Tolong Nuevo Welcomes Walk Of Hope ( WOH ) 2018
As we continue trekking, I was arming myself with mindfulness. I was able to reflect on things and how grateful I am to reach the HabHaban Cave. The water inside was chest dip. Our group held hands inside the cave and started meditating . I could feel so much serenity and I could say there is something magical abouth the cave. There was a very different energy field which welcomed us inside. There were total darkness and total silence. After 15 to 20 minutes, we opened our waterproof flashlights and started looking for our *"spots" *to continue to our individual meditation.
As we went back to the City, I felt more rejuvenised and revitalized more than ever. This energy made me more eager and enthusiastic to face more days to spend here in Bayawan even for a short period of time.
Early morning, was having coffee with Sir Nick Elenia, the author of Light Bearer. He who works for the Municipality. He arranged my interview for their *SABURAN *monthly local paper and radio station. I was able to share more about The Walk Of hope Project and also encouraged them on how Steemit Philippines can be utilized as a platform by the creative people of Bayawan. I was also able to visit the area and the school involved in the scheduled bamboo planting.
Another meeting was held that night with the different groups under the umbrella organization called Bayaw Ani Collective. This includes DALI Dagsa, DAWANI , GUOD and more. But this was not just an ordinary meeting because it truly replenished my body and soul hearing updates from each of the leaders I may consider elders. There was a part they call " checking in" It is a system of narrating your reality check- struggles for the past week, how it was triumphed at and moving forward . I was asked to share and I mentioned how I prepared for Walk Of Hope (WOH) 2018 from inception and from my art journey to how happy , grateful and blessed I am to be with them victoriously. It was a very spiritual gathering and meting of the minds as our bodies were served with vegetarian food and coco cider.
Given my limited stay, the Collective arranged and prioritized my activities for Bayawan. I was told to have a lecture demo at the Amphitheater on Friday night and a workshop at the center of the Pangunay Market. It's like their Market Day every Saturday in Bayawan Boulevard.
In preparation for all these, after that morning ocular at the area where we will plant the bamboos together with the students of Atelano B. Cabangan Memorial HIghSchool , I asked if I could be allowed to harvest bamboos to craft additional instruments. The Collective granted my request and so I was able to produce the bamboo made didjeridoo, pairs of tongatong , bungkaka, side flute, sakuhachi, bamboo sticks and more.