2021 NM/AZ Rainbow Family Counsel Notes

We counsel for peace



The 2021 Annual Rainbow Family of Living Light Information:
Holding for the Annual Rainbow Family Gathering: From Taos, New Mexico. South on HWY 68. Turn LEFT on HWY 518. Turn LEFT on FS 439. Welcome to holding. https://goo.gl/maps/81FYdrJctkiktTgk6
Anticipate chilly nights and high chance of rain/hail. Welcome Home! We Love You!!



Counsel On The Land 5-20-2021

On The Land 5-20-2021
Southwest Family of Living Light Scout Counsel
2021 50th Annual Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering
Tres Piedras New Mexico


We opened a circle on the land outside of Tres Piedras New Mexico in the Carson National Forest to express ourselves as individuals and to speak to our family through traditional processes of consensus gained through sharing in a circle our visions, heartsongs and mutual trust in tribal anarchy devoid of authoritarian hierarchy. Consensus is how we govern ourselves. This means coming to solutions acceptable to everyone, not just a majority.

Consensus #1  Consensus is passed to open a circle for the 2021 50th Annual Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering. 

Consensus #2   A Banking Counsel for the coming 2021 Annual Rainbow Family Gathering will be manifested and stewarted by three independent volunteers. After discussion and acceptance of three volunteers, a feather was passed with a consensus of silence. The new banking counsel will provide the family transparency in all transactions and books are to be open to the family for inspection.

Consensus #3  Ramblin Rose will hold the family purse and will be assisted by Dusty K and Tom Star. Our banking counsel will be responsible for the stewardship of donations and core needs of the gathering. The Magic Hat and Banking Counsel are our cooperative commonwealth, which provides food, medical supplies and other necessities to insure safe and healthy gatherings. Decision making counsels will be announced at Information and held daily; all who want a voice in functions may speak. We are a Participatory Democracy — a tribe of volunteers.

Consensus #4 Scouting rendezvous will be on the land June 3, 2021 to discuss site potentials, logistics and any other concerns. All interested scouting volunteers are encouraged to attend counsel circle to present their suggestions for gathering sites and other details worthy of consideration. Circle starts at hippie noon.

Consensus #5 Scouting rendezvous will be shared on our Southwest Lightline (602) 518-7975

Consensus #6  June 18, 2021 Spring Counsel site will be announced through the Southwest Light Line and other means of communication. Facebook is highly discouraged, we appreciate cooperation in not posting on that platform.

June 21, 2021 will be the date of Spring Counsel. This is an open circle on the land and will honor traditional processes that encourage equal voice to all participants. 

Consensus #7  Seed Camp will be June 21st – June 30th  //  The 2021 50th Annual Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering will be held July 1st – 7th  //  Vision Counsel will be held July 7th until consensus is reached.  //  Clean up will be July 8th and will continue until all concerned parties are satisfied every effort has been made to disappear any evidence we were even here.

Consensus #8 Any and all holding camps should be self-sufficient and able to coordinate their own needs while on the land. It is encouraged that cleanup of those camps will be done with respect to the land and if at all possible held in surrounding states and not of large capacity. Dispersed light camping with no trace. 

Consensus #9 Anyone who wants to be part of the scouting focus or is offering assistance with holding camp is welcome to call the Southwest Light Line for updated information, kind suggestions and as a friendly liaison.

Consensus #10 It is the suggestion and consensus of this counsel that Annual Banking Counsels and any Magic Hat contributions be dispensed and dissolved at the end of gathering as carrying forward family donations can create unforeseen issues, conflicts of interest and appearances that are not conducive to our goals of unorganization. The 2021 50th Annual Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering Banking Counsel and Magic Hat will follow this consensus with respect.

Consensus #11 Received donations totaling $300.00 which has been shared among three vehicles used for volunteer purposes including fuel for scouting efforts. This Magic Hat seed money now totals $0.00 and is dissolved.

Consensus # 12 With great joy and abundant enthusiasm, we invite all who carry hope and intent to join us in the mourning of Silence from dawn until noon to constitute Word Peace through inner peace ,and to Gather with Open Hearts for the 50th Annual Rainbow Family Gathering July 1st thru the 7th 2021.

