Cheran Trip

When I first came to Michoacan at the beginning of June, I flew part of the way from Hermosillo to Guadalajara, and then I took a bus again to Uruapan. Along the way, I saw the small town of Cheran, which for some reason, really intrigued me.

This video was taken under cloudy skies on a rainy day. Lucille drove us. Sarah and her friend Aurora came, too. You can see photos of the four of us at the end, where we stopped at a little road side restaurant that Lucille knew of, and had lunch. We had a bit of a misadventure in the actual town of Cheran as Lucille was driving us around for me to get photos. Without realizing it, we went the wrong way down a one-way street and got stopped by the police. Fortunately, we got off with a warning, but we all had different ideas on how to interact with the police. Let’s say we were definitely not prepared to be stopped by the police.

I had learned a little about Cheran before our trip, and how this small Purupecha town high in the mountains had relied on timber for income. When Narcos came in and started illegally logging their woods, the women of Purupecha defended their livelihood in a confrontation where they blocked the logging trucks from coming in their road to town, arrested the loggers and set their trucks on fire.

After this successful resistance, the town of Cheran went a step further, and declared their independence from Mexico, which has been recognized by the government. Today they govern themselves in an unusual system of several councils. i would like to learn more about how they regulate their affairs. If I have any detals wrong in this account, please correct me in a comment.

How I Came to Live in Mexico

Coming to Mexico was my fallback plan if I couldn’t work where I was living in Spring Valley, Arizona. My Social Security wasn’t enough to live on there, but my attempts at office work and substitute teaching while recovering from uterine cancer, after the subsequent hysterectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, were all spectacular failures on my part.

I made the decision to move to Mexico, though, not so much as a practical survival measure, but in reaction to Trump’s aerial attack on Syria in April. I’d had enough. I needed a break from the militarism, authoritarianism, clasaism, sexism, ageism and divisive politics in the U.S. I tried to make the best of my reduced circumstances, but it didn’t feel like I was fully living.

At first, after reading expat blogs in Mexico, I decided to go to Uruapan in Michoacan. At the last minute, though, I found out about a housesitting position in nearby Patzcuaro, and decided to take it. What I found in Patzcuaro was almost idyllic, a small town where I could walk everywhere, and wouldn’t need a car.

The housesitting position caring for two dogs, two cats, and a yard was okay at first, but turned into a nightmare as the dogs escaped four times, and the younger cat disappeared a few times that last week, too. I decided that housesitting was not for me.

However, I had met a local woman who said she was renting rooms, and we worked out a deal where I have been renting a room in her large antique house with a dozen bedrooms, two inner courtyards, and thick adobe walls. I’m sitting in the dining room right now, because there is a good Internet connection here.

This is a blog that I’ve had for a few years now that I inherited from my son, but I don’t like the layout. I may start a new theme for this travel blog in Mexico.

Vision for 2018

Vision for 2018
peacevisionary Uncategorized January 5, 2018 2 Minutes
2018 will fulfill all the expectations of those who fervently worked towards the paradigm shift in 2012, which is finally picking up momentum. There is an opening for humanity to change course from the suicidal direction that we have been following.

In the future, 2018 might very well be called the Year of Women’s Collective Power, as this will be the turning point for what happens in the world. Women are being activated to step into their power collectively, and make significant changes to what is happening politically in the world as they create new social structures. I will be reporting on this phenomena in my blog as they come to my attention.

The power women wield differs greatly from the power men wield, and women are just discovering how it works and how great it is. First, women’s power works collectively, not individually. It works in cooperation, not competition. Social media magnifies the nurturing power of women exponentially, making the Internet the greatest tool women have today. However, it is not the only tool available to women to change the world.

Women have always nurtured their families and circle of friends. Many have also contributed greatly to their communities. This nurturing capacity gives women many tools to expand their impact, as they create new ways to nurture collectively to impact events, policies, and laws. Not only will women collectively be exerting tremendous clout in what happens in the world for the first time in thousands of years, they will also be creating new social structures.

This impetus of women coming together to exert their collective power will happen at the same time that the male dominated structures collapse, making it possible for a fluidity and rapidity of movement that will astound everyone. In 2017, I predicted a stock market crash that did not transpire. However, it is overdue, and bound to happen soon. The longer it goes without crashing, the more severe the dislocation and disruption will be when it does.

When the stock market crashes, it will be like ice breaking up in the spring thaw, when the solid, deep layer of ice suddenly melts. Such cracking, booming and swirl of water as ice breaks, moves, and melts, is stunning to see. Not only will the stock market crash, the value of the American dollar will also crash. Seeing this happen will shock, stun, and stagger people all over the world.

And yet at this moment, when the seemingly solid structures of Wall Street, the American government and military collapse, is when women will start moving collectively to create new structures for a more equitable world where all life can thrive, a world of peace and harmony, of fantastic new developments in the consciousness of humanity.

The Revolution of Love Creed – Reading by Ariel Ky

The Revolution of Love Creed Reading

This is my recording of The Revolution of Love Creed, written by Rev. Felicia Parazaider in December 2016. I am taking part in the Prayer Rope that she posts on Facebook. If you are interested in learning more about her vital work, visit her website at She is now based in Los Angeles.

While I was going through cancer treatment last year, I was very grateful for the prayers made for me from people involved in the Prayer Rope. Many people were praying for me, and sending me healing energy. I never felt so loved in my life, which was the greatest gift of my cancer journey. I believe that the power of prayer saw me through.

The pillars of light in this video are from selenite wands. Selenite clears energy and raises your vibratory level so that you can invoke angelic protection and engage in spiritual work on a very high level.

Peace Visionary Blog on Open Salon Deleted

This past week has been a bit upsetting, as the Peace Visionary blog that I’ve been posting on Open Salon for several years has been deleted. I only found out when I tried to log on and post an opinion piece that I’d written about Syria.

Dandelion Salad has carried many of my articles, and Lo posted the one I wrote on Syria, so it did get out there, but usually I post anything I write on my own blog first. Now it’s gone… by stealth attack. And all of my work has been wiped off. I can’t even post a comment on someone else’s blog on Open Salon.

Well, is my own website, so I’m going to see what I can find that I’ve written and published out there, and post it here. Perhaps it’s time to do some work on this website. I have to evaluate how I feel about being censored in my own country, and what this means about freedom of speech.

I wonder if it’s because of the article that I wrote a couple of years ago, “Rico to the Rescue” which I posted on September 11, 2011. I suggested using RICO to hold the banks accountable that were deemed “too big to fail”, the ones which got massive taxpayer bailouts in the crash of 2008. A class action suit was subsequently filed January 15, 2012 against JP Morgan and several individuals using RICO. I also found that someone had made reference to my article on the Occupy website.

It’s still upsetting that all links to my articles no longer work. Everything is gone.

Perhaps my Peace Visionary blog was muzzled because of the political pieces that I wrote which were critical of U.S. military madness.

Here is an excerpt of the lawsuit using RICO to enforce violations of the Commodity Exchange Act.

2. Plaintiffs bring this action to redress Defendants’ violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (the “CEA”), 7 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq., violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), 18 U.S.C. § 1961, et seq., violations of the New York General Business Law, and violations of common law, including breaches of fiduciary duty, as alleged,with respect to money that was unlawfully taken from the commodities customer accounts of Plaintiffs and members of the proposed Class held at MF Global and/or that Defendants unlawfully failed to segregate, and which have not been returned to them.

UPDATE: Apparently my blog, along with some other people’s blogs, were mistakenly wiped out in an effort to clean up spam. I’ve sent a message to the people who operate Open Salon, and hopefully I will soon have my blog restored again.