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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Journey 5: week 6/Richmond, VA

Merry meet Friends!
Michelle here bringing lots of love and light......

On The Road Again
Willie Nelson

On the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again

On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I may never see again
And I can't wait to get on the road again

On the road again
Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends
Insisting that the world keep turning our way and our way

Is on the road again
I just can't wait to get on the road again

This song seems so appropriate as I will be back on the road as of Wednesday.  Woo Hoo!   What appear to be setbacks are just a temporary bump in the road.  No, a car has not manifested yet but as I was in meditation during the week, the Mega Bus dropped into my spirit.  I hadn't considered that before.  I had thought about Greyhound and Amtrak but not the Mega Bus.  I checked schedules for where I believe Spirit has me headed and not only does it travel there, it's very inexpensive.

Corinna Woods is having a Red Tent event in Earthaven on Thursday.  Thursday is also the birthday of one of the women from the Immersion.  Virginia would like for us to come to the event and help her celebrate.  Greyhound goes to Asheville and I would have needed a ride but Amanda (another woman from the Immersion) asked when I planned to visit her because I could come into Charlotte and ride with her.  The Mega Bus goes to Charlotte. I will spend the night with Amanda, travel to Earthaven with her on Thursday morning and then back to Charlotte for a visit.

Amanda raises bees and I can't wait for her to show me all that entails.  I want to learn all I can about natural living.  Her daughter is going to teach me how to make foot bracelets.  Amanda and I are sure to make infusions, salves and tinctures.  Maybe there's even soap making on the horizon!  From there I would like to visit Lori in Tennessee.  I would have to go into Nashville or Atlanta, GA because the bus does not stop in her town.  Lori is willing to drive to pick me up from the bus stop.  I think I will do Atlanta and visit some people there before she arrives.

Lori has a mini farm.  I certainly hope that there are some cows or goats to milk.  Maybe there are chickens and I can gather eggs.  I believe Lori made some peanut butter recently.  Yum!, can't wait to try that.  Whatever she wishes to teach me, I'm willing to learn.  Next if my friend Whitney is back, I would head on over to Kentucky from Nashville.  I would like to see some of the places in Nashville before traveling on to Kentucky.  Whitney and I did our first year of seminary together and I haven't seen her since 2011 or 2012.  Either way it's been much too long. 

While in Earthaven, I plan to visit Medicine Wheel and see my house mates.  I also want to see how the potato bed I started is doing and any of my other vegetables as well.  I wonder who took over the Greenhouse?  I miss Medicine Wheel and the people there.  It will be good to see them again and hear Seaver sing, "Oh I wish I was a glimmer in your eye". LOL  I think Dimitri may be back by then.  It will be like a reunion!

Another way that I have decided to travel is with Amtrak.  Amtrak has a rail pass.  It's good for 15, 30 or 45 days consecutively.  15 days has 8 stops on the route.  I would go from DC or Chicago to New Mexico, spend a few days there, then to LA to see my daughter, then up to San Francisco for a day or so, then Oakland to see Ali'a possibly, then Denver, CO, then Chicago, then DC to see my other daughter, and Richmond.  I think this would be an adventure and I wouldn't have to be concerned about where to sleep, eat or take bathroom breaks. 

I was opposed to these modes of travel at first because I originally heard to "get in the car and drive" and I would hear Spirit tell me where to go and when to stop.  A bus or train would mean knowing where I was going because of ticket purchases.  It didn't feel Spirit led to me.  However as long as I check with Spirit about where to go, the journey is still Spirit led.  I just will not look up and find myself someplace unexpected. But, I may still find myself in some place unexpected but not in the physical sense.  One never knows what may happen on a journey.

I'm finding that we have to adjust our thinking sometimes and truly have "the intelligence of water".  Go with the flow, take the shape of the container, go over, under, around and through any obstacles that seem to hinder the progress.  For in reality, there are no obstacles except the ones we create.

Until next Sunday.....
Merry part and merry meet again...
Gypsi Mama Michelle


  1. Greetings Michelle,
    I love reading your posts. Your journey is a reflection , mirroring the world and it's steady, yet elliptical, revolution around the sun. Continue to spread the joy of your discoveries and keep dancing! Love, Cher

  2. Hi Cher. I'm glad you love reading the posts. I knew the journey was a reflection but I never thought about the description you offered. How perceptive of you! Thank you and I will keep dancing. Love, Michelle