From Durango, CO on 09/23/20 by Leigh LaRue
Immediately upon opening my eyes from a meditation this morning, a homeless guy I had met and crossed paths with a couple times here at the river had just walked up was standing right in front of me. I was sitting in my van with the doors open as usual. After a little catching up he asks me if I had heard of the Rainbow Gathering. Surprisingly, I had not even though it’s been going on since the 70’s. It sounds amazing. There is no admission fee, the food is free, and so is everything else. It’s all about peace and love and ‘ohm’. Thousands of people from all walks of life come together for this, and those with money and a generous spirit donate the food and refreshments. How beautiful and powerful.
Every year there’s a ‘National’ gathering that’s more official, and it runs from July 1- July 7. This year was apparently cancelled (or at least postponed) due to stupid COVID. How extraordinarily lame. If you’re like me at all, you know the pandemic is a government conspiracy, just like every other catastrophe. It’s the flu, people. If you’re relatively healthy you can kick it just like any other flu. If you’re not healthy, then by all means, wear your mask and stay indoors. There are smaller gatherings that happen every full moon, and you usually hear about these through word of mouth, as the location always changes. The guy who told me about it earlier said he thinks there’s one going on now (or is upcoming) in Cuba, NM. He knows about it because he said another homeless guy had a piece of paper with some details and ‘Welcome Home’ at the bottom. But he didn’t really get a look at the details, and so we’re just going on speculation at this point.
I was already thinking of heading to New Mexico next. It could be divine guidance and synchronicity, even if the gathering isn’t taking place. I’ll continue feeling it out day by day and will head onto the next destination soon enough. I love it here in Durango, except for the food and the fact that sweet little Buddy died yards away from where I’m sitting. Bryan’s handling it quite well overall, as he’s doing his best to adopt the attitude of just being grateful for the short time they had together instead of focusing on what he lost. What an amazing attitude that we’d all do well to adopt.
No matter where I end up next, it’s very obvious it is decision time for me right now. I’m hoping unemployment will be extended, as it seems it may be nationwide. But, I’ve been piddly-diddling on which direction to go career-wise for quite some time. I’ve been in hanged-man mode, evaluating and re-evaluating, waiting for enlightenment. Look for developments on this subject in the near future. I should be offering some tarot readings and listing some of my creations soon. I am thankful for the patience of the universe and for being supported so generously through my time of healing and pondering. I am grateful for all my blessings and all the ones yet to come.