Good question! We get asked this a lot, and the answer is always different:
We’re human. We’re a rainbow caravan. We’re a nomadic family. We’re crazy! I don’t think we even really know what we are or what we are doing exactly, but here’s a little bit of the story so far.
A group of 15 people left from the Rainbow Gathering in Wales with the destination Lithuania for the European Rainbow Gathering. The journey was very interesting as many of the group had never travelled in caravan before. Many personalities all living in close quarters while rushing across the continent. Interesting is just one word we could use to describe it. It was challenging but upon arriving in Lithuania we all began to realise how incredibly important and healing it was for us all.
While at the European Gathering the energy seemed strong to initiate a caravan to the World Gathering in Egypt. There was a lot of interest . We decided that a strong vision would be important before we set off so we began meeting and out came the vision for the Rainbow Snowball Caravan. To give you a brief overview we decided we wanted a strong group of people travelling together and individually with diverse skills to travel without planning, flowing with heart, spreading much love to the world as we make our way to Egypt. Shortly after the group began to leave in dribs and drabs as we bagan to follow the energy. Over the next few weeks the group expanded in size. As we moved south people came and went and as people left the main group we realised that they did not leave the caravan at all, they were just temporarily parting, taking a slightly different way to the same destination. So we decided that we were a family spread out around the world. Today we have no idea how many people are actually part of this family, or how big the family will grow to by the time we reach Egypt, but what we do know is that we are having an amazing time meeting so many colours of the rainbow.
In the main group as it moves, we practice a lot of the same practices that are employed at the Rainbow Gatherings, but very informally. None of us are really too excited to keeping traditions, in fact for some us it is a joy and freedom to let go of traditions, so we kind of take the practices and make them our own. The main idea really is to share everything, to care for each other and to move in unity while still recognising that we are all indiviuals at the same time. We’ve spent a lot of time in the forests but we also enjoy the cities. We embrace technology and use it to help us with navigation, communication and all sorts of other helpful tasks. Most of our money comes from busking in the streets, most of this money gets spent on diesel and food, we also get unthinkable amounts of food at no cost from supermarkets, bakeries and farmers markets either just before or just after they throw it in the rubbish. We also seem to be given quite a lot of gifts in the form of clothing, food, shelter and various other things to help with our journey from all sorts of differnt people. We live very free, we’re not in a hurry to get anywhere, and we seem to enjoy our time not matter if we’re in the nature, in the city or behind a petrol station, we still share a lot of laughter, smiles, hugs and good times!
Along the travels we began to cross paths with migrants from Syria and other parts of the Middle East and we do find it quite ironic, in a way, that we are travelling in the opposite direction to these people. A number of us on the caravan have spent some time at camps helping out as best we can, we even spent an entire evening and most of the night a couple of weeks ago in a bus station in Serbia playing music and hanging out. The people we have been meeting have been some of the most beautiful people we have met on the whole journey so far. A lot of fears began to arrise amongst friends and family that we were planning to travel through Syria to get to Egypt. Right from the start we decided that since we would not plan where to go, so we would also not plan where not to go. We are leaving all options open. I’d like to encourage those who worry about us, instead of sending us worrying thoughts of getting into troubled situations please feel free to send us thoughts of love and joy and wish us a safe passage through whatever experience may arrise.
So this is our surface story, this is our life. But underneath there is a much deeper story that is emerging. This story is one of great mystery, magic, revelations and love with characters from all parts of the universe, from the Heavens to the Lower Worlds and everywhere in between. It is a story that we have in common with all of humanity. Deep underneath the individual story is a collective story that we often overlook. This story is becoming more and more visible to us all. We’re in a time of great change, greater than ever in the history of time and space. The major happenings on this planet are being felt by all. It is a time of sacrifice. It’s a time to let go of your old beliefs, to surrender to the experiences of life, because as the wave comes in if you are able to let go of the anchors you will smoothly ride the wave to the new world, or should I say the old world. Be ready for memories of the deep secrets of creation to come flooding back!