Sinix’t Barter Fair (Nov 2010)

On the front cover is a photo of sixth annual Sinix’t Barter Fair that happened Oct 1st-3rd in the Slocan Valley, close to Nelson, BC. Good music, wholesome foods and items to buy or barter. Richard really wanted a picture of our new kitten on the front cover so I split the page. I think the ever-changing stage deserved the attention and below is an image so you can get the essence of the weekend. Richard talks about kitty in his column, who was four weeks old and the last of eight kittens to be given away at the fare. We looked at several older kittens but none felt right.

During the event, we got to say hello to a few people we know but don’t see too often including Max, the jeweller who made our wedding bands. He told us his movie, called THE SINIX’T: Bringing Home the Bones, is now complete. Beginning thousands of years ago and continuing right up to the present day, it is a unique and genuine West Kootenay production about the Sinix’t nation and their struggle to be recognized by the Canadian government. They were declared extinct in 1956. Bob Campbell, a.k.a. Laughing Thunder, the spiritual leader of the Sinix’t Band, is looking for support. www.sinixtnation.org.

I am inspired by stories of people changing the world. The shift is accelerating as we, the people, join together to share our experiences and find ways to be effective in our efforts to say that “enough is enough.” One really dramatic example is Avaaz.org, (which means “voice”). It is a global online advocacy community with a simple democratic mission: to organize citizens in every country on Earth to help close the gap between the world we have and the world most people want. The online petitions Avaaz circulates gather millions of signatures in a matter of days, giving world leaders a wake-up call and often affecting the course of history. Change.org and Care2.com are two more websites that support changing how the world re-acts to events.

I have featured many “people making a difference” in the past and will continue to network and provide support for people looking for alternative information, be it on health issues, sustainable living or psychic insights. I urge you to support the Charter of Health Freedom by going to their website below and adding your name to the list. Please read the article on page 10 and join the letter-writing campaign we started last month by going to www.charterofhealthfreedom.org/index.php?/charter-challenge or attend a lecture with Shawn Buckley, their lawyer.

Flordemayo, a member of the 13 Grandmothers Council, tells us that “In this time of movement, where celestial doors have opened, we must do what we have been asked to do. We are standing in the movement and the vibration of a sacred prophecy. The prophecy tells us that consciousness is preparing the spirit of the feminine, the spirit of the grandmothers. It is in the prophecy that we shall walk into the light, united from the four directions.” Creating community is not easy, but trusting in the universal flow is a feminine trait and, as the grandmothers have predicted, it is the feminine forces that will re-shape the world and provide the change we need. Becoming conscious is important as we each learn to speak up. If not, soon there will be little choice left as the corporations and government, who think they control the world, get the One World Order finalized.

When I look around at how much of the garden/Retreat Center work still needs doing, I can easily slip into feeling of frustration as I struggle with the amount of time it takes to write Musings, wondering how much should be said as I put my life into perspective with what is happening globally, knowing we reflect the whole. Can I do it clearly and with love, processing my feelings about what is happening in my life in such a way as to find wisdom and raise awareness collectively? Recently I got upset because some our beautiful organic tomatoes were rotting on the ground because there was not enough help available to bring them in before the frost hit. I know it is not my problem but still, it bothers me. The summer season is complete, and most of our volunteer staff have moved on. I am grateful for the time they have given to the Retreat Center so we could survive another season but I want it to thrive. I appreciate Richard’s hard work, his sense of humour and his ability to relax and share his space with so many strangers. I am enjoying his cooing and laughter as he plays with our new kitten. I appreciate myself and my angels for choosing a task that takes endurance, for many a time I would have preferred to have given up as creating community is not easy and neither is co-ordinating a Retreat Center with someone who thinks so differently than I.

If you are interested in “being part of the change” here at Johnson’s Landing, we are looking for self-motivated and hard working people who believe that “work is love in action.” This is the philosophy of Findhorn, and something I aspire to create here in Canada. Resolution helps change the energy and my intention is to manifest a permanent gardener, maybe a couple with some building skills who would like to trade gardening for living in the lower house. My son Dale has chosen not to move here from Edmonton as he wants to start a solar/green business where he lives and feels he will get better support in the big city.

Right now, we have Antony staying with us, who has four pages of the magazine, the ones with the green strips, on alternative energy. He enjoys doing research into sustainable energy production and is good at writing about his experiences. His articles are on pages 16-20. I would also like to introduce Austin, who lives in Nelson and wants to start his own magazine called Creative Culture Canada; his pages are 35-40. I am delighted to have the help of these two souls as we each grow our wings and make a difference in the world. There are many ways to contact us (on page 4) if you feel a calling to.

I have featured many “people making a difference” in the past and will continue to network and provide support for people looking for alternative information, be it on health issues, sustainable living or psychic insights. I urge you to support the Charter of Health Freedom by going to their website below and adding your name to the list. Please read the article on page 10 and join the letter-writing campaign we started last month by going to www.charterofhealthfreedom.org/index.php?/charter-challenge or attend a lecture with Shawn Buckley, their lawyer.

Flordemayo, a member of the 13 Grandmothers Council, tells us that “In this time of movement, where celestial doors have opened, we must do what we have been asked to do. We are standing in the movement and the vibration of a sacred prophecy. The prophecy tells us that consciousness is preparing the spirit of the feminine, the spirit of the grandmothers. It is in the prophecy that we shall walk into the light, united from the four directions.” Creating community is not easy, but trusting in the universal flow is a feminine trait and, as the grandmothers have predicted, it is the feminine forces that will re-shape the world and provide the change we need. Becoming conscious is important as we each learn to speak up. If not, soon there will be little choice left as the corporations and government, who think they control the world, get the One World Order finalized.

When I look around at how much of the garden/Retreat Center work still needs doing, I can easily slip into feeling of frustration as I struggle with the amount of time it takes to write Musings, wondering how much should be said as I put my life into perspective with what is happening globally, knowing we reflect the whole. Can I do it clearly and with love, processing my feelings about what is happening in my life in such a way as to find wisdom and raise awareness collectively? Recently I got upset because some our beautiful organic tomatoes were rotting on the ground because there was not enough help available to bring them in before the frost hit. I know it is not my problem but still, it bothers me. The summer season is complete, and most of our volunteer staff have moved on. I am grateful for the time they have given to the Retreat Center so we could survive another season but I want it to thrive. I appreciate Richard’s hard work, his sense of humour and his ability to relax and share his space with so many strangers. I am enjoying his cooing and laughter as he plays with our new kitten. I appreciate myself and my angels for choosing a task that takes endurance, for many a time I would have preferred to have given up as creating community is not easy and neither is co-ordinating a Retreat Center with someone who thinks so differently than I.

If you are interested in “being part of the change” here at Johnson’s Landing, we are looking for self-motivated and hard working people who believe that “work is love in action.” This is the philosophy of Findhorn, and something I aspire to create here in Canada. Resolution helps change the energy and my intention is to manifest a permanent gardener, maybe a couple with some building skills who would like to trade gardening for living in the lower house. My son Dale has chosen not to move here from Edmonton as he wants to start a solar/green business where he lives and feels he will get better support in the big city.

Right now, we have Antony staying with us, who has four pages of the magazine, the ones with the green strips, on alternative energy. He enjoys doing research into sustainable energy production and is good at writing about his experiences. His articles are on pages 16-20. I would also like to introduce Austin, who lives in Nelson and wants to start his own magazine called Creative Culture Canada; his pages are 35-40. I am delighted to have the help of these two souls as we each grow our wings and make a difference in the world. There are many ways to contact us (on page 4) if you feel a calling to.

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