Consensus # 13 People of the Rainbow Family of Living Light ,closed the counsel by passing the feather in silence.

 

OP-ED

Unofficial Independent Thoughts
5-20-21 Scouting Counsel on the land at Tres Piedras NM.

It is felt by many in the family that holding Magic Hat donations and carrying a Bank forward from our 2019 Annual Rainbow Gathering is unwise with many voicing  “stupid” as a reaction to the act. Withholding these donations from the 2020 Idaho Rainbow Family Gathering while justifying a postponement on the basis of a signed document vowing postponement until 2021 is reprehensible. This restrictive action alone portrayed a serious lack of due respect to individuals who attended the 2020 Annual Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering while following time honored processes of consensual interaction established over the last 49 years and expressed throughout several notable Rainbow Family publications. 

That being said, it should be encouraged that the donated magic hat funds from Wisconsin 2019 be equally distributed and dispersed completely to all points of light within the 2021 summer gathering season and to the benefit of the gatherings that are being organized and who have followed traditional processes of counsel and consensus. If there are any special circumstances that lay outside this model of sharing funds, discretion will be recognized where appropriate so long as the dispensation of any held funds allows the 2019 Annual Rainbow Magic Hat and Banking Counsel to be dissolved completely.

Fair and equal gifting among the tribes is the intent with no singular or multiple gatherings receiving an amount greater than any other community gatherings bearing the name Rainbow Family or connected by tribal ideologies who also conduct themselves through open counsel processes commonly expounded within the The Rainbow Guide, Always Free and the many guiding documents generated throughout the years. It is our desire for those other gatherings to be funded with seed money in the interest of safe and healthy gatherings.  

Therefore the vision of counsel and the common vibe of Az / Nm 2021 Annual Rainbow Family Gathering should be seen through to the best of intentions and to the benefit of those individuals on the lands – the Rainbow Family of Living Light. Full support of the Magic Hat to be given freely as it was given freely and for its intended purposes, healthy, safe and secure gatherings that remain unified and in solidarity with the tenants of peaceful respect for the tribes.

                                                    Love & Light Family



4-22-21 Counsel for Rainbow Family Of Living Light

Southwest Rainbow Family Regional Counsel 4-22-21
This counsel of Southwest Rainbow Family Regional on 4-22-21 came together from our previous consensus as follows:

Counsel on 2-14-21
The people of the Rainbow Family of Living Light, being individuals openly circle here on the land on 2-14-2021

Southwest Region Rainbow Family of Living Light Counsel Consensus:

1. We have openly circled here on the land in the Dragoon Mountains to represent our intentions for the Southwest Rainbow Family of Living Light,and have reached consensus out of love on the following:
We reaffirm the consensus for a unified southwest regional rainbow
gathering to take place April, 12th - 26th, 2021.

2. We encourage all peaceful family to participate in the verbalizing, counsel, and the focalizing process by joining in the established regional family circles and existing regional family counsels. Furthermore, the intention to call family counsel should occur on the land and be publicized to all points of light a minimum of 14 days prior.

3. We come to a consensus to change the Arizona Light Line from
928-636-6742 to the Southwest light line 602-518-7975 furthermore we
entrust this southwest light line number to the established and ongoing southwest family process.

4. Our next council will be on 2-28-21 at the San Francisco hot spring trail head near the Mogollon Mountain in NM

Counsel on 2-28-21

1. We have openly circled here on the land near the Mogollon Mountain to represent our intentions for the Southwest Rainbow Family of Living Light, and have reached consensus out of love on the following: While many long-term gatherers who focalize have misgivings and concerns about the safety of gathering in large numbers during a pandemic; many who gather as family recognizes that some people have a real need to come together for their physical, emotional, and spiritual well being.

4.19.2021
Southwest Rainbow Regional Gathering of Living Light Counsel
The people of the Rainbow Family of Living Light along the San Francisco river between the towns of Luna, New Mexico, and Alpine, Arizona to represent our intentions for the Southwest Rainbow Family of Living Light and have reached the following consensus :

1. The people of the Rainbow Family of Living Light, being individuals passing the feather in silence. We are holding this council: Mostly in this counsel, we all shared our heart song there was no consensus present on any matters.

