We are back in Goa and there is much to be done. Miriam will be here for the full season (she'll stay until the end of March) with several people who will be coming and going to join in meditation and devotional practice with her.
Chinua and I (Rae) will be here for six weeks before going back to Pai to have our baby and continue on in our quest to form another Jesus devotional community there. While here we plan to soak in as many beautiful moments together with our dear friends, Miriam and Johanna.
But first, there is work to be done.
And I probably shouldn't even say "first", because there is so much community and meditation involved in good, physical work.
Especially the work of preparing a beloved space for time spent together.
Miriam has been the superhero here. With some help from the kids, our new friend Ulli, Johanna, and Jaya, she has been scrubbing all the monsoon mold from furniture and floors. We have to do this every year, and every year it feels like a big giant task.
But soon it is done, and the mattresses and cushions are out, the floor is clean, and we're ready for another season together.