The Trees

Waking on my foam pad, bed is in storage, sitting on the floor, eating my porridge out of my skillet because its the last thing not packed, wearing the clothes I had on yesterday full of a dirty truck. A chapter is ending and a new one beginning. The one i am leaving now is called The Trees, it is everything the last 9 months have been about. With the labor of moving, with a raven eye to what to keep and what one does not need anymore, sifting is what it feels like. The clothes are not timeless, they wear, they don’t fit, like me i am worn and malleable, changed like a hammer to metal. Maybe home is just a comfy chair, and a bowl and spoon, and a sunspot in the morning to drink coffee. Simple. Like the trees, complex, wise, important, malleable by the axe, changed forever. Remembering energy never goes away, it only changes form, Laws of Nature direct the path, if we shall listen. I have sat and listened and felt and spent hundreds of hours these many months with old wise trees. Maybe never to have these moments again, so it is a sad parting and a grateful thanking, one more sunset blessing to be had before the steel horse drives away to the big mountains, to the land of ancients, and there again i will learn and be more of the dust I was made of.

March Wellness 2021

Hi everyone, we are on Day 11 today and will go through the end of March adding new videos everyday for wellness. Some days are Qigong, others are yoga, others are the famous Forrest ab exercises, or facial acupuncture points for HBP and anxiety. Alot of good stuff. You can find my daily youtube videos and subscribe to keep up with the latest additions. See you in practice, be Well and Happy! Thanks always for your support and love, sending back the same, ditto!

Youtube Channel – Lily Vega Qigong and all the playlists for Qigong, Yoga, Archaeology, March Wellness and Tree HIkes, and more!

Ronin Institute Seminar Feb. 12, 2021


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What Really Happened to the Trees on Easter Island

Presented by:

Candace Gossen

Date: Feb 12, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM US Eastern Time / 19:00-20:00 UTC (in your local time)
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Hosted by: Stéphanie Cassilde


According to historical views by colonizing wayward voyagers, Easter
Island was a barren island, devoid of trees and full of giant statues
left behind from a cultural collapse. These myths have now been rejected
and the truth accepted that slavery diminished Easter Island’s 4,000
people to 111 in 1862. But an important question remains: Did the
islanders really cut down all of their trees? The only way to literally
dig into the past to uncover what plants, ecosystems, and climate
changes were occurring was to core the ancient crater lake of Rano Kao.
In this presentation, Candace will present the results of 15,000 years
of discovery with an answer to: What really happened to the trees?
_See the announcement for the seminar here. _


While doing this field research, I learned what it was like to work in a
quagmire and walk on water.

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