I've been spending a lot of time thinking (because the wind has stopped the last few days and i can) about all of this journey and what it means to me, to you, and to the bigger picture for us all.
While it has been all about me - when you really understand the laws of the Universe - it makes sense that it is about you, too. I wake up each day in search of freedom - but not just for me, for you too.
And even though my life is very small, ideas are infinite and how they manifest is irrelevant. Be it opening the gates to a prison camp or just opening the door and breathing in the landscape - the idea, as feeling, is the point to all of it.
Which brings me to this very tiny example of survival - but the very big feeling and idea it represents. Okay, this isn't really a survival issue... It's more of a sanity issue:)
I think most of you know I am basically camping. Translation I can't take a shower inside or walk anywhere to do that.
I have a place I can drive to. But that is kinda a hassle. Plus, I am dependent on the kindess of others and sometimes that stops working out....
So, a little panic about what I would do if it did?
It's winter so outside is a little tougher. Hence my first method I tried - a pot of water and the sink. The first problem was my hair is too long.
Easy to fix? Yes. Did I do a very good job? No. But nothing six months of growing out won't soften a bit....
Next option. Solar shower. Good in summer. But in winter as an fyi - four hours of sun with a high of 50 degrees made the water not cold - but not really very warm either.
Here's my shower area. The stool I can sit on to keep the water off of me and the stones keep my feet out of the mud. Plus, the wall blocks drive bys and wind - benefit!
So, no big deal right? Yes because I've discovered dirty hair is one of the things I don't tolerate well. Did you know long hair as it gets greasy in a windy environment collects all that dirt blowing around and then gets heavy and stiff?
But this is the real point. It is empowering to know I can find a solution that keeps me independent. Yes, we need others. But it has been a hard line to walk between needing others help and also being safe and on my own.
Something small like this lets me find that feeling of just a bit more freedom - both within and also with the fact that my hair isn't plastered to my head - it's all about the hats...
So, now that I am done - who is next?
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!