RAINBOW FAMILY GATHERINGS: Unofficial Community for Rainbow Family
HOWDY FOLKS!Welcome Home to a 2015 regional gathering, in the White Mountains National Forest, near Berlin, New HampshireAug 21-30All peaceful beings are invited to this spiritual gathering. It is…Continue
This is a cut & paste from facebook 2015 Annual Rainbow Gathering page, where this controversy has raged for weeks now: from Phillip Halfhill Hanson:I've held back enough on this issue. But it's…Continue
When you go to gatherings, do you see soap bubbles in the streams? Dogs running in packs without visible owners? Violence or threats? Alcohol parties inside the gathering (but outside of A…Continue
JJ Cale died today; so great and prolific a blues musician! Miss him already.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL MY FAMILY!
note he's smiling
Thanks for your great mojo! Carried us thru the storm....
Hippie homes are for love and healing; that's what I want to get and give here.
To address your question, Mikal H, by 'there is no one belief system' I simply meant there are many belief systems as valid as mine or yours. I don't think, personally, that Truth even is black and white; good or bad. I believe passionately in much of mine, I recognize that others believe passionately in theirs too. Actually, I figure I'm wrong about an unknown percentage of what I believe. That helps me take myself a little lighter; and live happier in the great I Don't Know. I'm in crowded company there, as I do believe Humans don't know far more than we do know. That's a strong spiritual tenet for me; and I need it to balance out that know-it-all in me.
Being a Rainbow has less to do with political/spiritual belief systems... in some ways, it is all inclusive in these realms...and more to do with how we treat each other and how to treat the land. We aren't a small organized group of people who share an agreed upon list of politics. The politic we do follow is about learning how to get things done together without creating 'bad blood' between us. Consensus has worked for us quite a bit. No one 'doesn't belong here'. Like a gathering, people come attracted to enough parts of hippiedom to claim it. Those who claim it; those who are there, are Rainbows. The big requirement, I always thought, was to have a bellybutton. I have met a couple of people, however, who lost their bellybuttons in surgery. Being Rainbow, that horrified me. Didn't seem to bother them though; and I wouldn't deny Rainbow status to them if they claimed it!
Love to you All, Sisters and Brothers!
I can't believe John would have been 70 yrs old! In the 60's, the generation gap was so slim that even my blood brother, 2 years older than me, lie on the other side of it. And so we remain to this day. I'm 62; my brother 64... John Lennon, 70. But John lie on the same side of the gap as I. As a matter of fact, he drew me there! He gave me a great gift of heart opening to the possibility of imagining a brotherhood of wo/man. I imagined all the things he suggested, from revolution of spirit to no religion. It was all good. So I celebrate John's 70th with great love and gratitude. He helped pull us into the Age of Aquarius; and we are the few in the world still consciously on that path. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN!!