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We live our lives in the moment, we try to be as free from the internet as possible. For the most up-to-date information about the caravan and to communicate with us directly, try telepathy and magic. If that doesn’t work, please click on ‘Forum’ on this website. This will take you to a Facebook group we use for communicating between ourselves.

Today is December 13th 2012. We left the world rainbow gathering in Guatemala a few days ago, where the condor met the eagle as the north and south caravans joined forces. We are now a huge caravan consisting of a van, a bus, many hitchhikers and about 25 bicycles. Yesterday (12/12/12) we performed a ceremony at the Mayan ruins in Tikal before being escorted off the site by the police in a very peaceful way. We will arrive at the global rainbow gathering in Palenque, Mexico in a few days. Afterwards, in January 2013, it is likely that we will continue this amazing journey to the next world rainbow gathering in West Coast Canada in August 2013, passing by the US national gathering in Montana in the first week of July.

Come join us! See you in five minutes!

Luz, paz y amor
The world rainbow caravan

Panama

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Dear family,

the southern caravan has reached Panama City and we are going full speed for Guatemala. Today we consensed for an intention to arrive at the gathering before the Mayan ceremony on November 7th. Inshallah.

See you all in 5-6 minutes.

Infinite love

PS! We would like to thank you for the donations we have received through PayPal. The caravan will continue after Guatemala and money can always be useful to enable us to focus on work of a more charitable nature (schools, hospitals, etc), but there is also a strong feeling in the caravan (though not unanimous) that we should ask for an end to all internet donations for the time being as we are very close to our destination and we will definitely be able to get there of our own accord.

Status…

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We are in the north of Colombia looking for a way to Panama. Most of us are still in Santa Marta but we will all be in Cartagena very soon. We have just come out from the amazing Colombian rainbow gathering, the first in history. We already have scouts in Cartagena looking for boats for about 50 people and 3 vehicles. We are now all together – the combi Jurema and the main part of the caravan which was created at the Brazil gathering, the Rainbow Healing caravan with the van Namaskar, and finally Jonas and his crew and van are arriving shortly, they’ve been lagging behind for a long time. Magic is happening all around, donations are coming in, we are playing our hearts out in streets, squares, villages, favelas, hospitals, schools, wherever we can. And we are still making consensuses for world peace when we do shows. We have to tackle ‘the big bottleneck’ of the Darien Gap but everything is flowing and I have little doubt we’ll make it to Guatemala in time…

Peace

Martin
PS! A low-quality video of our theatre can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWDvoDk9I-E

MESSAGE FROM THE WORLD RAINBOW CARAVAN IN SOUTH AMERICA

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THANK YOU FAMILY! GRACIAS FAMILIA! [Espanol abajo]
The world rainbow caravan has received donations of 650 US dollars from family around the world!
Because of your donations we have been able to fulfil our dream of sharing light in public places such as schools and hospitals. Thanks to your donations we have in the last few weeks performed in two hospitals, two schools, one drugs rehabilitation centre and one children’s community centre in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.

The money will also help us to reach the gathering in Colombia before the end.

See photos here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.407236019336953&type=1

From all of us to all of us – WE LOVE US! See you in 5!

The world rainbow caravan

[ESPANOL]

GRACIAS FAMILIA!

La caravana arcoiris ha recibido donaciones de 650 dólares de la familia en todo el mundo!

A causa de sus donaciones que hemos sido capaces de cumplir nuestro sueño de compartir la luz en lugares públicos como escuelas y hospitales. Gracias a sus donaciones, en las últimas semanas se realizó nuestro show en dos hospitales, dos escuelas, un centro de rehabilitación de drogas y un centro comunal de ninos en Perú, Ecuador y Colombia.

El dinero también nos ayudará a llegar al encuentro en Colombia antes del final.

Ver fotos aquí: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.407236019336953&type=1

De todos nosotros a todos nosotros – WE LOVE US! Nos vemos en 5 minutos!

