Welcome Home!

I cannot say why you found me here. This digital realm can be cold and heartless if you don’t look very closely. Hopefully, you have found me, here in the vastness of cyberspace, as a touchstone to what really matters. A voice amongst the haste and waste of the early twenty first century, one that belongs to a person who still believes that “All we have to do is BE together and it will all happen.”

The fish trap exists because of the fish, once you have gotten the fish, you can forget the trap.-Ha fiz

Words exist because of meaning, once you have gotten the meaning, you can forget the words.-Ram dass

I’m one of the youngest sages and old hippies, one of the happiest cynics, most thoughtful carefree people and while I’m at it, most reluctantly impulsive deep thinking centers of attention you will find. I will share what I can, hopefully ask the right questions and perhaps lead you to places that you never knew existed.

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our nation once again, many thousands of people are descending on a tent city in the National Forest. These folks are part of a worldwide non-organization called the Rainbow Family of Light and Love. We greet one another at these gatherings with the simple words, Welcome Home because we find a sense of peace and prosperity amongst other members of our greater family. Gatherings of this type are held worldwide and year-round by folks who wish to find not only a deeper connection with the Earth, one another and their true selves, but with the unbroken chain of ritual and trance that has brought us to where we are today.

Many within this group refer to themselves as belonging to the Rainbow Tribe. This too is interesting because of the fact that the name rests upon an ancient prophesy of native people about the Rainbow Warrior, a savior of sorts who will appear to bring harmony between the tribes of the Earth. The time has come for the ranks of the family to include more than just the displaced, the dispossessed, the square pegs that have become frustrated with being forever shoved into round holes. The ancient wisdom that is carried by the elders of this tribe is important enough to the future of all the people of the planet that in my own limited way, I am going to attempt to share the basic context behind their messages as well as hopefully inspire changes that are easy enough to implement in our own lives and make the biosphere a bit more hospitable in spite of the current rush to destroy what little integrity still remains in the natural world.

By each of us sharing what we have come to learn and understand, giving freely of both our material goods and our inspirations and insights, humanity is enriched and expanded to be able to grapple with the deeper issues that confront early twenty-first century life on this planet. I can only bring what I have to the table, many of the object lessons that I have received, as well as the insights they have given me are only able to be expressed by story and parable, however there is overlap between our experience and perhaps by illuminating both the light and dark parts of my own path a little bit, it can help others to find their way to peace and a different sort of prosperity.

These posts are intended to be signposts of sorts along a road to enlightenment, a path to sustainability and an existence that honors and respects the spirits of the Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The sages have passed on to us great wisdom. The time for us has come to utilize every tool in our arsenal to free our lives from the graft and corruption of “modern” life. To relinquish our capricious belief in power and control and to give birth to a new way of being that allows  us to become more in tune with the cycles of the planet, her biomes and her people. I hope that my writings can inspire others, be a call to action (and occasionally inaction), and an inspirational story of unity amongst the estrangement of our hectic and depersonalized modern world.

Blessed Be fellow traveler, Namaste’

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About otherfishwrap

One of the last of the Baby Boomers, I remember where I was when JFK was shot. Good story. Born during the Cuban Missile Crisis, my life has been spent studying, practicing skills and attitudes that reflect justice and the sanctity of Earth, Air, Fire, Water & Spirit. Trained as an educator, my life has been devoted to cultural development and social justice.
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