September 18, 2015, Prescott- One thing about transitions, there are small stretches of time when money is tight, communication gets garbled and difficulties ensue. I was raised to work through them, and so it is, right now. I have had a few confrontations with people, both online and in real time, over the past three days. In each case, rather than start World War 10,000, I have chosen to rely on my intuition, as to what the other person(s) was/were getting at. One is simply a snarky, and somewhat abrasive, individual who enjoys a good comeback. A few of those have defused that mess. Another wants to know whether I have just moved on. That is really up to that person. I am still here, and as said earlier, I will not impose myself on anyone who seems to want to be left alone. Another individual doesn’t want anyone who doesn’t drink, and doesn’t seem to have much money, in his establishment. (It is a restaurant, not a bar, per se, so the clientele ought to be mixed).
I sense the mood in this town is changing. Hipsters tend not to like anyone who isn’t strutting their cash, and I see more hipsters around, over the past few months. I haven’t had much money, over the past six years or so, though that is about to change, albeit gradually, and modestly. I will be EARNING a living wage, starting next month. Life will be more on an even keel.
I’m not going anywhere, though. My son is in San Diego, until the end of next year, at least, and I have a growing number of friends in Los Angeles. Prescott is six hours from San Diego, seven from LA, and proximity rules. I still have a good many friends here, even those with whom I seem to be having misunderstandings. I am also very much enamoured of a place where I can walk just about everywhere that matters, and drive to the rest of the places, in a half hour or less.
In the next several posts, I will be commenting on points made by Chief Phil Lane, Jr., who heads up a spiritual retreat in Surrey, BC, as to the development of a spiritual community. His heartfelt and well-considered tenets could be applied in a good many settings. I stand in a circle, where heart, patience and intuition matter.