We just had dinner with two of our dear friends. I met one at the coffee shop in Elizabeth some years ago and she and I connected immediately. The other one of them is a shaman, a well respected man in the Native community, and a man I greatly respect. He leads a Talking Circle. We had them in our home for Thanksgiving. We enjoy each other’s company. We help people in different ways. I am speaking to the kids at his summer program about herbs, the physical and emotional uses. I have been working with herbs much more lately for myself for spiritual uses. I am working on a devotional that focuses on words to meditate on and the spiritual blend of herbs to drink as tea and what they do. My whole identity as an herbalist has been changing. I have been growing stronger. And life around me is changing. It has been changing. I saw the signs.
I lamented that we are moving back to the city. “Maybe the Creator wants you closer to the community to help.” There are many, many more people that I could help that cannot get to the middle of nowhere south of Calhan.
We still need to sell most everything we own. And we are still going out on the road, albeit a shorter trip. We have no one that can watch all of our cats while we are gone. And the girls cannot afford an apartment on their own right now. I am Maryjane’s babysitter. We are still needed here. So we will travel a bit in the next few months then move back to the city where Doug will get a computer job. The dreaded option #4. I will still work with herbs and teach and write and see where this journey is taking us.
A lot of people I know, actually, are going through tremendous changes right now. As if the universe fell sideways and back up for a second! So, this could change tomorrow. San Diego or Illinois to New York? For how long? To visit whom? To write. To rest. We won’t have goats to milk, chickens to feed, a dog to let out, or for the first time in a long time, no garden to tend. Then we start over. Is there anything even out there for rent?
What will this blog become if I am not a farmgirl? Only time will tell, and in the meantime, I am still writing. Thanks for following.