Win win win (if you resonate please comment and/or share)
A word about current unfolding events…….
Divide and conquer strategies are isms…….
Isms are divisions and distractions in the spotlight
Isms are tools to control and lead to blame
Hatred and War!
War is good for no thing!
The dualisms are designed to distract
And drain your energy…….
Trying to get us to give up!
We versus them
Is a delusion and an illusion!
Devised to serve the few…….
We are family!
Do we stop protecting the Water?
The answer is this……
Do we still drink Water?
So if we choose to cocreate a more beautiful world
We transcend the isms
And re member
We are family!!!
I choose to re member
So I cocreated a plan……..
Who am I?
I am a self declared Warrior of the Rainbow…… I offer Rainbow Spiritual Direction (RSD) which brings years of experience as a spiritual director together with Healing Touch. I have been certified in Spiritual Direction and in Healing Touch.
I am a caretaker / steward of Gaia’s Peace Garden in Iowa City. Gaia’s is a sacred / safe space to practice and embody a new paradigm. Gaia’s is a Certified Botanical Sanctuary registered by United Plant Savers. Gaia’s is a place of serenity and a template to experience a new way of being. A calendar of Gaia’s for 2017 is available if interested!
Friends are invited……..
What is Rainbow Spiritual Direction?
We are all on a journey home. Many of us are struggling to re member who we are- I might be able to help you remember. On my journey in the old paradigm and in the light of several near dying experiences I offer some tools for connecting dots which can lower stress and increase clarity of purpose. I begin by creating and holding safe sacred space in a new paradigm,
It is my intention to plant seeds of awareness of the healer and the leader within each of us. It is my intention to co-vision and co-create a world with you envisioned by Warriors of the Rainbow where all have the freedom to be who they are. We are all on a journey home- through a world of dying to an old way of being to rebirth in a new way of being. Where there is no more hunger and all are cared for.
So…… What is my vision?
I call it a vision and a plan for Wholeness……
Amplifying love for all……
A practical outline and a vision for Practical Visionaries…..
How? By promoting Wholeness……
Wholeness includes gifts and talents of ALL!!!
– a vision that respects and honors the unique path each person is on
– a vision that sees all of us participating in building a more beautiful world
– a vision of all people being happy and free
– a vision of everyone having a role and a safe place to be
– a system that encourages and empowers and supports self care for everyone
– a system that encourages the gentle cycle
A Journey Home step by step and breath by breath……
1). Establishing clear intentions for the plan
– a golden rule guideline
– each part and each step of the plan is permeated with empowering and affirming relationships
– a clear understanding that blame and hatred and us versus them are not part of the plan
– regular reviewing to ensure everyone has a voice
– self care and self empathy are part of the plan
– listening to those you disagree with
– constant reviewing of the energies of the gathering so all are heard with times of stillness and attention to feelings raised
– emotions are honored in the plan
2). Compiling a list of interested people and a list of solutions
– gathering ideas connected to actions and implementation
– gathering an email list of interested people at daily gatherings
– gathering a list of organizations and local areas in the community that can use teams of gardeners and alternative energy wizards interested in making a huge difference in Iowa City……
3). Gathering regularly in a space of respect and honor and integrity for all….
– to check in with each other
– letting everyone speak asking clearly for ideas coupled to the vital action steps to implement them
– solutions for a Safe Food system
– for connecting ideas to actions
– for connecting local gardens to local plates of restaurants
– for connecting people passionate about meaningful employment in these areas to win win win strategic partnerships that promote wellness and support community in sustainable ways
4). Using existing resources and existing plans that harmonize with the plan- we are here to empower and affirm
– no competition needed here till all people are happy and free
– review plan once all are happy and free
– cooperation and collaboration allowed
– cocreation as we support and empower the leader in each of us
An important additional note of Clarity!
I envision this entire plan for Wholeness to include conventional and traditional and existing as well as cocreatively groundbreaking views all bound together with cooperation and collaboration, affirmation and support and encouragement.
