This trip so far is been really interesting. The first few days were like I was following and re-orienting around various journeys that my ancestors made.
She actually married my great great grandfather who is from Mississippi / Louisiana, and then they ended up in the hill country of Arkansas and Missouri. The Ozarks. And this pretty much been my journey so far.
And then I stayed in Fort Smith AR, driving through the beautiful soft rolling hills of western Arkansas. I pulled into a rest area somewhere west of Little Rock, in those rolling hills, and I did qigong in the trees and then sat and meditated where two streams come together – where a little waterfall is constantly gurgling. That was cool to find that along the interstate!
And then I passed by Oklahoma City which is near where my dad was raised and went to school. And then I made a big push today, drove through Amarillo Texas, and then Raton New Mexico. And that is a part of my life (past) because I went to Philmont Scout Ranch twice in the 90s, and Raton is where the train stopped and then the Boy Scouts made the rest of the 120 mile journey by bus.
Fortunately I only have a three hour trip tomorrow to get into Crestone CO. Today was by far the most breathtaking of all, is I drove by mesas, small canyons, cinder cones, and then towards the end of today I saw huge towering snowcapped peaks in the distance.
So I left the friendly womb of well-known friends and allies in the east, and then drove across the Mississippi re-collecting bits and pieces from my family’s past. And now having gone past Oklahoma and Raton New Mexico, I’m on a fresh new adventure. Clean slate! I’m ready to have a new beginning and to make a push to get my business going strong (when I come back).
In the meantime, this massage school starts on Sunday and we dive in bright and early on Monday morning. I am very excited and ready to get this underway.
Love to you all,
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