“We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.” Paulo Coelho- The Alchemist
Manabi Province/Jama Ecuador
Friends Cynthia, Luis and Pedro agreed to make a very-fast trip with me to the coast on Tuesday to check on Casa Loca, to visit with friends who are enduring difficult times in the Jama area, and to listen to what’s in their minds and hearts. We hoped to return to Mindo with a better idea of what was needed and share that information with others who might be able to help. Leaving before sunrise, I reached my first road block only a few minutes after leaving the property!
Five or six cows were sleeping in the road; several reluctantly moved out of the way after I rolled closer and closer while blowing the horn. Others played ‘possum and remained in place. After five or more minutes, I got out of the truck and found a remnant of a tree limb. I whacked several of the stubborn cows on their rumps and demanded, ‘Get up!’
My friends were ready when I reached Mindo, and our first stop was about an hour later near the town of San Vicente Maldonado. Peter had recently attended a 2-week appreticeship at Cenba, a bamboo processing center that produces an alternative to using lumber from trees. The stop was an eye-opener for Cynthia and me!