November 12, 2019
So I have been sorting, giving away, throwing out, or selling my possessions ever since in preparation for the move. Everything has gone quickly and amazingly well. I even found a good home for my outdoor cat, Snowflake. That was miraculous in itself!
How did this start? Before leaving for Utah in early October, I took a trip to my local sacred mountain, Hesperus Peak, and left a medicine bundle thanking the spirit of the apu for being my guardian and protector since 2003, and releasing him from that obligation. Then, the day after I drove over to Cedar City and before I looked at any houses, I drove up to the top of their local mountain, Brian Head, and placed another medicine bundle asking for that apu spirit to be my new guardian. I also requested that that spirit help me find a house so that I could move before winter set in. The above photo was taken at the top of Brian Head at the elevation of 11,300 feet. I was looking down on the ski resort.
Also in between all of this, I traveled down to Oaxaca, Mexico for an archaeological and cultural trip. That was fantastic, and I hope to post some of my photos.
The movers come on November 18th, and I leave the Cortez area the day after. I do not know when I can post again, but as soon as I am fairly well settled, the posts should start up. Below is a photo of Cedar Breaks National Monument from the top of Brian Head.