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***** My body dreads resuming the travels. My soul knows nothing but doing so.I have.....

***** My body dreads resuming the travels. My soul knows nothing but doing so.
I have nothing but deepest gratitude for the opportunity to resume the campaign, traveling around the country with this vehicle for Palestine, for the future of all creation. My body dreads the departure... sleeping in parking lots, unwanted everywhere, no security, extreme danger, at times, on roads, cold, wet, uncertain food based on unsolicited donations,  physically exhausted and in pain....

I care about my body. I listen to my body, occasionally. But my soul who is who and what I am. My soul is all that I want to be. So is all any of us should want to be if we were saying.
Seen on Facebook long ago: you do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.

Departure time is uncertain: have pending medical exams, orthopedic, vision, and dental. Hopefully all this week, and from them I should know whether I can depart late this week or whether some future medical appointments will dictate that I stay in DC longer. And each day I stay increases the likelihood that weather could postpone my departure by months. 

But my guess, and my determination, is that I will depart before the weather makes it impossible.

My expectation is to head south, probably along the recently devastated coastline, to Florida. And then to travel west along the coast. I don't know how one crosses the desert on a vehicle like mine, or a bike.

I'll end of the journey when I see some better way to serve humanity or my life or health are terminated. My guess is that this journey will take me around the country for the next 10 - 12 months. I have some vague sense of attempting to transit all 48 contiguous states.

What then? I don't know. But I have a sense that this vehicle will be my home base, my home, 4 whatever years I am left on earth.

 I find spending more than is represented by this vehicle morally abhorrent on a planet with so many in dire need.

What resources may come to me in the future, beyond the bare requirements of sustaining this ride for creation, belong not to me, but to my needier global family. And high on the list are the masses that have been destroyed, largely, to generate what wealth I have had in my life... The Native Americans and the African Americans.


***** I caught a glimpse of something very significant this morning. It is an......

***** I caught a glimpse of something very significant this morning. It is an evolution of something I've written of in the last several weeks. In fact, I was in a building with many many other people that speak and live in a very rough manner. A microcosm, really, of our broader culture. A vision came to me, nothing mystical, a vision came to me where I could see alongside each and every individual, in my mind, a tiny shadow self, the spirit of the child they had been, the spirit of Loving, awe, wonder, Brotherhood, reverence for life. It was evident that that shadow person was displaced by the worldly person. That led me to see that the revolution, the only revolution that could save the future, the only revolution that has ever been available, is to lead successfully a rebellion, the overthrow of the worldly person by that displaced shadow which is the loving child. That is the army that needs to come into power. That is what I must try and learn to activate, empower, raise.


Cancer update. Curious; I began crying during the 35 minutes brain scan just now.....

Cancer update. Curious; I began crying during the 35 minutes brain scan just now...
I was totally fine. My heart rate was 100% normal, I am certain, I was totally relaxed. Why crying? I don't know.

 I think it had to do with this: my chosen way of being is to live the pain of the world, the second by second agony of Palestine, the infinite pain of all creation going forward on writhing planet in death pangs. I don't dwell on that pain. But I keep it at the center of my being at all times because it is the primary informing of what I must do. I think by all objective measures I manage that enormously well. But I keep myself on the edge at all seconds that I am awake.
Have you ever had an MRI? They are overwhelming experiences. It is your head, for 35 minutes, 1 inch away from everything going on in a massive construction site. I had one about 3 years ago when they first detected the cancer, at Howard University. I had forgotten what a severe sensory experience it is.
I think, for a few fleeting seconds, it just overwhelmed me emotionally.
Part of it I'm sure is also the potential distraction and/or delay of my work, this journey around the country in this solar vehicle for Palestine and to stop ecocide. I think part of it too is the profoundly intense emotions that I have felt today in reading President Obama's words today regarding the Pope Francis visit, and the words of Pope Francis, especially those in the homily tonight where he instructed Catholics to stop talking so much and to start living their faith in service to the neediest in humanity more.
Next week and the following week I see a neural opthamologist and my cancer doctor as they try to figure out what's going on in my head that is causing my left eye to go blind.

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***** Day 30. Ride for creation resumes. 5 days to Washington DC for medical tests.....

***** Day 30. Ride for creation resumes. 5 days to Washington DC for medical tests.....
The vehicle is as ready as it will ever be and it seems to be very ready.
As a driver I am as ready as I need to be, quite ready.
I have much to learn but I have learned an enormous amount in the last 29 days. Most importantly that this is a campaign to light a fire. It is the same campaign that Jesus began 2000 years ago. I may be doing it well. I may be doing it poorly. But I see that it is exactly what I'm called to do.
I've learned a tremendous amount as to how to do this journey, from the limits of the vehicle, to how to go beyond the limits of the vehicle, how to fully harness the Sun, I have optimized the vehicle, the manufacturer has optimize the vehicle, I am learning to be much more independent in problem solving and maintenance, my skills for route planning and route optimization continue to grow.
My sense of where to find living souls, those one in a million, is growing.
Today was really the culmination of the manufacturers efforts and mine to complete the foundation for the expansion of this campaign. I've spent several days, the last several days in Home Depot parking lots finalizing the solar trailer design and implementation, weatherproofing and wind proofing the vehicle and its contents. It seems to be very ship shape. Yes, many problems will arise in the future but the strong foundation is laid.
Hours were spent today by me contemplating where next. My first thoughts were the holiday crowds at Virginia Beach or Myrtle Beach. Both are about 2 days too far to make sense at this point in time. Meandering through the small and large towns between Durham and Washington DC over the next four or 7 days it seems to me the most productive next step. Doing so will lend me back in DC in time for medical appointments and the resumption by the Congress criminals. I envision having el fusion on Capitol Hill for one or two days maybe 3. They are not worth more than that.
My major cancer scan and consult with my oncologist is about 3 weeks out. I may be allowed to sleep in the shelter that I was in before I left Washington. That will be helpful but if I need to sleep in parks or surrounding towns that would be okay too. I envision while waiting the several weeks for my final cancer evaluation to travel maybe up into Amish country.
I expect I will learn a lot in coming weeks and months about where to find the few souls that have the potential to ignite. I suspect that each day will be my best attempt to physically place myself on those routes and in those towns or areas where those souls are most likely to be. My sense of the hallmark of the souls is profound humility, a sense of awe and wonder at creation that is very deep not shallow and self-serving. A deep and healthy sense of troubling at the precipice that humanity has brought everything to.