La caravana arcoiris

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE WORLD RAINBOW CARAVAN

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[Espanol abajo]

Dear family,

More than five months have passed since our first caravan circle at the gathering in Espirito Santo, Brazil. A couple of vans, a bunch of hitchhikers, no money, only eight months to travel more than eight thousand kilometres to Guatemala, crossing borders, jungles, mountains and seas… “It will never work,” we were repeatedly told. And yes, life on the road is never easy but it is incredibly rewarding. We have been through a lot. We’ve received plenty of blows but we always got back up. The lows have been low but the highs even higher. It is a continuous beautiful process of learning.

It IS working. We are proving that with every step we take, every kilometre we travel, every new day we wake up surrounded by family all working together to realise this impossible project. We are almost half-way to Guatemala. We have just come out of the amazing Peru gathering at an altitude of 3300m with new faces, new energy and renewed motivation to keep going and to reach the Colombia gathering near Santa Marta for the full moon of August 31st.

Every minute of every hour of every day is filled with intense personal and communal work. Our community is forever changing but right now we are a tight-knit group of about 25 brothers and sisters from more than a dozen countries, with many more travelling in parallel and dropping in and out of the main caravan. We have focus and drive. We stay together as a family through thick and thin. We are creating rainbow warriors.

We are a flying circus. We have incredible musicians and circus acts. We are all skilled artists. We perform an exciting, magical and moving piece of theatre telling the tale of a journey of discovery through the seven colours of the rainbow to learn how to grow a seed, a story which incorporates the rainbow prophecy we are in the process of fulfilling. We make consensuses for world peace in schools, community centres and squares. We want to give our energy to communities aiming for self-sufficiency, we want to build and plant and water the soil with our sweat.

We share our love and light and we leave no hearts untouched. We are the condor flying north to meet the eagle.

However, the day-to-day reality on the ground in the caravan is often dictated by one simple fact – we are utterly dependent on petrol to keep moving. We receive donations of almost all the food and clothes we need and we even repair our own vehicles, but we have no choice but to direct most of our communal energy towards making money for petrol. We work every traffic light, market and town square to fill up our tanks in order to reach the next town.

We are therefore asking family around the world for donations of money. Not because we depend on it; we WILL reach Guatemala one way or another of our own accord. Not because we want our lives to be any easier; our willingness to work and serve is boundless. But your money will elevate our caravan mission, your money will help us reach our potential. Your money will allow us to work the soil and perform our theatre in schools and favelas instead of having to juggle at traffic lights.

Thank you.

We are all one family. We are all welcome to the caravan. We will see you soon somewhere around the bend…

Infinite love,
The world rainbow caravan

Paypal account:

matiasb@gmail.com

Bank account:

Bank: Kiwibank Limited, Wellington, New Zealand
(Bank number: 38, Branch number: 900X)
Account name: Matias Bonaventura
Account number: 38-9011-0586132-00
SWIFT Code: CITINZ2X
Correspondents: Use Citi NZ correspondents for all currencies

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IMPORTANTE MENSAJE DE LA CARAVANA ARCOIRIS MUNDIAL

Querida familia,

Mas de cinco meses han pasado desde nuestro primer circulo de la caravana en el encuentro de Espiritu Santo, Brasil. Un par de combis, muchos pidiendo aventon, sin mucho dinero, solo ocho meses para viajar mas de ocho mil kilometros hasta Guatemala, cruzando fronteras, selvas, montanas y mares…”nunca funcionara” nos dijeron muchas veces. Y si, vivir viajando no es facil pero es increiblemente enrriquecedor. Hemos vivido muchas experiencias dificiles. Hemos tenido caidas, pero siempre volvemos a levantarnos. Los momentos malos han sido malos, pero los buenos momentos han sido incluso mejores. Ha sido un hermoso proceso de aprendizaje continuo.

Y ESTA foncionando. Estamos provando que con cada paso que damos, cada kilometro que viajamos, cada nuevo dia despertamos rodeados por la familia trabajando junta para realizar este proyecto imposible. Estamos casi a mitad de camino de Guatemala. Acabamos de salir de un increible encuentro en Peru, a 3300m de altura, con caras nuevas, nueva energia y renovada motivacion para seguir adelante y llegar al encuentro de Colombia cerca de Santa Marta para la luna llena del 31 de Agosto.

