Today i will be catching a train back to aberystwyth for my final year of university and i am hyped to get it started. Since my last post i managed to hitchhike all the way to the italian rainbow gathering and it was full power partying constantly!
My first rainbow gathering was in Italy so it was a welcome back home for me and i instantly fell in love with the high voltage energy of the people. Lots of shouting and hugging and drama and love. Felt very Italian haha. And since it was a smaller gathering with about less than a hundred people for most of the timeafter thefull moon party, it was literally like we were all a family.
I had some intense psychedelic experiences at the place i was staying which we called the ‘mountain of dreams’ and we had a few tarp and structures built and our camp/chai house was termed the shaman hut because it was sort of a place where you can watch the sunrise and reflect on the world at the end of a long night.
I had so many amazing experiences which has connected me with nature in italy. Feeling the hum of the earth, the heat of the sun, the songs of the trees and the incredible clouds for a few weeks have really made me humble about my position in this world.
I had this whole experience of seeing everything as energy and forces. The forces of nature and the universe, and more interestingly, the energies of every human being. Seeing the conflicts and interactions between our group of people, i realise that everyones personality is simply an external manifestation of their inner energies. Anger, helpfulness, timidity, loud, attention seeking. These are qualities that are caused by something in the past and when i had heart to heart conversations with these people, its easier to understand why and its allowed me to somehow become more empathetic and compassionate to everyone regardless of how they behave. As so eone who is very bad at picking up on body language for most of my life, learning to empathise to someones energy is really a big step for me personally.
There is still so much more about life that im confused with and that just means more adventures in the future in hopes of finding out.
Hey center of your universes.
I had a weird week spending time in the baltics. As i said in my last post, i went up to Latvia and found myself just outside a city called Daugapils. We were hitchhiking in two pairs, me with an Australian girl called Gemma and us both then got stopped by the police and subsequently Customs when we were hitching to Riga. I wasn’t terribly worried because im legally travelling this time around but i was right when i crossed the english channel and they didnt entry stamp my passport into france and they didnt believe me at first when i said i am within my 90 day period but they let me go in the end.
Gemma asked them why they stopped in the first place and they said they were worried we were going to sneak into russia which was 40km away apparently.
“We wanted to make sure youre not an illegal alien going into Russia to work”
Umm.. I had to process that at first. Its a bit insulting to be called an illegal immigrant but supposedly im an alien now. I can handle my kryptonite well thank you very much.
We ended up getting to Riga a day after and it was kind of difficult because i wanted to be as present as i can but the girls loved to find wifi and zone out for an hour or two and it got a bit lonely sometimes even when we were camped at the beach of Latvia for a couple of nights.
After that we hitched back to Vilnius and stayed with one of my favorite travelling companions- Dalius. It was so refreshing to be with him and funny enough i was living at the rainbow with him for three weeks but his mindspace was somewhere else at the time. This time he was willing to talk and communicate and be my friend again. Our relationship is quite special for me because we dont really talk but we communicate through music.Imagine the intimate feeling of knowing someone very well after sex but you in this case we don’t connect through touch, but with resonating our feelings and energies into our voices and playing with different sounds. Its an odd concept to explain and ive tried to have this ‘music sex’ with other musicians but i havent managed to yet.
So after Vilnius i caught a ride from a rainbow sister, Adrienn to hungary and it was a challenging game of empathy and self reflection. Her, trying to be a being of empathy and me trying to be a tool of self reflection. It was difficult because she has a strong energy but she was stubborn and evangelistic whereas i am maleable and i simply just dont care. I wrote a page of adrienn quotes and at the end of the journey when we got to Budapest, i read them to her and observed her reaction. I love this feeling of being able to mirror a person and watching them reflect and grow from it.
Anyway, to end this post, Today i hitched near to the hungarian border of slovenia, and croatia and hopefully i can make it to Italy tomorrow before 4pm so i can catch a ride with sofia to the italian rainbow. Cheers beautiful people. Lots of love to my readers.
hey brothers and sisters,
I have recently left the rainbow and me and some sisters hitchhiked to latvia for no apparent reason. The destination was supposedly to go as far north as Tallin in Estonia but im deciding to maybe head back down to lithuania and then make my way to berlin and then Italy to catch a bit of the italian rainbow gathering there. Hopefully after i’ll make myself at home at Sofias house before hitching back to the UK. Nothing is set in stone yet though.
hallo dear readers,
I am in vilnius, lithuania right now staying at a rainbow sisters house. This is my first time being online since i was in berlin and its been a hectic week. I arrived at rainbow and it has been a very interesting period. This rainbow i’ve been learning a lot about connections and friendship but it has also been a very introvertive time. I’ve been immersing myself in the experience but my headspace is always in mars.
Its also really nice to walk around the rainbow barefoot, covered in mud and naked.
Haloo peeps. Ive spent the last week in Berlin and dear lord has it been such an amazing week. This is my second time in Berlin and it was a great feeling bei g somewhere in europe and feeling like you know the place and how to get around.
I couchsurfed at my old host on the first night and met up with Adin which was great. Seeing Adin made me realise how much we’ve changed in the past year. We wear different colors and clothes, we have new priorities and principles and we’ve acquired lots of new toys and skills.
Its super cool knowing i can still count on him after all this time. It means tavelling friendships does not have to be temporary.
After that, i met Jake, Ia and fluge who were heading to the rainbow as well so we joined up and formed a little unit. We got caught riding the train with no ticket and we peacefully protested by holding hands and just walking away even when they told us not to go haha. Then we met up with some other rainbow travellers until suddenly we had a group of 12 crammed into a three person tent in the rain. But i told jake “its always easier to find a rainbow when it rains” and half an hour later, a man on a bicycle came and jammed with us in our tent? He said of course he knew we were rainbow because no one else would be camped out in the park in the center of berlin playing music in the rain. He then invited us to stay at his apartment and it quickly turned into a rainbow house before you knew it and we had food circles and we spent our days chilling at parks and busking for money. We had stringed instruments, wind instruments, so many different types of percussions as well as jugglers, devil sticks, staff weilders, bowling pins, hula hoops and so many many more toys haha. We ended up with an open performance circus under the berlin tower and that was such an amazing experience to be a part of. I think it was a special time for all of us but alas, nothing lasts forever. The rainbow has already begun in lithuania and i am at a service station waiting patiently for a ride to go to Poland.