2. People of the Rainbow Family of Living Light, closed the counsel by passing the feather in silence and closed the counsel.

4.22.2021
Southwest Rainbow Regional Gathering of Living Light Counsel. There were 62 individual people present for this counsel. The people of the Rainbow Family of Living Light, being individuals passing the feather in silence are holding this counsel: openly circle here on the land along the San Francisco river between the towns of Luna, New Mexico, and Alpine, Arizona to represent our intentions for the Southwest Rainbow Family of Living Light and have reached the following consensus:

1. Southwestlightline at gmail.com will be a method of communication for the family.

2. Next on the agenda is having a 2021 Annual Rainbow Gathering.
From our Vision counsel on the land in our 2020 Annual Rainbow Family of Living Light Consensus by Silence as follows.

2020 Rainbow Family Vision Counsel Consensus
[Notes: Family Counsel was held on most days of the gathering. Many spoke, maybe hundreds. A few consensuses were dabbled with, but none passed. Those conversations continued in Vision Counsel. Possibly over 50 spoke on the 7th day.]

Vision Counsel Consensus 2020 

Day 1
We the People, being individuals present at Vision Counsel at the 49th Annual Rainbow Gathering of Living Light in the Payette National Forest on the 7th day of Duly 2020, convene and consecrate our manifest through Consensus by Silence.

1. We reaffirm that our living vision thrives and relies upon Consensus found on the land in Open Counsel.

2. Consensus is our very best means of advising but is not binding, and new advice or current situation may cultivate new consensus from individuals present when the people gather in counsel on the land.

3. We suggest that Harvest Counsel be called as close as feasible to the condensed 2021 Gathering region, on the weekend of the full moon after the fall equinox.

4. We encourage individuals to share the entire vision counsel consensus instead of just part of it.

5. With great joy and abundant enthusiasm, we invite all who carry hope and intent to join us in a morning of Silence from dawn until noon to constitute World Peace through inner peace, and to Gather with Open Hearts for the 50th rainbow gathering Duly 1-7 2021, and to counsel our vision on the seventh day,
Santa Fe
Carson
Cibola
Lincoln
Gila
Apache
Coconino
Kaibab
Prescott
In a National Forest.

Day 2

6. We call for a discussion on Rainbow Caravans to be held on Duly 1st at Main Counsel.

7. The Earth as a whole is the common heritage and responsibility of the life borne upon her. We close the 2020 Vision Counsel with a silent passing of the feather.

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1. On this day 4-22-21 The People of The Rainbow Family of Living Light do Counsel and with the passing of the feather in silence have Consensus of having 2021 Annual Rainbow Family of Living Light with the ongoing process of counsel on the land of our 2020 vision counsel.

2. Scouting Counsel with Spring Council following for the NM/AZ 2021 Annual Rainbow Gathering will be held May 20, 2021 in New Mexico. Location will be known by people 14 days before the scouting counsel begins.  ---  See Below.

3. In the passing of the feather in silence we close this counsel on this day of 4-22-2021 The next counsel location will be posted on the Southwest light line (602)518-7975 14 days before the counsel.
Anyone who has called some 100 people so far Southwest light line and is in the contacts on the phone will be sent the location when known. On the 6th of May.

2-28-2021 Southwest Rainbow Family of Living Light Counsel Consensus: We have openly circled here on the land near the Mogollon Mountain to represent our intentions for the southwest rainbow family of living light, and have reached consensus out of love on the following: 

1. While many long term gatherers who focalize have misgivings and concerns about the safety of gathering in large numbers during a pandemic; many who gather as family recognize that some people have a real need to come together for their physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. 

