I had a dream the other day. It was a beautiful dream. In this dream I was an eccentric millionaire who loved camping in beautiful campgrounds across the West Coast of Canada. In the dream I was accompanied by two ethereal wisp like women. Every place we camped at turned magically overnight into a beautiful food forest. Barren campsites turned into lush places filled with life brimming with blueberries and filled with native wildflowers.
I love Guerrilla Gardening. Playing with nature to bring beauty and nutrition to local communities. However, I’ve never before had such a vivid clear dream of the Blueberry Bandits. The hero within us, channeling the love, light and magic within us. Rewilding and co-creating gardens of Eden. Giving a pure expression of the love in our soul through our art. We make a contribution to nature and the community with no expectation of return or feelings of ownership.
This dream was roughly a year after a magical experience I had the Spring of 2016 that changed me deeply. I walked down to a sacred beach on the Tsawout reserve, on Salt Spring Island BC. It was about 2 am in the morning after a wonderful night of music with friends at Beaver Point Hall. I had a borrowed blanked with white stripes that reflected the dappled moonlight. I remember walking along the rocky trail, in the dark ,with no flashlight emerging through the cedar trees onto a white shell beach. As I brushed my hands through the water, I watched the ocean light up with Phosphorescence so bright it shined like the stars in night sky. I climbed along the rocks to the next beach and there was two baby sea otters playing in the phosphorescence, cooing softly as the sky lit up with shooting stars.
Lying on the white shell beach listening to baby otters playing the phosphorescence I breathed deeply… As I watched the stars go by I asked why. Why do the stars have to die to ignite up the sky. Then I felt a light, light up inside. “Our death is as your rebirth is. With Purpose. Enjoy the moment. You’re worth it, and you deserve it.”