Cada minuto, de cada hora, de cada dia esta lleno de intenso trabajo personal y comunitario. Nuestra comunidad esta siempre cambiando, pero aqui y ahora somos un grupo de 25 hermanos y hermanas de mas de diez nacionalidades, con muchas mas personas viajando paralelamente y yendo y viendo de la caravana principal. Estamos enfocados y manejamos. Nos mantenemos juntos como una familia en los buenos y los malos momentos. Estamos creando guerreros del arcoiris.

Somos un circo volador. Tenemos increibles musicos y malabaristas. Todos tenemos habilidades artisticas. Presentamos una emocionante y magica pieza de teatro contando la historia de una jornada de descubriemiento a traves de los siete colores del arociris para aprender como hacer crecer una semilla, una historia que incorpora la profesia arcoiris que estamos en proceso de cumplir. Hacemos concensos por  Paz mundial en escuelas, centros comunitarios, plazas en el centro de las ciudades por donde pasamos. Queremos dar nuestra energia a comunidades que buscan la autosuficiencia, queremos construir, plantar y mojar la tierra con nuestro sudor.

Compartimos nuestro amor y luz, llegamos a todos los corazones. Somos el condor volando hacia el norte para encontrar al aguila.

Como sea, la realidad del dia a dia en la caravana es usualmente dedicada a un simple hecho – dependemos de gasolina para seguir avanzando. Recibimos donaciones de casi toda la comida y vestimenta que necesitamos e incluso reparamos nuestros propios vehiculos, pero no tenemos opcion, mucha de nuestra energia grupal esta destinada a obtener dinero para gasolina. Trabajamos cada en semaforo, mercado y plaza para llenar los estanques y llegar a la proxima ciudad.

Por esta razon, estamos solicitamos a la familia en todo el mundo apoyo financiero. No porque dependamos de eso; LLEGAREMOS a Guatemala de todas formas, por nuestros propios medios. No es porque queremos hacer nuestra vida mas facil, nuestra voluntad para trabajar y servir no tiene limites. Pero vuestro dinero puede elevar la mision de la caravana, su dinero nos ayudara a alcanzar nuestro potencial. Su dinero nos permitira trabajar la tierra y presentar nuestra pieza de teatro en escuelas y favelas, en vez de tener que hacer malabarismo en semaforos por dinero.

Gracias.

Somos todos una sola familia. Son todos bienvenidos a la caravana. Los veremos pronto, en algun lugar a la vuelta de la esquina…

Amor infinito,
Caravana Arcoiris Mundial

Cuenta de Paypal:

matiasb@gmail.com

Cuenta de Banco:

Bank: Kiwibank Limited, Wellington, New Zealand
(Bank number: 38, Branch number: 900X)
Account name: Matias Bonaventura
Account number: 38-9011-0586132-00
SWIFT Code: CITINZ2X
Correspondents: Use Citi NZ correspondents for all currencies

Setting off!

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Hi all!

Martin here. For the last six years I’ve been writing a blog (which will become a book) about my life on the road and I thought it would be a good idea to continue writing here on this worldrainbowcaravan blog in order to share our experience with the world. I’m writing personally and subjectively about everything that happens and everyone in the caravan can do the same if they want. However, as it seems like I am one of the few caravan members actually doing so, the subjectivity of my posts could give the wrong impression. It might seem like I’m “the voice of the caravan” which of course is not the case.

So… I have decided to remove some of my writing and put it on my own personal website instead, www.freewilltravel.wordpress.com. Go there and click on “Blog” if you want to know the details of what’s going on in the caravan. I will, however, still try to post shorter, more objective, informative posts here on the worldrainbowcaravan website to keep you updated.

Cheers

Martin

 

Centro de Comunicação

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Aho Familia! After some discussion, it was visualized that creating a system to communicate internally & electronically was necessary for our Caravan. We decided (kind of, we were walking to Ibitirama and we were running late for the show) that Facebook would be the most powerful tool.

The group is an “open” group, so anyone (meaning the world, aka global community) can view the posts and contents by the members. The not-so-surprising twist is that only members can post. Thus it is a fully transparent system for our caravan community and global community. I’ve made a link to this Facebook group at the top of this blog, so… c’est fini, et laissez-les bon temps rouler!