2. We call for a rendezvous and counsel March 26th, - March 28th, 2021 with directions to be released on the southwest light line 602-518-7975 72 hours prior. 3. It is our desire and intent for the 2020 love gathering magic hat to be brought yo the next counsel in physical form. 
Annual Rainbow Family Gathering - Scouting Counsel May 20th, 2021 - Tres Piedras NM Heading north on hwy 285 turn left on Hwy 64 go west for 1/2 mile go past ranger station on the right ,1/4 miles turn right go past water tank. Find others. Welcome home. You may be the first one there. Remember this is not a rainbow gathering this is for scouting counsel for the the rainbow gathering. Please come prepared with food and water to supply yourself for a few days. Please do not post directions on feddybook we are trying to get back to word of mouth and light lines for directions spread the word lovin light  safe and happy 👣 🌿
🐾 trails  🌾 🌺 🌈

There is still snow on the ground the places scouts are looking at. Be self-sufficient if you plan on scouting. Both spots pre holding and Basecamp for scouting are in lower elevations no fires. Just like any other year or maybe a little bit more so this year. There will be the need to be able to adapt to the surroundings.



This site in no way represents the Rainbow Family or anyone else. This site is intended for information purposes only. Be where you need to be.

VISION COUNSEL – Idaho

2020 Rainbow Family Vision Counsel Consensus

[Notes: Rainbow Family Counsel was held on most days of the 2020 annual gathering. Many spoke, maybe hundreds. A few consensus were dabbled with, but none passed. Those conversations continued in Vision Counsel. Possibly over 50 spoke on the 7th day. Due to multiple editors, punctuation style and terms may vary slightly throughout the document.]

Day 1: We the People, being individuals present at Rainbow Family Vision Counsel at the 49th annual Rainbow Gathering of Living Light in the Payette National Forest on the 7th day of July 2020, convene and consecrate our manifest through Consensus by Silence.

1. We reaffirm that our living vision thrives and relies upon Consensus found on the land in Open Counsel.

2. Consensus is our very best means of advising, but is not binding, and new advice or current situation may cultivate new consensus from individuals present when the people gather in counsel on the land.

3. We suggest that Harvest Counsel be called as close as feasible to the consented 2021 Gathering region, on the weekend of the full moon after the fall equinox.

4. We encourage individuals to share all of the vision counsel consensus instead of just part of it.

5. With great joy and abundant enthusiasm, we invite all who carry hope and intent to join us in a morning of Silence from dawn until noon to constitute World Peace through inner peace, and to Gather with Open Hearts for the 50th rainbow gathering July 1-7 2021, and to counsel our vision on the seventh day, somewhere in the regions of: Santa Fe, Carson, Cibola, Lincoln, Gila, Apache, Coconino, Kaibab Prescott … in a National Forest.

Day 2

6. We call for a discussion on Rainbow Caravans to be held on July 1st at Main Counsel.

7. The Earth as a whole is the common heritage and responsibility of the life borne upon her.

8. We close the 2020 Vision Counsel with a silent passing of the feather.

[Notes: Less than 20 folks spoke on the second day, though others listened formally throughout. There were a few other proposals attempted, and discussed at length by a core dozen who had listened sufficiently to rightfully feel deserving of opinions, and shared freely. In mid afternoon they felt formality was satisfied. More detailed notes of Rainbow Family Vision Counsel are available.]

Be aware, there are other rainbow family individuals who would also like to gather in Idaho 2021 and so there may be a rainbow family gathering in that state as well. Their decision to gather is just as valid as any other peoples decisions and counsel process. All respect to the family that can work together, share a common bond and be free across the lands. We are peaceful and egalitarian.

This is a huge push for a Colorado Family Gathering in 2021 as well. Many people would like to see a reunion in Colorado as an anniversary gathering celebrating the 50 years of gathering on the land. Much conversation is still happening on that front. If the energy exists it will happen.

There will be an (A) Gathering of the Tribes in the Ozarks region of the United States July 1st through 7th, 2021. The AGOTT family gatherings are usually well attended gatherings and have a simple focus to gather in the name of peace. This gathering was postponed in 2020 for several reasons. Please consider joining us if you are in the area.

People are encouraged to gather where you are as well. Work with your local regional family and prepare a local rainbow gathering for those who may not be able to travel long distances or in case the Novel Covid-19 is still a consideration. We can grow and become in beautiful ways. Feel free to bust a move and make gathering a family thing, build that local circle.

We will continue our prayers, confident that we can accomplish more together than any of us could alone.

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