples, mosques, markets etc.) each day are surprising me more and more with how conscious, loving and peaceful we all are. Each day, I believe more and more in the possibility of true peace, inside myself, in all of us, as a collective. Of course I still experience moments of fear and doubt and frustration, I let them come and let them go, or at least this is my intention. We are on our way home, or maybe we are already there, in pasradise… we just might all wake up and completely realize it. Now. Right now, right here.

And so now, as the moon continues to grow, it is is a potent opportunity to set intentions, go inside yourself, become energized in the darkness so the seed which is buried in your soul can germinate and unfold into the flower beyond your wildest dreams. Peace is possible. Right here, right now. Love and blessings dear ones.

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