There is no place for blame or bashing in this process. We have work to do and everyone has a vital role as we build a more beautiful world beginning here in Iowa City. If this plants one seed of awareness or inspires or empowers one person I consider it win win win journey. I believe in the divine creative energies flowing through us all.
A Brief Look into 2017 at Gaia’s Peace Garden
Gaia’s Peace Garden: Generating and Manifesting Abundance
Intentions / vision / mission/ actions
I intend that 2017 be a year for filling myself with the gifts of Gaia
– by acknowledging I am here for my self and for the self care I receive by being here…..
– by being me and moving fearlessly into a new way of being me……
– by asking my guardians and guides to teach me
– by planning fewer events this year
– by planning a few events at the core of my vision of Gaia’s
I intend to make Gaia’s as minimally maintenance free as possible
– by clearing and maintaining safe clear pathways…..
– by creating a map brochure of Gaia’s….. (simple and concise)
– by clearing/ removing metal fencing remaining in the yard…..
– by planting ground covers on edges of pathways…..
– by finishing projects I started that have loose ends….. (eg. Cabinet for inverter and tools)
– by NOT starting any new projects until I have planned on how they would be paid for
I intend to make Gaia’s as cost neutral as possible
– by participating in Backyard Abundance Plant Sale
– by pursuing the project of planting fruit trees at Gaia’s and to plan a fund raiser to help pay for the trees and/or for the labor involved in designing and preparing and planting the fruit trees…..
– by hosting Gardening with Spirit classes here whenever possible…..
– by if in case of a miracle I am given more money than I need to donate it to Grow Johnson County to promote a Safe Food system in Johnson County
– by continuing to offer Gaia’s as a place for other groups to gather…..
I intend to create a year of preparation for creating a healthy transition in the control of Gaia’s……
– I say this as my intention to be proactive and to empower and teach and expand…..
– I say this to prepare Gaia’s and to prepare myself to let go gracefully…..
– I am in need of preparing to detach as I grow older and Gaia’s is easier to maintain…..
– I welcome anyone interested in managing or stewarding Gaia’s if it’s offered but intend to step back from repeating past mistakes by placing unrealistic expectations on people willing to help…..
– other than clear pathways and ground covers and fruit trees no new major projects…..
– the year of divine congruence at Gaia’s is a year of honoring spirit at Gaia’s and transitioning from one way of being managed to another…….
– a year of clearing and cleansing and simplifying and letting go…..
– a year of celebrating and ceremony and both……
– a year of some very basic workshops such as fruit tree planting, Gardening with Spirit, Beekeeping, Care of Botanical Sanctuary workshop, Seed Saving Workshop, alternative energy, water element in gardens…..
Gaia’s Peace Garden – Iowa City
I intend for the garden to endure and to thrive…… If it does hurray….. if it does not it was not meant to…… The energy and consciousness there will live on and on….. The fence is a reminder of the energy body of Gaia’s- of a new paradigm within and out……
I envision Gaia’s as a reconnecting and healing sacred space- a botanical sanctuary…… A place where I reconnect to Mother Earth and to the universe and to others who are friends of Gaia’s….. As above so it is below…..
I envision Gaia’s as a template locally for a globally sacred space that is nourishing and informing and inspiring and empowering…..
– Gaia’s is a biodiverse ecosystem for gathering for educational and social and ceremonial activities……
– Gaia’s is a place to honor the soil and air and water and fire as priorities for all sentient beings…..
– Gaia’s is a place to rethink how we think and how we prioritize….
– Gaia’s is a practical place for learning about herbs and flowers and a safe space to generate plants and ideas for cocreating a more beautiful world…… Here and far beyond…..
– Gaia’s is a place to step out of a box and into a circle
– Gaia’s is a place for all ages and colors and orientations- ALL ARE WELCOME!
– Gaia’s is a place for Warriors of the Rainbow- elders of all colors and nations to sit side by side at the Sacred Fire…..
