January 3, 2020-
I spent several hours, with my daughter-in-law, waiting for Aram’s flight to arrive from Seattle. We went to Phoenix in the evening, but not late enough to avoid a stretch of sitting around at the Airport. I need to work on my downtime skills, especially when it involves a “captive audience.”
This is obliquely related to what lies ahead, during what is likely to be an extraordinary year. Consultation needs to be consistently carried out, in matters great and small. Towards that end, my best friend recently reminded me of the importance of a yearly plan-mindful that life can upend the best laid plans, at a moment’s notice, but attracting divine support for the plan, anyway.
So, here is what 2020 looks like, as of today.
Commitments and Givens: Be mindful, yet stay creative. Work whenever possible, from January-May and September-December. Keep regular volunteer activities, during the above time frames. Stay present, and communicate regularly, with all members of my Tribe, especially those closest. Honour all life, including my own. Celebrate brother’s special birthday, as he sees fit. Celebrate my own special birthday. Retire in December.
Journeys: January– Valley of Fire State Park, east of Las Vegas; February– Indio (Concert) and Colorado River Valley, from Parker to Yuma; April– San Diego and Orange County; June, July & August– North Rim of Grand Canyon, Carson City, Portland, Olympic Peninsula, Vancouver Island, Prince Rupert, Southeast Alaska, Trans-Canada Highway, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Atlantic Canada, New England, Philadelphia,eastern Midwest and Southeast, Florida (maybe even South FL and a bit of the Bahamas), across the South to Dallas and then back to Prescott; October– Petrified Forest, Painted Desert and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
Of course, this is what I am getting from my meditations, NOW. Much is left to conditions on the ground, at the time things are about to happen. In any event, this is what I get as my plan, at the start of the year.