I envision a flow of financial revenues to become neutral in the energies that flow in and out of Gaia’s….. And so I propose this plan to both ask for your participation if interested and give you clarity as to both the benefits of the garden and the particular costs (inflow) and potential gifts Gaia’s offers to make this happen with the intention that all who participate and contribute might strongly feel a win win win…..
This Spring I invited anyone wanting to sponsor a fruit tree even as we planted 40 more fruit trees at Gaia’s….. We continue to have a sponsor fund / energy exchange drive and work days scheduled soon……
I envision classes and meditation held here if we can change the zoning to permit activities that promote community and food safety and food stability simultaneously……. Individually perhaps…. Perhaps collectively….. From herb walks and herb talks to biodiversity and organic gardening and spiritual permaculture to care of orchards and wholistic care of botanical sanctuaries…… Developing and stewarding or maintaining medicinal herb pathways….. Alternative energy and discussions of the world we intend and then attend to as we manifest the dreams and visions we share…… Gatherings of group healing touch and distance healing and many community building ceremonies……
The following is a hypothetical calendar for ongoing small events for friends ONLY…… ALL FRIENDS OF GAIAS….
Here is a HYPOTHETICAL calendar for events at Gaia’s Peace Garden…..
I intend that together we cocreate and collaborate as we reconnect to each other and to nature….. You are part of this if you choose….. Donations to help are always welcome and sponsoring and/or helping plant more fruit trees is welcomed as well…… However, energy exchanges are welcomed as well so no money needs to be exchanged if desired…… Thanks for being you!
2017 – Gaia’s Peace Garden: Generating and Manifesting Abundance
A “Working Calendar” with a new way of experiencing Time and Space
A new paradigm….. Healing Happens Here
Intentions/ vision / mission/ actions
I envision Gaia’s as a sacred space that is nourishing and informing and inspiring and empowering….. A biodiverse ecosystem for gathering for educational and social and ceremonial activities…… Gaia’s is a place to honor the soil and air and water and fire as priorities for all sentient beings….. Gaia’s is a place to rethink how we think and how we prioritize…. Gaia’s is a practical place for learning about herbs and floeand to generate plants and ideas for cocreating a more beautiful world…… Here and far beyond…..
I especially intend to give energy to a few workshops and ceremonies and healing services listed below and welcome input and suggestions but I intend to bear full responsibility for the success and the leg work…. I expressly intend to encourage and promote further art and music expressions at Gaia’s…..
The core classes I envision are to be spaced out so seasonal and spontaneous celebrations can coincide with planting and cultivating and harvesting….. United Plant Savers, Seed Savers, Energy Ley Lines, Alternative Energy inservice and a Water Element inservice have potential speakers and/or plans for the projects almost completed at Gaia’s….. I will be contributing ground covers and Comfrey rootlets and a few other transplants for Backyard Abundance plant sale…… In July I am pondering a care of Botanical Sanctuary and Open House and later a seed saving workshop in the fall……
I am caring for the many small areas that i intend for an ongoing presence of the elements already at Gaia’s including the Faery garden, the Apacheta or sacred stone mound, the labyrinth and a story / meditation area by the crystals and water area as well as a story / meditation area by the Oak tree….. Minimal work as I have basically already completed them- just need to remind a few thistles and blackberries to behave!
2017 – 2018 Gaia’s Peace Garden HYPOTHETICAL!
A “Working Calendar” of Love being made visible- creating sacred space and sacred time.
I invite anyone reconnecting to themselves and to Mother Earth and to others
We are family- to come and experience Gaia’s Peace Garden……
Group Healing Services and ceremonies being planned with Healing Energy modalities…..
Meditation and Yoga always welcome……
I have a Rainbow Membership plan available and intend for a flow of financial revenues to become neutral in the abundant energies that flow in and out of Gaia’s….. And so I propose this plan of time and space and energy to both ask for your participation if interested and give you clarity as to both the benefits of the garden and the particular costs (inflow) and potential gifts Gaia’s offers to make this happen with the intention that all who participate and contribute might strongly feel a win win win…..
Rainbow Homestead &
Gaia’s Peace Garden